Resources

This information is provided as a way for women veterans to find groups and organizations that specialize in supporting them. These resources are provided as a tool to research the best help available and not in any way to be construed as an endorsement of any one organization. Like the Barbara Giordano Foundation, the following organizations specialize in supporting women veterans. Listed here and detailed below are a few non-profits with services open to both women and men with offerings that might be of interest. For more information, click on the organization’s name.

Academy Women

www.academywomen.org

Academy Women is a nonprofit organization which offers programs to support and enable women from the nation’s officer development programs to reach their full potential as leaders. Academy Women is aligned for the greater good of the military. It is our belief that every woman who chooses to serve her country should be fully prepared to do so. Academy Women provides supplemental sources of education, leadership development opportunities, and resources to achieve better personal and professional balance for military women and women veterans.

F7 Group – Empowering Female Veterans and Military Women

www.f7group.com

F7 Group is dedicated to securing and providing resources, training, support and mentoring to Female Veterans and Women in Military Service, both IN and BESIDE the uniform. F7 provides fundamental tools, systems and networks through retreats, boot camps and technology based platforms. We provide these services though sponsorships and donations made to the organization.

Fatigues to Fabulous

www.fatiguestofabulous.com

Fatigues to Fabulous™ (F2F) is a national campaign designed to support those women serving in our nation’s military, and the unique issues faced by women veterans. The campaign supports three 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations the ‘Society for Women’s Health Research,’ ‘Grace After Fire,’ and ‘Business and Professional Women’s Foundation‘ and is partnered with the veteran employment organization, ‘Be A Hero-Hire A Hero.’ Fatigues to Fabulous is working to help women make the transition from military to civilian life, navigate the healthcare system for their unique needs, raise awareness of the challenges women face upon return, and harness resources to support them.

Grace after Fire

www.graceafterfire.org

Grace after Fire provides support for and helps women veterans of the United States military who are returning from active duty so that they can re-engage as mothers, wives and daughters in civilian life.

Military Women in Need

www.militarywomeninneed.org

The mission of Military Women In Need, a nonprofit organization founded in 1921 is to provide support in the form of housing assistance, resource and referral services, and home visits for female veterans and widows of veterans. Military Women In Need empowers these women, who sacrificed for our present freedom, to live their lives with continued independence and dignity.

Ms. Veteran America Pageant

www.msveteranamerica.com

Pageant – October 9, 2016 Washington D.C.

The Ms. Veteran America competition highlights more than the strength and courage of our nation’s military women, but also reminds us that these women are mothers, daughters, sisters and wives.

One Savvy Veteran

http://onesavvyveteran.wix.com/womenwarriors

One Savvy Veteran’s mission is to encourage, educate and empower women veterans experiencing economic hardships with comprehensive assistance needed to successfully navigate the transition from military service to civilian life.

Operation Reinvent

http://operationreinvent.org/

Operation Reinvent ‘embraces’ women veterans from the time they leave military service, until they have successfully reinvented their lives and transitioned to a new normal… as happy, healthy, productive civilians in the workplace and in the community. During this process, which does not have an expiration date, Operation Reinvent does not let her fall between cracks or lose courage. It guides, mentors, educates and makes the transition process smoother, less confusing and less scary for the women who sacrificed so much in serving us all.

Service Women’s Action Network

http://servicewomen.org/

SWAN supports, defends, and empowers today’s servicewomen and women veterans of all eras, through groundbreaking advocacy initiatives and innovative, healing community programs. SWAN advocates for all military women, in order to increase their visibility and improve their access to equal opportunity, equal protection and equal benefits. SWAN educates policymakers at the local, state, and federal level about the issues facing military women and works to create and support legislation that addresses their needs.

She S.E.R.V.E.D Inc.

http://www.she-served.org/

She S.E.R.V.E.D Inc. is a service driven, charitable organization developed to Support, Enhance and Restore Veterans Every Day. She S.E.R.V.E.D Inc. isn’t the first organization to cater exclusively to women veterans; what sets us apart is our passion and focus on three objectives: Supporting, Enhancing and Restoring. We support women veterans by educating them about gender-specific benefits available, helping them to receive the benefits to which they are entitled and by connecting them to community resources able to assist in providing those benefits. Every day, women in the military proudly serve our country, but when they return home they often do not receive the recognition, benefits, or services they have earned.

