We need your help! There are currently NO VA funded programs in the City of Detroit or Southeastern Michigan for homeless female Veterans with children. The only options for these veterans is to be separated from their children or find a community shelter . 65% of the female Veterans in our fa... Read More
We need your help! There are currently NO VA funded programs in the City of Detroit or Southeastern Michigan for homeless female Veterans with children. The only options for these veterans is to be separated from their children or find a community shelter . 65% of the female Veterans in our facility once slept in their car or on a couch for some period of time to ensure they stay connected with their children. Homelessness is painful, but separation from their children is devastating for the parent and the child. We want to keep women and children together as they begin the process of regaining stable and permanent housing.
Many of our homeless women veterans were victims of military sexual trauma and feel resentment towards the military and the VA. Homeless women veterans tend not to fit the stereotype of your normal homeless person living on the streets. Many have children and tend to temporarily stay with family or friends. Homeless female veterans were instilled with a sense of self-reliance and pride from their military experience. The are often the caregivers for their children and have a very hard time asking for help. We want to be the place where these families can gain peace of mind and feel safe and supported
Facts: Sheet: Women Veterans, Homelessness, and Trauma
Our 40-bed facility will provide the following: Rooms for women and their minor children, daily meals, and onsite day care and after school programs, mental health assessments and supports, Case Management and assistance paying for past due utility bills, financial assistance for rental deposit and first months rent, job readiness, training and placement programming, Life Skill/Parenting Classes, individual and family counseling. 74% of the program staff are Veterans and formally homeless men and women.
This new facility was vandalized and needs upgrades, new furnishings and fixtures, replacement of stolen electrical and plumbing segments and equipment. 100% of your donation will go back to the facility and we will list you, as a supporter, on our website. If you can’t contribute financially, please see our website for volunteer opportunities.
Help us, help our female Veterans and their children by providing them a safe and affordable place to live, grow, heal and flourish. A portion of your donation is also tax deductible. Please visit our website for more information.
All Things Women, Inc and all the women, men, children, Veterans, and families we service send you a heartfelt "Thank You".
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Mena Davis is the Founder/President of All Things Women, Inc. Born in Detroit but raised in Los Angeles she had bi-coastal, personal experience, into the lives of children who experience homelessness. Mena is the mother to a US Airman with a personal mission to ensure no Veteran is ever homeless!
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