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Women Veterans & Women in the Military Veterans Day 2013 Weekend Extravaganza

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JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND FULL OF EMPOWERMENT AND INTERACTION

Price $150

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November 9-11, 2013

Events held at the Sunset Room by Wolfgang Puck

$150 all meals and activities included.

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Food-Fun-Fellowship

CEO Welcome Reception

Early A.M. 5k Women Vet & Women in the Military Unification Run/Walk

Sunrise Yoga

Empowerment Breakfast

Hiring Fair

Panels on Education, Benefits, Housing, Financial Literacy and more

Powerful National and International Celebrity Guest Speakers

Women Veterans Gala!!!

Veterans Day Tribute to Women Veterans & Women in the Military

Veterans Day Empowerment and Unification Brunch Cruise on-board Odyssey

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!!

Hotel information and charges coming soon!

Our 2nd Annual Women Veterans and Women in the Military Veterans Day Extravaganza will take place at the National Harbor in Prince George's County,MD on November 9-11, 2013. It is designed as an outreach tool for more than 300 women veterans, to offer empowerment, peer- to-peer interaction, and information on support services in an effort to educate them so that they will be equipped with the tools needed for a smooth transition to break down the barriers that lead to homelessness. Women in attendance will participate in well-crafted events throughout the Veterans Day weekend in collaboration with federal, state and county agencies and other nonprofit and for profit agencies.

Women veterans are the fastest growing population of homeless veterans. Transitioning out of the military can be a daunting task; and when coupled with depression, unemployment, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma and divorce, often times lead to homelessness for these women, many of which are single parents. The term “homeless veteran” should be nonexistent in the United States and with the financial support of generous sponsors; we can help to eradicate it!According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, women veterans often don't identify themselves as veterans and thus do not get the services and support they are entitled to. This event is a great way to show support for them and is a great step in helping them to identify and unify with their peers.

WVI's Mission is to meet women veterans at their points of need through Advocacy, Outreach, Interaction, and Unification (AEIOU), with a holistic approach to breaking down the barriers that lead to homelessness. Our programs were recognized by the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama on March 19, 2013, when our Founder and CEO Gingere Miller was honored as a Champion for Change for Women Veterans. Since 2012 we have supported 850 women veterans.