Guidinglight House Assists Female Veterans Transitioning From The Military To Civilian Life By Providing Safe Housing And Critical Support Services To Help Them Become Self-Sufficient. Women Are The Fastest Growing Segment Of The Homeless Veteran Population, And There Is A Great Need For Our Services.
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Guidinglight House has developed programs and services that incorporate the top priorities expressed by female veterans seeking to achieve independence, find permanent housing, obtain education/training and employment, meet their financial obligations, as well as fulfill their parental responsibilities.
The Department of Labor, Women's Bureau held several listening sessions for veterans, and a common theme was the perception that existing programs and services for veterans favor men. Participants believed that many seemingly gender-neutral programs failed to ensure equality in the level and types of assistance provided to both men and women.
Veterans indicated a need for sex-segregated, proactive residential centers staffed by qualified individuals who are sensitive to the female veteran culture. Women, especially those with a history of MST and domestic violence, report feeling more secure and comfortable in a female only environment. Locating centers in safer residential areas, away from drug dealers and violence, was also important.
Guidinglight House listened to the needs of our veterans and is providing a safe, clean and nurturing environment at it's facility. We assist female veterans to become empowered and help restore their dignity, self-worth, hope and self-sufficiency. All veterans have access to legal assistance, employment opportunities, health care and housing, both temporary and permanent.
Our female veterans deserve a chance to have a successful future, and we invite you to support our efforts to help them achieve this goal. Learn about their unique stories and find out how you can provide real assistance to keep them from falling through the cracks of a cold bureaucracy. We support all 5 branches of our government services.
A Transitional Living Program For Female Veterans