There are over 2 million female Veterans in the United States, but a large portion of this group is not receiving the acknowledgment or assistance they deserve. There are many reasons for this, like lack of awareness of resources available for women Veterans. To increase awareness, we have put together a list of a few resources that women Veterans can utilize to benefit from their help.
The Center for Women Veterans is located on the VA.gov website. This page is dedicated to providing resources for women who have served in the armed forces. This site includes access to research and reports regarding female Veterans, benefits specific to women, and even events.
A lot of the benefits on this page are available to both men and women Veterans, but a few are more specific to females. These include health care benefits specialized for women, resources for sexual harassment, assault, rape, and information about maternity care.
The U.S. Department of Labor is dedicated to assisting Veterans in need of employment. Still, the Women Veterans Research page takes this one step further and dives into how female Veterans navigate civilian careers. This research aims to ensure those female Veterans are treated as equitably as male Veterans in the workforce.
Women Veterans can use the information from this research to better prepare themselves for transition and throughout their career.
WomenVetsUSA is focused on providing women who served with opportunities to prosper in their civilian life. They provide access to several different resources explicitly geared toward women Veterans. This includes resources for helping plan your transition and a detailed list of nationally recognized nonprofit organizations to help with all female Veterans’ needs.
These are just a few of the resources that are available for women Veterans. You can always check va.gov for the most updated list of benefits and information for all Veterans.
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