AcademyWomen is committed to the professional empowerment of military communities, active duty and veteran women from all commissioning sources, transitioning military veterans, military spouses, as well as cadet and midshipmen women.
We are mothers stepmothers grandmothers foster mothers and female legal guardians who have children serving in the military guard or reserves or children who are veterans. We support each other and our children while promoting patriotism. Our organization focuses on our mission every single day and will never ever forsake our troops our veterans or the families of our Fallen Heroes
CareerSource Florida is the statewide workforce policy and investment board of business and government leaders charged with guiding workforce development for the state of Florida. CareerSource Florida provides oversight and policy direction for talent development programs administered by the Department of Economic Opportunity, Florida’s 24 local workforce development boards and their 100 career centers. Together, the CareerSource Florida network connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity.
We Connect Businesses with Skilled Talent and Training Solutions
CareerSource Florida is the statewide workforce policy and investment board. Our partners include the Department of Economic Opportunity, 24 local workforce development boards and 100 career centers throughout Florida. Together, we help connect businesses with the talented workforce and training needed to succeed and grow.
Our Professional Team
The CareerSource Florida professional team is here to help Floridians, businesses, our board members and our partners reach goals and achieve successful outcomes.
Policies and Initiatives
The CareerSource Florida Board of Directors advances policies and initiatives to increase the prosperity of workers and employers, reduce welfare dependency, increase economic self-sufficiency, and enhance worker productivity and business competitiveness.
Contracting and Grants
CareerSource Florida contracts with companies, organizations and local boards to optimize our services to Florida businesses and Floridians. Funding opportunities through requests for proposals (RFPs), invitations to negotiate (ITNs) and grant solicitations are available here.
Reports and Publications
CareerSource Florida offers results-driven solutions to drive economic growth for Florida businesses, jobs seekers and workers. Find state, federal and other relevant reports and publications here.
Employment and Internships
Interested in helping shape Florida’s economic future? Employment and internships with CareerSource Florida are often available. See our current available positions and learn how to apply here.
To be a voice and resource for children and their families who have been impacted by domestic violence, homicide, and/or suicide by providing education about the cycle of abuse and the tools available to help break the cycle.
Creative Healing Connections offers arts retreats for people who are in need of opportunities to heal. We provide guided, creative activities that encourage self-expression, new awareness and re-connection with our healthy selves.
Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Our Vision and Mission
Helping to connect the Sunshine State’s more than 1.5 million veterans and their families with earned services, benefits and support are the more than 1,100 men and women of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs. They play a major role in the direct infusion of more than $18.4 billion annually for veterans into Florida’s economy through federal compensation, education and pension benefits, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical services and military retired pay.
Florida offers unique benefits such as in-state tuition rates for veterans and their families using the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, several layers of property tax exemptions, expanded veterans’ preference, and extensive benefits, licensure and fee waivers for many activities and occupations. We also offer high quality care at our network of seven state veterans’ homes, with two additional homes in development in Port St. Lucie and Orlando.
In 1988, Florida citizens endorsed a constitutional amendment to create the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs as a separate agency charged with providing advocacy and representation for Florida’s veterans and to intercede on their behalf with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Our advocacy increases federal benefits for Florida’s veterans, improves the quality of life for veterans with service-connected disabilities, and provides access to federally funded medical care for eligible veterans.
Florida’s Veteran Service Organizations
The Sunshine State plays host to many congressionally chartered Veteran Service Organizations. These organizations have departments, posts and chapters in Florida, and serve our state’s veterans and their families in a variety of ways. Among the more active organizations in Florida include the following.
American Gold Star Mothers
Disabled American Veterans
County Veterans Services Officers Association of Florida
Military Officers Association of America
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Vietnam Veterans of America
Benefits & Services:
State Approving Agency
Veteran Certified Businesses
The following sites provide additional resources for veterans and their families.
Homebound Veterans and COVID-19
National VA Homeless Hotline – 24 Hour
Toll Free at 1-877-424-3838
Veterans Crisis Line – 24 Hour
Toll Free at 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
Change Direction: Give An Hour Campaign – Know the Five Signs!
