Today is Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day, the holiday began in remembrance of the armistice ending World War I. In 1954, after World War II, Congress changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day, and today the holiday honors all American veterans of wars and armed conflicts. (For more information about the history of Veterans Day, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.)
Millions of Americans have served in the U.S. military, and many have given their lives for this country. Unfortunately, death is not the only hazard of war. The veteran population suffers from higher incidences of physical, emotional, and mental health problems – like poverty, homelessness, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – than the general population.
The Women’s Center’s Employment Solutions, General Counseling, and Rape Crisis & Victim Services programs are available to veterans seeking help after their military service has ended.
- Unemployed veterans looking for a job after leaving the military and underemployed veterans looking to improve their job prospects can access services offered by our Employment Solutions department.
- Veterans facing mental illness, crisis, or other emotional challenges can turn to The Women’s Center’s General Counseling services for support and healing.
- The Women’s Center recognizes that sexual assault of both women and men is all too common in today’s military. Veterans searching for peace after assault, abuse, or other violent crimes can contact our Rape Crisis & Victims Services program.
Do you know a veteran that might benefit from the services we offer? Honor them today by telling them about The Women’s Center. We’re just a phone call away.