History Timeline

         

Our History

1920
June 1

California Soldiers Widow’s Home Association

1 June 1920 – 1 Jan 1976

The McElroys donated an acre of land near the newly built West Los Angeles VA. They saw an overwhelming need to help the mothers and widows of soldiers lost in the Spanish American War and World War I. Through teas and dinners, they raised funds to build 5 bungalows and operated as California Soldiers Widow’s Home Association.

1976
January 1

Change in Leadership

1 Jan 1976 1 – Jan 2002

The McElroys and their friends operated the facility until 1976, when they turned to Pat DeMond for help. Pat took over management of the property, created a board, and hired Bob Long as the Executive Director. Together, Pat and Bob ran the organization consistent with their WWII values: independence, dignity and love of country.

2002
January 1

Service to Women Veterans

1 Jan 2002 – 1 Jan 2005

2002 Ranlyn Tilley Hill served as the second Executive Director. Under the guidance of the Executive Director and the committed Board, its programs were expanded. Their vision was to build sustainable, impactful programs in support of military women (both veterans and widows).

2005
January 1

Birth of Military Women In Need

1 Jan 2005 – 1 Jan 2010

2005 The organization changed its name to Military Women In Need Foundation. From the foundation was born a public charity, Military Women In Need. MWIN (charity) ran five core programs (Home Visits, Resource/Referral & Advocacy, Emergency Subsidies, Housing Subsidies, and Care Club). MWIN served (and continues to serve) female veterans and survivors of veterans from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Gulf War.

2010
January 1

Program Growth

1 Jan 2010 – 1 Jan 2015

2010 MWIN shifted its program focus from longterm housing subsidies to short-term, high-impact emergency subsidies which resulted in dramatic program growth. MWIN dropped its age requirement and served individuals of all ages including women veterans and survivors with minor dependent children. MWIN began serving female veterans and survivors of veterans from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).

2015
May 1

Inaugural Warrior Awards

1 May 2015

2015 MWIN presented its inaugural Warrior Award for Excellence in Leadership to Lt. Commander Boyden Rohner (Head of Cyber Security for Homeland Security) and Warrior Award for Excellence in Media to Film Producer, Amy Ziering (Academy Award nominate producer of The Invisible War and two time Emmy Winner). The Pat De Mond Award went to LA County Commissioner Jaclyn Tilley Hill for her long time commitment to Military Women In Need.

2016
March 1

Childcare Project with UCLA & STAR Education

1 Mar 2016

2016 MWIN launched a childcare project with funds from the UCLA Foundation. In collaboration with UCLA Foundation, UCLA Philanthropy as Civic Engagement Program, and STAR Education, children of veterans attended summer day camps throughout Los Angeles Unified School District at dramatically reduced costs. MWIN also provided childcare stipends for children of women veterans between ages 0-5 yrs old.

August 23

Leadership Change

23 Aug 2016

MWIN hired its first full time paid Executive Director, Jodie Grenier. Jodie is a Marine OIF Veteran.

November 11

Foundation For Women Warriors

11 Nov 2016

Military Women In Need changes its name to Foundation For Women Warriors in an effort to empower the women veteran community.

  • Need Assistance?

    Here to Serve You


    We understand the obstacles and unique challenges women veterans face and are here to assist you.

    Get Help
  • Other Inquiries

    Contact

  • Get News & Updates

    Subscribe

  • Master Sergeant Ginny Narsete retired from the U.S Master Sergeant Ginny Narsete retired from the U.S. Air Force after 30 years. Now she organized the first all female Honor Flight from Chicago.

"She calls her passion Operation HerStory, and she is hoping that women will stand up and be recognized for their service instead of fading into the past somewhat invisible."

Learn more:
https://wjla.com/features/7news-salutes/operation-herstory-veteran-arranges-honor-flight-for-female-veterans-to-see-dc-monuments
.
.
.
.
#WomenVeterans #WomanVeteran #FemaleVeterans #FemaleVeteran #Military #Veterans #Veteran #WomenInTheMilitary
    "Col. Michaelle M. Munger was promoted to the rank "Col. Michaelle M. Munger was promoted to the rank of brigadier general, making her the first ever female in West Virginia history to become a general officer in the West Virginia Army National Guard."

https://www.wboy.com/military/first-female-general-officer-in-the-history-of-the-w-va-army-national-guard/
.
.
.
.
#Army #NationalGuard #ArmyNationalGuard #BrigadierGeneral #Military #MilitaryWomen #WomenInTheMilitary #WomenInTheArmy
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thanks to the ov Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Thanks to the overwhelming support of our Warrior Family, we can continue to strengthen our efforts in honoring and empowering women veterans and their children.

