Women Warriors

Kimberlee’s Story

Balancing the demands of parenting with establishing a new career, continuing education, finding suitable housing, and accessing healthcare can be overwhelming for transitioning service members.  One of the most significant challenges our veteran families report is the lack of affordable childcare.  Kimberlee*, like many veterans, found that she earned a tad too much to qualify for state childcare assistance, yet was unable to get ahead.  Worried her children would fall behind or that she would have to miss work, Kimberlee* reached out to our team.

Our Childcare Assistance program alleviates financial stress and allows veterans, like Kimberlee*, to focus on moving their careers and family forward while her children are in safe care. Our stipends cover costs for daycare and allow children to attend camps during school breaks ensuring learning continues.

“FFWW has given me a boost of hope. FFWW doesn’t make me feel like I “should be” or “why I am not” at a certain position in my life but empowers me to navigate forward while inviting me to be a part of a village that allows me to focus on what matters most and not the strains of financial burdens that come with being a single mom of 4 sons, who works full-time and pursuing her degree. I felt more like a sister coming to be with my sisters during my first encounter with FFWW rather than a veteran coming to receive resources.

 The experience reminds me of the “cover me while I move” motto that I learned when I was in the Army. I was hesitant to reach out at first because of past experiences with other agencies; I would leave more burdened than before I sought help. With FFWW though, I have felt nothing but sisterhood, joy, relief, hopefulness, and determination. ME AND MY SONS APPRECIATE ALL FFWW HAS DONE FOR US!!! THANK YOU!” — Kimberlee, USA Veteran*

 

Support a Veteran like Kimberlee

 

* Name changed to respect client confidentiality

Back To Blog
  • 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

  • Do your finances keep you up at night? Not sure ho Do your finances keep you up at night? Not sure how to achieve financial freedom?

Join us on March 1st for a webinar on the First Steps to Financial Freedom.

During this webinar you will learn about important topics to take the first steps to create your financial plan, understanding credit and minimizing debt, saving to build wealth, and more.

Two live sessions are available to accommodate our national community: 
East Coast and Midwest – 6:00pm Central Time/7:00pm Eastern Time
West Coast – 6:00pm Pacific Time 

The very first step to financial freedom is showing up! 

Register today by clicking the link in our bio.
    Meet Major General Marcia Anderson. In 2011, Ander Meet Major General Marcia Anderson. In 2011, Anderson became the first African American woman in the United States Army’s history to achieve the rank of Major General in the United States Army Reserve. Her last two assignments before her retirement were Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Human Resources Command and Deputy Chief, U.S. Army Reserve. In this role, Anderson, had oversight for the planning, programming and resource management for the execution of an Army Reserve budget of $8 billion that supported over 225,000 Army Reserve Soldiers, civilians and their families. 

Learn more by clicking the link in our bio. 
.
.
.
.
#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory #BlackLeaders #BlackWomen #Leadership #WomenInTheMilitary #MilitaryWomen #Military #WomenMakingHistory #Inspiration
    Meet Master Sgt. Natasha Smith. She is the 81st He Meet Master Sgt. Natasha Smith. She is the 81st Healthcare Operations Squadron internal medicine flight chief and sharing how her family, faith and heritage have been the cornerstones of her military career.

“My children are my inspiration. They inspire me to be a better mother, daughter, sister and Airman! It is my mission to show them there is nothing too hard for them to accomplish.” - Master Sgt. Natasha Smith.

Learn more by clicking the link in our bio.
.
.
.
.
#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory #Success #WomenInTheMilitary #MilitaryWomen #MiitaryMom #MilitaryKids #Inspiration #Military #RoleModel
    A heartfelt thank you to the Green Foundation for A heartfelt thank you to the Green Foundation for the generous $25,000 investment in our mission! Our donors are critical partners in ensuring women veterans can achieve success in their after-service lives. You too can support the personal and economic wellbeing of women veterans and their families. 

To make an impact or learn more visit our website by clicking the link in our bio.
.
.
.
.
#Nonprofit #FoundationforWomenWarriors #FFWW #WomenWarriors #WomenVeterans #WomanVeteran #Veterans #Veteran #Military
    Happy Presidents' Day! Happy Presidents' Day!
    The Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Lab The Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor reported the median childcare price for a family with one child ranged from $4,810 to $15,417 in 2018.  Today, childcare costs continue to increase significantly. An infant enrolled in licensed childcare in San Diego costs an average of $19,000, a price tag more costly than in-state college tuition.

According to the San Diego Foundation Workforce, Childcare & Change Report, Californian’s pay 26% higher than the national average for childcare, and San Diego is 15% higher than the state average. For many, this reality threatens not only their financial stability, but potentially their employment. 

Our childcare program allows women veterans to focus on their education and advancing their careers while their children are in safe and reliable care. To learn more or apply visit the link in our bio.
.
.
.
.
#WomenVeterans #WomanVeteran #FemaleVeterans #FemaleVeteran #Veteran #Veterans #MilitaryVeterans #WomenInTheMilitary #MilitaryWomen #MilitaryWoman #MilitaryKids #MilitaryFamily #Military #FoundationForWomenWarriors #FFWW #WomenWarriors #HonorHerService #EmpowerHerFuture
    Meet Joy Allen. Allen serves as Deputy Department Meet Joy Allen. Allen serves as Deputy Department Head for Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Corona Division’s Performance Assessment Department, which serves as the independent analysis and assessment agent across several warfare areas including Air Defense, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, Surface, Strike, and, Cyber. 
 
The department's expertise is utilized across unit level, multi-ship, and strike group compositions, and she ensures everything runs smoothly and assists with daily, high-level operations that are critical to warfighter success and combat capability.
 
“I am grateful for the opportunity to work in a leadership role for our Navy.” - Joy Allen
 
Learn more by clicking the link in our bio.
.
.
.
.
#BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistory #WomeninSTEM #BlackWomenInSTEM #Leadership #USNavy #NavalSurface #NavalSurfaceWarfareCenter
    Join us on Saturday, March 25th, 2023, at 5:30pm a Join us on Saturday, March 25th, 2023, at 5:30pm at The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) located in Balboa Park for a special in-person screening of The Six Triple Eight Documentary followed by a Q&A. 

The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the Six Triple Eight, was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII. Confronted with racism and sexism from their own leadership and troops, they cleared a backlog of over 17 million pieces of mail. The 6888th ensured troops stayed in touch with their loved ones back home. President Biden signed into law on March 14th, 2022, a Congressional Gold Medal to recognize the women of the 6888th.

Ticket are $25 per person and must be purchased in advance. Limited tickets are available and will not be sold on site.

Buy your tickets today, visit the link in our bio.

#SixTripleEight #6888 #6888th #NoMailLowMorale #6888thCentralPostalDirectoryBattalion #Veterans #Veterans #WomenVeterans #WomanVeteran #FemaleVeterans #FemaleVeteran #Military #WomenInTheMilitary #MilitaryWomen #MilitaryWoman #BlackHistory #BlackHistoryMonth #WomensHistoryMonth #WomensHistory #CongressionalGoldMedal #WomensArmyCorps #USArmy #Army #WomenInTheArmy #Soldiers #BreakingBarriers #PavingTheWay #RoleModels #Inspiration #Trending