211 Texas/United Way Helpline Workshop -- Focus on: Women in the Military
Did You Know:
- Approximately 85% of OEF/OIF women veterans are under 40, and nearly 60% are in their 20’s.
- The unemployment rate for female post-9/11 veterans is 9.9% in February of 2014; unemployment for female non-veterans is 5.9%.
- The number of homeless female veterans more than doubled in a five year period.
- Although many female veterans are likely to have young children, more than 60% of transitional living programs do not allow children in their residences.
As the number of returning female military personal continues to grow, our communities are challenged to find new strategies to better meet their needs. This program will suggest new tools to address the unique challenges faced by women who have served our country.
If you have question about the program, please contact Cornelius Blackshear, 211 Texas/United Way Helpline Veterans Specialist, at: firstname.lastname@example.org