Veteran Benefits - Category: Women Resources

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Academy Women

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.

 

Service Area:
California
Attitudes & Attire

Assists women in the military community with transition from military to civilian life by focusing on job readiness in the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex.

 

Service Area:
Texas
CareerSource Florida

About Us

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.

 

Service Area:
Florida
Center for Transforming Lives

Lifts women and children from poverty to possibility through Homeless Services, Early Childhood Education, and Economic Mobility.

 

Service Area:
Texas
Cheryl's Voice

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.

 

Service Area:
Texas
Creative Healing Connections

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.

 

Service Area:
New York
Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs

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
https://www.goldstarmoms.com

American Legion

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AMVETS

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Disabled American Veterans
http://www.davmembersportal.org/fl/

County Veterans Services Officers Association of Florida
https://www.facebook.com/CVSOAFL/

Military Officers Association of America
https://www.moaafl.org/

Military Order of the Purple Heart
https://www.purpleheartflorida.org/

Paralyzed Veterans of America
https://www.pva.org/

Veterans of Foreign Wars
https://vfwfl.org

Vietnam Veterans of America
https://www.vvafsc.org/

Benefits & Services:
Health Care
Claims
Education
Employment
Veterans’ Preference
State Approving Agency
Housing
Burial Benefits
Forms
Veteran Certified Businesses

The following sites provide additional resources for veterans and their families.

Homebound Veterans and COVID-19
www.floridavets.org/homeboundveterans
Crisis/Hotlines

National VA Homeless Hotline – 24 Hour
Toll Free at 1-877-424-3838
http://www.va.gov/homeless/

Veterans Crisis Line – 24 Hour
Toll Free at 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
www.mentalhealth.va.gov

Change Direction: Give An Hour Campaign – Know the Five Signs!
http://www.changedirection.org/give-an-hour/

Florida Veterans Support Line
1-844-MyFLVet (693-5838) or 2-1-1

The Recovery Village
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/treatment-program/online-counseling/telehealth-app/

VA Caregiver Support Line
1-855-260-3274
https://www.caregiver.va.gov

White House VA Hotline – non-emergency, VA inquiries
1-855-948-2311
https://www.va.gov/ve/whvahotline.asp

COVID 19 Vaccine Questions
Ask A VA Doc About The Safety Of COVID-19 Vaccination

Homebound Veterans and COVID-19
www.floridavets.org/homeboundveterans

GI Bill – COVID-19 Fact Sheet
https://floridavets.org/wp-content/uploads/covid-19_Factsheet.pdf

VA Public Health
www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/index.asp

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Florida Department of Corrections
www.dc.state.fl.us/comm/covid-19.html

Florida DEO Covid-19 Reemployment Assistance Resource Guide
http://floridajobs.org/docs/default-source/reemployment-assistance-center/new-individual-faq-includes-cares-act-final.pdf?sfvrsn=5f2547b0_14

Florida Department of Health

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Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Recovery Bureau FAQ Website
https://fdemgrantsmanagement.force.com/fdemcovid

The Florida League of Cities
http://flcities.com/coronavirus-resources

SOF Missions – COVID-19 Care Kits

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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.
https://www.vets.gov/discharge-upgrade-instructions
Employment & Business Services

Employ Florida Vets
https://veteran.employflorida.com/

Florida State Veterans’ Homes Recruitment
https://floridavets.org/were-looking-for-you/
https://floridavets.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Were-looking-for-you-tri-fold-brochure.pdf

Florida Veterans’ Business Assistance
www.floridasbdc.org
www.fptac.org

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
www.osd.dms.state.fl.us

Salute our Soldiers Military Loan Program
https://www.floridahousing.org/

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
https://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.asp

VOW to Hire Heroes Act 2011
https://benefits.va.gov/vow

Veterans Florida Career Services

Careers


Veterans’ Benefits

Florida Veterans’ Benefits Guide
https://floridavets.org/resources/va-benefits-guide/

Post-9/11 GI Bill and Veteran Education Benefits
https://benefits.va.gov/gibill

Federal Benefits for Veterans & Dependents Guide
https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp

VA Claims Information
https://www.va.gov
https://www.ebenefits.va.gov

Florida Military-Friendly Guide
https://www.enterpriseflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/Florida-Military-Friendly-Guide-2021.pdf

VA Website for Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/burnpits/registry.asp

Social Security Benefits for Veterans
https://www.ssa.gov/people/veterans/

VA MISSION Act
https://floridavets.org/va-implements-mission-act/
Veterans’ Resources

VA Video Connect
https://mobile.va.gov/app/va-video-connect

VA Online Discharge Upgrade Tool
https://www.vets.gov/discharge-upgrade-instructions

Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Military and Veterans Assistance Program (MVAP)
www.myfloridalegal.com/MVAP

Florida Veterans Legal Helpline
(866) 486-6161
https://bals.org/veterans-legal-helpline

