According to the Department of Veterans Affairs women veterans are the fastest growing population among the military. With nearly 2 Million women who have served or that are currently serving, the issues they face are becoming more visible. Unfortunately services and resources are not growing with the population creating large unmet needs. For women who have bravely served that is unacceptable. The time for solutions is now!
“[there is a] need for gender-specific programs, better screening, and increased awareness of trauma-informed care and the impact of intimate partner violence and military sexual trauma.” – Lisa Pape, Nat’l Director of VA Homeless Programs Office, HERS Roundtable, July 2016