MISSION 

We address the unique needs and specialized care for women veterans with or without children requiring emergency shelter due to homelessness or domestic violence, providing the following services:

  • To obtain help with immediate needs, such as shelter, food, and clothing, and transition aid through existing networks and resources
  • To help women veterans receive the benefits to which they and their families are entitled also connect them to community support
  • To navigate the often-complex process of benefits application
  • To ease the stress for women veterans who file claims for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and help them through the process.
  • To establish the only women veteran facilities to accept children in the Triangle area


VISION 

WVSS will provide a beacon of hope to women veterans in crisis, and that through our services at the Women Veterans Crisis and Support Center (WVCSC) in Durham, together with our education and advocacy efforts, these women and their families will have their dignity restored, and will be empowered to take positive steps to move forward in their lives.


Since 2008 our Core Values are as follows:

Dignity

 Women should be proud of  what they have done, yet      so many do not have a sense     of their self-worth. When they   come to us, we want to help them restore their dignity by assisting them to take back  some control over their lives.

Honor

 Women veterans sacrificed for all of us and defended our nation. They will be honored in return by being given a chance  to live a productive, fulfilling    life during Active Duty as well    as after completing her service.



Dignity

 Women should be proud of  what they have done, yet      so many do not have a sense     of their self-worth. When they   come to us, we want to help them restore their dignity by assisting them to take back  some control over their lives.



Compassion 

Our efforts must be grounded    in compassion. We may not   fully understand what circumstance she is going through at first, but we will   listen actively, comprehend through wisdom, be guiding in love, and empathize with great care.



Advocate

 There will be times when we must give voice to the voiceless. Lending one's voice is vital for change in policies and services that we are entitled to and, finally, the call for action.




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