Women Veterans

Women's Health, Trauma, Resources, More

Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS)
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Composed of civilian women and men who are appointed by the Secretary of Defense to provide advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the recruitment and retention, treatment, employment, integration, and well-being of highly qualified professional women in the Armed Forces.

Department of Veteran Affairs: Women’s Trauma Recovery Program
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Designed to treat Women Veterans, active duty service members, National Guard, and Reservists with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Department of Veterans Affairs: Center For Women Veterans
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Works to review VA programs and services for women veterans, and assure that women veterans receive benefits and services on a par with male veterans, encounter no discrimination in their attempt to access them, and are treated with the respect, dignity, and understanding by VA service providers.

Department of Veterans Affairs: Women Veterans Health Care
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Provides programmatic and strategic support to implement positive changes in the provision of care for all women Veterans.

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans: Women Veterans
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Provides resources and information geared specifically towards female veterans who have found themselves homeless.

Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers
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Created to address the psychological and mental health needs of women veterans. The guide is also a compilation of best practices aimed at improving effectiveness in engaging female veterans. Written for service providers, the guide offers observational knowledge and concrete guidelines for modifying practices with the goal of increasing re-entry outcomes.

Vietnam Veterans of America: Women’s Veterans Committee
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Provides resources and information geared specifically towards female veterans who served during the Vietnam War.

Women Organizing Women (VETWOW)
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Promotes safety of American military troops, and Homeland Security troops (Coast Guard) by educating government officials and representatives on dynamics of Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and working to change current policies, procedures, and laws regarding MST through the White House, Congressional inquiries, the Pentagon and beyond.

Women Veterans Health Care
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Provides programmatic and strategic support to implement positive changes in the provision of care for all women Veterans.

Women Veterans Network
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The best online community for weaving women veterans of all eras, experiences, and armed services together in the spirit of connecting, sharing, and serving each other, our fellow veterans, and our communities.

Women Veterans of America
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A resource for women veterans and for the families and friends who support them. On this site you can learn about women veteran’s health issues, information on military sexual trauma, and the balancing of motherhood with service.

Women Veterans ROCK!
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A 10-year study commissioned to closely examine the triumphs and troubles of women veterans as they work to reintegrate themselves back into the fabric of civilian life.

 
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