Ensure that every military woman, past, present, and future finds a welcoming space and supporting services to meet her needs
Function as a sustained bridge over the military civilian divide.
Create opportunities for success in transition with emphasis on:
Build the premier service model for military women.
Serving women two ways: A "coffee house" environment operating expanded hours affording a community of like women, partner-provided support services, with childcare onsite. Spaces for mingling, talking, studying, learning, and relaxing, all in the company of supportive peers. A "virtual coffee house" providing a dedicated buddy, a peer-mentor who will navigate her mentees to partner-provided support, join her in virtual events, and keep her connected.
Women veterans and those they love will be served by peer navigators and case managers to facilitate their step-by-step, stage-by-stage transition into and through civilian life - when they need it, both virtually and on-site. We believe in gentle touch; not command or control.
We are seeking partners in the veteran and woman-serving space that can help fill our pillars of support. We would love to hear from you about how you can help support this mission! We don't exclude; we include.
Evenings with ASAP, career and personal growth workshops, seminars, and community-building event, our "coffee house" will be a positive, enriching community space programmed to inform, commune, laugh, and lift.
Our one on one and small group coaching will be about active listening, empowering, and focused on psychological safety so women warriors can discover their next personal choices in civilian life.
Individual and group emotional wellness meetings provide women veterans with the mental health care they deserve. Our professional mental health services are a core part of our mission.
Career research support, resume development, cover letters, interview skills, and appropriate work attire support. We are here to help women veterans succeed!
Patient advocates will work with all women veterans to advocate and navigate them into appropriate women veterans' health care providers.
Resourced by veteran housing experts, obtain VA Housing benefits such as rental support VA loans, from temporary to emergency housing.
With the help of veteran serving organizations engaging veterans with a purpose: Wellness, team building, recreation, and community service.
VA Claims, discharge upgrades, family law, consumer law , and real estate law. We want to put you in front of the best legal counsel.
YourNexStage's partners in service will include the best veteran service officers we can collectively source. Let them help you find your way.
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.
You can find 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.
These support services will help you stay physically fit and understand proper nutrition while feeding your family on a realistic budget.
Our Request for YOUR Action
We've decided ... it's the Capitol Region: 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 from every branch. 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 in "Contact Us" .
If you are a veteran-serving provider, we want to hear from you. 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 -- even in off-hours in a child-friendly environment -- to transition successfully to the very different civilian world. We are going to build a village, and it's going to take a village.
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 the nation's Capitol Region.
Increase the public perception of women as veterans at the same magnitude as their male peers.
Increase the levels of culturally sensitive support received by women veterans, when and where they seek it.
Facilitate the evolution of a nationwide network of veteran-serving organizations with offerings and environments that more effectively meet the needs of women veterans.
We don't need to own it - just help build it.
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.