All individual case management assistance is strictly confidential and free. You do not have to be a member to receive a service, information or assistance.
NWVU provides women veterans with information and assistance for VA benefit claim filing and we make referrals to county, state and federal Veteran Service Officers.
NWVU is sensitive to the needs of women who may first need to bond with other women due to the nature of their serious and complex issues. We share our own experiences and expertise so that women learn what to expect when they go to the benefits office or health care facility. The majority of referrals are direct contacts for services.
The more than 60 plus active members have genuine concern for military/women veterans who are survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and disabling conditions including women readjusting from military to civilian status.
The IL Community Center is a safe and private space for Peer-to-Peer support and group discussions and has the necessary atmosphere for sharing like experiences. It is not like your typical Veteran clubs or the VA health care center.
The Women Veteran’s Center provides access to computers for creating resumes, business letters or researching resources.
Women can also watch a personal development or Peer Support Webinars on the big screen TV.
Financial literacy workshops will assist in developing improved money management and budget management.
Sit in the meditation room where it is serene for finding that space to relax the mind, body and soul in the comfortable reclining chairs donated by the VA Health Care System. They may also spend time working on a Veteran Craft Kit project donated by Help Hospitalized Veterans. The Arts and Crafts Therapy is relaxing and provides a monumental journey of welcoming peace through the vibrant colors in the Art work on the wall or just relax and listen to the sounds of nature.
If you have small children you will love the colorful small table and chairs, reading and coloring books & crayons, puzzles or if you have teenagers we are kid friendly and know TV and computers for academic assistance or recreation go a long way with teens. They can also work with you on a craft project.
Our house is also your home and we try to take care of our own so if you are in need of personal items we have them! We get gently used and new clothing, shoes, purses and items that are donated on a regular basis. You have to visit the office to see what we have. You may also call (872) 731-2150 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are looking for something in particular.
Join the NWVU Book Club!
We lend our leadership skills to assist our Girl Scout partnership with St Felicitas.
Monthly meetings to keep informed of new legislation, VA benefits, community resources, events and activities and camaraderie
If we can’t help you, we know someone who can….the many partners that we have are not far away!
WE believe that it can never be about one of us, but all of us; we promote one voice one vision and our goal is not to write ourselves out of military history!