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Veteran Wellness Center

VETERAN WELLNESS CENTER

Virtual services available now - Facility opening 2021
6333 De Zavala Rd. | San Antonio, TX 78249 | [email protected] | 210-866-3860

WHO WE ARE

For Veterans, making wellness a priority helps create a positive, stable post-military life. Because creating and maintaining healthy habits after leaving the military can be hard, we’ve created the Endeavors Veteran Wellness Center to provide a multitude of wellness services. From mental health to physical health to holistic health, this center will offer Veterans many services that will help them improve their quality of life, as well as the quality of life for their families, military dependents, and the care community.

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SERVING MILITARY CITY USA

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With Texas trailing only California in Veteran population, San Antonio is the ideal place to have a space where a variety of wellness services are provided. Centrally located on the Northwest side of Bexar County, the Endeavors Veteran Wellness Center is situated in San Antonio’s Medical District area and is co-located with the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors.

CURRENT VIRTUAL SERVICES

Endeavors’ Veteran Wellness Center provides telehealth and in-person mental health services to Veterans with chronic long-term mental health needs (e.g., bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders) and their families.

Adding much-needed access to clients who have not received services in the past, a peer support specialist will provide support for those who need additional assistance to improve their quality of life. A unique approach to supporting this population, the peer support specialist will be available to provide encouragement, goal setting, and general recovery guidance to all clients on their path to wellness.

With a goal of addressing a gap in Veteran mental health care across Texas, this virtual wellness program offers long-term care for chronic conditions. Endeavors’ mental health services will also support the recovery of homeless Veteran populations.

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This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families.

WHO WE SERVE

Services are provided regardless of era of service, discharge status, or family member role.

  • All Veterans and any person who
    has served in the U.S. Armed Forces,
    including the National
    Guard and Reserves.
  • Veteran dependents and
    veteran surviving spouses

Through
wellness,
we empower.

The VWC delivers positive, supportive, and
integrated care all in one location to focus on
self-care and overall health that enhances daily choices for wellness. Driven by the vision to restore and improve quality of life, our Endeavors Wellness Model represents six principles of wellness.

  • MIND-BODYConnects physical fitness, medical, holistic treatments and mental
    health care
  • CONNECTEDNESSFostering a basic human need of togetherness with a targeted focus
    on decreasing isolation
  • SPIRITUALEmbracing the spiritual diversity to feed the deepest needs of oneself
  • ENVIRONMENTALEmbodied in the purposeful design and function of the overall goal of
    connecting with the natural world
  • ECONOMICViewed through the lens of social determinants of health and how
    inances impact overall wellness
  • KNOWLEDGECommon thread that enhances life and strengthens and supports health

OUR TEAM

DR. JILL PALMER, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CLINIC OPERATIONS

Jill Palmer, a Navy Veteran, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and 2019 graduate of the Doctor of Social Work program at the University of Tennessee with a research focus on Vet Read More

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Jill Palmer, a Navy Veteran, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and 2019 graduate of the Doctor of Social Work program at the University of Tennessee with a research focus on Veterans, suicide prevention and quality of life. Dr. Palmer has nine years of leadership experience through both the Navy and the private sector. She has led teams of social workers, psychiatrists, and other personnel; provided program oversight for multiple programs; developed policies and procedures to implement evidence-based practices; and has managed program budgets. With over 16 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker, she is experienced in treating trauma, depression and anxiety in children, families, Veterans, and active duty populations. Jill is passionate about leading healthy, productive, innovative teams.

MARGARITA OCHOA-SMITH, Director of Mental Health and Wellness
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Kimberly Anderson

Associate Director of Wellness
Kimberly Anderson
Associate Director of Wellness

As the Associate Director of Wellness, Kimberly Anderson acts as an advocate for wellness throughout the Endeavors organization. As a key part of her position, Kimberly helps to develop the Endeavors Wellness program both internally and for clients, equipping people with tools to enhance their own personal wellness. Additionally, Kimberly oversees all aspects of wellness for the Endeavors Veteran Wellness Center and facilitates three internal wellness events each week for Endeavors employees.
Kimberly entered into a career in public health and wellness well into her adult life. A spouse to a disabled veteran and the mother of a special needs child, she saw the need for education and advocacy in our healthcare system firsthand. Working on the development of the Veteran Wellness Center for over a year, and in her role since July 2020, Kimberly has a passion for wellness and for learning the best ways to stay healthy and heal difficult to treat conditions.
Kimberly holds a Bachelors Degree of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Disease Control from UTSA and a financial wellness trainer certification from NWI. Additionally, she teaches Emotional Freedom Technique (also known as tapping) I 9.
In her spare time, Kimberly serves as president San Antonio PFLAG chapter. She also loves to read, spend time her friends, and enjoy the company of her husband of 23 years and their three children.

Alanah Lavinier

Project Manager
Alanah Lavinier
Project Manager

Jeremy Lynn

Lead Clinician
Jeremy Lynn
Lead Clinician

SERVICES TO BE OFFERED IN 2021

Wellness Education and
Supportive Services:

  • Support Groups
  • Client Educational Classes
  • Professional Development Trainings
  • Peer Support
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Drop-in Childcare

Physical Health:

  • Health Coaching & Screenings
  • Nutritional Support
  • Individual Exercise Equipment
  • Group Fitness
  • Individualized & Adaptive Personal
  • Training
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi

Virtual Care via a Secure
Web-based Platform:

  • Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Health Coaching

Holistic Health:

  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Mindfulness & Meditation Classes
  • Functional Medicine Treatment

Collaborative:

  • Primary Health Care
  • Coordinated Dental Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

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Veteran Wellness Center

For Veterans, making wellness a priority helps create a positive, stable post-military life. Our Veteran Wellness Center helps them make that happen. From mental health to physical health to holistic health, with your donation, together we’ll ensure Veterans receive services that will improve their their quality of life, as well as the quality of life for their families, military dependents, and the care community.

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