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  • How can we end homelessness among female veterans?

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    A new report offers a four-pronged approach to address homelessness among female veterans.

    Researched by the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families and the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, the report is a pointed call to action for government organizations, non-governmental agencies and philanthropic entities to collaborate and provide resources to fill the gaps that make these women vulnerable to homelessness.

    The four key actions are:

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  • Female veterans seek health care to match their presence in the military

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    As the number of female veterans continues to increase, a veterans service organization is asking the federal government to conduct a study that would evaluate the Department of Veterans Affairs' ability to meet the growing needs of female veterans and study their levels of privacy and security when they do seek treatment.

    That request by Disabled American Veterans was made on Tuesday at a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on "Fulfilling the Promise to Women Veterans."

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  • Swords to Plowshares offers Military Sexual Trauma Online Training: Apr 30, 2015

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    Military Sexual Trauma Online Training:  Treatment Considerations, and Access to Care + Benefits  

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  • Female veterans struggle with identity, recognition after service to country

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    COLUMBIA — When someone approached Helen Grahl a few years ago to go on a World War II Honor Flight, she initially refused. That was for the men.

    "They're the ones that did the war," Grahl said. "Yeah, I had a desk job and wore a uniform, but I didn’t do anything courageous."

    Grahl finally decided to participate in an Honor Flight in July 2012 and was one of only two females of the 64 veterans aboard. While in Washington, D.C., they visited the World War II Memorial, the Women in Military Service for America Memorial and a number of other monuments.

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  • Call Center in Canandaigua Marks Two Years of Helping Women Veterans

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    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. -- April marks the two-year anniversary of the Women Veteran Call Center inside the Veteran’s Affairs Office in Canandaigua. It's the only call center of its kind in the country, devoted solely to helping women veterans.

    "Every single one of our contact representatives are women. We received an authorization from the Office of Personnel Management to hire only women telephone agents, so we have women helping women,” said Krista Stephenson, who serves as director of the call center.

    Fifty percent of the staff are veterans themselves, including Stephenson.

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  • Connecticut bill targeting women veterans up for a vote

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    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some Connecticut senators hope to pass legislation that would help make women veterans more aware of available programs and services.

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  • Female Veterans Pose Homeless Challenge for VA

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    NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)--For Penelope McClenan, a 52-year-old disabled veteran, the future is clouded by the most basic of uncertainties: does she have a home to call her own?

    Over a year ago, on Jan. 29, 2014, a city marshal escorted her out of her apartment. It was her birthday.

    McClenan is unable to work for medical reasons she ties to the time of her military service, and the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program had been helping to pay her rent for three years.

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  • Trailblazer Allison Hickey faces her toughest battle: Veterans Affairs

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    COLORADO SPRINGS — Driving along the winding roads of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Allison Hickey looks out at the snowy forested mountains of the campus, a place she first came to by bus as a teenager almost 40 years ago, and admits it still haunts her.

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  • Bill aims to connect female veterans to benefits, services

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    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Davis saw three combat zones during one tour of duty and dodged bullets just like her male comrades. Still, the Enfield womant says she has never been treated as an equal in her 24 years as a soldier, and she doesn't believe that will change once she retires at the end of this year.

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  • Commissioner of KY Veterans Affairs: 2015 Year Women Vet

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    Lexington, Ky. (WKYT)-In Kentucky there are 33,000 female veterans, but many of them are missing out on benefits they earned after their service. In 2015 the new Commissioner of Kentucky's Department of Veterans Affairs wants to change that and she is reaching out through some creative measures.

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