Woman Veterans Resources
The needs of our Women Veterans can’t be overlooked. They have proven themselves equally capable as men. Women in the military are performing an ever-increasing number of jobs that only a few years before were considered the realm of men. However, the contribution of women to military service is not a recent development. More than three million women have served, some as far back as the Revolutionary War. They have earned the same benefits and respect as men who have served.
Women Veterans Health Care at the Federal VA
Women’s Veterans Health Care at the Veterans Health
. Administration seeks to ensure that women veterans get the same quality of care as men do while also addressing the healthcare challenges that are unique to women veterans and to address barriers to care that women veterans face.
The VA maintains a Women Veterans Call Center to answer women veterans' questions regarding resources. Trained women representatives can help with many issues that women veterans may face and are available to answer questions.
VA Center for Women Veterans
The mission of the Center for Women Veterans (CWV) is to monitor and coordinate the federal VA’s administration of health care, benefits, services, and programs for women Veterans.
Their work aims to provide an environment free from harassment. The VA has introduced White Ribbon (https://www.va.gov/health/harassment-free/), a national call to action to eliminate sexual harassment, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
Other women veteran-focused services offered by the VA include Maternity Care, Reproductive Health Care, and more.
Contact the CWV here:
Phone - 855-829-6636
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/VAWomenVets
X - https://twitter.com/VAWomenVets or @VAWomenVets
Women Vets USA
Women Vets USA is dedicated to connecting women who had active duty, reserve, and/or guard military service and their families, caregivers, advocates, and communities to local, state, and federal resources. This veteran-initiated project is all-volunteer and self-funded. They can help women veterans with issues related to finances, health care, education, legal hardships, and many more.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
The Veterans of Foreign Wars advocates for women veterans. Their women veterans’ advisory team commissioned a survey of women veterans to collect direct feedback from nationwide. They have identified several recommendations to improve VA healthcare, outreach, training, and homelessness programs to serve women veterans better.
Military Women's MemorialThe Military Women's Memorial is dedicated to recording the stories of women veterans who served. The memorial features an education center, interactive exhibits, and a collection of stories from military women from different eras of service.