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Virginia Women Veterans Program Overview


Virginia’s Women Veterans Program (VWVP) provides access to community resources to educate, unify, and empower Virginia’s women veterans, who have served in the military in all eras; by ensuring they receive timely yet appropriate transition and benefits support/ employment and education outreach; health and community advocacy.


Women Veterans Recognition Day 2023:  June 12 Marks The 75th Anniversary of The Women’s Armed Services Integration Act


Campaign Launched to Create License Plate to Honor Women Veterans, Virginia Department of Veterans Services Must Receive 450 Pre-Applications and Deposits no later than January 11, 2023

Update on the Virginia Women Veterans License Plate 

The Governor approved this legislation on March 22, 2023 with an effective date of July 1, 2023. Upon the Governor’s approval, all pre-applications and deposits will now be sent to the Department of Motor Vehicles. The next stage in the process involves the plate design followed by design approval!  Questions? Call (804) 980-5399 or email

VWVP Events

Featured Event


Number of Women Veterans in VA


Percentage of VA Veterans are Women


Number of Women Veterans Served by VWVP

Female Virtual Peer Support Group

Every 1st and 3rd Monday  | 6pm- 7:30pm

Virtual Veteran Peer Support Groups are facilitated by veterans, in order to more effectively address the needs of the Veteran, National Guard, and Reservist communities by providing a relaxed and confidential environment in which to share past military, and current transitional, experiences with other veterans. The virtual groups employ a peer-to-peer format, which strives to foster support for their members by improving self-reliance, self-advocacy, and by encouraging each veteran along his/her own path to behavioral health wellness.

For more information, contact Stephanie Gaines at 804-489-6098 or

“I enjoyed attending the annual Virginia Women Veterans Summit and discovering I wasn't alone. I learned there were other women veterans out there who have traveled my path, and there are others who get me.”

- Judy, Air Force Vietnam Era, Veteran

Veteran Stories

VWVP Newsletter

Our newsletter has information on employment and education opportunities, gaining access to benefits, and opportunities to fellowship with other women veterans.