“I had forgotten what it was like to have that strong support system in my corner and this foundation has reminded me of it.”

If you would like to make a donation, visit the link in our bio.
.
.
.
.
#GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday2021 #WomenVeterans #WomanVeteran #FemaleVeterans #FemaleVeteran #SupportVeterans #SupportMilitary #SupportWomen #Military #MilitaryWomen #WomenInTheMilitary #AirForce #Army #CoastGuard #MarineCorps #Navy #Trending #Instagood #Love #Nonprofit #InstaMilitary #Instaveterans #HonorHerService #EmpowerHerFuture
    There are only a few hours left for Giving Tuesday There are only a few hours left for Giving Tuesday and we are so close to our goal.

With just a little push from our Warrior Family, we can reach our goal and continue to provide our woman veteran community with much needed support.

Make a donation now to double your impact. Link in Bio
.
.
.
.
#GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday2021 #WomenVeterans #WomanVeteran #FemaleVeterans #FemaleVeteran #SupportVeterans #SupportMilitary #SupportWomen #Military #MilitaryWomen #WomenInTheMilitary #AirForce #Army #CoastGuard #MarineCorps #Navy #Trending #Instagood #Love #Nonprofit #InstaMilitary #Instaveterans #HonorHerService #EmpowerHerFuture
    There is still time to make a donation… Giving There is still time to make a donation…

Giving Tuesday isn’t over and you still have a chance to double the impact of your donation. Your donation will honor the service and empower the future of women veterans and their children. 

Make your donation now before it is too late: Link in Bio
.
.
.
.
#GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday2021 #WomenVeterans #WomanVeteran #FemaleVeterans #FemaleVeteran #SupportVeterans #SupportMilitary #SupportWomen #Military #MilitaryWomen #WomenInTheMilitary #AirForce #Army #CoastGuard #MarineCorps #Navy #Trending #Instagood #Love #Nonprofit #InstaMilitary #Instaveterans #HonorHerService #EmpowerHerFuture
    WOW!! Your donation today, will make double the im WOW!! Your donation today, will make double the impact.

During Giving Tuesday, every donation will be matched up to $10,000. Your small gift today can empower the future of a woman veteran and her children.

“Thank you for your time and dedication in making me and anyone else that you have assisted feel worthy again.” 

Make your donation today!
.
.
.
.
#GivingTuesday2021 #GivingTuesday
    How will your donation help? It will change the li How will your donation help? It will change the life of our women veterans.

Kristen Braganza is a veteran who served three tours for our country, is a single mom, and a research administrative assistance for the Naval Research Center. She experienced hardships similar to what many women veterans experience when they transition out of the military.

She recently shared her story, the support she found with Foundation for Women Warriors and reminded other women veterans going through the same hardships that we are here to help.

Watch to learn more about Kristen’s story and make a donation today to change the life of a woman veteran and her children. Link to donate in bio.
.
.
.
.
#GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday2021 #GiveBack #WomenVeterans #WomanVeteran #FemaleVeterans #FemaleVeteran #SupportVeterans #SupportMilitary #SupportWomen #Military #MilitaryWomen #WomenInTheMilitary #AirForce #Army #CoastGuard #MarineCorps #Navy #Trending #Instagood #Love #Nonprofit #InstaMilitary #Instaveterans #HonorHerService #EmpowerHerFuture
    Giving Tuesday starts now! Today, make a huge imp Giving Tuesday starts now!

Today, make a huge impact by joining our mission to honor and empower the lives of women veterans and their families.

“I lost my source of income, and faced uncertainty with migrating to remote learning for my children and trying to make ends meet… I found the Foundation for Women Warriors and read about the positive impact and assistance they offer for the overshadowed, women veterans population…I not only felt seen, but also supported to where I could focus on moving forward versus being stressed out on how I would provide for my family. I am humbled and grateful for such a unique organization and I look forward to giving back to this community in the future!”

Your donation today will have double the impact! With the support of an anonymous donor, all donations will be matched until we reach our goal of $10,000. Donate today -  Link in Bio
.
.
.
.
#GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday2021 #WomenVeterans #WomanVeteran #FemaleVeterans #FemaleVeteran #SupportVeterans #SupportMilitary #SupportWomen #Military #MilitaryWomen #WomenInTheMilitary #AirForce #Army #CoastGuard #MarineCorps #Navy #Trending #Instagood #Love #Nonprofit #InstaMilitary #Instaveterans #HonorHerService #EmpowerHerFuture