“Women veterans and their families make tremendous sacrifices for our state and our nation. It is our responsibility in turn to ensure that we support them and the communities surrounding our military bases," said former House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams.
ATLANTA (PRWEB) August 11, 2018
Transitioning out of the military can be a daunting task. When coupled with depression, unemployment, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), military sexual trauma and divorce, women veterans – many of them single parents – may also find themselves facing homelessness. According to the U.S. Department of Department of Veterans Affairs, women veterans are the fastest growing population of homeless veterans and are at higher risk of homelessness than their male counterparts.
While there are some services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), women veterans are not signing up for these services the way that one would expect. Women Veterans Interactive has found that many women veterans do not know about these services or feel uncomfortable going into the VA simply because it has a reputation of being a male-focused and male-dominated institution.
“There are over 2 million women veterans in the United States of America, and yet this is the population that the country has forgotten about. There is no doubt that women veterans are suffering from a plethora of issues and obstacles after leaving the military and yet there are not nearly enough programs and support to address their specific needs, but we are changing that at Women Veterans Interactive (WVI). All of our programs and signature events including our Pink and White Empowerment Tour are created specifically to positively impact the lives of women veterans to said Ginger Miller, President, and CEO of WVI.”
Linda Klein, the immediate past president of the American Bar Association and Senior Managing Shareholder at the Baker Donelson Law Firm, will enlighten brunch attendees on pro-bono legal services available for veterans in addition to sharing her leadership journey.
The women veterans who attend the Pink and White events are equipped and empowered to overcome obstacles with resilience and grace. All attendees, if they have not already done so, are also encouraged to sign up for the benefits that they have earned. They are encouraged to take the first step and register with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Pink and White National Tour is the fastest growing and most impactful outreach event in the country for women veterans and military women. These interactive gatherings are designed to go into the communities where women veterans live to meet them at their points of need. These high touch events inspire, empower and encourage women veterans to live their lives to the fullest after military service. The breakfast transcends a traditional breakfast gathering because it addresses the major issues and obstacles women veterans encounter and provides potential solutions on the spot.
Stacey Abrams, Democratic Nominee for Governor of Georgia, will deliver the afternoon Keynote and is sure to inspire brunch participants.
“Women veterans and their families make tremendous sacrifices for our state and our nation. It is our responsibility in turn to ensure that we support them and the communities surrounding our military bases," said former House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams. "I look forward to joining this event to share my plans for tackling the unique challenges women servicemembers, veterans, and their families face, and how we can ensure their access to health care, quality education, and career opportunities."
Attendees will walk away from the event with a new sense of self-worth and are educated and encouraged to do more for themselves and their communities. The Pink and White sessions give women veterans something they long for after leaving the military, and that is a network of sisterhood, comrade, and peer support. Women veterans are reminded that we are still a team and that they are not alone.
Tickets for the 2018 Women Veterans Atlanta, Ga. Pink and White Brunch can be purchased at
https://atlanta2018pinkandwhite.eventbrite.com All proceeds will benefit homeless women veterans in the Atlanta Metro Area through Women Veterans Interactive Operation Safety Net
For sponsorship opportunities contact Ginger Miller at gm(at)womenveteransinteractive.org
About Women Veterans Interactive
Women Veterans Interactive addresses the unique, and often unrecognized, challenges facing our nation’s 2.2 million women veterans as they return to civilian life. WVI has members nationwide currently providing outreach and support services to thousands of women veterans. Through the three pillars of transition, empowerment, and diversity, WVI delivers tailored programming, training, and resources to women veterans at all stages in their military transition. WVI focuses on meeting women veterans at their point of need while breaking down barriers. Its mission is to, “Meet women veterans through Advocacy, Empowerment, Interaction, Outreach, and Unification.”