According to the VA women veterans are the fastest growing cohort of the military and there are nearly 2 Million women have donned the uniform in service to her country, with 680 right here in Spartanburg County. Unfortunately, the rising needs for women veterans’ resources are not currently keeping pace with the population.
To suffer homelessness than civilian women
Will experience homelessness each year
To suffer homelessness if diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Military Sexual Trauma
“[there is a] need for gender-specific programs, better screening, and increased awareness of trauma-informed care and the impact of intimate partner violence and military sexual trauma (MST)” – Lisa Pape, Nat’l Directr of VA Homeless Programs Office, HERS Roundtable 2016