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WVN LogoThe Massachusetts Women Veterans’ Network of the Department of Veterans’ Services (WVN) has been connecting women veterans with benefits, services, and each other, since 1997.

Since its founding, the Network has been the central resource for women veterans across the Commonwealth, and continues to connect its members with critical services and supports to transition and thrive in civilian life.

Here is a brief overview of what you need to know about the Women Veterans’ Network:

What We Do

The mission of the WVN is to provide women veterans with information on available federal, state, and local benefits, as well as expand awareness on the needs of women veterans and connect them with resources that can help. Throughout the year, there are also a variety of different events sponsored by the WVN, including: Spring Fling, documentary screenings, and the annual Women Veterans’ Conference.

Honoring Women Veterans

The annual Women Veterans’ Appreciation Day is one of the largest events sponsored by the WVN. It is held every November, during the week of Veterans’ Day, in the State House.  Each year, the WVN presents the Deborah Sampson Award, which is given to a female veteran who has been an outstanding member of their military and Massachusetts community.

Get Involved

To get involved in the WVN Sisterhood, women veterans can join the network and stay updated on upcoming events and news. Members are also invited to join the WVN Speakers Bureau and the Volunteer Committee, which enables women veterans to talk about their experiences and assist in planning and running future Network events. Even by simply spreading the word about the WVN, you can also help us connect with more women veterans from around the Commonwealth.

Resources

Women veterans can also access helpful resources regarding military sexual trauma, housing, treatment programs, and more from the WVN, and online.  There are also links to museums that honor female military service, national service organizations, and the VA Center for Women Veterans on the WVN website.

Connect with us!

The Women Veterans’ Network is open to all women veterans who live in the Commonwealth. To register for the Sisterhood, fill out the form from the WVN website here.

To find more information on WVN, check out their top 40 Most Frequently Asked Questions, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Department of Veteran Services, Gold Star Sibling

Communications Director, Executive Office of Health and Human Services

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