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NAWV. Incorporated is undeniably the first premier "women veteran's" organization founded to function as an impetus for healing, educating and empowering women who have served in the armed forces; and have been consistent in being a pioneer and trailblazer for introducing impactful, realistic and articulate commentary from experience in the areas of homelessness, healthcare, clinical and treatment related issues; FISA, MST and related legislation; presenting on major platforms for educating legislators and decision makers on policy and needed legislative matters with much success and many victories to our credit.
Initiatives for 2014
Military Families and Dependents
Mentoring and coaching
Housing Counseling Assistance
Cyber Support/Counseling/Peer-to-Peer Support
Resource and Information Services and Support
Health and Wellness Assessment and Referrals
The founder, Cathy Santos, is also on the leading edge for strategic planning and implementing programs and projects that engage interested and concerned individuals for helping and supporting this population in all areas of their need; and is available for consulting, educating, and empowering others for program development and supporting funding opportunities in language and resources; is a sought after speaker (Pentagon Advisory Committee, Congressional, Senate , State and Municipal levels) and advised on issues related to military culture and an expert on women veterans issues at every level of government, civic, clergical and social environments. Cathy Santos has experience in Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising previously working in this capacity at NBC10; Strategic Planning and Certified Expert in National Security and Nuclear Defense and is a self proclaimed expert strategist for positioning women veterans and interested parties in Program and Project Implementation utilizing a plethora of combined experience, education and history working in this area over 20 years.
202-683-9873 WASHINGTON, DC
215-834-4228 PHILADELPHIA, PA
The National Alliance of Women Veterans is a Philadelphia-based, non-profit, public charity, 501 (c)3 tax-exmpt organization.
NAWV INC is an organization that addresses issues relating to women who have served in the armed forces. The organization comprises women from the Iraq War to those who have served in World War II, who, many are are our honorary members and advisors.
We are pleased with the work that has been done through our advocacy and outreach. For the past 18 years military sexual assault is an issue that was passionately and aggressively fought through legislation and policies at every government level; Veterans Affairs, Senate and House Subcommittees. We are presently involved in the filing of Case Number CA CV 11-151 MST Class Action Lawsuit, filed on February 15th, 2011 in Federal Court in Virginia. Susan Burke, LLC law firm and consultants have been aggressive in bringing the lawsuit to the attention to all concerned. The 15 individuals who are named in the lawsuit include two males. Please find more information at www.swan.org.
Founder and Executive Director, Cathy Santos gave testimony to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs in 1993. There she addressed military sexual assault and health care at VA medical centers that resulted in women veterans clinics being instituted in VA hospitals throughout the United States and is archived in the Library of Congress. Biography will shortly of all officers:
November 12th, 2010 Women Veterans Roundtable with Local Philadelphia Grassroots Organizations who were present here in Philadelphia City Hall to discuss issues that related to the women veteran's community.
NEW We would like to thank Sharon Rice of Wilmington, DE for a generous contribution in the name of "Women Veteran's Causes" - we appreciate her thoughtfulness and kindness to support the work that we do. Feb. 2013
We would like to welcome our new partnership
and Board Member
Founder and Executive Director, Dr.Althea Hankins, MD
ACES MUSEUM Honoring Black & Minority Veterans
of World War II & Their Families
5801 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215 842-3742 Office
215 842-2290 Fax
Cathy Santos - Board Chairpreson
Dr. Lawrence Brown - Vice Chairman
Judith Hartwell Sanders
Angela Bennett - Treasurer
We pay tribute to women who served during "Women's History Month" in March 2011
National Alliance of Women Veterans, Incorporated, Articles of Incorporation and By-laws are filed in the State of Pennsylvania Bureau of Corporation in Harrisburg, PA.
Supporting Organizations and Sponsorships
VETS FORCE - 2012 Membership Washington, DC Chapter
BREAD & ROSES Foundation
Philadelphia Activities Fund
Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police
Mount Airy Church of God in Christ
Department of Veterans Affairs Women's Clinic
Philadelphia City Council
WURD - 2012 Chartered 900/90 Membership
Montford Point Marines - Philadelphia Chapter
American Journal of Public Health releases study on Overrepresentation of women veterans amongst homeless women http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1447922/
Department of Veterans Affairs Legislation Link to Thomas Gov't Website http://www4.va.gov/oca/Vet_Legis.asp
IRS 2008, 2009, 2010 Tax Filing On File