Additional Support for Women Veterans

No matter what challenges you may be facing, there is support to help you live the life you want to lead.

The resources and programs listed below are designed to help Veterans navigate the transition from military to civilian life, advance their education or career, and much more.

Civilian Transition

  • AmericaServes, currently available in 10 regions across the country, helps veterans, service members and their families navigate through the wealth of private, public, and non-profit resources available to help them lead satisfying civilian lives.
  • Grace After Fire  assists women Veterans to transition back into family life, make achievements in the work place, and pursue happiness by giving time and space for women Veterans to listen, connect and heal with one another.

Education

  • Student Veterans of America  provides military Veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.
  • Service to School is a non-profit that provides free application counseling to military veterans to help them gain admission to the best universities possible and maximize their education benefits.

Advocacy

  • Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) is a member-driven community network advocating for the individual and collective needs of all military women– past, present and future—to ensure they have access to information, tools and support they need to reach their personal and professional goals.
  • VA’s Center for Women Veterans monitors and coordinates VA’s administration of healthcare and benefits services and programs for women Veterans. They also advocate for cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) to raise awareness about the service and sacrifice of women Veterans and of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect.

Health and Healthcare

  • VA’s Women Veterans Health Care Program addresses the health care needs of women Veterans to ensure that timely, equitable, high-quality, comprehensive health care services are provided in a sensitive and safe environment at VA health facilities nationwide.

Housing and Homelessness

  • Women Veterans Interactive (WVI) addresses the unique challenges facing women Veterans as they return to civilian life by providing outreach and support services while breaking down the barriers leading to homelessness.
  • The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the VA for participating Veterans.
  • VA Stand Down Events are typically one- to three-day events providing supplies and services to Veterans experiencing homelessness, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as healthcare, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. They are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers.

Career and Employment 

  • Coalition for Veteran Owned Business supports veteran-owned businesses by connecting business owners with entrepreneurial education and training, small business resources and solutions, and commerce and supplier opportunities.
  • Hire Heroes USA empowers Service Members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce through employment workshops, personalized and virtual career coaching, and job sourcing.
  • Veteran and Military Transition Center is a one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service. Veterans can search for local civilian career opportunities that utilize similar skills from military jobs.
  • VetsinTech (VIT) supports current and returning Veterans interested in the tech industry by bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for Veterans interested in education, entrepreneurship, and employment.
  • Women Veterans Alliance empowers women who have served or are currently serving through networking, career and professional development, and mentorship (available in California only).

Legal Aid and Advice

  • NVLSP’s Lawyers Serving Warriors® program offers free legal help with disability issues to Veterans from all eras to ensure that the government delivers to our nation’s 25 million Veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled because of disabilities resulting from their military service to our country.

Resources Specifically for Minority Women Veterans

  • Minority Women Veterans Organization helps minority women Veterans transition from the military to civilian life by (1) educating minority women Veterans and the general public about minority women Veterans’ health and economic issues; (2) encouraging minority women Veterans to appreciate their heritage, and (3) empowering minority women Veterans with the tools to successfully transition to civilian life through seminars and projects.

 

This list of resources is presented for informational purposes only. The resources listed above are not affiliated with WoVeN, but we believe they are good programs working  to assist Veterans in important ways.  Please contact us with any feedback or questions about a particular resource listed here.