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For Immediate Release

Easter Seals to Hold Capitol Hill Briefing to Bring Options for Female Veteran Reintegration to Forefront

WASHINGTON , October 1, 2015

Media Contact:
Elsa Remak
eremak@easterseals.com
312-551-7154
http://easterseals.com

WHAT

Easter Seals, a national non-profit that helps veterans and military families connect to meaningful employment, education and overall wellness, has assembled a panel of veterans to examine how public-private partnerships lead to reintegration success for women veterans.

Veterans of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army National Guard will highlight best practices for helping women veterans access the local services they need during their transitions to civilian life. 

At the briefing, Easter Seals will release its new white paper, Call to Action: Support Community Efforts to Improve the Transition to Civilian Life for Women Veterans.

Call to Action highlights policy recommendations for Congress to aid in improving reintegration and long-term success of female veterans through the expansion of community-based, public-private partnerships.

 

WHO

The briefing panel will feature four veterans with personal and professional expertise in community reintegration:  

  • Kimberly Mitchell (USN Veteran), President & Cofounder, Easter Seals Dixon Center
  • Kim Elvin (USN Veteran), Veteran Services Program Manager, Easter Seals New York
  • David Muir (USARNG Veteran), Assistant Vice President, Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA
  • Donita Session (USAF Veteran), benefited from community reintegration services

The moderator will be Katy Neas, Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, Easter Seals, Inc.

WHEN

Monday, Oct. 5

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. CST

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC-212

WHY

Far too many women veterans struggle to access available reintegration services and supports when and where they need them. Easter Seals recognizes the point of greatest impact on women veterans’ reintegration occurs at the local level. The organization utilizes a community-based, veteran reintegration model that leads to transition success for all veterans.

MORE INFORMATION

·         Easter Seals: http://www.easterseals.com

·        Easter Seals Dixon Center: dixon.easterseals.com

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