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Women Veterans Conference October 2024

MVAA Women Veterans Conference 2024

The third annual conference will be held in Detroit, MI during the month of October. Please check back soon for more details.
MVAA's Women Veterans Conference 2023 updated

MVAA Women Veterans Conference 2023

The second annual conference was held Oct 19-22, 2023 at the UAW Black Lake Conference Center. Approximately 150 women veterans attended a hybrid retreat-style conference.

For photos from the conference, visit the MVAAs Facebook page.

Women Veterans Recognition Day June 12

Women Veterans Recognition Day was made a state holiday in 2023 to honor and recognize the contributions that women who served in the military have made since the Revolutionary War. June 12 is the anniversary of the Women Armed Forces Integration Act signed in 1948.

Learn more about Gov. Whitmer's signing of House Bill 4555 establishing Women Veterans Recognition Day on June 12 in Michigan.

Read the Proclamation

She Is a Veteran

She is a Veteran is a women veteran's outreach campaign designed to:

  1. Connect women to their identity as veterans
  2. Change the public perception of what veterans look like
  3. Connect women veterans to benefits
  4. Connect women veterans to community

The campaign consists of 6 women veterans who represent the diverse backgrounds of Michigan veterans. These women share their stories hoping that their personal journeys will resonate with all individuals and can encourage military women to speak up and proudly identify with their veteran status.

We encourage you to share these stories.

Women Veterans Connect

Military Sisterhood Initiative (Virtual)

This is a virtual platform for women of the military (active duty, reserve, veterans). You can join almost 5,000 military women on this Facebook-like platform through Challenge America. Some benefits of joining: You get to be in a community of women-only, it is a safe space, there are endless activities, and resources to help get you connected to the benefits you've earned!
Learn More About the Initiative

Michigan Women Veterans Forum on Facebook (Virtual)

Facebook for Michigan Women Veterans only. This page is monitored by a woman veteran and was initially created by the Michigan Women's Commission. It is a great way to connect locally for meetups and get to know women veterans that live nearby!
Visit the Forum

Women Veteran Strong Peer Support

Call 248-519-2325 to connect to a peer support group in your community. These meetings are facilitated by Peer Support Specialists through the Walking with Warriors program at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Learn More About the Program

Vet Support

Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that offer a wide range of mental health services to veterans, active duty service members, members of the National Guard, and Reservists. Find a Vet Center near you or contact Vet Center Staff toll free at 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387).
Find a Vet Center
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Women Veteran-Focused Organizations in Michigan

Motown Women Veterans 

MI Women Veterans Empowerment 

WINC For All Women Veterans 

Great Lakes Bay Women Veteran Group 

Women Marines Association 

Woman Veteran Strong 

Resources for Woman Veterans

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Women Veterans Program Manager

Each VA Medical Center has a Women Veterans Program Manager available to assist and coordinate services for women veterans. They are a great resource for understanding what kind of services you may eligible for at the VA. Find your VA Medical Center and ask for the Women Veterans Program Manager.
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Military Sexual Trauma

If a veteran has experienced sexual trauma while serving in the military, they may be eligible to receive care even if: they are not service connected, did not report the incident(s) when it occurred, or whether they have submitted a disability claim to receive care. Find your military sexual trauma coordinator in Michigan and get started with the healing process.

Military Sexual Trauma Coordinators

Ann Arbor VA

Battle Creek VA

Detroit VA

Saginaw VA

Iron Mountain VA

Beyond MST mobile app
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Bystander Intervention Training for Veterans

The VA Bystander Intervention Training for Veterans will help you know what you can do if you witness sexual harassment or assault. Spend 30 minutes in this online training now to learn how to recognize a hostile situation, how to respond to it, and how to get help.

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Women Veterans and End-Of-Life Care

Women veterans have served since the beginning of our nation’s founding and are often overlooked. Recent reports indicate 2.0 million living veterans are women, they’re the fastest growing group in the veteran population. We have gathered resources and information so you may meet the needs of women veterans while they are in hospice and palliative care.

Women Veterans and End-Of-Life Care - We Honor Veterans

Connect With Us

1-800-MICH-VET to be connected to resources or the Women Veterans Coordinator

Women Veterans Call Center- Monday through Friday 8am to 10 pm EST. A trained VA woman staff member will answer the call and assess the veteran or family members' needs.

Both call and chat are anonymous