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Military Women of Valor

aims to create a restorative home for female veterans and their children.

The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) estimated that 38% of all homeless individuals living in shelters are women. Women comprise the fastest-growing segment of the homeless Veteran population. From 2016 to 2017, the number of homeless female Vets increased by 7% compared to 1% for their male counterparts.

38%

38% of all homeless living in shelters are women.

7%

In 2016-17, the # of homeless female Vets increased by 7% compared to 1% for their male counterparts.

60%

More than 60% of transitional housing programs receiving grants didn’t accept children or had restrictions on their ages and number of children.

Who We Are

We are a Delaware-Maryland Eastern shore-based 501)c nonprofit organization, that will be providing housing, healthcare, jobs, life skills training along with other resources through partnership providers.

“I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”
―Malala Yousafzai

Our Mission 

To build communities that strengthen, support, empower, and bring awareness of critical resources that develop female military veterans in reclaiming their lives.

The Vision

To advocate, educate, and bring awareness to the community of the issues that face military women, active and veterans.

Core Values

HONOR

We honor the tremendous sacrifices that the military servicewomen have made.

EMPOWERMENT

We are committed to fostering healthy and productive relationships to empower the military veteran servicewomen.

JUSTICE

We stand with and serve the military servicewomen who face injustice and inequality.

STEWARDSHIP

We honor the heritage of the military servicewomen and hold ourselves accountable to protect, help, honor and serve them with dignity and respect.

We are a Delaware-Maryland Eastern shore-based 501)c nonprofit organization, that will be providing housing, healthcare, jobs, life skills training along with other resources through partnership providers for the Veteran service women.

It will help female veteran service women frequently homeless, as they move from homelessness and co-dependent, often abusive relationships into independent, self-sufficient lifestyles. Additionally, it will assists clients to connect with Partners in their child reunification process.This is particularly important as 80% of the clients have children but no custody.

What We Will Do

Our first upscale resale boutique to benefit the veteran servicewomen will be located in New Castle County, Delaware. Thus far, we have been able to procure many items to create a resale boutique to raise money toward The Valor House building, directly benefiting veteran servicewomen and their children. Our greatest and most urgent need is retail space to open our store and to bring awareness to the cause, capital assistance for administrative infrastructure, and seed monies for overall program support.

About the Founder

Lena Goodman is passionate about transforming the lives of female veterans. Her dedication to the female military community stems from Lena‘s daughter serving in the United States Navy for the last eight years, inspiring her along with three other female family members to make a difference. As a result, she started Military Women Of Valor. The many countless women that have served in all branches of the military service, all have made major sacrifices and are in dire need of support and life-changing services.

Our Team

Do you have practical experience and passion? Join our board! Lena is currently working on assembling a strong Board of Trustees which will be invaluable for the organization.

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