Women Armed Forces Action Committee

OUR MISSION

Our Mission is to SHRINK Women Veteran Suicide rates, Women Veteran’s Homeless rates and Depression by providing life skills, empowerment, confidence, and balance to assist in overcoming Women Veteran transitional challenges. Women Veteran suicide and depression rates are higher than Male Veteran rates.  Women Armed Forces Action Committee (WAFAC) is a non-political and non-denominational 501(c) (3) organization for Women Veterans.

OUR GOAL

WAFAC will do this through hosted events, education, services and activities designed to connect Women Veterans with information and experiences, and enhance their mental, physical and spiritual growth within themselves. WAFAC will assist Women Veterans by helping them reconnect with their families and foster new lifelong friendships with other fellow Veterans and learn life skills. WAFAC is also focused on connecting Women Veterans with other Veterans of History.

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SAVE A LIFE, SAVE A FAMILY!

CHANGE A LIFE, CHANGE A FAMILY!


About

WAFAC is about serving Women Veterans, their spouses and families.

Sisters in Arms are what we are “about”. Forever bonded through a mutual experience and identity.
Many of us walk away from the Military and assume new roles and titles. The fact that we were once Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, and Sailors (or Guardsmen) long before we were titled as Mom, Wife, Aunt, Teacher, or whatever our new Career or role is in our “life after the Military” is often a second memory.

As many of us assume these new roles, we often leave that familiar bond we had while in uniform.
That family feeling and knowing someone, anyone, had your back no matter the situation is missed.

Women Veterans’ transition, suicide, depression, PTSD, and MST issues are less “publicized” and “less” socialized as our male counterparts, simply because our overall numbers are smaller. However, female Veteran ratios of these issues are larger than our male counterparts and all other Female groups. Per a Veteran Affairs (VA) 2015 published study and a 2017 published article by Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) and republished via NPR, Female Veteran suicide rates are 250% HIGHER than our female civilian counterparts.

This is why we’ve founded this Organization – to ensure an ongoing life line of support.

The small efforts of a few female Veterans in the Greater Baton Rouge and surrounding area has already brought 50+ female Veterans together.

Women Armed Forces Action Committee (WAFAC) is going to continue this effort on a larger scale and reunite our Female Veterans. We are going to bring them back together and ensure they know our “Sisters in Arms” are there for them. Women Armed Forces Action Committee is a non-denominational, non-racial, gender friendly, NON-POLITICAL organization. We are “about” building camaraderie, spirit and social recognition back into our lives. Ensuring we know someone is there to guide us and help us. WAFAC will accomplish this through care, support and social events and life building skills, education and information.

Female Veterans are a breed of their own. We are a small part of the population and often underserved.
With our many roles, hats and titles we wear (along with our combat boots) it is a never-ending day.
We plan on giving those days a beautiful facelift!

We are starting in the South and plan to grow to all of the United States, reaching every Woman Veteran we can, showing them each that they are loved and cared for – and we are still “Sisters in Arms” and we have her back.

WAFAC is about serving Women Veterans, also known as Women Warriors, spouses and their families. This includes former or Retired female military members who have served any term honorably in the US Armed Forces.

Why Donate?

This is THE big question: Why Donate and Why donate to our Cause?

For starters, donating to Non-Profits are a great tax deduction, however the more prevalent and important reason is that you will help WAFAC serve an important yet under-served population
The Female Veteran.

Your donation WILL make a difference in someone’s life, a Woman Veteran’s Life and possibly her family.

Statistically speaking female uniformed members have a higher rate, per ratio of depression and suicide than their male counterparts. Additionally, the Woman Homeless Veteran rate is climbing. When men go homeless, many times men go alone, however when women go homeless they are more routinely going homeless with children.

There are very few programs that address the needs of Women Warriors. WAFAC caters to the specific and unique needs of Women who have served. Women who have served often are mothers, wives and/or care takers of someone else, leaving their own needs as a second priority or worse, unaddressed.

Our Women Veterans may need big assistance or small assistance. Perhaps just a motivating phone call, utility bill or car note assistance, perhaps grocery assistance or a family break. Many women who are leaving the service are the bread winners for their families. A small Emergency fund/grant may be the difference in helping save a life or a family.

WAFAC is here to foster balance where the Woman Veterans needs.

Save a Family; Save a Life. Save a Life; Save a Family.

Articles/Information:
“In the wider American population, men have higher rates of suicide than women, but the rate of suicide for women vets increased more than male vets in that study period”.

VA Fact Sheet on Female Veterans

Newsweek: Female Veteran Suicide rates double that of civilian counter part, Click here

Read/Learn more about: Female Military Depression

Read/Learn more about: Military Sexual Trauma


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