Financial Frontlines Program
http://www.myfloridacfo.com/YMM/FinancialFrontlines/

Small Business Program
http://www.myfloridacfo.com/YMM/smallBusiness/Default.aspx

Locate Military Records
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/

National Resource Directory
https://nrd.gov/

Veterans Health Matters Magazine, Publications and Products
https://www.visn8.va.gov/VISN8/news/publications.asp

Serve Save Succeed Program
http://www.myfloridacfo.com/servesavesucceed/

SHINE – Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
http://www.floridashine.org/

Military One Source
http://www.militaryonesource.mil/

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program
Information
https://www.vetsprobono.org/

Visit Florida Travel Information for Veterans
https://www.visitflorida.com/military

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Veterans webpage
https://www.fdacs.gov/Consumer-Resources/Veterans

VA Debt Management Center
https://www.va.gov/manage-va-debt/
Veterans’ Legal Resources

Military Pro Bono Project
https://www.militaryprobono.org/

Bay Area Legal Services
https://bals.org/

American Bar Association
https://www.americanbar.org/groups/committees/veterans-benefits-and-services/initiatives/
https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_services/milvets/
Women Veterans

Homeless Women Veterans
http://www.va.gov/homeless/for_women_veterans.asp

VA Center for Women Veterans
http://www.va.gov/womenvet/

VA creates National Women Veterans Oncology System of Excellence in fight against breast cancer
https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5549

VA Hotline on Health Care and Benefits for Women Veterans
1-855-VA-WOMEN (1-855-829-6636)

Women Veterans Health Care
http://www.womenshealth.va.gov/
Other Departments and Agencies

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Office of Servicemembers Affairs
https://www.consumerfinance.gov/practitioner-resources/servicemembers/

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Employment Opportunities
www.FDACS.gov

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Operation Outdoor Freedom
www.operationoutdoorfreedom.com

Florida Defense Alliance
https://www.enterpriseflorida.com/military-defense/florida-defense-alliance/

Florida Defense Support Task Force
https://www.enterpriseflorida.com/military-defense/florida-defense-support-task/

Florida Department of Military Affairs
http://dma.myflorida.com/

Florida Veterans Foundation

No Florida Veteran Left Behind

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
www.va.gov

Veterans Florida

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Other

National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs

MyFlorida.com
http://www.myflorida.com/

Returning Service Members
http://www.oefoif.va.gov/

Returning Service Members Mental Health Support
http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/returningservicevets.asp

Veterans & Mesothelioma

Veterans and Mesothelioma

Hope for Healing Florida, mental health and substance abuse campaign
http://HopeforHealingFL.com

Florida Military License Plates
https://www.flhsmv.gov/motor-vehicles-tags-titles/personalized-specialty-license-plates/specialty-license-plates/

 

Service Area:
Florida
Genesis Joy House

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to ending chronic homelessness among women veterans in the Southeast.

 

Service Area:
Georgia
Grace After Fire

The mission of Grace After Fire is to provide the means for women Veterans to gain self-knowledge and self-renewal.

 

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Service Area:
Texas
Green Beret Foundation

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.

 

Service Area:
Texas
Green Extreme Homes Community Development Corporation

GEH is committed to building healthy, stronger neighborhoods by providing green, energy efficient affordable housing options.

 

Service Area:
Texas
HER Foundation

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.

 

Service Area:
Florida
Lean In

We help women achieve their ambitions and work to create an equal world.

 

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Marriage Management

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.

 

Service Area:
Texas
National Association of Black Military Women

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.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
National Association of State Women Veteran Coordinators (NASWVC)

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.

 

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Online-Nationwide
National Veterans Foundation

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.

 

Service Area:
California
NC4Vets

Veteran service organization

 

Service Area:
North Carolina
The Nicholas A. Madaras Home
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.

 

Service Area:
Connecticut
The Pink Berets

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.

 

Service Area:
Texas
The Rosie Network

Rosie Chapters provide military spouse business owners and budding entrepreneurs around the country with a supportive online learning environment and facilitated group meetings.

 

Service Area:
California, Texas, Virginia, Washington
Veteran Affairs Women's Health Transition Training

Female specific health care including reproductive services, maternity care, mental health services, newborn care, and gynecological care and musculoskeletal care.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (VWISE)

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.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Warrior Women United

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.

 

Service Area:
Florida
Way Point Veterans Service Center

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.

 

Service Area:
Georgia
Wisconsin Veteran Network

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.

 

Service Area:
Wisconsin
Women Elevated

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.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide, Tennessee
Women Veteran Alliance 

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.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide
Women Vets on Point

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.

 

Service Area:
California
Woven - Women Veteran Network

To provide a unique social network of women Veterans to foster connections and build relationships in local communities and across the nation.

 

Service Area:
Online-Nationwide