Resources for Female Veterans
Below is a list of resources that MLSA has been able to find that are dedicated to helping female veterans. We realize female vets face unique issues and resources for them are minimal, but there is growing awareness and concern about helping our female vets. If you or someone you know is a female vet, these resources would a great place to start in finding the support and assistance they need and deserve.
VA Women’s Call Center
The VA now has a Women’s Call Center dedicated to assisting female vets with questions and issues pertaining to healthcare, benefits, supportive services, etc. It is run by women, for women.
Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 8am-6:30pm
MST Claims Coordinator
If filing for MST (military sexual trauma) related claims through the VA there is a male and female claims coordinators in each state dedicated to helping vets properly file their MST claims. MST can be any kind of sexual violence, abuse, assault, etc that occured during the term of your service. To find your local coordinator please check the list on this page:
Stateside Legal is a non-profit that finds legal help for military members, veterans, and their families. Their website has great information on general veterans’ issues, and includes a whole section for female military members and vets. Below is the link to the women who serve page, which has good info on getting benefits, employment after service, MST, etc. We felt it worthwhile to also include the links to some of their MST related pages.
National Veterans Legal Services Program
National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) assists veterans who have been denied service-connected disability claims, including PTSD and MST. You can apply for services on their website.
After Deployment is another non-profit organization for veterans, focusing on wellness resources and providing a wide variety of information regarding issues and questions that may arise after coming home.
Service Women's Action Network
Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) is an organization whose mission is to transform military culture by securing equal opportunity and freedom to serve without discrimination, harassment or assault; and to reform veterans’ services to ensure high quality health care and benefits for women veterans and their families. They have a great and growing list of supportive service providers etc.