Women Veteran Resources

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Women Veteran Resources program connects women veterans with appropriate resources to help them transition to civilian life after leaving the military, and to provide them with resources and tools to transition to civilian life and to continue to be leaders in their communities. Continue reading

Great news for honorably discharged veterans

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The Defense Department announced today that veterans will soon be able to shop online at military exchanges. The policy change will extend limited online military exchange shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans of the military, DoD officials said in a news release. Continue reading

The Illinois Community Women Veteran’s Center needs your help!

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The National Women Veterans United (NWVU) a 501c3 veteran organization is seeking support of $10,000 for the Illinois Women Veteran’s Center.

We are asking for your generous end of the year donation in support of the only Women Veteran’s Center in Illinois and one of few across the nation that addresses the specific needs of military/women veterans and program services. Homeless and at risk military/women veterans are demonstrating their strength by reaching out to us for help. They somehow took a bad turn and life happens. Regardless of their stories of how they got to this point, NWVU wants to help them tell the story of how they became resilient! We need you to help us help them tell the new story!

NWVU is making a public appeal, applying for grants, fund-raising and our members will continue to donate and make pledges to meet the needs of military/women veterans who visit the Women Veteran’s Center for service intervention of a crisis. Our needs include funding for general operations and our programs for those seeking assistance: arts & crafts therapy, book club, peer-to-peer support, assistance with resumes & employment searches, referrals, financial literacy workshops, gift cards for essentials not covered by their EBT food cards such as personal hygiene kits. Transportation cards, seasonal clothing, delinquent utilities and rent are the greatest needs. NWVU assists when we can and when necessary. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of these women who need us most.

Donations or fund-raiser support can be made online through PayPal at www.nwvu.org under Menu Donations or mailed to and payable to the National Women Veterans United 7907-09 S. Racine Chicago, IL 60620. We also invite you to visit our Women’s Center by calling us at (872) 731-2150.

Thank you in advance for your consideration of donating $10,000 or another amount that would help support military/women veterans. As strong women who served honorably in the Armed Forces in every branch of service including the Reserves and National Guard, during War and Peace-time, as officers and enlisted and of all walks of life, we have One Voice and One Vision to assist military/women veterans to be resilient.

National Women Veterans Summit 2017

The event is tentatively scheduled for April 21 through April 22 in Dallas, Texas. These dates and a location will be confirmed soon. Please check out the Center for Women Veterans website for updates and registration information. Continue reading

Power Breath Meditation Workshop

Stress Relief for Veterans & Military Service Members.
Bring Balance And Focus Back Into Life * Improve Sleep * Increase Energy * More Control Over Emotions * Greater Resiliency Learn how to use unique breathing practices to release stress from the body & mind. The practices can be used daily for stress reduction and as needed for immediate reduction in anxiety or negative emotions. The workshop is free for veterans & family members. Continue reading

Veterans Resource Fair March 2017

Prairie State College in Chicago Heights is hosting the Veterans Resources Fair 2017 on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The Service Fair will feature VA Mobile Unit, the Department of Veterans Affairs, housing, legal and educational information, resume writing guides, employment and volunteer opportunities, and more. Continue reading

February 2017 CVO Meeting

Against Privatization of the VA? Come to the CVO Meeting this Wednesday. The next meeting of CVO will be this Wednesday, February 15th at 7 PM at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. We are going to refocus CVO on fighting efforts to privatize the VA. Continue reading