Why We Are Needed
Concerning trends in Veteran increased suicide rates among women as compared to men.
It is estimated that 2 percent of all women veterans and 13-15 percent of them living in poverty experience homelessness for over a year.
Veteran women are more than three times as likely as non-veteran women to live in poverty and experience homelessness.
The total Veteran population in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Territories/Foreign, as of Sept. 30, 2017, was 19,998,799. The population of women Veterans numbered 1,882,848.
Wisconsin women Veterans
Illinois women Veterans
The National Veterans Foundation had reported “Even though the current percentage of United States Veterans that are women is 10 percent, female veterans are often overlooked. These brave women tend to fall through the cracks of the support systems that we have put in place for our veterans. The support system for veterans was designed by and is still dominated by men. The mental, physical, and military service needs of women are often very different from those of male veterans.”
Our Service to women Veterans
• Engage in One-on-One Interaction
• Provide Essential Support
• Offer Self-Sufficiency Tools
Profound Lasting Differences Made
• Empowered Self-Worth
• Bolstered Health and Wellness
• Revitalized Self-Dependence
• Enhanced Quality of Life
Compounding the Good
The healthy state of mind, body, and spirit of our women Veterans increases their ability to be more involved in the wellbeing of other Veterans as well as being positive contributors to their communities and society.
Today is a good day to do a good deed that will help our military Heroes know they have not been forgotten and their service has not been forsaken.
Women Warriors Donation
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How Your Generosity Will Help
Crisis Wellbeing Dignity Situations
• Emergency Shelter
• Personal Hygiene Essentials
Self-Sufficiency Tools and Support
• Health and Wellness
• Social/Society Coping Skills
• Job Training
Compound Your Generosity
You may be surprised to learn that the basic personal hygiene products most of us take for granted every day are a luxury to more Veterans than you think and just one personal care kit helps boost a Veteran’s dignity more than you could know.
Choosing the United Relief Foundation on Smile.Amazon.com to purchase a women’s personal care (basic hygiene) kit will generate a donation of 0.5% of your purchase to the Foundation from Amazon. Please consult with a tax professional to the extent your purchase (contribution) is tax deductible.
Sources: United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Women Veterans and Research Highlight VA Forum Spring 2018 Concerning Trends in Suicide Among Women Veterans Point to Need for More Research on Tailored Interventions