To provide a positive starting point for women Veterans to navigate the transition into the civilian world. To offer support in determining what services are needed, to make the connections to those resources and to provide personal support for as long as needed.
Women Veterans are often an invisible population.
Their experiences transitioning from the military to civilian life are quite often different than the male veterans.
Women often do not identify as Veterans
Women Veterans often do not seek services as soon as they are needed. When they do seek services, they need support immediately.
Few services are available specifically for women and especially for women with children.
Women Veterans sometimes experience an intense lack of trust in others and in dealing with support agencies. For this reason, it is critical to obtain contact details at the first meeting so that follow up is possible.
Are you a woman veteran? Please click here to complete our interview form to share your experience in the military and transitioning to civilian life.
Women Veteran Facts
- The total women veteran population in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Territories/Foreign, as of Sept. 30, 2015, was 2,035,213.
- According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, about one in five women have told their VA healthcare provider that they experienced sexual trauma in the military.
- It is reported that 10% of homeless veterans under the age of 45 are women.
- Nearly 84 percent of female veterans are of working age (17-64 years) compared to 55 percent of male veterans.
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