We have heard it is free for veterans.
Register now for the 2021 Women Veterans Retreat set for March 26-28. Open to all women veterans. It will be held at the Ramada Conference Center, 1450 Atherton St., State College, PA 16801. For details, click on the thumbnail flyer to the right. ### As of 26 August 2020 Read more…
Lehigh Valley Health Network Wishes to Help
The Veteran Health Program of Lehigh Valley Hospital Network (LVHN) has been conducting focus groups with women veterans and service members who experienced military sexual trauma (MST). The intent of these focus groups is to learn how MST has affected their healthcare.
On 10 February beginning at 5:30 p.m., the final focus group will be held at Moravian College’s Reeves Library on the main campus.
Click on image to enlarge ### As of 24 January 2018
### As of 12 September 2019
The above, recent flyer from Lebanon VA Medical Center provides us the opportunity to remind our local women veterans that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has improved its women’s health program substantially over the last few years. It is not a perfect system, but it is an improved one. Read more…
[Editor’s Note: The news release speaks for itself. We hope the effort will be successful and encourage our female veterans to participate. Hopefully, a useful program meeting a truly critical need will emerge from the findings of the survey. Our veterans affairs system often causes our commonwealth to ride trail on other, more progressive states. No one should ever want to ride trail. Such efforts might help.]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2018
Survey Sets Out to Identify Unique Challenges Faced by Pennsylvania’s Approximately 60,000 Women Veterans
Number of Women Veterans is in an Upward Trajectory Nationwide
Annville, PA – A report by the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics projects that by 2043 the number of women veterans will increase from about 10 percent to more than 16 percent of all living veterans. With this number on the rise, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has partnered on a survey with the Women Veterans Committee of the Governor’s Advisory Council of Veterans Services to identify issues of unique concern to Pennsylvania’s approximately 60,000 women veterans. (more…)
LVMAC is happy that this occurrence, long sought by some of the Wilkes-Barre staff, has come about. Kudos.
Women Veterans Program partners with Dress for Success
A little short on the notice, the information below being released yesterday, but women veterans in our area ought be aware that Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center has a women’s program. This is one of its latest offerings:
What: The Women Veterans Program at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center is inviting all Women Veterans to a presentation by Linda Armstrong of Dress for Success. Dress for Success is an organization aimed at enhancing the professional development of women. The program offers a variety of resources, including no cost professional attire and skills based development activities, necessary to build and enhance a successful career.
VA Eligibility and Human Resource Staff will also be available to answer your questions regarding enrollment for VA Services and VA employment.
For more information, contact Pat Conroy, Women Veterans Program Manager, at 824- 3521 ext. 7517 or Patricia.Conroy2@va.gov.
Attendees are asked to RSVP to Pat Conroy by close of business Wednesday, September 21, 2016. (more…)
They seek about 10 to 20 women who are veterans or in the Guard and Reserves for a day’s worth of construction during its Women’s Blitz Build on St. James St. in Bethlehem expected to occur from August 13 through 24, this year. (more…)