Florida Veterans Support Line
1-844-MyFLVet (693-5838) or 2-1-1
The Recovery Village
VA Caregiver Support Line
White House VA Hotline – non-emergency, VA inquiries
COVID 19 Vaccine Questions
Ask A VA Doc About The Safety Of COVID-19 Vaccination
Homebound Veterans and COVID-19
GI Bill – COVID-19 Fact Sheet
VA Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Florida Department of Corrections
Florida DEO Covid-19 Reemployment Assistance Resource Guide
Florida Department of Health
Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Recovery Bureau FAQ Website
The Florida League of Cities
SOF Missions – COVID-19 Care Kits
If you have a VBA benefit debt and need temporary financial relief, please contact Debt Management Center at 1-800-827-0648 or visit their website https://www.va.gov/debtman/ to request assistance.
New VA Online Discharge Upgrade Tool
A web-based tool that will provide customized guidance to veterans who desire to upgrade or change the conditions of their military discharge.
Employment & Business Services
Employ Florida Vets
Florida State Veterans’ Homes Recruitment
Florida Veterans’ Business Assistance
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
Salute our Soldiers Military Loan Program
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
VOW to Hire Heroes Act 2011
Veterans Florida Career Services
Florida Veterans’ Benefits Guide
Post-9/11 GI Bill and Veteran Education Benefits
Federal Benefits for Veterans & Dependents Guide
VA Claims Information
Florida Military-Friendly Guide
VA Website for Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
Social Security Benefits for Veterans
VA MISSION Act
VA Video Connect
VA Online Discharge Upgrade Tool
Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Military and Veterans Assistance Program (MVAP)
Florida Veterans Legal Helpline
Financial Frontlines Program
Small Business Program
Locate Military Records
National Resource Directory
Veterans Health Matters Magazine, Publications and Products
Serve Save Succeed Program
SHINE – Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Military One Source
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
Visit Florida Travel Information for Veterans
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Veterans webpage
VA Debt Management Center
Veterans’ Legal Resources
Military Pro Bono Project
Bay Area Legal Services
American Bar Association
Homeless Women Veterans
VA Center for Women Veterans
VA creates National Women Veterans Oncology System of Excellence in fight against breast cancer
VA Hotline on Health Care and Benefits for Women Veterans
Women Veterans Health Care
Other Departments and Agencies
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Office of Servicemembers Affairs
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Employment Opportunities
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Operation Outdoor Freedom
Florida Defense Alliance
Florida Defense Support Task Force
Florida Department of Military Affairs
Florida Veterans Foundation
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs
Returning Service Members
Returning Service Members Mental Health Support
Veterans & Mesothelioma
Hope for Healing Florida, mental health and substance abuse campaign
Florida Military License Plates
Grace After Fire was first started as The Women’s Heart by Stephanie Moles in 2002, with a focus on increasing access to healthcare services for women Veterans, especially those who struggled with drug and alcohol abuse.
Over time, the leadership of the organization transitioned from Stephanie Moles to retired Air Force Colonel Kim Olson, then to US Navy Veteran Mea Williams.
As Grace After Fire matured, the focus of the organization shifted from the challenges of the woman Veterans to the empowerment of the woman Veteran. Grace After Fire’s mission became centered on helping the woman Veteran help herself by connecting her with the resources and the tools she needs to be a productive citizen in her community, her work and her home after transitioning from the military.
Ever since 2008, Grace After Fire has been serving the Veteran community by providing community resource navigation services, social events, and annual retreats to women Veterans and their families. In 2012, Grace After Fire launched the Table Talk Color Me Camo peer-to-peer support group programming designed specifically for women Veterans, and in 2017, Grace After Fire began providing financial basic needs assistance to women Veterans and her family.
The mission of Grace After Fire is to provide the means for women Veterans to gain knowledge, insight and self-renewal.
To help women Veterans help themselves.
We serve to protect the Veteran, connect the resource and renew the women.
