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Resources And Organizations For Female Veterans

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Below you will find the majority of the services and organizations for female Veterans.  If we are missing something, just add a comment to this page and we will add it to the list.

Academy Women – AcademyWomen is a global leadership and professional development organization providing award-winning eMentor Program Services, world-class events, and extensive networking and development opportunities

Air Force Women Officers Associated – Maintain ties of comradeship born of service as woman officers in the United States Army Air Corps/United States Air Force through reunions normally held biannually.  Enhance and record experiences and interests of retired Air Force women officers, former Air Force women officers, and Air Force women officers serving in the active and reserve air forces. Preserve the history of women who have served or are serving as members of the United States Army Air Corps/United States Air Force.

Alaska Veteran’s Organization for Women – A.V.O.W. is dedicated to connecting Alaska’s women veterans to each other and their communities, to honor their service and achievements, and to empower women veterans to reach their highest potential as women and as veterans.

All Navy Women’s National Alliance – The All Navy Women’s National Alliance, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the interests of active duty, reserve, retired, and veteran Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine women. The organization is devoted to honoring the accomplishments and rich history of the women of the sea services and to Sharing the Legacy .

Alliance For National Defense – A non-profit, tax-exempt educational organization, AND collects the facts and figures – factual, thoughtful, objective information on US military women and provides them to scholars, the media, national decision makers and the public. AND brings organizations and individuals together to continually monitor the accomplishments of American military women and the level of support they receive from their services. And we spread the word so everyone can better understand their sacrifices and the often unique challenges military women face in their services and in their lives.

American Women Veterans – American Women Veterans Foundation believes that women have always been the catalyst for change within our homes, our communities and the world.  We envision a society in which the legacy of America’s servicewomen, veterans and their families is celebrated and carried on to future generations of powerful and inspiring women.  We strive to empower women from all branches of service with a continued sense of pride and service which enables them to reach their full potential and to contribute as they always have, in making America stronger.

Army Women’s Foundation – The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation is the premier center for educational excellence, the national network for today’s Army women and a dynamic advocate for telling the history of Army women. The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Fort Lee, Virginia. The mission of the Army Women’s Foundation is to promote public interest in the Army and recognize and honor the service of all Army women through programs, research and scholarships.

Center For Women Veterans (VA) – The Center for Women Veterans is leading a Women Veterans Campaign.  The Campaign consists of forums, sessions, and workshop events in the five VA Districts, from June through September.  Events will showcase benefits and services for women Veterans

Fatigues to Fabulous – Fatigues to Fabulous™ (F2F) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to support those women serving in our nation’s military, and the unique issues faced by women veterans.  F2F is working to assist military women make the “About Face” transition from military to civilian life. It is our mission to raise awareness of the challenges women face upon return, recognize the accomplishments of our nation’s women in uniform, and harness resources to support them. F2F’s goal, along with our partners, is to provide valuable job training skills including; resume building, interviewing skills and workplace attire advice. We are also dedicated to raising funds for continued research on health conditions women veterans face returning from service.

F7 Group – F7 Group is dedicated to securing and providing resources, training, support and mentoring to Female Veterans and Women in Military Families. F7 Group provides fundamental tools, systems and networks through retreats, boot camps and technology based platforms.  We provide these services though sponsorships and donations made to the organization.  In addition, we provide corporate trainings through our VETPro program,  teaching companies “how to speak VET“.

Grace After Fire – The mission of Grace After Fire is to provide the means for women Veterans to gain self-knowledge and self-renewal.  We serve to protect the veteran, connect the resource and renew the women.

Military Women In Need – It is the mission of Military Women In Need to empower female veterans and survivors of veterans (widows) to live their lives with independence and dignity. Through housing assistance, emergency subsidies, resource and referral services, and home visits, Military Women In Need serves those who sacrificed for our freedom.

Ms. Veteran America – The Ms. Veteran America competition  highlights more than the strength, courage, and sacrifice of our nations military women, but also reminds us that these women are Mothers, Daughters, Sisters and Wives.  Ms. Veteran America is also a role model, teaching and empowering young women and girls to support, inspire and lift-up one another. Proceeds from this event provides housing for homeless women Veterans and their children. Women Veterans are currently the fastest growing homeless population in America.

National Association of State Women Veteran Coordinators – The purpose of this organization is to exchange ideas, information, and training to facilitate reciprocal service for women veterans and to secure uniformity, equality and effectiveness in providing these services to women veterans; furthermore, to identify issues of concern to the women veterans community, and to develop recommendations to address these concerns through legislative, programmatic, and outreach activities.

National League of Female Veterans – The National League of Female Veterans was created to act as an advocate of the issues facing female veterans and their families. There are currently almost two million female veterans.  Traditional services for veterans do not always fit the needs of female veterans and those closest to them.    This is due to the fact that  women veterans are sometimes the family’s sole caregivers, services and benefits designed to promote independent living for combat-injured veterans will need to consider other needs. Moreover,  the issue of Military Sexual Trauma reports, or MST, is the term used by VA to refer to experiences of sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment that a Veteran experienced during his or her military service.

National Women Veterans of America – Women Veterans of America shall advocate for all Women Veteram ad for women currently serving in the Military.  They are a voice for women who have and are serving in the United States Armed Force and act as an advocate for women Veterans rights, issues, benefits and recognition.

Navy Nurse Corps Association – NNCA is dedicated to preserving the rich history and supporting the traditions of the Navy Nurse Corps.  We accomplish this through advocating for the conservation of Nurse Corps memorabilia, facilitating networking opportunities and advancing military nursing.

