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Michigan Women Veterans Survey Greetings fellow female veterans of Michigan:
As a Navy veteran myself, I have a special commitment to my sister veterans. I want to help in developing services which are meaningful to our Michigan women veterans, and to assess the quality of existing services. That’s why we are asking for your help, as we try to understand the needs of women veterans in Michigan. We developed a survey, with questions to help us learn about your military background, health status, and use of veteran services offered in Michigan. The survey is completely anonymous. We will use the information in your answers for collective analysis of issues that affect women veterans in Michigan. The survey is online at . Or, call us at 313-456-4702 for a paper copy. Please do share this information with other women veterans living in Michigan. We would love to get responses from all the 50,000 women veterans in Michigan!
Anne K. Thompson, LCDR USN, Ret.
Chair, Michigan Women’s Commission

•  Commission Partners with "We Are Veterans" Project In support of PBS Stories of Service, local PBS stations and community organizations announce the launch of We Are Veterans. We Are Veterans is a collaboration of local PBS stations, partner organizations, veteran service organizations, and communities together to leverage resources to raise awareness about and enhance connection to, resources positively affecting the well-being of veteran warriors and their families. WGVU Public Media (Grand Rapids, MI), a service of Grand Valley State University, will lead the project.
The Michigan Women's Commission is proud to partner with WGVU on the project. "We know there are over 50,000 women veterans in Michigan," said Susy Avery, Executive Director, Michigan Women's Commission. "We want to create the environment that encourages and enables women veterans to publically and proudly say ‘I AM A VETERAN'."
The We Are Veterans website will include trusted resources for veterans and their families as well as information on how to share stories and connect with local community resources. The conversation in support of veterans will continue on social media using #WeAreVeterans on Facebook and on Twitter and online at

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Michigan Women's Commission, 3054 W. Grand Blvd., Ste. 3-600, Detroit MI 48202, 313-456-4702

Next Meeting: August 11, 2014, 2 p.m., Bay Harbor Village Hotel & Conference Center, 4000 Main Street, Bay Harbor, MI 49770. The Michigan Women's Commission (MWC) was statutorily created in 1968 with the mission of improving the lives of Michigan women. Throughout its 44 year history, the MWC has worked on many issues, and its current priorities are women in business, women veterans and human trafficking.The MWC also serves as a referral agency for Michigan women and helps them navigate federal, state and local resources. We tweet under the handle @MIWomensComm, post on Facebook as  Michigan-Womens-Commission and e-publish information on a variety of topics. We are a partner in the yearly "Young Women, Strong Leaders" conferences. Commission meetings are held quarterly, and the location rotates throughout the state. Join us at an upcoming meeting.

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