On Thursday, May 5th, The Xena Project had the privilege of speaking to the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Critical Incident Response Team about our programs. Founder Jan Shultis, Chaplain Bill Hogan, ...
Welcome to The Xena Project
The Xena Project empowers veterans and their families in a safe and tranquil environment to explore varied and unique self-healing offerings in and around the West Houston, Texas region.
The Xena Project exists to support and enhance the mental, emotional, and spiritual well being of our nation’s veterans through the camaraderie of fellow veterans, and peer led offerings such as animal encounters, art programs, and other initiatives. These offerings attract and serve veterans of all wars, ages, backgrounds, branches of service, and needs. Our cutting-edge horse riding simulator technology makes us uniquely able to welcome those with traumatic brain or physical injury. All services are provided free of charge.
The Xena Project is currently focused on five fundamental programs:
Veterans Group Days – Groups from fellow veteran-focused organizations experience a day of multi-faceted healing that includes the riding simulator, animals, food, fellowship, and special offerings.
Veterans Private Sessions – Those with a more concentrated interest in riding or horsemanship, or with physical therapy needs, participate in private lessons on the simulator or with horses.
Counseling – Peer coaching and support is available in both group and one-on-one formats to help combat veterans find healing, balance and positive re-integration with their families and in society. Pastoral care is also available through our chaplain.
Family Reunification – Provides a haven for veterans in family turmoil to experience positive bonding events. Each family’s experience is different, and may include animals, art, or the riding simulator. Collaboration with law enforcement officials, mental health professionals, and others is possible when required, to ensure those with court orders can participate.
Animal Encounters – Interaction with horses, dogs, cats, goats, llamas, and others promotes relaxation, eases anxiety, and stimulates healing.
Art, yoga and meditation are incorporated into each of these fundamental programs.
The Xena Project is a peaceful place to relax, explore healing options, and experience joy. In 2015, the first year in operation, The Xena Project welcomed more than 500 veterans and family members. Please call (832) 451-5982 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your visit. See photos and news at xenahorse.com.