The Women Veterans Unity Group 8th Annual Women Veterans Information Conference
Friday, October 24, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)
Los Angeles, CA
The Women Veterans Information Conference has been held yearly since October 2005 in collaborations with the VA Greater Los Angeles Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (DRRTP) at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Building 500, Room 1281. This conference was originally created as one of the Women Veteran DRRTP alumni events. The conference is usually held from 10am – 3:30pm. There are speakers from various components of service providers that serve the women veteran population. This conference is to inform, empower, and inspire the women veteran community. We provide morning refreshments, lunch, gifts, and extend an invitation to all to join AMVETS and all other Veteran organizations. It is our goal for participants to leave the gathering with the following:
- A deepened understanding of how important it is to have resources available for women veterans
- Develop social, supportive and professional networks with other women veterans
- Fresh insight and tactics for accessing benefits
- Continue to network to support each other as women veterans
- Obtain information, awareness, and resources
- Recovery and Rehabilitation resources
- Healthcare benefits and Family re-unification resources
- Develop social, supportive, and professional networks with other women veterans that will assist with achieving educational goals
- To provide a network forum for women veteran, and active duty women
- To educate women veterans on their benefits and available entitlements
- To provide links to resources to assist with employment opportunities and other resources
- To facilitate an open forum
- To provide women veterans with information on upcoming veterans/gender-specific events
- AMVETS membership
Thank you to our supporters: Whole Foods #14 Brentwood, VA Greater Los Angeles VA Greater Los Angeles Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Prpgram, AMVETS Post 116, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary #116, AMVETS Department of California, AMVETS Department of California Foundation, Veterans Partnering with Communities and GMC Signs.
When & Where
The Women Veterans Unity Group
Mission Statement: Provide a continuum of resources to the female veteran community whether disabled, distressed, despondent, helpless, hopeless, and or homeless.
Purpose:To reach all California Female Military/Veterans with various assistance, benefits and entitlements, referrals, membership opportunities, and educational awareness by attending and or facilitating California events, conferences, workshops, seminars, educational events, groups etc., and anything associated with female veterans including other state programs (as needed) to improve the Women Veterans Unity Group effectiveness of gender-specific issues. Provide and promote The Women Veterans Unity Group services.
Vision:To be the world’s best provider in high quality and high standards of integrated comprehensive supportive services tailored specifically to the needs of women veteran. Provide and or assist with appropriate referrals to VA, county, state, community agencies, service providers for case management, education, crisis intervention, counseling, services targeted towards specialized gender-specific for our homeless women Veterans. Enhance the wellness of women who have served and are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.
The Women Veterans Unity Group 501(c) 3 organization wants to assure that women veterans receive benefits and services as our male counterparts, without encountering discrimination in their access to care. We believe that woman veteran should be treated with the respect, dignity, and understanding by VA service providers, community service providers, organization service providers and anyone that provides services to the women veteran communities. The Women Veterans Unity Group is responsible for the development of local, state and national collaborative, partnerships, coalitions among organizations to strengthen the links and close the gaps for gender-specific supportive services.