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Resources for women veterans

We are dedicated to ensuring women veterans receive benefits and services that honor their brave military service.

More and more women are wearing our nation’s uniforms and increasing their role in military operations. We want to ensure these veterans receive the services and benefits earned as they transition back to civilian life. You can learn more about available resources for women veterans below.

Still have questions? Contact:
Veterans Services
43 Hawkins Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02114

Available resources

Available resources

The VA Boston Healthcare System offers many programs to meet the unique needs of female veterans of all ages. Services for women include:

The VA Boston women veterans contact is Carolyn Mason Wholley, LICSW. She can be reached at 1-800-865-3384 (ext. 45994), or her direct line is 857-364-5994. You can also email her at carolyn.masonwholley@va.gov.

The Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement promotes gender equity in the City of Boston. Their team works to empower women and remove systemic barriers to their advancement.

Women's Advancement

The office's work includes:

  • A first-in-the-nation approach to closing the gender pay gaps
  • Reducing demand for sex-buying and trafficking
  • Programming for women entrepreneurs
  • Financial and technical support for the childcare workforce
  • Research on childcare needs and preferences of working families

The call center provides women veterans information about VA services and resources, benefits, and eligibility. The toll-free line is available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST).

For more information, visit the Women Veterans Call Center website or call 855-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636). Call, chat, or text are all available.

This course helps transitioning service women and recently separated women veterans. You can learn about available Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care benefits and services, including:

  • how to enroll in VA health care, and
  • other transition assistance tools and resources.

If you're interested, you can sign up for transition training online:

Sign up for transition training 

The Women Veterans' Network is a program of the Department of Veterans' Services. The network is a central resource for women veterans across Massachusetts. As part of its outreach mission, the networks provides information on federal, state, and local benefits. The network's mission includes:

  • expanding awareness of the needs of women veterans, and
  • identifying available resources to meet those needs.

Women Veterans' Network

Women Veterans' Network Massachusetts

Photo Credit:
Department of Veterans Affairs

Women veterans and healthcare

Did you know that women are the fastest growing group within the veteran population? Learn more about the changing face of women veterans, and what the Office of Veterans Affairs (VA) is doing to meet their health care needs.

Women veterans in different branches of the U.S. military
(Photo credit: Department of Veterans Affairs)

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