These local resources are organized by state, and represent a variety of different resource categories, including networking, employment, and advocacy! We’re always looking to add to our local community resources, so email us to let us know about resources in your area!


Alabama | California | Connecticut | Florida | Georgia | Illinois
Massachusetts | New York | Pennsylvania | Texas | Virginia

Alabama

The Veteran’s Closet

The Veteran’s Closet provides resources to Veterans and their family members who have been affected by poverty, homelessness, or tragedy.

Phone
(888) 213-8505
Email
info@theveteranscloset.org

California

Foundation for Women Warriors (Southern California)

The Foundation for Women Warriors (Formerly Military Women In Need) is a unique support organization created exclusively for the women veteran community of Southern California. We provide essential programs to empower the resiliency and professional development of Women Warriors. Every step is dedicated to supporting these outstanding women to navigate obstacles and realize their maximum potential after their service career.

Phone
(310) 733-2450
Email
info@f4ww.org

Makeovers That Matter

Makeovers That Matter is dedicated to the empowerment of women returning from military service and the wives and widows of veterans. Their mission is to supply these women, as well as other economically challenged women, with the right tools to re-enter the workforce. Their free services include: hair, make-up, fashion styling, and job interview training to boost confidence and help women put their best foot forward with the goal of securing a job that leads to a long-term career path.

Contact Person
Michael John Derricott
Email
info@makeoversthatmatter.org

San Diego Women Veterans Network

The San Diego Women Veterans Network (SDWVN) creates belonging and community for women veterans. They also engage service providers for women Veterans for collaboration and create a network of support for women Veterans in San Diego. The SDWVN president is a WoVeN trainer.

Email
sdwomenveteransnetwork@gmail.com

Veteran Family Wellness Center (UCLA)

Veteran Family Wellness Center (VFWC) is part of a unique partnership between the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS). They provide a range of wellness services, including individual, couple and family resilience programming; events and workshops; and quality referrals to mental health care and other resources. The center also provides fun recreational activities designed to promote family and child well‐being in the adjacent garden. The VFWC is open to veterans and their families for both drop-in and scheduled services during family-friendly hours.

Phone
(310) 478-3711, ext 42793
Email
info@vfwc.ucla.edu

Women Veterans Alliance

Women Veterans Alliance’s mission is to create a community both online and off-line including local women veteran networking groups, community events and national conferences world-wide which provide opportunities to connect and grow.

CalVet (California Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) works to serve California veterans and their families. Their mission is to serve and honor all California veterans by connecting them and their families with their earned benefits through education, advocacy and direct services. California is home to nearly 145,000 women who served in our U.S. military. CalVet’s Women Veterans Division recognizes that women served in every major U.S. conflict and in peacetime since our Revolutionary War and are owed a great debt of gratitude.

Website
CalVet
Phone
(916) 653-1402
Email
womenveterans@calvet.ca.gov

Connecticut

Florida

My Seester

My Seester Organization strives to open the communication on benefits as well as issues that concern the female veteran population. The organization recognizes the lack of programming that impacts women and girls in South Florida. My Seester Organization is headquartered in South Florida and focuses its energy on filling the void of resources for female Veterans.

Website
My Seester
Email
info@myseester.com

Northeast Florida Women Veterans

Northeast Florida Women Veterans recognizes that many women veterans transition well and go on to be very successful in their lives. There are also women veterans who have not handled transition well or things have happened beyond their control and now find themselves needing a little help. Their staff is dedicated to help meet those needs. Women are the fastest-growing community of military veterans and are subject to the same challenges as male Veterans: PTSD, MST, high divorce rate, health issues, and even homelessness; however, the challenges for women go beyond those. Often childcare, domestic violence, gender discrimination, and other issues, push their needs beyond the normal transition challenges. The team at Northeast Florida Women Veterans is working daily with community partners to ensure that women veterans are no longer the “Invisible Veterans.”

Phone
1 (904) 862-6039
Email
info@forwomenvets.org

Georgia

Georgia Military Women

Georgia Military Women is a social and professional networking club which covers the entire state of Georgia. There are about 2,500 members who share information and friendships. The group uses a wellness approach to helping women veterans transition home to the civilian world. The group is not a 501(3)c, so there is not financial support available, but women in need are referred to local organizations. The group also helps with referrals for VA benefits and employment leads. The closed group is limited to women only, with the majority living in Georgia, but any military woman from any state is welcome to join.

Contact Person
Amy Stevens
Phone
(770) 309-7877
Email
amstevens@mindspring.com

VECTR Center (Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center)

The Georgia VECTR Center serves as a gateway for veterans’ re-entry into Georgia’s public postsecondary educational systems and workforce. The center was established by the state and is designed to serve veterans and their families through career counseling, educational coaching, workforce training and more. The VECTR Center provides unique, accelerated programs in high demand and strategic industries tailored to abbreviate the process of receiving post-secondary certificates and degrees by recognizing the extensive training veterans receive during their military service.

