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If you are in crisis, call 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) to reach the National Suicide Prevention Line.

 

VA Women Veterans Call Center
1.855.VA.WOMEN (855-829-6636)

The Center provides women Veterans, their families, and caregivers with free information about their services and resources.  The Center also provides an online, one-to-one chat function, which enables women Veterans to chat anonymously via real-time text messaging with a WVCC representative.

The VA Women Veterans Call Center is available Monday through Friday 8 AM – 10 PM ET, and on Saturdays from 8 AM – 6:30 PM ET and is staffed exclusively by women. The Center for Women Veterans webpage has useful information for women Veterans, including News, Resources, Research, Frequently Asked Questions, and Events. 

Also see VA’s resources for Military Sexual Trauma (MST).

The Department of Veterans Affairs has many resources for Veterans from benefits to services; learn more and apply at VA/Vets.gov

In addition, thousands of national, state, and local public and private organizations assist Veterans, wounded warriors, service members, survivors, their families, and caregivers; search for those best for you on the National Resource Directory.

 


Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

The leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. IAVA is the National Veteran Outreach Partner of Soldier On: Life After Deployment.

 


Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)

Founded in 2007, the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) is the voice of all military women – past, present and future. We are a member-driven community network advocating for the individual and collective needs of service women. SWAN is guided by the priorities of our members, who include thousands of women and men, service members and civilians alike. We are committed to seeing that all service women receive the opportunities, protections, benefits and respect they deserve. Our goal is to ensure all service women have access to the information, tools and support they need to reach their personal and professional goals during and following their years of service.

 


The Mission Continues

This nonprofit empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. It deploys veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.

 


Women In Military Service For America Memorial (WIMSA)

The Women In Military Service For America Memorial is the only major national memorial honoring all women who have defended America throughout history. We are proud to recognize their devoted patriotism and bravery as an integral part of our National heritage.  The Memorial recognizes all women who have served in or with the United States Armed Forces—past, present and future; documents the experiences of these women and tells their stories of service, sacrifice and achievement; makes their contributions a visible part of our history; illustrates their contribution equal to that of men in defense of our nation; and serves as inspiration for others.

 


Department of Labor, Women Veterans’ Employment

DOL provides information regarding Women Veterans’ in the workforce and employment assistance.  DOL’s will connect employers with qualified women veterans at over 2,500 American Job Centers nationwide.  The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) provides critical resources, expertise, and training to assist women veterans in locating and obtaining meaningful careers.  

Further, through VETS grants, including the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), the Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families Program (HFVVWF), and Stand Down Grants, grantees provide additional supportive services to meet the special needs of women veterans experiencing homelessness.

 


Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline

The Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline provides five ways for DoD community members affected by sexual assault to get help. Safe Helpline is confidential, anonymous, secure, and available 24/7 worldwide — providing victims with the help they need.  DoD provides Online Helpline, Telephone Helpline, Self-Care App, Safe HelpRoom, and Info by Text.

The Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted with The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) to provide confidential and anonymous services for the DoD community.  RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was rated by Worth magazine as one of “America’s 100 Best Charities.”

RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) in partnership with over 1,000 local sexual assault service providers nationwide. RAINN also runs the award-winning National Sexual Assault Online Hotline (online.rainn.org) available in English and Spanish (rainn.org/es).

 


Lean In Women Veterans

Lean in Chapter is a group of circles that exchange ideas, network, and host large events together.  To join the Chapter, you can find a Circle to join or join the Chapter as an individual Chapter member.  “Circles” are communities with other members.  Some circles are “Staying Fit After Service”, “LGBT Women Veteran Community”, “Women Veteran Mothers”, etc.  


 

 


Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (v-wise)

V-WISE is committed to women Veterans by providing them the tools to become successful entrepreneurs.  Our goal is to integrate their leadership, integrity, focus and drive into a premier educational training program taught by accomplished entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators from across the United States.

V-WISE enables women Veterans to find their passion and to learn the business-savvy skills to turn their ideas or businesses into a growth ventures. V-WISE recognizes entrepreneurship an important part of economic growth across the country and this program is the key for women Veterans to truly pursue their dreams and to make them a reality.