Happy 230th Birthday Coast Guard


Happy 230th Birthday to the United States Coast Guard
August 4

Happy Birthday Coast Guard! The National Women Veterans United Salutes Coast Guard Military Women Veterans Who Served.

NWVU Welcomes New Member, Chief Yeoman Retired
Brenda G. Woodfaulk- Parker for 20 years of service in the Coast Guard!

Happy Birthday, Brenda!

Every year, August 4 is celebrated as the U.S. Coast Guard Birthday, commemorating the military organization for its valor and discipline. Since 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard has kept the nation’s waterways safe, playing a critical role in national security.

The U.S. Coast Guard patrols our coasts for drug smugglers, human trafficking and both domestic and international terrorism. As the bad guys (and girls) have gotten more savvy with technology, the Coast Guard has developed sophisticated, effective technology to combat crimes on the water and at our ports. It’s a 24/7 job. Today, let’s give the U.S. Coast Guard the love it deserves.

VA Women’s Health Transition Training


Register for a training to educate servicewomen on women’s health care services available from VA after separation from the military. For the safety of participants and trainers, all Women’s Health Transition Training (WHTT) sessions have shifted to a virtual format on Adobe Connect through July. WHTT will be offered twice per day in June and July. Participants are welcome to sign up for any training that fits their schedule. Continue reading

Chicago Women’s Leadership Summit June 25


Chicago Women Leaders is a friendly organization focused on the professional advancement of Metro-Chicago’s women business leaders and rising stars. For safety this year our planning committee decided it would be best to transform the usual yearly in-person event into a 12-month experience beginning with a big opening web conference, then monthly web conferences, leading up to a big finale in-person summit a year from now (likely back to the Ritz or Sheraton Grand Chicago) when we can celebrate in safety and get back to sharing ideas in-person. Registration covers the full year including the finale. Continue reading

Community VA Clinics Situation Update for June 3, 2020


Due to continued civic demonstrations throughout the Chicago land area, the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center will operate at a limited capacity and will remain as such until further notice. To ensure the safety of Veterans and staff, this change in service will include all Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Lakeside, Auburn Gresham, Chicago Heights and Crown Point, IN. The emergency department, inpatient services and operating rooms will remain open at the main facility (820 S. Damen Ave). Patients with appointments will be rescheduled. If you have any questions about your appointment, please call 888-569-5282. Continue reading

Online Google and IDVA Veteran Resume Workshop


Google and the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) are launching free, 1:1 virtual resume workshops to help Illinois veterans and their families translate their military experience into meaningful careers. Sign up for a session by completing this form by June 5 Continue reading

Message from National Women Veterans United


The National Women Veterans United (NWVU) is aware of the difficult times that military women veterans, service members, and other citizens are experiencing due to COVID-19.

NWVU is appealing to military women veterans to contact us and we will go as far as we can to assist you. We have also asked partners to stand with us until grants and other financial avenues are in place, and even then that may not be enough. Those that are hit the hardest are those who were already at risk, homeless and or one paycheck away from losing everything.

We are making phone calls to those that we are aware of and our doors are open for those that need us too.

The National Women Veterans United
(872) 731-2150

Road Home program Telehealth services


The Road Home Program at Rush provides comprehensive, evidence-based treatment in a safe and supportive environment. Rush understands that it takes courage to seek treatment and we are committed to helping you through this difficult time. Rush takes the time to learn your unique situation and tailor their care to best serve your individual needs. Continue reading

Happy 15th year Anniversary, NWVU



The National Women Veterans United (NWVU) is celebrating 15 years of Making a Difference, Providing Service and Preserving the legacy of military women veterans.

Please consider making a donation to National Women Veterans United today!

Donations of $15 can be sent to:
Chase Zelle nwvu.org@gmail.com

Please make checks payable to: National Women Veterans

Mail to:
National Women Veterans
SGT Simone A. Robinson
Military Women Veteran’s Center
8620 S. Pulaski (Lower Level)
Chicago, Illinois 60652

thank_you_fysfor your support of the National Women Veterans United and to Military Women Veterans!

National Women Veterans United (NWVU) Cancels Campaign 15 Conference for Military Women Veterans


On behalf of the National Women Veterans United (NWVU), thank you for your support. It is with a heavy heart that (NWVU) must cancel the Campaign15 Conference for Military Women Veterans, due to the COVID-19 national and state mandates. Our heavy heart is for those that are personally affected by the virus.

If you purchased an AD, the book will be available to you in the month of April, and they will also be distributed at the rescheduled Conference. The good news is that NWVU celebrates the 15-year history of making a difference, providing service and preserving our legacy in the Armed Forces. The Conference will be rescheduled and hosted in the future when the mandates have been lifted. Our enthusiasm and excitement to provide a day of honor for military women veterans will be at the same height.

Please keep our nation, troops, medical personnel, and first responders and caretakers in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you again for your support and we look forward to a brighter future for all.

Very Respectfully,
Rochelle Crump, President/Founder
on behalf of the Board of Directors and Members
National Women Veterans United
SGT Simone A. Robinson (2009, Fallen Soldier)
Military Women Veteran’s Center
8620 South Pulaski (Lower Level)
Chicago, IL 60652
Office (872) 731-2150  Fax (773) 424- 4127

NWVU Virtual Money Smart Session

We hope you will join us on SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2020 for two Virtual Learning Sessions! We have two very knowledgeable men from Wintrust Bank that will be providing us with important information on finances, mortgages and more. Continue reading