Indigo Consortium is a unique support organization created exclusively for women Veterans. Serving as her advocate and navigating with her across public and private sectors, and faith based organizations. We are dedicated to ensuring she receives the information and tools required, especially when experiencing significant gaps in care and services. No matter how long it takes. Every step is dedicated to supporting these outstanding women. We assist with removing obstacles and helping her realize her maximum potential after years of service.
The urgency of the assistance needed for women Veterans cannot be stressed enough, given the rapid growth of women veterans returning to our community. We are here because sometimes assistance doesn’t end at close of business.
Mission: We advocate for and walk with women Veterans as she transitions from military service to civilian life.
Motto: Weaving the Wisdom of Heart, Skill and Work.
What We Do: We provide social support through all aspects of her transition=, no matter how long it takes. Assisting in reaching her goals, while helping her reintegrate into her community.
Shawn M. Ross founded Indigo Consortium in 2010. She received a Masters’ in Public Administration, certification in Mental Health First Aid, and a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification. She has traveled internationally and worked with the Ministry of Gender and Development in Monrovia, Liberia in developing policy regarding sexual harassment. She serves as a NGO Liaison through the AME-WMS, with ECOSOC consultative status with the United Nations. She chaired the annual Bull City Stand Down for five years. An event dedicated to providing services and resources to homeless and under-resourced men and women Veterans. She is the wife, daughter, granddaughter and aunt of Veterans.
Brenda Watson is a Peer Support Specialist certified through the state of North Carolina. She received an AAS in Human Services Technology/Mental Health and an AAS in Substance Abuse Counseling. She is the co-founder of the Vietnam Veterans Living Memorial and advocates diligently for Veterans while providing the necessary tools, insights and resources.
Vance Granville Community College selected her as the nominee for the North Carolina Community College System’s Dallas Herring Achievement Award. “I grew up in the era of the Vietnam War,” Watson recalled.” Many of my peers fought in that war and I witnessed the hostility that soldiers suffered upon their return and the terrible toll that hostility took on them. Moreover, the experiences took a toll on the soldiers’ lives. Many Vietnam veterans became homeless as a result of the war. This is one of the reasons I choose to work with the homeless veteran population for the past 25 years.”
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Indigo Consortium's Board of Directors includes individuals with experience in substance abuse counseling, vocational rehabilitation, the military, and business.
Angela Pryce, Business Owner
Michael Czysz, Educator