Women Veterans

Questions?  Information?  Assistance?

Women Veterans Office of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), connect:

Facebook @WomenVeteransOfWisconsin

Twitter @WisVetsWomen

To address the needs of women veterans in our state, the WDVA provides advocacy, support, programs and services, and other outreach to:

  • Provide advocacy for women veterans.

  • Encourage and support recognition of women veterans' contributions to Wisconsin and the nation.

  • Provide outreach for women veterans' programs and issues.

Selected Programs and Resources for Providers

Women's Council partnered with the US Department of Labor and the Women Veterans Program of the WDVA to provide community provided with outreach and education about serving women veterans. 

VA Community Provider Toolkit (VA-CPT): https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/communityproviders

VA-CPT Mini-Clinics  


Provides easy access to useful Veteran focused treatment tools. Each mini-clinic is focused on a different mental health condition and highlights key tools in areas including assessment, training, and educational handouts.  Mini-Clinics can be filtered by selecting from these category labels: Readjustment & Recovery, Mental Health, or Special Considerations.  Mini-Clinic modules available now:  PTSD, Substance Abuse, Suicide Prevention, Women Veterans  Mini-Clinic modules to be released in Oct and beyond:  Military Sexual Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Mood Disorders, Couples and Family, Community Partners, Pain, Readjustment, Serious Mental Illness

VA-CPT Understanding the Military Experience   https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/communityproviders/military 

Video trainings on military culture to improve non-VA providers' and community stakeholders' understanding of military culture while also earning continuing education credits (CEUs).  Connect with educational handouts on various aspects of the military experience including: Military Culture; Deployment and Operational Experiences; Reserves and National Guard. 

Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans 


A Trauma-informed Care Guide for Service Providers    

Trauma-informed care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers 

Trauma-informed care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness: A Guide for Service Providers Executive Summary

The Trauma Guide (linked below) is designed for community-based service agencies including emergency shelters, domestic violence programs / shelters, transitional and supportive housing programs, and outpatient settings. The number of women in the military – both active duty and veteran populations – is growing rapidly.  There are currently more than 28,000 women veterans in Wisconsin.  Women veterans face unusual challenges because of their military experiences and for many, multiple roles as breadwinner, parent, and spouse. Often their return to civilian life is difficult. Many organizations routinely serve women who are veterans – never knowing of their client's veteran status.

​The Women's Council thanks you for your service.