Female vets fight new battles at home

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on June 14, 2011 at 9:33 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 14 at 9:34 AM

When we think of military veterans, we often think of men.  But according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 55,675 female veterans live in Washington state.  The troubling part is this: the number of homeless female veterans has tripled in the last 10 years and the problem is getting worse.  Washington state is trying to help with a program considered to be a national model aimed at ending homelessness among veterans within 5 years.
 
All female veterans and current members of the Armed Forces are invited to attend a Women Veterans Summit this Saturday, June 18, at the Meydenbauer Center.  Many issues will be covered from employment and education to healthcare, trauma and mental health.
 
Women Vets can register for free for the Women Veterans Summit, Saturday, June 18 at:  http://www.dva.wa.gov/women_vets.html
 
For services provided through the King County Veterans' Program:   (206) 296-7656, http://www.kingcounty.gov/socialservices/veterans.aspx
 
For more information about the Veteran-Community Network (VCN) contact Sheila Sebron at vcn@vetcomnet.info (206) 856-8100
 
Or you can make a personal donation to the VCN Disabled Veteran Home-Based Care Program through the Alliance of People with disAbilities, a state-certified Center for Independent Living: www.disabilitypride.org

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