Virginia Chapter of the

National Organization for Women

Women in the Military

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.

Note, most services and resources listed across our website make themselves available to military women / spouses. 
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The sources listed on this page, however, specialize in serving women / spouses who are or have been members of the military community.

Virginia NOW extends our deep gratitude for your service to our nation. Thank you.
Battered Women's Justice Project: Specializes in domestic violence.

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.

Legal Momentum, The Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund
: Click Materials tab, then Legal Resource kits. Advice on how to handle issues from parental leave to stalking.
Minerva Center: educational foundation devoted to promoting the study of women in the military and women in war.
National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Phone: 1-800-656-4673  DOD Survivor Support App by RAINN at iTunes
Operation Homefront: Comprehensive 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 members Legal Defense Network, Out-Serve: legal aid and watchdog group responding to LGBT discrimination and sexual harassment in the military.

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. 
Survivors Take Action Against Abuse by Military Personnel (STAMP): a national advocacy group for victims of abuse committed by members of the military. STAMP provides resources and support for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, child abuse, gay bashing, sexual harassment and more.

Stateside Legal: opens to Virginia page, help understanding legal issues, low-cost and free legal assistance and representation for military members and their families.
USDVA Mental Health and Women Veterans: VA resources focused on military women, click on VA Services and Programs.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): legal advice and counsel for employment discrimination issues.

VA Dept of Veterans Services: a link to the state's website for the VA and their services. 
Veteran's Hospitalsnationwide, 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.
Women's Research & Educational Institute (WREI): research and policy think tank on women in work, society, family, and the military.