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Center for Women Veterans (CWV)

 

Opportunities and Resources for Women Veterans

This section provides information about select resources for women Veterans.  The Department of Veterans Affairs does not sponsor or endorse any non-governmental organization listed.  Thousands of national, state, and local resources are available for Veterans, wounded warriors, service members, survivors, their families, and caregivers; search for those best for you on the National Resource Directory.

Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Some of these benefits may be utilized while on active duty.  These benefits are codified in Title 38 of the United States Code.  This booklet contains a summary of these benefits.

In the Spotlight … State and Local Resources

The Department of Veterans Affairs works closely with a state and local partners that also serve our nations Veterans; our Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) serves as the Department’s liaison in all intergovernmental affairs matters and is the primary point of contact with federal, state, local, American Indian, and Native Alaskan Government officials. Find out more about some of those resources at the links below:

  • Want to learn more about state-level benefits and programs?  Find the link to your state or territory Veterans affairs office here.
  • Many states have a State Women Veteran Coordinator committed to facilitating the delivery of timely, quality benefits for women Veterans – for more information or to locate your state’s coordinator, visit the website of CWV partner the National Association of State Women Veteran Coordinators.
  • There are over 2,400 County Veterans Services Officers in 29 states who can help with claims development and more; learn more at the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers External link to a non-government website website.
  • VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations team works to strengthen and build closer relations between the VA, tribal governments and other key federal, state, private and non-profit partners in an effort to effectively and respectfully serve Veterans across Indian Country.
  • Cities as diverse as Houston, Texas External link to a government website; Columbus, Ohio External link to a government website, and New York, New York External link to a government website have offices devoted to veterans affairs – use an internet search to determine whether yours does!
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Health

VA provides primary and specialty health care — including reproductive health care and 7 days of newborn care — to women Veterans.  Women Veteran Program Managers are available at each VA medical center nationwide to advise, advocate, and coordinate care for women Veterans.  More information is available on the Women Veterans Health Care website.

VA also offers prosthetic and sensory aids services specifically for women Veterans.  Learn more »

Housing Stability

VA has services for women Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  Get information about VA programs and serivces to end homelessness among women Veterans.

Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

MST is the term that VA uses to refer to sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment that occurred while the Veteran was in the military.  Get more information on VA services and benefits related to MST.  The Department of Defense (DoD) also provides Sexual Assault Support External link to a non-government website for the DoD community.

Rural Veterans

The VHA Office of Rural Health works to optimize the use of available and emerging technologies, establish new access points to care, and employ strategies to increase health care options for all rural Veterans.

Veterans who reside in rural communities that need a ride should contact the Veterans Transportation Mobility Manager at their local VA medical center.  Veterans or caregivers can go to the Veterans Transportation Service website and view the appropriate state or scroll down the page for the contact information at participating VA medical centers.

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Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs)

VA provides an online list of VSOs as an information service by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  Some VSOs have programs for or research on women Veterans, including the DAV External link to a non-government website.

Volunteering and Civic Engagement Opportunities