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FEMALE VETERANS PROGRAM

20.1% of female veterans receive VA benefits, suicide rate among female veterans is 62.4%, 72.4% of female veterans are using their education benefits, there was a 7% increase in homelessness among female veterans from 2016 - 2017

We are currently operating a Female Veteran Program at Easter Seals Massachusetts. In addition to our other services, our Female Veteran Program offers women Veterans and service members of all eras a place to gather, share information and discuss their experiences together in a place where everybody has served. Often, participants are amazed that their experiences are very similar to the others in attendance. We also refer participants to other Easterseals MA programs, such as the Military and Veterans Services program, as needed for individual and family support.

If you have any additional questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Adam Costello at acostello@eastersealsma.org or 508-751-6312.

How are we making a difference? Program Participant Testimonials

MONTHLY WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP

Our women's support group meets monthly with the goal of fostering a positive and safe environment where female Veterans can gather and openly share information and experiences specific to the female Veteran demographic.  These sessions provide unique learning experiences through the incorporation of various presenters. So far we’ve had presenters teach classes on things like self defense, mindfulness, and financial planning.

Visit the Veteran's Program Facebook page for updates on the program and upcoming meeting details.

Join our closed Female Veterans Support Group on Facebook, where female Service Members and Veterans from Massachusetts can interact and share their experiences.

Not only would we like you to participate, we also need YOUR help to make a difference.

Each month a guest speaker discusses a topic of interest with the group, followed by a group discussion on the topic and other items of interest.  Program participants share lunch together and establish friendships along the way.

Previous topics included:


WHY IS THERE A FOCUS ON FEMALE VETERANS?

There’s a great need in the community for female Veterans to work together and support one another.  We maintain a welcoming, positive and fun environment, and we’re working to resolve real issues.


If you have any additional questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Adam Costello at acostello@eastersealsma.org or 508-751-6312.

 

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