SHOUT! For Women’s Veterans

http://www.swords-to-plowshares.org/shout/

SHOUT! For Women Veterans, is a project by Swords to Plowshares. SHOUT! is a yearly event to celebrate women veterans and was inspired by the notion that the arts encourage expression and healing. This event attracts hundreds of veterans and supporters to share in the artistic expression of women veterans through photography, painting, and spoken word. SHOUT! raises awareness about the issues facing women veterans and explores the intersections of art, community, health and healing.

The National League of Female Veterans, Inc.

http://www.nlfv.org/default.html

The National League of Female Veterans was created to act as an advocate of the issues facing female veterans and their families.

W.E. R.I.S.E Veterans 

http://www.weriseveterans.org/

W.E. R.I.S.E. Veterans is a nonprofit organization designed to assist women veterans throughout the state of North Carolina. We are currently collaborating with other nonprofits in this state to become one network to assist you the women veteran. We are a growing community. New incentives and programs are being created to serve your unique needs.

Women’s Trauma Recovery Program

www.womenvetsptsd.va.gov

More than a decade ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs opened the National Women’s Trauma Recovery Program (WTRP) as part of the National Center for PTSD at Menlo Park, CA. The WTRP, designed to treat women veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is the first residential program of its kind and is open to women across the country. Many of the women who are referred to the program were sexually assaulted during their military service and suffer what is now referred to as Military Sexual Trauma (MST).

Women Veterans Interactive

http://www.womenveteransinteractive.org/

Meeting women veterans at their point of need and supporting them through advocacy, empowerment, interaction, outreach and unification (AEIOU).

Women Veteran Social Justice

http://www.wvsj.org/

Women Veteran Social Justice is a support organization with the vision to identify, connect, educate and empower veteran women about programs, benefits, social and professional networking opportunities. Initially started in 2006 as a local support group for employment networking it was expanded in 2008 to social networking and online media giving a broader range and a deeper impact because of collaboration relationships with multiple veteran groups.

Women Veterans Rock

www.womenvetsrock.org

We are a coalition of Women Veteran Organizations and Women Advocacy Organizations supporting women veterans and military families in the areas of: housing; employment; education; financial stability; health and wellness.

Organizations – All Veterans

Clear Path for Veterans

http://www.clearpath4vets.com/

Clear Path for Veterans offers military members and their families a home for wellness, mutual respect and understanding by providing the physical space for gathering and by promoting a welcoming environment. Recognizing the responsibility of communities to help those who serve, Clear Path for Veterans empowers service members, veterans, and their families through supportive programs and services at their centrally-located facility, approximately 13 miles southeast of the Syracuse VA Medical Center. Clear Path’s outreach extends to a 23 county catchment area.

Cohen Veterans Network

http://www.cohenveteransnetwork.org

Every day, many veterans and their families are living with the mental and physical scars from serving their country during military service. The Cohen Veterans Network was created to serve them by providing high-quality, accessible, and integrated mental health care. Through our client-centered, customized outpatient care, we support veterans and their families as they begin their next mission: healthy and happy lives.

Hire Purpose

https://www.hirepurpose.com/

Hire Purpose is committed to helping transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses find careers they love. Our Career Coaches are veterans with civilian recruiting experience. They can review your resume and help you target your job search for your background, skills, and goals. Their personalized advice and services are completely free.

The Jonas Project

http://thejonasproject.org/

The Jonas Project works with Veteran Entrepreneurs on their quest to become tomorrow’s high-impact business leaders. Once accepted into The Jonas Project, Veterans are provided with a number of critical resources for the first two years of their business launch. Our mentors are matched to a Veteran based upon his or her needs and are committed to our Veterans and their success.

Veterans Outreach Center

http://www.veteransoutreachcenter.org/

Rochester, NY

The Veterans Outreach Center provides comprehensive resources to current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through direct service, community collaboration, and advocacy. The Veterans Outreach Center remains anchored in our community and offers a comprehensive portfolio of supportive services designed to meet the needs of veterans and their families.

Mesothelioma Information and Assistance

www.mesotheliomaprognosis.com/mesothelioma

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. The Mesothelioma Prognosis Network was created to be the most extensive prognosis support and information source available online.