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Military.com’s 2021 State Veterans Benefits
For information about Military.com’s listing of state veteran benefits, visit: https://www.military.com/benefits/veteran-state-benefits/state-veterans-benefits-directory.html?ESRC=banner.nl.

National Association of State Women Veteran Coordinators (NASWVC)
NASWVC’s mission is to advocate for women veterans through partnerships, training, and the exchange of information, identify barriers to the successful transition of women veterans and military service members to the civilian community, and recommend solutions through legislative, programmatic and outreach activities.
https://www.naswvc.org/

National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory is a searchable database of resources vetted for service members, veterans, family members, and caregivers. By creating a keyword search on “women veterans,” career coaches will discover national and local resources for women veterans. https://nrd.gov/

Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance Center (SMVF-TA)
The DHHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) SMVF-TA Center provides technical assistance support to state and territory, military and civilian interagency teams working to strengthen behavioral health systems that assist service members, veterans, and their families. https://www.samhsa.gov/smvf-ta-center

Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN)
SWAN advocates for and supports the needs of both service women and women veterans, regardless of rank, military branch, or years of experience. SWAN is committed to ensuring women veterans receive the opportunities, protections, and respect they deserve. For more information about SWAN, visit: https://www.servicewomensactionnetwork.org/.
To access SWAN’s Resources Portal containing information, tools, and support to help women veterans reach their personal and professional goals, visit: https://www.servicewomensactionnetwork.org/resource-portal-1.

State Departments of Veterans Affairs Locator
For more information on state agency Departments of Veterans Affairs, use the following National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA)-sponsored link to find a state Department of Veterans Affairs by state or territory:
http://nasdva.us/.

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)—Women Veterans Program (WVP)
The TVC WVP’s mission is to ensure the women veterans of Texas have equitable access to federal and state veterans’ benefits and services through providing education and advocacy on their behalf.
https://www.tvc.texas.gov/women-veterans/

U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) Private Public Partnership (P3)
For more information about USAR P3 partner programs, visit:
https://heroescare.org/
https://www.teamrwb.org/
https://suitingwarriors.org/
https://www.acp-usa.org/


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH)
The DHHS OWH is working to increase awareness of the unique health needs of active duty and women veterans and provide resources to improve their health and wellness. OWH is also partnering with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the VA, and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to address education and training needs of health professionals who care for active duty and veteran women. https://www.womenshealth.gov/about-us/what-we-do/programs-and-activities/active-duty-and-veteran-womens-health


U.S. Department of Labor
For more information on programs offered by DOL for women veterans, visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/womenveterans.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
For more information on programs offered by VA for women veterans, visit:
https://www.va.gov/womenvet/
https://www.benefits.va.gov/persona/veteran-women.asp
https://www.womenshealth.va.gov/
https://www.womenshealth.va.gov/WOMENSHEALTH/healthcare.asp
https://www.womenshealth.va.gov/WOMENSHEALTH/trauma.asp
https://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/
https://www.va.gov/homeless/ssvf/
https://www.va.gov/homeless/hud-vash.asp


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA provides online and state-based resources to help women entrepreneurs launch new businesses, grow their businesses, and compete in the global marketplace. For more information about women-owned businesses, visit:
https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/grow-your-business/women-owned-businesses.


VA Community and Referral Centers (CRRCs)
CRRCs provide veterans who are homeless and at risk of homelessness with one-stop access to community-based, multiagency services to promote permanent housing, health and mental health care, career development and access to VA and non-VA benefits. https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/Crrc.asp


Women Veterans Alliance
The Women Veterans Alliance is a national network focused on directly impacting the quality of life of women veterans. They accomplish this through transforming the way communities network to bring people and programs directly together through a reliable and resourceful platform.
https://www.womenveteransalliance.org/


Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE)
V-WISE is a premier training program in entrepreneurship and small business management created to empower women veterans and military spouses/partners to find their passion and learn the business savvy skills necessary to turn an idea or start-up into a growing venture. V-WISE is sponsored by Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), and funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the SBA and the generous philanthropic support of corporate and foundation partners nationwide. https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/programs/entrepreneurship/start-up/v-wise/?redirect


WomenVetsUSA
WomenVetsUSA is a veteran-initiated, all volunteer, and self-funded grass roots organization whose mission is to connect women with military service to resources promoting lifelong well-being and self-sufficiency.
https://www.womenvetsusa.org/