Spotlight: Women Veterans

The Sunshine State is home to the third largest population of women veterans in the nation, with more than 154,000. Women veterans are one of the fastest growing segments of the veterans’ population. Of the approximately 21.3 million living veterans nationwide, more than 2 million are women.

Many women veterans don’t know that they are eligible for the full range of federal and state benefits, to include special programs for them. Here are some resources for women veterans.

Florida’s State Women Veterans’ Coordinator is Darlene Scully.  She can be reached at scullyd@fdva.state.fl.us.

2017 Women Veterans Recognition Week in Florida Proclamation

Other Resources

VA Hotline on Health Care and Benefits for Women Veterans
1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)

VA Center for Women Veterans
http://www.va.gov/womenvet/

Women Veterans Issues
https://www.benefits.va.gov/PERSONA/veteran-women.asp

Women Veterans Health Care
http://www.womenshealth.va.gov

Homeless Women Veterans
http://www.va.gov/homeless/for_women_veterans.asp

Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation
http://www.womensmemorial.org/About/welcome.html

V-WISE – Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship
http://vets.syr.edu/education/v-wise

U.S. Department of Labor Website for Women Veterans
http://www.dol.gov/vets/womenveterans/


For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You are NOT alone!