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FEMALE VETERANS PROGRAM

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.


WHY IS THERE A FOCUS ON FEMALE VETERANS?

It is induspitable that Veteran's issues affect Female Veterans at disproportionately high rate. 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 create sustainable and real solutions to ongoing issues.

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

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


INTENSIVE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Returning to the workforce after a long gap in employment, a recent lay off or other reason can create a number of struggles including the loss of a home. Begin rebuilding today! Let’s work together to find your next career! Learn More


MONTHLY SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

Many Veterans similar challenges when returning to civilian life. Our recurring seminar series empowers you with the relevant skills and information necessary to identify, prepare for and prevent common hardships faced at home. We don't expect you to do it alone, that's why we've carefully curated these free seminars. We hope to see you there! Learn More


MONTHLY WOMEN'S PEER GROUP

Our women's 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, nutrition, and financial planning.

 Veteran's Count Massachusetts Facebook page 

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

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