Women veterans face the same problems as men who are veterans when returning to civilian life. Some may find themselves homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to problems that originated during their active service.
According to a recent study, female veterans are the fastest growing group in the homeless population in the US and also face difficulties getting the health services they need from the Department of Veterans Affairs. It showed that the location of VA services, largely established to care for young men returning from the two world wars, are no longer suitable for today’s changing veteran population and for women in particular.
The study also identified flaws in the way that homeless veterans are counted and that female veterans are particularly likely to be under counted and are at high risk of homelessness if they are also suffer from poverty