Veterans can be faced with numerous challenges upon ending their years of service to their countries. Some of these challenges differ depending on what they experienced, where they are relocating to, and even their gender. Female veterans might experience challenges to a different degree upon returning home. Discover some of the resources available to female veterans below.
Grace After Fire
Through its programs, Grace After Fire provides support and resources to female veterans who are returning from active duty. They are able to re-engage with their families and communities in a more supported way through the help of this organization.
National Women Veterans United (Illinois)
NWVU’s goal is to provide female veterans with the necessary information and resources to make informed decisions regarding their VA benefits. It also aims to help them avoid experiencing homelessness and provide them with the necessary resources to secure a safe and secure shelter. To ensure that the services provided to female veterans are adequate, NWVU advocates for better delivery of these services in various federal, state, and local government agencies. It also monitors the distribution of housing vouchers.
Service Women’s Action Network
Through its various programs and initiatives, the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) has been able to help female veterans and servicewomen of all eras improve their access to various benefits and opportunities. It also educates policymakers about the issues that affect them.
Fatigues to Fabulous
The national campaign “F2F” was created to support female veterans and those who serve in the military. It aims to help raise awareness about the various issues that female service members face when they return home. It was supported by three non-profit organizations: The Society for Women’s Health Research, Grace After Fire, and Business and Professional Women’s Foundation.
The goal of the campaign is to help women successfully transition into civilian life and navigate the healthcare system. Through its partners, F2F has been able to provide various job training skills such as resume writing and interviewing techniques.
For decades, returning home has presented women with a variety of services and forms. The challenges they face can range from housing to employment. The campaign F2F was created to honor the mothers, wives, sisters, aunts, and other relatives who have served in the military.
Academy Women is a non-profit organization that provides programs and resources to female officers from the various officer development programs in the US. The organization brings together former and current female military officers, cadets, and midshipmen who are committed to its mission. Through a global network, they hope to provide their members with the necessary resources and support to succeed in their careers and communities.