YourNexStage cares deeply about the struggles that all veterans face and your emotional health is a priority. We are here for you, and so are many others. There are multiple resources available to help you now and every other day of the year. Please use them because they are there for YOU!
Please consider accessing these resources:
Call the Crisis Line phone number here ... or text them by texting 838255.
To find clinical care, counseling, assistance with benefits or other local resources, please visit:
If you love a veteran who you think could benefit from additional care, you can help! VA's Coaching Into Care program will teach you how: https://www.mirecc.va.gov/coaching/
Build, in full and transparent partnership with others, a holistic world-class support service and network where U.S. servicewomen and women veterans are fully empowered to achieve their dreams and goals.
Create a nationwide network of near-base and community-anchored women-centric service centers affording holistic hands-on support to frame, or reframe, and advance the civilian lives of our returning U.S. servicewomen and women veterans.
Adjacent to installations, these will be spaces for mingling, talking, studying, learning, childcare, and relaxing. Space in which to coach, teach, construct, and polish. Spaces for finding and sharing friendship and support.
Partnering with other Veteran Service Providers, YNS will work in partnership with every available organization, service, and company committed to supporting our returning military personnel. Partners fill the Pillars of Support.
Hosting community building events including career and personal growth workshops; seminars, and community building events. Women veterans' needs and interests will dictate programming - we work for you; not the other way around.
Individual one-to-one relationships, and small group coaching where coaches listen deeply, empower and inspire, and are judgement-free confidential resources focused on helping women warriors to discover their personal choices and their next stage.
Meeting emotional wellness needs one-on-one, in groups, as provided by veteran mental health organizations and professionals from the community. One size does not fit all, and this team will find the right fit for each woman's needs.
Hands-on job and career search support from resume development to cover letters; interview skills to appropriate work attire support. The team will build your toolkit, help you connect, obtain that right position for you now, and support you as you experience the civilian world of work.
Patient advocates will work with all veteran health care providers to navigate women veterans to women veterans' health care providers . Navigate, and where necessary, advocate.
Resourced by veteran housing experts, obtain VA Housing benefits such as rental support VA loans, from temporary to emergency housing.
There are fabulous veteran serving organizations engaging veterans with a purpose: Wellness, team building, recreation, and community service. Let YNS help women connect.
VA Claims, discharge upgrades, family law including divorce and custody, consumer law ie. credit and loan issues, landlord/tenant issues. Putting women in touch with veteran specialist legal counsel.
Navigating the VA is an art and maybe a science. YourNexStage's partners in service will include the best veteran service officers we can collectively source. Let them help you find your way.
Always with our partners, YNS will connect women veterans to the mentoring organization most likely to meet her needs whether those are career or just life and transition support.
It's not just about your GI Bill. It's about finding the right training, the right education, and the right providers to make every dollar and every hour invested toward the work you want to do.
Building a viable household budget, securing insurance and the financial safety and risk management tools that will keep you on even keel - the Financial Wellness teams will guide you every step of the way ... not sell, but guide.
PT may be behind you, but staying physically fit and learning how to, or better how to eat right, feed your family on a realistic and healthy budget and plan.
Our Request for YOUR Action
We've decided ... it's Washington, D.C.: Not an easy market in which to launch anything, but it is the nation's capital and home to powerful Federal, District, State, County, local and nonprofit resources passionately committed to America's military and veteran populations. And the region, described locally as the DMV (District, Maryland, Virginia), is home to more than 72,000 women veterans and more than a dozen military installations. It's a gamble, but we believe it's the place to start. If you are a woman who wore a U.S. military uniform or know one in the DMV, we really want to hear from you, about you, and to include you in our plans. Drop us a note below.
We're not here to replicate the work of others, but to integrate the best service and support by the best providers in the veteran service world; to create a women-centric space, a community in which all women who wear or have worn a US military uniform are able to access and receive the services and support needed to transition successfully to the very different civilian world. We are going to build a village, and it's going to take a village. If you are a veteran-serving provider, we want to hear from you.
YNS believes that our approach -- holistic, community-based and integrated with other partners -- will be substantially greater than the sum of its parts. We invite all who are interested in investing in a system designed to support our women to be in touch with us; to contribute to YourNexStage. Our "when" depends upon all of you.
We're going to be a coffee-house with kids: a holistic one-stop women-centric veteran service and support center launched first -- and humbly -- in Washington, D.C.
Ensure that every U.S. servicewoman has a female-friendly space and community forum in which to effectively move from the structure, unique culture, and personal impact of their time in military service to the differently structured, nonmilitary culture of the civilian world.
Increase the self-identification rate of women who have served in the US military. They are American Veterans.
Increase the public perception of women as veterans at the same magnitude as their male peers.
Have a measurable positive impact on the lives of America's women warriors, as evidenced by dramatically reduced symptoms of Transition Failure:
Facilitate the evolution of a nationwide network of veteran-serving organizations with offerings and environments to more effectively meet the needs of women veterans.
YourNexStage Inc. is grateful for the investments of all who give more than lip service to the value of our military women and women veterans.
We live our commitment to collaboration; not competition. As our partners shares their resources, we share their missions.