The Veteran’s Day Launch of Women Veterans Interactive: Meeting Women Veterans and their Families at the Precipice of Need

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Women Veterans Interactive brings an innovative and interactive approach to serving and supporting women veterans and their families.

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Women Veterans Interactive is showcased in the December issue of Essence Magazine, which hits newsstands today

As women we are validated once as women veterans we are validated twice....Acknowledge her service and sacrifice.

Women Veterans Interactive announced today that under their new initiative, the organization will address the critical needs of women veterans and their families. WVI was launched in June of this year as the brainchild of Ginger Miller, a Navy Veteran and military spouse. Also a member of the Maryland Commission on Women, Miller overcame homelessness, raised her sons, cared for her disabled veteran husband, worked three jobs and attended school fulltime before becoming an entrepreneur. Armed with some of the most talented women veterans and military spouses and through constructive advocacy efforts and peer to peer interaction, WVI is “standing in the gap” to support women veterans and their families.

WVI is showcased in the December issue of Essence Magazine, which hits newsstands today. Miller said of the experience: “I am humbled that people are finally noticing the service and sacrifice of women veterans and their families. I am glad that I am able to get the WVI message out to the masses.”

As a participant of the National Training Summit on Women Veterans held in Washington, DC this past July, Ms. Miller, a member of the DAV National At-Large Chapter, was also showcased in the September-October 2011 Issue of the Disabled American Veterans publication, DAV Magazine: “I think this summit is going to help us go in the direction to collectively solve the problems for female veterans. I don’t expect anything [to] be done immediately, but the right collaborations, partnerships and advocacy efforts can definitely put a dent in it.”

To commemorate 11-11-11, Ginger Miller was a guest speaker at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to discuss the needs of women veterans dealing with homelessness. And, WVI convened a Women Veterans Roundtable at the White House on the 10th to discuss and plan efforts to design a platform to allow women vets to create an encouraging and supportive peer to peer interactive environment.

All of this was accomplished to spearhead the WVI kick off. To honor our veterans after today, WVI will set in motion a series of programs and events, the first of which will take place in December. Please visit http://www.womenveteransinteractive.org for more information.

About Women Veterans Interactive: Women Veterans Interactive was created this year (http://www.womenveteransinteractive.org) to meet all women veterans at their specific point of need, with a concerted focus on wellness and empowerment and homelessness. A division of John 14:2, Inc., Women Veterans Interactive (WVI) brings a pioneering, interactive approach to supporting women veterans and their families through policy engagement, community support, mentoring, and advocacy.

About John 14:2, Inc.: John 14:2, Inc. (http://www.john142vets.org) is a Maryland based 501 C3 nonprofit, service disabled veteran owned organization. Our focus is to be a voice for homeless veterans through advocacy and the resources that connect them to support services and housing.

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