Our mission is to serve women veterans and their children so that their next mission is clear and continues to impact the world. Our programs address the growing needs of the increasing population of military women transitioning to civilian life. We address the top four needs that women veterans have self-identified as crucial to the success of their transition: education, employment, housing, and childcare.
We understand that a major barrier to maintaining housing, receiving mental health or advancing one’s career, are the unmet basic needs such as financial stability, adequate childcare, stable employment and a support system. Additionally, women serve with so few women in the service their transition can feel solitary and lacking peer support.
We create a stable foundation for women veterans:
- Providing emergency stipends and basic needs assistance to cover rent, utilities, and household goods for women veterans facing economic difficulties
- Offsetting childcare costs to assist veterans with pursuing education and maintaining their employment
- Delivering women focused professional development and offering an environment for women veterans to engage and support one another
- Helping women veterans locate the resources needed to improve mental health, gain employment and/or secure or maintain housing
- Presenting access to scholarship, internship, and mentorship opportunities
Who We Serve
Foundation for Women Warriors provides programs to women veterans (and their children) that have been honorably discharged from the United States Military. For financial assistance programs, veterans must currently be residents of Southern California, in good health and able to care for their personal and financial needs.
To Receive Assistance
If you would like to reach out to us for services or have questions about your eligibility, please fill out the form and a program coordinator will be in contact with you.
Emergency Financial Assistance
We provide short-term, high impact financial assistance to prevent homelessness and ensure women veterans can maintain their housing and employment.
We provide childcare stipends to student or working mothers that allows them to place their children in trusted and enriching care with any licensed childcare provider of their choosing. We also provide stipends for summer, spring break, and winter break camps for those children of veterans in grades 1 through 6 so that their care is uninterrupted during breaks in their school schedule.
Resources and Referrals
Our Warrior Connect program provides necessary information, resources, and referrals that are geographically desirable and address a variety of needs for our women veterans.
By leveraging our deep connections with hundreds of partners locally and nationwide, we provide real-time triage of the many issues that face our women veterans, without duplicating efforts.
Women Veterans Lead provides personal, professional, and leadership development education both in-person and online for our national community of women veterans. WVL improves the resilience and self-sufficiency of women veterans, so they are best equipped to provide stability and success for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Women veterans are able to complete education self-paced and/or apply to attend workshops in annual cohorts. Veterans are also given additional opportunities for continued mentorship and community service projects so that personal, professional, and leadership improvements continue beyond the curriculum.
Essential Goods Warehouse:
We collect and distribute cost reducing critical goods to military women and women veteran families. Providing essential housing and baby items such as cribs, car seats, diapers, wipes, and formula allows our families to reallocate their earnings to housing and utilities.