Stand Down For Women Veterans October 26 2013

National Women Veterans United Montford Point Marine Association SAVE THE DATE & DONATE! Contact: (312) 458-9130 - To donate, volunteer, participate as a resource vendor or register as a veteran. Pre- Veteran’s Day Stand Down For Women Veterans Saturday, October 26, 2013 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Event Location: MONTFORD POINT MARINE ASSOC. 7011 S. Vincennes Ave Chicago, IL Resources, Raffles, Clothes, Food etc. FREE! FREE! NEED: New and clean gently used clothes, shoes, belts, purses, Read more [...]

National Women Veterans United 5th Annual Gala Luncheon

On August 18, 2012, the National Women Veterans United (NWVU) will host their 5th Annual Gala Luncheon Fund-Raiser Honoring Women Veterans Past and Present. The event "Women Veterans Are Heroes Too" will be held at 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel located at 5000 West 127th Street Alsip, IL. Read more [...]

Full federal funding of VA health care – including mental health care for all veterans without further payment.

Mandatory VA Healthcare Funding: Currently, VA healthcare is funded through a process that requires Congressional debate every year. This means that the VA healthcare budget is a political football tossed back and forth year after year. Over the last five years, a movement has grown to make VA healthcare funding what is called an “entitlement.” In Congressional jargon, an entitlement is something that is automatically funded unless Congress takes action, the exact opposite of what happens now. Instead of being an annual political football, VA healthcare would be funded by a formula. Read more [...]

Request for help funding a Scholarship for Wards of the State

CVO, and its member organization National Women Veterans United (NWVU) are on a mission and need your help to raise a $1,000 for one scholarship to a graduating ward of the state. CVO is supporting this effort with a $100 contribution and I have decided to contribute personally as well. We hope that you will, too. Give what you can: $100, $50 or even $25. We need to raise $1,000 quickly. Please make checks out to NWVU and mail them to: NWVU, PO Box 20149, Chicago IL 60620. For more information, Read more [...]

Equality of women’s benefits and healthcare

1. Methods to outreach to women veterans are ineffective without public advertisement. Congress must create legislation that allows the VA to conduct public outreach to the underserved women veterans. • Thousands of women nationwide are unaware of their VA status. Due to limited healthcareenrollment of women veterans; gender specific healthcare services i.e. mammograms are out sourced to private facilities. 2. VA must do more to provide women veterans with preventive heath care education and increase services for awareness and care for reproductive concerns. 3. VA must do more prevention care for older women veterans. Read more [...]