Empowering Women Veterans - 5:05
with, Sgt. Stephanie Shannon - Founder and CEO, Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment
Posted Mar 30, 2017
There are over 47,000 women veterans in Michigan, women veterans make up 1% of the veteran United States population with 14.6% in the active duty ranks. The challenges women veterans face in transitioning from military to civilian life are many; unemployment, homelessness, PTSD and more. Many women veterans need assistance and often tend to isolate if they don't receive the critical intervention of services needed. Women Veteran Empowerment is a women veteran led collaboration of members of the Michigan veteran community working together to create a women veteran programs that are tailored made to meet the needs and fulfill the desires of the Michigan women veteran population and their families. Visit Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment on the web , Facebook and twitter. Recorded on March 23rd, 2017.
Hosted by: Laurel Hess Produced by: Heartland Newsmakers Team
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