WEEKLY COVID-19 RESOURCE NOTICE:
STAY CONNECTED

During the COVID-19 outbreak, women veterans and service women are facing new challenges and hurdles that are impacting their daily lives. Stable housing, food security and access to mental healthcare are all challenges for many military women. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has amplified these issues and increased the need for SWAN to take action. SWAN is continuously monitoring new services to help service women and women veterans by informing them of resources within their communities.

In addition to our resources located on the Resource Portal:

Department of Veterans Affairs Virtual Services
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Department of Veterans Affairs Conoravirus FAQs
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Bob Woodruff Foundation on Veterans and COVID-19 Research
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Domestic Violence Hotline
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Resources by Issue

NAVIGATE TO ISSUE
Food Resources | Shelter Services | Mental Wellness
Financial Services | Volunteering Services

 

Food Resources

Maryland
Maryland Food Bank statewide networks/locations
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Virginia, Fairfax
Pop-up food banks, pick-up food/delivery options
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Virginia, Charlottesville
SNAP, emergency food, public meals
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Washington, D.C
Grocery store senior hours, WIC site locations, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Open Market locations
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Capital Area Food Bank (Pop-up pantries, direct distribution, school food distribution)
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Virtual Locations
USDA: Interactive map to Meals for Kids, SNAP state waivers, WIC state waivers, Child Nutrition Program waivers
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Shelter Services

California, Marin
Shelters and housing programs
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California, Bay Area
Emergency and supportive housing
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Maryland, Montgomery
Outreach, emergency shelter, supportive housing
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Virtual Locations
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness: Resource plan for homelessness
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Mental Wellness

New York
Virtual mental health resources (specific for aging, students, veterans)
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Texas
Online peer and professional resources
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Veteran Spouse Network offers in-person and online community support
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Virtual Locations
Yale University Online Course “The Science of Well Being”
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Headstrong, mental wellness for veterans
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Red Feather Ranch, online community for women veterans
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Bob Woodruff Research on Veterans and COVID-19
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Virtual Trauma-Informed Yoga with DK Dyson (free)
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Financial Services

California
Foundation for Women Warriors, Emergency Assistance Fund will provide financial stipends for women veterans with critical needs
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Virtual Locations
Gary Sinise Foundation: First responders can apply for a First Responder Grant and military service members, veterans, first responders, and their families affected by COVID-19 can apply for financial assistance
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Student Veterans: Tips and resources for economic hardships and veteran benefits
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2 months free internet for qualifying veterans
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Wounded Warrior Project: Warriors registered with the WWP and unable to pay for rent/mortgage, food, etc. can apply for assistance
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Veterans of Foreign Wars: Unmet Needs program provides grants up to $1500 to help with basic needs
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Volunteering Services

Operation Gratitude: Donations and hand-written letters for first-responders
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Soldier’s Angels: Offers several different ways to volunteer virtually
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Resources by Location

NAVIGATE TO LOCATION
Georgia | Maryland | New York
Texas | Virginia | Washington, D.C.

 

Georgia

Mental Wellness/Community
Online Facebook community for GA Women Veterans
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Maryland

Shelter Services
Montgomery: Outreach, emergency shelter, supportive housing
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New York

Mental Wellness
Virtual mental health resources (for aging, students, veterans populations)
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Texas

Texas Veterans Commission virtual services
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Texas Veterans Commission Women Resources
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Mental Wellness/Community
Mil Veterans Peer Network, provider network
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Veteran Spouse Network offers in-person and online community support
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Virginia

Food Resources
Fairfax: Pop-up food banks, pick-up food/delivery options
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Charlottesville: SNAP, emergency food, public meals
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Danville: God’s Store House; distribution and drive thru meals
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Washington, D.C.

Food Resources
Grocery store senior hours, WIC site locations, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Open Market locations
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 Capital Area Food Bank: Pop-up pantries, direct distribution, school food distribution
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