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Our Women Veteran Resource programs connects women veterans with appropriate resources to help them transition no matter what stage of life, career, or housing thaty are in, and to provide them with resources and tools to transition thier personal and professional lives and to become leaders in their communities.

Our Programs foucus on providing women veterans with the tools they need to transition from military service to civilian workforce, changing careers, building self esteem and confidence, and empowering them to take back control of thier lives.

  • Industry Expert Program
  • SETraining
  • IWVA Mentor Program
  • FRESH LOOK Program

CAREER CHANGES

Career and Education

Interested in a new career? People seek to change careers for many different reasons. Your career goals or values may have changed, you may have discovered new interests that you would like to incorporate into your job, you may wish to make more money, or have more flexible hours. Before making a decision like this, it is important to take the time to evaluate present situations, to explore career options, and to choose a career that will be satisfying.

Our Industry Expert Program assesses your interests, provides rescources for exploring your options and evaluating alternative career paths, and strategies for making the new career move. If your here, you've probably already evaluated your current job satisfaction, but try keeping a journal of your daily reactions to your job situation and look for recurring themes. Take note of the details of your job. What strategies do you engage, what tactics to you employ. Assess your interest, values and skills.

Try it out. Identify volunteer and freelance activities related to your target field to test your interest e.g. if you are thinking of publishing as a career, try editing the PTA newsletter. If you're interested in working with animals, volunteer at your local shelter. Not sure how to begin, we can help.

EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENTS

Career and Education

Upgrade your skills. Look for ways to develop new skills in your current job which would pave the way for a change e.g. offer to write a grant proposal if grant writing is valued in your new field. If your company offers in-house training, sign up for as many classes as you can.

Take a class. Investigate educational opportunities that would bridge your background to your new field. Consider taking an evening course at a local college or an online course. Spend some time at one day or weekend seminars. Contact professional groups in your target field for suggestions

Set up a job shadow (or two). Shadow professionals in fields of primary interest to observe work first hand. Spend anywhere from a few hours to a few days job shadowing people who have jobs that interest you. Your college career office is a good place to find alumni volunteers who are willing to host job shadowers. Here’s more information on job shadowing and how it works.

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

Women veterans are the minority of both the veteran population and the working population.

VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Home – You may receive vocational rehabilitation and employment services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.

VA Employment Programs for Homeless Veterans – VA’s Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) is a national vocational program comprised of three unique programs which assist homeless Veterans in returning to competitive employment: Sheltered Workshop, Transitional Work, and Supported Employment. Veterans in CWT are paid at least the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher.

American Job Centers –  America’s Service Locator connects individuals to employment and training opportunities available at local American Job Centers. The website provides contact information for a range of local work-related services, including unemployment benefits, career development, and educational opportunities.

Department of Labor, Women Vets Site – The Women Veterans site at the U.S. Department of Labor

Dress for Success – The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, and a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

National Veterans Foundation Job Board – A listing of jobs across the country at companies interested in hiring veterans.

Work for Warriors (Guard and Reserve) – Job Postings & Unit Vacancies. The California Military Department is a diverse, community-based organization comprised of four pillars: the California Army National Guard, the California Air National Guard, the California State Military Reserve and the California Youth and Community Programs.

Small Business (SBA Veteran & Disabled Veterans) – If you are a veteran or service-disabled veteran, SBA has resources to help you start and grow your small business.

Although a new company, the vision of IWVA.org is truly impressive. The gap between homelessness and main stream America is finally defined and a solution brought forth. Look out America, IWVA.org, is pulling up the rear and making the necessary moves to get homeless women veterans back in the workforce and standing independent.

Why IWVA.org?

Leveling the Playing Field for Women Veterans

It's about leveraging the resources we currently have to walk veterans into jobs. We are committed to using the connections we have and building on them to ensure women veterans are the first line of selection.

Training Women Veterans in basic job search skills

Providing basic job search techniques, resume and cover letter assistance, career coaching, recruiter selection, interviewing skills, and negotiating workshops to build confindence in women veterans that are actively seeking employment in the open market.

Supplying Homeless Women Veterans with essential daily necessities for introduction back into the workforce

Providing daily essentials CarePacs to homeless women veterans as we encourage and engage them.

Providing Mentoring and Support to boost Self Esteem

One of the most impactful ways mentors can influence mentees is by modeling positive behaviors that help them learn to respect themselves and others.

About Us

A non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of Female Veterans, who have honorably severed our country and are now in need.

Our programs are built in stages allowing familiarity of the services, while building credibility with partnering vendors.

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Marietta, GA 30066

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Phone: 678.300.2957