We value and respect all women Veterans seeking support.
We demonstrate visionary leadership.
We create an environment that fosters committed community integration, belonging and social connectedness, for the women we serve, our employees, key stakeholders and partners.
We engage in and promote the access of resources to all women Veterans and improve their quality of life.
We practice the highest ethical behavior and personal integrity.
We implement responsible financial management in the development of resources and programs.
The Green Beret Foundation serves the Army Special Forces our nations most elite soldiers. We believe Green Berets are our nations greatest assets. Every day we honor our commitment to Green Berets past and present as well as their families by connecting them with the right resources to prosper and thrive. Because when these soldiers meet powerful opportunities, our nation’s most elite soldiers become our nation’s best leaders.
GEH is committed to building healthy, stronger neighborhoods by providing green, energy efficient affordable housing options.
The HER Foundation is committed to providing meals, lodging, access to medical care and job placement services for identified women veterans who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless.
Our programs provide a safe and confidential place for Military and Veteran Couples to reconnect, find peer support and positive encouragement. Participants learn specific real-life skills that enable them to better manage marriage under stress.
NABMW’s mission is to seek out, record, maintain and tell the history and heritage of African-American Military Women who served and are serving in the United States Armed Forces.
To advocate for women veterans through partnerships, training, and the exchange of information, identify barriers to successful transition of women veterans and military women to the civilian community, and recommend solutions through legislative, programmatic and outreach activities.
NVF’s mission is to serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. veterans and their families through: Management and operation of the nation’s only toll-free, vet-to-vet helpline, for all veterans and their families; public awareness programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America’s veterans; outreach services that provide veterans and their families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment and other essential resources.
|Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes (FS:FH) is Connecticut’s first and only community-based transitional home exclusively for homeless female Veterans and their young children. Housed at the Nicholas A. Madaras Home, which opened in 2011, FS:FH provides ten beds for female Veterans and four beds, when available, for their young children. Since opening in 2011, the program helps female Veterans by meeting their needs for a safe, secure home, adequate food, and by empowering residents to move forward with their long-term goals: obtaining permanent housing, achieving financial stability, and working toward greater self-determination.|
Their goal is to help those who struggle with their invisible injuries, and emotionally charged wounding to experience a fresh perspective of themselves, their lives, and the act of limitless possibilities. Their hope is to re-inspire in their clients the motivation, willingness, and courage to excel to their best selves so they can continue to live the life they were authentically meant to lead.
Rosie Chapters provide military spouse business owners and budding entrepreneurs around the country with a supportive online learning environment and facilitated group meetings.
Female specific health care including reproductive services, maternity care, mental health services, newborn care, and gynecological care and musculoskeletal care.
Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) is a premier training program in entrepreneurship and small business management operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.
The Texas Veterans Portal connects veterans, their families, and caregivers to the benefits and services earned through their military service.
It is a sisterhood that provides a safe and supportive environment for healing, for learning ways to overcome challenges, find the peace within, improve well-being, and transition to civilian life.
Sanctuary centers for Veterans designed to provide an integrated continuum of care that emphasize access, quality effectiveness efficiency, and compassion Services are centered on service members, veterans and their Principles of resilience, prevention, and recovery are emphasized.
VetsNet works with more than 75 agencies throughout Wisconsin counties and beyond to bring critical services to at-risk veterans and their families. Those partner agencies are veteran service organizations, state and federal veteran agencies, other nonprofit veteran and community social service agencies.
Women Elevated is a nonprofit organization and the primary mission is to assist women veterans in acute crisis BEFORE they become homeless and/or jobless. Provides assistance ranging from temporary housing to couponing and smart shopping. Is a viable link between women veterans and other resources in the community.
Women Veteran Alliance is the premier network focused on directly impacting the quality of life of women veterans. We do this through transforming the way the community networks to bring people and programs directly together through an energetic grass roots platform.
They connect you and your family to the employment, housing and other resources you need. They offer specialized mental health services for individuals and families, and they work to strengthen the bond between women veterans in our community.