Study: Female Veterans Have Different Priorities

OnFemale Veterans Have Different Priorities Than Their Male Counterparts - Veterans Affordable Housing Program July 2nd, 2012 the California Department of Veterans Affairs released a report based on the responses to a 2011 survey with California female veterans. The survey sought to determine the needs of female veterans after separating from the military. Female veterans are a rapidly growing group, who in 2009 comprised eight percent of veterans in the country, a number expected to rise over the next two decades.

The most immediate concern of female veterans is physical and mental health, the survey found. A significant percentage of younger female veterans and enlisted personnel report military sexual trauma as a factor in mental health. In general, female veterans have been found to have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder more often than their male counterparts. Women in the armed services have had to overcome a number of hurdles for receiving help for PTSD symptoms from the VA, who previously doubted that women could not get PTSD due to not serving in direct combat roles. Recent scientific studies have shown that not only are women veterans susceptible from war-related trauma, but that it can also result from sexual trauma, a growing problem in the armed services.

The report also outlined problems that are affecting recently discharged male veterans as well, namely civilian workforce transition and housing. However, unlike many male veterans, female veterans were commonly found to be unaware of the numerous state and federal programs which are available to help veterans.

The full report is available here.

If you are a veteran, male or female, and facing complicated times after your discharge from the service, The Veterans Affordable Housing Program is ready to help you find a home now. While many veterans are facing delays with the Department of Veterans Affairs, state housing programs, or other government programs and may feel abandoned, they are not alone. The Veterans Affordable Housing Program was created to help vets in times of need, and is dedicated to helping low and moderate income, disabled, or transitioning veterans and their families find affordable housing in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Washington. We can help you by providing rent relief, down payment assistance, reduced-cost housing, subsidies, and more. Please contact us if you, or somebody you know, is a veteran and is in need of housing assistance.

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Affordable Community Living is a qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing low and moderate income families with quality, affordable housing since 1997 and now offers help to veterans and their families through it’s Veterans Assistance Program.

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