Our women veterans and their children are at risk. In 2015, California had the 2nd highest homeless veteran population in the US and 60% of the state’s women veterans reported experiencing some form of housing instability. Women veterans have a higher unemployment rate, lower median income, and are more likely to live below the poverty threshold compared to their male counterparts. Additionally, the suicide rate of women veterans has increased 85% over the past 25 years. Moreover, women veterans are the fastest growing segment of the veteran population and yet are less likely to have the same support network while experiencing additional barriers to receiving and utilizing standard veteran benefits.
Foundation for Women Warriors is the only organization in Southern California solely dedicated to providing a community of support and essential resources to ensure the success of our women veterans.
FFWW programs are targeted to helping create a stable foundation for women veterans and address their four primary needs: housing, childcare, employment, and education. Our programs also include the prevention of homelessness through emergency assistance as well as childcare assistance, and summer/winter camp scholarships so women veterans can continue to work or complete their education while their kids are safe. By supporting a stable foundation for housing and childcare, women veterans are empowered to maintain their employment, advance their education and complete their certification or degree. Additionally, our veterans are provided with other resources to assist with mental health, mentoring, and job skills training.