Our mission is to Identify, Connect, and Empower women veterans through professional and personal connections. We do this by utilizing electronic and live networking across communities, across the United States and internationally.
Technology and collaboration have been tools to firmly anchor and connect an otherwise invisible nation of women who have served with those who are serving and those who are preparing to serve in the military.
Women Veteran Social Justice Network is the forerunner of women veteran organizations leading the discussion for bringing cultural competency on topics that directly impact women veteran community to the military and civilian sector. We strive to gain women veteran access to opportunities to advance and have success in ways that translate.
We make sure their service value is not left behind in discussions especially with finding programs and services that support our issues and challenges. advance the narrative to include barriers and issues facing women veteran in a complete, compassionate, and honorable way.
We openly discuss PTSD, MST, homelessness, and suicide. We provide resources and information for the community at-large, while holding the space to honor and recognize the achievements and lived experience of women veterans of all eras and service times.
One of our core values is informing women that their military service deserves the same “hero level value” as their male counterparts–whether they were in combat or in garrison units, served during peace or war time, were an officer or enlisted. Women of color, LGBTQ, persons with military sexual trauma, those who have been suicidal, and those who were homeless, feel welcomed in this community. The organization was created by a woman veteran who has experienced so many of the challenges and successes that our community experiences: Knowing what it was like to feel left behind, there was no way that anyone should be left behind.. It was important to go out and seek out those who had been overlooked and return them to the tribe.
Our integrative online network shares information and resources through our network of communities and stakeholders to help remove many of the unseen barriers women veterans face. We have witnessed veterans move from facing homelessness, being suicidal, and not having VA benefits, to seeing them thrive, active civically, managing their health and service-connected disabilities, while speaking publicly to help change the outcomes for other veterans. We have a crowd-sourced program of rapid resourcing, which gives many veterans who have been otherwise left out of other communities, the opportunity to engage in active community of peers supporting and guiding one another.
Our organization is 100% volunteer lead and we give every veteran a hand up to be a part of an ongoing community of peers committed to supporting one another. There is no membership fee because our community has already paid the price of military service. We value your financial and in kind contributions which helps us continue impactful work of advancing women veterans in the community.