Women Veterans of America, Chapter 48, strives to build community partnerships and collaborations where we can join with other agencies and non-profits to benefit and support women veterans.
Texas has the largest population of Women Veterans in the nation, and is the fastest growing veteran population nationally. Women Veterans of America (WVA) helps these women veterans transition successfully to the community. In the last year, we have assisted homeless veterans with hygiene products, housing, and clothing items. We have provided financial support, for rent, electric bills, groceries, and house hold goods.
Our primary goal for the upcoming year is to help women veterans with three gender specific needs which the Texas Veterans Commission, Women’s Program, has identified as problem areas. These areas are: child support, certification obtainment for employment, and avoiding homelessness. WVA understands that many women Veterans face challenges when returning to civilian life, including raising children on their own or dealing with the aftereffects of military sexual trauma. Without intervention these and other issues can put women veterans at greater risk of homelessness.
We are currently working, in partnership with the Denton County Veterans Coalition, on the initiative to end homelessness in Denton County. We have donated funds raised by many sponsors, fundraisers and supporters to support this goal and to assist in ending homelessness for female veterans. We also participate in the Denton County Stand Down to provide additional support to female veterans.