The Veterans Services Department is dedicated to fulfilling the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all by providing timely, critical services to veterans and their families in need regardless of ethnicity, gender or pre-existing barriers to success. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to serve those who served.
Since 2006, the Veterans Services Team has provided opportunity and hope through intensive outreach and provision of services that lead to self-sufficiency. Meeting veterans and their families “where they are” is a critical focus of all Veterans Services programs. Outreach is conducted on the streets, at shelters, safe havens, soup kitchens and other locations where homeless or at-risk veterans and their families may be located. Walk-ins and referrals are always welcome!
The YWCA Veterans Services programs work closely with area service providers and agencies to ensure that all veterans and their families receive the best possible care through eligible programs. In addition to providing direct services, the programs provide referral assistance to connect the veteran and their family members with the Department of Veterans Affairs, county Veterans Affairs Offices, and other mainstream and veteran-specific providers of services. Let the YWCA Veterans Services Team connect you to the network of caring providers and volunteers who share a commitment to helping veterans throughout the South Central Pennsylvania region.