One Savvy Veteran – One Savvy Veteran’s mission is to encourage, educate and empower women veterans experiencing economic hardships with comprehensive assistance needed to successfully navigate the transition from military service to civilian life.

Operation Reinvent – OPERATION REINVENT is a movement to level the playing field for women veterans. We advocate that women veterans be treated fairly and have access to the same opportunities and resources as their male counterparts. And given the fact that many of them are single mothers, we are a proponent for recognizing and meeting their unique needs.

Service Women’s Action Network – SWAN’s mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families.

She Served – She S.E.R.V.E.D Inc., is a service driven, charitable 501 (c) (3) organization developed to Support, Enhance and Restore Veterans Every Day.  Intentionally founded on Veterans Day 2014, She S.E.R.V.E.D Inc., was designed to keep within the tradition of honoring and thanking women veterans for their dedicated and loyal service to their country and to ensure they know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in their lives to keep our country free. Incorporated on 14 November 2014, She S.E.R.V.E.D Inc., had its humble beginnings as the vision of Jennifer Berry, an Army veteran and military spouse. Although She S.E.R.V.E.D Inc., caters to women veterans, we will not leave ANY of our battle buddies behind, meaning any veteran in need of assistance will be helped.

Shout! For Women Veterans – SHOUT! is a yearly event to celebrate women veterans, inspired by the notion that the arts encourage expression, healing, and foster community connection. Now in its seventh year, this event attracts hundreds of veterans and supporters to share in the artistic expression of women veterans through photography, painting, mixed media, and the written word. SHOUT! raises awareness about the issues facing women veterans and explores the intersections of art, community, health and healing.

Steps N Stages – Our agency will provide transitional housing and permanent housing for women veterans. This house length of stay is determined on an individual basis depending upon  circumstances and requirements. For women veterans and their dependents.

The Army Nurse Corps Association – Originally established in 1977 as the Retired Army Nurse Corps Association, ANCA is a voluntary organization of, by, and for United States Army Nurse Corps officers. ANCA is dedicated to bringing Army nurses together in a social setting and supporting the goals of the Corps.

Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation – The Vietnam Women’s Memorial Project was incorporated in 1984, and is a non-profit organization located in Washington, DC. The mission of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation (formerly the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Project) is to promote the healing of Vietnam women veterans through the placement of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial on the grounds of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.; to identify the military and civilian women who served during the Vietnam war; to educate the public about their role; and to facilitate research on the physiological, psychological, and sociological issues correlated to their service. The Foundation has the support of every major veterans group in the country including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and more than 40 other diverse organizations.

Women Marines Association – The WMA is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization comprised of women who have served or are serving honorably in the United States Marine Corps regular or reserve components.

Women Military Aviators – Women Military Aviators, Inc. is a non-profit corporation formed in 1978 to promote and preserve for historical, educational, and literary purposes the role of women pilots, navigators, and aircrew in the service of their country during times of war and peace.  Today, we number over 800 members living and stationed around the world.

Women Veterans Health Care (VA) – Did you know that women are the fastest growing group within the Veteran population? Learn more about the changing face of women Veterans and what VA is doing to meet their health care needs.

Women Veterans Interactive – Birthed out of the nonprofit organization John 14:2, Inc, Women Veterans Interactive (WVI) brings a fresh new interactive approach to supporting women veterans in need. Founded by Ginger Miller, a Navy veteran and military spouse, WVI was created to meet all women veterans at their specific points of need.  The organization’s mission, “Supporting Women Veterans through Advocacy, Empowerment, Interaction, Outreach, and Unification” (AEIOU), is supported by a talented team of women veterans and military spouses to include Honorary Board Member Congresswoman Donna Edwards. Through our diligent advocacy efforts, research, policy engagement, networking, collaboration, community support, and peer-to-peer interaction, WVI is dedicated to addressing the needs of women veterans and their families.

Women Veterans Rock – The Women Veterans ROCK! Advocacy Campaign is a Coalition of Women Veteran Organizations and Women Advocacy Organizations Supporting Women Veterans and Military Families.  We support them in the areas of: Housing; Employment; Education; Financial Stability; Health & Wellness. Our mission is Engaging and Empowering America’s Women & Girls in Military Families to excel in their post-military/civilian lives.

Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association – Those who have served honorably with the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, The Women’s Army Corps, or those who have served or are serving honorably in the United States Army, the United States Army Reserve or the Army National Guard of the United States, are eligible for membership in the Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association. The membership has grown each year, with new chapters being formed wherever possible. Where no chapter exists, eligible persons become Members-At-Large (MALs) who attend the conventions and participate in the organization’s programs and in their various community programs.

Women’s Overseas Service League – OSL is a national organization of women who have served overseas in or with the Armed Forces. American women who had served overseas with the military forces during World War One founded WOSL in 1921.

Women’s Trauma Recovery Program (VA) – The WTRP is an intensive residential program with a strong emphasis on enhancing interpersonal functioning through psycho-education and skill building classes. Classes focus on the development of coping skills, such as emotion regulation, relapse prevention, anxiety management and effective communication. Residents practice these skills with one another and out in the community on weekend passes. They work together to problem-solve, learn effective coping strategies to better manage their symptoms, and utilize each other for support. Community members have opportunities to make observations and provide each other with feedback that can assist residents in making important changes and improving their quality of life. – See more at: http://www.paloalto.va.gov/services/wtrp/#sthash.bpcxGhNx.dpuf

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