Women Veterans ROCK! and AMVETS Working Together in Service to America’s Women Veterans
Women Vets ROCK! and AMVETS to Host a Women Warrior Weekend in Valley Forge, PA
PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 13, 2015) – The Women Veterans ROCK! Advocacy Campaign announced today that AMVETS, a major Veterans Service Organization, will sponsor an all-female Warrior Transition Workshop. “The Freedom & Honor Warrior Transition Training has proven to be an effective and efficient reintegration model,” said AMVETS National Programs Director, Beryl Love.
On November 13-15, 2015, AMVETS and Freedom & Honor and Women Veterans ROCK! will host a “Women Warrior Weekend” for America’s Women Veterans, Active Duty, Reservist, and National Guard Servicewomen at the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
With more than 70 years of history, AMVETS is one of the nation’s leading veterans’ service organizations, serving more than 250,000 members nationwide. AMVETS sponsors numerous programs designed by military veterans to provide their fellow veterans with the services and benefits they truly need. Presently, AMVETS hosts Women Warrior and Warrior Transition Workshops throughout the United States to provide military personnel with confidential and accessible transitional and reintegration training programs.
“We are honored to be working with AMVETS to provide the Freedom & Honor transitional training and reintegration support services for America’s women veterans,” said Deborah Harmon-Pugh, National Campaign Chair of the Women Veterans ROCK! “This is an important collaboration that will connect the Women Veterans ROCK! National Affiliate Network to a new national resource. We believe that by working together, we will be able to increase and improve our abilities to serve, engage, and empower women in the military.”
Women Warrior Weekends lead participants on a journey of self-discovery by integrating readjustment training, peer-to-peer coaching, and holistic healing to present participants with new ways to examine and resolve the issues left behind from combat stress, life experience and destructive behaviors. These workshops are designed to empower participants by giving them options and opportunities to shift their perspectives and approaches to the future.
“Our program is designed by veterans, for veterans to address reintegration-related challenges,” said Freedom and Honor Facilitator Nancy McGrory Richardson. “Working with Women Veterans ROCK! will allow us to reach and serve a larger group of women veterans who may not be aware of our assistance programs and services.”
Scholarships for the November AMVETS Women Warrior Weekend are available for U.S. Veterans, Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard Servicewomen. Interested participants are encouraged to visit www.WomenVetsRock.org to apply.
About Women Veterans ROCK!
“Women Veterans ROCK!” is a Coalition of Women Veteran Organizations and Women Advocacy Organizations Supporting Women Veterans & Military Families. Women Veterans ROCK! Advocacy Campaign is sponsored by The Healthy Caregiver Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Visit www.WomenVetsRock.org.
About Freedom & Honor
Freedom & Honor offers a wide variety of resiliency and post deployment trainings and workshops to support U.S. veterans and military personnel (Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard) with a focus on their struggle with combat stress and readjustment that can result from one or more deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan or other military conflicts / operations. For more information, visit FreedomAndHonor.org.
AMVETS (American Veterans) was founded in 1944 and is one of the nation’s leading Congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organization. With more than 250,000 members, AMVETS sponsors numerous programs and provides a wide range of support to veterans and the community, with members from all branches of the military, including the National Guard and Reserves. For more information, visit AMVETS.org.
Mrs. Yasheaka Oakley Owens
Women Veterans ROCK! Public Affairs
Office: (215) 836-4262
Direct: (215) 450-6059
Mr. David Gai