Our Programs

Our Mission

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.

Our Services

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.

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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.

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Summary Of

Our Programs

COVID 19 Emergency Services


In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic we launched the Women Veterans Emergency Assistance Services program. This program provides financial relief, household goods and resources to women veterans who have been directly impacted by the pandemic.

To be eligible for emergency assistance program:

  • Women veterans that have been honorably discharged from the Armed Services of the United States of America.
  • Veterans must be current residents of Southern California, recently lost job or had hours reduced due to COVID-19.
  • Veterans must be open to working with a Foundation for Women Warriors-approved employment organization to find employment.

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Emergency Financial Assistance


We provide short-term, high impact financial assistance to prevent homelessness and ensure women veterans can maintain their housing and employment.

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Childcare Assistance


We provide childcare stipends to student or working mothers of children ages 0-5 that allows them to place their children in trusted and enriching care with any licensed childcare provider of her 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.

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Resources & Referrals

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.

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Connect with Community

Professional Development


Our Connect with Community program is a series of professional development workshops that improve resilience and the self-sufficiency of the veteran community. These workshops bring transitioning active duty women and women veterans together with leaders in various industries and academia. Attendees gain access to their local community, employment opportunities, and academic resources all while experiencing a sense of community, support, and sisterhood.

Additionally, our partnerships afford our women veterans with access to thousands of professional mentors across all industries both locally and nationwide.

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Care Packages

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.

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    Mentorship increases the chances of success by pro Mentorship increases the chances of success by providing someone not only with knowledge and wisdom, but also the professional and emotional support to make difficult decisions. Last week, the Women's Professional Leadership Forum provided an opportunity for junior military leaders to hear from senior women mentors at the 305th Military Intelligence (MI) Battalion Headquarters.

“We hold these forums because women can sometimes make up only 10 to 20 percent -- sometimes less -- of a unit’s population, and it can be difficult when you face obstacles that are unique to you, and you don’t have someone to relate to or seek out as a mentor”

What have you learned from your mentors? Tag a mentor to show your appreciation for their support. 

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