Sat, Jul 16|
Women Veterans Network (WoVeN) BRIDGES 1-Day Retreat
CALLING ALL WOMEN TRANSITIONING OUT OF MILITARY SERVICE: JOIN AND EXPERIENCE... B.R.I.D.G.E.S (Building Re-Integration from Dreams and Goals to Execution and Success), a program designed to ease the transition from service to civilian life for women Veterans.
Time & Location
Jul 16, 2022, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
About the event
BRIDGES MISSION: To provide peer support and guidance for women transitioning from military service to civilian life by women Veterans who have previously walked a similar path of service and transition.
BRIDGES is an expansion of the Women Veterans Network (WoVeN), an established, national, social support network designed to enhance the well-being of United States women Veterans and to address the unique challenges of this quickly growing population.
The BRIDGES Program
Women Service members who plan to separate from service within the next year are invited to attend a virtual retreat facilitated by Women Veterans who were hand selected and trained to act as BRIDGES Guides.
The goal of the retreat is to encourage women Service members to:
1.) consider their dreams and goals for life after service,
2.) identify personal strengths, existing supports, and resources that will help them achieve these goals, and
3.) identify barriers and challenges that may prohibit success.
The BRIDGES Retreat curriculum is modeled after the successful WoVeN core curriculum.
Ongoing Peer Support:
Following the retreat, service members will be paired with an experienced and trained Veteran Guide (a WoVeN member). This model of support ensures continuity of connection across the transition period throughout reintegration into civilian life. Support will consist of semi-structured but flexible contact, peer support, guidance, and friendship during this difficult transition period.
Membership in the National WoVeN Community:
After separation from service, women Veterans who attended the BRIDGES program are invited to join WoVeN and enjoy the benefits of sisterhood within this strong and vibrant community of women who have walked a similar path. Members of WoVeN have streamlined access to a growing and evolving network of over 100 vetted public and private Veteran service organizations that provide additional support and resources to women Veterans.