The Xena Project is a 501(c)3 organization founded by veterans and now run by a select group of veterans and law enforcement professionals.  We facilitate mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing for warriors and their families in both group and individual formats, in a safe, tranquil environment rooted in nature.  In addition to the ministry that is our foundation we offer small groups and Bible studies, animal encounters, counseling (peer-led, pastoral, licensed professional), and family reunification programs. The Xena Project offers specialized programs to homebound veterans/law enforcement, and veterans currently involved in the justice sector (courts and jail).

The Xena Project is focused on filling voids in service, breaking down barriers that keep warriors from a vibrant life as contributing members of their communities. We are proud of our robust partnerships throughout the state of Texas. Our programs are free, confidential, and straight-forward. While our programs change as the needs in our community do, the way we do business never does.

The Xena Project is headquartered in Fort Bend County, Texas (west of Houston) and operates a charter in San Angelo, Texas (serving the Concho Valley).

Click the links below to learn more about:

Justice-Impacted Veterans Program

Animal Interaction Program

Family Reunification

Small Groups and Bible Studies

Donald Charles Outreach Program

Community and Law Enforcement Training


The Xena Project's Founder, Jan Shultis, reacts to prayer requests from county jail:


Meet some of the animals!

Sir Geoffrey, head miniature cow, and his sidekick, Antonio, who makes a cameo in the background:


A baby goat (new babies come into the world once or twice a year. Though privately owned and not technically members of the therapy animal team, we find that they bring a great deal of joy. Come meet them and find out!):