Women Veterans Advisory Committee

MISSION AND GOALS

The mission of the WDVA Women Veterans Advisory Committee shall be to ensure that Washington's women veterans have equitable access to federal and state veterans' services and benefits.

The goals are to:

  • Perform outreach to improve women veterans' awareness of eligibility for federal and state veterans' services and benefits;

  • Assess the needs of women veterans with respect to improve the Women Veterans Program;

  • Make recommendations to the Director to improve benefits and services;

  • Review programs, research projects, and other initiatives designed to address or meet the needs of women veterans;

  • Incorporate women veterans' issues in the Department's strategic plan;and

  • Participate in National forums and committees for women veterans.

The program shall provide assistance to women who served in the United States Armed Forces or in forces incorporated as part of the United States Armed Forces, and who were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.