Your unique issues
General information about women veterans
- Read The Long Journey Home and The Journey Ahead, both published by Disabled American Veterans (DAV), for more about challenges faced by women veterans.
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Check out the VA’s comprehensive report on the emerging challenges facing women veterans.
- Center for Women Veterans: The CWV site is a one-stop site for women veterans.
- Military Times: Dip into this easy-to-read article about why leaving the military is harder for women.
Veterans Affairs health services for women veterans
- Don’t miss this overview of Veterans Benefits for women. There are women veteran coordinators in every VA regional office. When using VA services, be sure to request a Women’s Veteran Coordinator.
- Find VA resources and supports related to health care for women veterans.
- Learn about VA care resources for women veterans with PTSI.
- Access VA support and services for women who have experienced military sexual trauma.
- Get VA supports and resources for veterans at risk of homelessness, including a list of contact information for Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) providers in all counties/states.
Additional health and family resources
- National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: Access this site for free and immediate help.
- Center for Women Veterans: Read the CWV’s take on why women veterans with disabilities are valued, as well as profiles of their efforts and contributions.
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: Connect with RAINN for advocacy, services, and resources for women veterans who have experienced military sexual trauma. RAINN offers a hotline and live chat for immediate free and confidential support.
- Freegrantsforveterans: Scroll down on this site to find ideas for getting childcare assistance.
Employment and women veterans
- U.S. Department of Labor: Access information and resources about women veterans and the world of work.
- Employment of Women Veterans in the Federal Government: This report gives insight into the many women veterans who work in the federal government. It was published by the Council on Veterans Employment Women Veterans Initiative.
- The Balance Careers: Read about best careers for women veterans, and find information, resources, and suggestions for women veterans transitioning from college to career.
- Center for Women Veterans: Part of the VA, this center focuses on the unique needs of women veterans transitioning to the workforce.
- American Job Centers: These centers offer assistance to women veterans. They are located across the country and provide employment services (assessment, placement, and training).
Informative videos from the U.S. Department of Labor
- Gender and Veteran Demographics looks at some of the numbers relating to women veterans. For example, did you know that while 1 in 7 men in the United States are military veterans, only 1 in 69 women are?
- View this candid and compelling panel discussion of women veterans in today’s workforce and other areas of life.
Advocacy, support, mentoring, and connection
- Service Women’s Action Group: SWAN provides support, connection, and advocacy for the individual and collective needs of service women.
- Connect with Community: Check out these professional development workshops aimed at women veterans. They are offered by the Foundation for Women Warriors, which provides advocacy, connection, and assistance for women veterans.
- Women Veterans Alliance: Find support, advocacy, and connection with other women veterans.
- American Women Veterans: AWV offers resources and information to advocate for women veterans.
- Military Women eMentor Program: Connect with this online mentoring program by and for women veterans.
- Women Veterans Interactive: Explore the WVI’s programs and resources for careers, transition, and education for women veterans.
Planning your career
There’s room to think about your custom career plan the Veteran’s Career Planning Workbook.