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North Dakota Women Veterans

Benefit Category: State
Women Veterans Health Care

ND Veterans Affairs Resources

The ND VA developed a Women Veteran’s Registry card as a tool to register woman veterans into our data base. Some ideas that are in development are; conferences, membership to the association, newsletters, and committees.  We would benefit from your input into the possibilities.  Please take a few minutes to print, complete, and mail this card. (78kb pdf) 

The Women in the Military Survey was developed to collect statistical information for the State of North Dakota.  Please print, complete, and mail this survey. (68kb pdf)

Contact Brenda Bergsrud for more information or assistance.

Other Resources

Center for Women Veterans

The role of the VA Center for Women Veterans is to monitor and coordinate VA’s administration of health care and benefits services, and programs for women Veterans.  Serve as an advocate for a cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military.  And to raise awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect.

Women Veterans Call Center

Calling all women who served in the United States Military.  Do you know your Veteran status?  Do you have a Veteran ID card?  Do you receive any benefits from the VA, like the GI Bill?  Do you receive health care benefits from VA?  If you do not know the answers to these questions Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established a call center just for you.

The Women Veterans Call Center (WVCC) answers questions and responds to concerns from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across the nation about VA services and resources.  The call is free, and you can call as often as you like until you have the answers to your questions.  The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET.

UniteUS Center for Women Veterans

Here's What We Do:

INFORM. Monitor and coordinate VA’s administration of health care and benefits services, and programs for women Veterans.

ADVOCATE. Serve as an advocate for a cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military. Raise awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect.

CONNECT. We help women Veterans connect to the people and resources that can help them when they need it most.

We hope this community serves as an opportunity for women Veterans across the country to come together, learn about benefits and resources, and connect with each other.  We look forward to our continued collaborations and exploring ways in which to maximize our Women Veterans’ UniteUS experience.

Grace After Fire

Grace After Fire is a resource solely for women veterans to support their need to connect with each other and share yet remain anonymous. These women can reach out to others who have experienced the same concerns of re-entry, alcoholism, drug addiction or prescription addiction due to chronic pain, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), incidents of service time rape, depression, unwarranted anger, or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) due to war time trauma.

Contact Information:
Phone: 877-490-5797 (Toll Free)
Website: http://www.graceafterfire.org/

National Association of State Women Veteran Coordinators

The purpose of this organization is to exchange ideas, information and training to facilitate reciprocal service for women veterans and to secure uniformity, equality and effectiveness in providing these services to women veterans; furthermore, identify issues of concern to the women veterans community, and develop recommendations to address these concerns through legislative, programmatic, and outreach activities.

The National Women’s Health Information Center

The Office on Women's Health (OWH) was established in 1991 within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its Vision is to ensure that "All Women and Girls are Healthier and Have a Better Sense of Well Being." Its mission is to "provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches." The strategy OWH uses to achieve its mission and vision is through the development of innovative programs, by educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information.

Contact Information:
Office on Women's Health
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 712E
Washington, DC 20201
Telephone: 202-690-7650
Fax: 202-205-2631

Women in Military Service For America Memorial

Mission:  "Let the generations know that the women in uniform also guaranteed their freedom". - Anne S. (Sosh) Brehm 1LT, USA NC, World War II

Contact Information:
Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation
Dept. 560
Washington, DC 20042-0560
Phone: 703-533-1155 • Toll Free: 800-222-2294
FAX: 703-931-4208 • E-mail: hq@womensmemorial.org

Related Resource(s)

News about North Dakota Women Veterans

by Hans Petersen, VA Staff Writer
Monday, March 10, 2014

VA celebrates Women’s History Month with a look at some fascinating women Veterans and their remarkable achievements.

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).