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The number of women veterans is growing, and our country is simply not doing enough to meet their health, social, and economic needs.
— Deputy National Legislative Director for DAV, Joy J. Ilem

Women Veterans are in the Numbers

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  • 2 million of the 21.9 million Veterans are women, which is about 9 percent of all Veterans.

  • Women Veterans are younger than men Veterans. The median age for women Veterans is 49, and the median age for men Veterans is 64.

  • A higher percent of women Veterans are racially and ethnically diverse than men Veterans.

  • A lower percent of women Veterans are uninsured, have no income, and are in poverty than women non-Veterans.

  • Women Veterans, age 35 and older, have a lower median household income than men Veterans

  • high percent of women Veterans have a service connected disability, have no income, and are in poverty more than Veterans.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2014. Prepared by the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics


Many of the experiences of women Veterans from the post-9/11 military differ from those of men – they are less likely to have served in combat (30% vs. 57% of men), more likely to have never been deployed away from their permanent duty station (30% vs. 12% of men) and less likely to have served with someone who was killed while performing their duties in the military (35% vs. 50% of men).

At the same time, however, they are equally likely to have had emotionally traumatic or distressing experiences while serving (47% vs. 42% of men), and their transition back into civilian life has been equally tough. 

 MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR WOMEN VETERANS TODAY!

Through the generosity of people like you, our work has made the difference in the lives of hundreds of women veteran.  Your gift to Indigo Consortium allows us to improve the lives of women veterans by addressing the health and well-being needs of women Veterans as they transition from military service to civilian life.  Take action by making a tax-deductible donation to a woman veteran.

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Thank you, to organizations and individuals that continue to support Indigo Consortium. Through the generosity of people like you, our work has made the difference in the lives of women Veterans.  Your gift to Indigo Consortium allows us to improve the lives of women Veterans while they are in the midst of unthinkable challenges. Thanks to you, we have provided women with a safe temporary place to live, gas, food, cell phone access, and always someone they can talk to.

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Again, thank you for all that you do for women Veterans.

Best regards,

Shawn M. Ross

Executive Director


Current Supporters

Kimberly D. Burrucker

Cynthia Bryant

Veronica Burnett

Sonia Cumber

Rosalyn Tucker

Truth Teaching Ministries

Theresa Watson

Rochelle Arrington

Ladies of Grace, St. John AME Church, Raleigh, NC

The Julia Holt Women's Missionary Society, St. Matthew AME Church, Raleigh, NC

Dr. Barbareta McGill and the NCCU Nursing Department

William and Gerry Homovec