Resources for Women in Military Service, Spouses, and Veterans
Included here, resources for a wide range of family legal services, sex discrimination/harassment, women veterans, ex-spouses of military members, resources for victims of sexual assault (men too), health and emotional well-being. Some are military, most are government services, some are private non-profits.
, most services and resources listed across our website make themselves available to military women / spouses.
The sources listed on this page, however, specialize in serving women / spouses who are or have been members of the military community.
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Department of Justice- Civil Rights Division: enforces laws against discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, family status, or national origin.
EX-POSE (Ex-Partners of Service members for Equality):support organization for ex-spouses of military members, divorce advice, legal referrals.
Federally Employed Women: Advocacy group working to improve status of women employed by Federal and D.C. government Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDEF) - resource kits on: Employment Sexual Harassment and Discrimination; Sexual Harassment Policies.
: educational foundation devoted to promoting the study of women in the military and women in war.
support and assistance for military families
from food assistance to support for caregivers of wounded warriors.
Project on Government Oversight (POGO):includes CDI (Center for Defense Information) as Strauss Military Reform Project, research organization on military spending, policies, women in the military, combat; also whistleblower protections, open government.
Service Women Action Network (SWAN)
: and advocacy and legal representation group dedicated to transforming military culture with equality of opportunity and protection from harassment, abuse, assault. Policy reform, litigation, media advocacy, community organizing.
: opens to Virginia page, help understanding legal issues, low-cost and free legal assistance and representation for military members and their families.
nationwide, free sexual trauma counseling. Locations listed at this site for homes, hospitals, etc.
We Are Virginia Veterans
: services and support for veterans, and their spouses and children. Supports a wide range of emotional, personal, and legal issues, as well as domestic and sexual violence.