Boots to Heels

FemaleVeteranWomen who have served in the military are returning home to the U.S. in record numbers, and many are facing new battlefields as they transition back to civilian life.  Often dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, female veterans can be plagued by fear, loneliness, distrust and anger.  Though it seems outrageous and unthinkable, poverty and even homelessness are very real problems for the brave women who have served our country.

At Attitudes & Attire™, we recognized that our programs could help address some of the issues returning female veterans face.  As a complement to our core programs, we offer Boots to Heels workshops exclusively for veterans.  These special group sessions give women who have served in the military the camaraderie of being with peers who understand the unique experiences that have impacted them and the challenges they face when returning home. 

We collaborate with referring agencies that serve female veterans and are expanding our outreach every day.  Agencies that currently refer women veterans to Attitudes & Attire™ include:  Grace After Fire; The Homeless Women Veterans Program; Salvation Army; The Texas Veterans Commission; The U.S. Dept. of Labor, and The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

The facts on female veterans:

  • Women constitute 14% of active-duty forces and 18% of the Army National Guard and Reserves
  • Of 141,000 veterans nationwide who spent at least one night in a shelter in 2011, over 14,000 were women
  • While the total number of the country’s homeless veterans has declined by 17 percent since 2009, the number of homeless female veterans has increased
  • A recent study indicated that 53 percent of homeless female veterans had experienced sexual trauma while serving in the military

Get involved with Boots to Heels:

Attitudes & Attire™ continues to expand our effort to provide programs for the courageous women who have served our country.  To learn more or find out how you can help support this work, please contact us.

If you are a veteran interested in registering for our program, please call us at 214.630.1667.


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