Website
VECTR Center
Phone
(478) 218-3900
Email
info@gavectr.org

VETLANTA Women’s Veterans’ Focus

VETLANTA is a club operated exclusively for veteran social and business networking and community service purposes. The club’s mission is to make Atlanta the premier community in the country for veterans and their families to work and live, with the purpose of helping veterans. VETLANTA works to improve the city of Atlanta by helping those that serve Atlanta’s military community.

Website
VETLANTA

Illinois

National Women Veterans United (Illinois)

The mission of National Women Veterans United (NWVU) is to ensure that women veterans are made aware of and have access to information regarding their VA benefits and entitlements, including current or pending legislation that impacts those benefits. The group places special emphasis on at-risk and homeless women veterans to ensure that they have safe and immediate housing or shelter. The group advocates for improved service delivery and adequate services for women veterans in federal, state, city and county services. They monitor existing services, delivery and distribution of housing HUD VASH Vouchers. They also extend military leadership skills to community youth programs.

Phone
(872) 731-2150
Email
nwvu.org@gmail.com

Massachusetts

Veterans Inc.

Veterans Inc.’s mission is to be there for veterans and their families in their time of need, with the ultimate goal of ending homelessness among veterans. The group aims to help veterans regain self-sufficiency through the provision of
holistic supportive services, including housing, employment and training, case management, food security, health and wellness, family support programs, and women and childcare services.

Website
Veterans Inc.
Phone
1 (800) 482-2565
Email
info@veteransinc.org

New York

Veterans One-stop Center of WNY

The Veterans One-stop Center of WNY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing supportive services to Veterans and their families in a convenient, single location. The center empowers veterans to achieve economic success, housing stability and emotional health and well-being by offering a wide holistic range of social and health services needed to complete the transition from military to civilian life. Veterans One-stop Center of WNY provides barrier-free access in the comfort of a “home base” environment that is always welcoming, affirming and responsive to the needs of veterans and their families. Any veteran, regardless of status, is eligible for services.

Phone
(716) 898-0110
Email
veteransfirst@vocwny.org

WoVeN member, Heidi Olsen (2nd from right), participating in a Veterans One-stop peer support event.

All of our services are free of charge, and any veteran is welcome –regardless of their character of discharge, time in service, branch affiliation, or combat experience.

Alyssa Vasquez

Director of Community Integration at Veterans One-stop of WNY and WoVeN Trainer

Pennsylvania

Women Veterans Center (Philadelphia)

The Women Veterans Center’s (WVC) mission is to provide services, programs, opportunities and advancement to US Veterans and their families. The WVC just celebrated its five year anniversary.

Phone
(215) 923-2600 x 180
Email
WVC@VMCenter.org

Texas

At Ease Texas

At Ease Texas creates a safe space where women of military experience and women in the local community find common ground through connection, support and growth that promote collective service.

Website
At Ease Texas
Email
Info@AtEaseTX.org

I was a veteran struggling with transitioning from the military even though I had been out for over 5 years. I was introduced to WoVeN by At Ease and reluctantly attended classes on transition. Well, I heard stories that shook me because I thought I was alone. However, when I realized I was not, I began to open up more, became relatable to others, and forged friendships. After the group was over it felt so final. Nevertheless, I wanted to do more so I began volunteering with At Ease during one of their At Ease Weekend Connection boxes event and was made aware of training for Peer Leaders with WoVeN. I attended the training and began leading groups. I have a totally different perspective after leading, which inspired me to do more. Now, during the height of the pandemic, women were home and wanting to do the work. I saw so much development take place and I was proud to be a part of it.

Kimberly Bradford

At Ease Volunteer and WoVeN Peer Leader

Goodwill Industries of Houston – Veterans Employment Program

Goodwill Houston helps veterans as they re-integrate into the civilian labor market after military service or overcome other barriers to employment. The organization serves all military veterans, regardless of discharge status or time in service. Other programs affiliated include: Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (VETS), which helps all veterans with employment and training resources; Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) which provides qualifying veterans with employment, training, and wrap-around services; Operation: Good Jobs (OGJ), which combines employment services with family financial strengthening services for veterans and their households; and VETS – Galveston, which helps all military veterans residing in Galveston County with employment and training resources.

Grace After Fire

Grace After Fire provides support for and helps women veterans of the United States military who are returning from active duty so that they can re-engage as mothers, wives and daughters in civilian life.

Phone
(210) 864-2959
Email
info@graceafterfire.com

Texas Veterans Commission

The mission of the Texas Veterans Commission is to advocate for and provide superior service to Veterans that will significantly improve the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families and survivors.

Phone
1 (512) 463-6564
Email
info@tvc.texas.gov

Virginia

Virginia Women Veterans Program

The Virginia Veteran & Family Support Program (VVFS) provides resource referrals, care coordination, and supportive services to Virginia’s Veterans, National Guard, Armed Forces Reserves, family members and caregivers. The program’s supportive peer and family services are focused on helping individuals identify, address and successfully resolve presenting needs and challenges, with special emphasis on challenges resulting from stress related conditions or traumatic brain injuries connected to military service.

Contact Person
Beverly VanTull, Virginia Women Veterans Program Manager
Phone
804-786-0571
Email
beverly.vantull@dvs.virginia.gov