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Virginia Women Veterans Program Overview

Mission:

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.

Thank you to all who participated in the 2022 Virginia Women Veterans Summit on June 15. In case you missed it, we invite you to view the livestream here. Photos from the summit may be viewed here

 

109,000+

Number of Women Veterans in VA

15%

Percentage of VA Veterans are Women

4,500+

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 stephanie.gaines@dvs.virginia.gov.

“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.