WASHINGTON (May 8, 2019) — Paralyzed Veterans of America is thrilled to announce today its new partnership with Women Veterans Interactive that seeks to empower female veterans through employment, education and volunteer support. Currently, there are 2 million women veterans living in the US, and women are the fastest growing demographic in both the military and veteran population.
The partnership will support PVA’s unique, no-cost employment program, PAVE. Through the collaboration, WVI members, participants in their Women Veterans Transition Space program and other women veterans will be able to receive one-on-one guidance from PVA’s employment program staff who can help them identify educational opportunities to achieve their career goals, develop resumes, sharpen interview skills and additional services.
“The education and employment of America’s women veterans is very important to their whole health. We need to ensure these women know that they deserve to have meaningful careers and a wonderful sense of well-being,” said Tammy Jones, National Vice President of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “The joining of efforts among Paralyzed Veterans of America and Women Veterans Interactive will advance the message to America’s women veterans that we are here to help them overcome barriers and thrive.”
Transitioning out of the military can be a daunting task especially for women veterans, and because of this, Women Veterans Interactive created the Women Veterans Transition Space program to assist women who have served in the military with becoming workforce ready and employed.
“This landmark partnership with Paralyzed Veterans of America will assist Women Veterans Interactive in delivering much-needed workforce development and career services to women veterans through our Women Veterans Transition Space program. In addition, this joint effort will send a strong message of encouragement, hope and respect to the women who have served and sacrificed for our country,” said Ginger Miller, President and CEO of Women Veterans Interactive.
To learn more about PVA’s employment program, visit www.pva.org/PAVE
About Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For more than 70 years, the organization has ensured that veterans receive the benefits earned through service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.
As a life-long partner and advocate for veterans and all people with disabilities, Paralyzed Veterans of America also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, and provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation. With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans of America serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Learn more at pva.org
About Women Veterans Interactive
Women Veterans Interactive (WVI) is a national membership-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and supporting women veterans and their families through Advocacy, Empowerment, Interaction, Outreach, and Unification. Recognized as experts on Women Veterans issues, Women Veterans Interactive aims to eradicate homelessness; improve healthcare and education delivery; and develop a network where there is a free exchange of experiences and solutions that will empower and assist women veterans in living fully productive lives. Since its inception, WVI has supported 3,500 women veterans and its network has grown to more than 50,000 women veterans.