VA honors women veterans at all Ohio locations
Women veterans are being honored at all VA locations in Ohio this month.
The “We Served “project is a powerful photography exhibit featuring 12 portraits of women Veteran employees from VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System.
There are more than 16,600 women Veterans in Northeast Ohio - a number that continues to rise at a breaking pace - representing 8% of Northeast Ohio’s total Veteran population. And yet, women Veterans continue to face significant barriers and challenges in accessing necessary health care and other services, while experiencing a lack of recognition unlike their male counterparts.
By spotlighting women Veteran VA employees who represent this diverse and important segment of the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System, the “We Served” exhibit aims to increase awareness and dialogue about women Veterans for employees, Veterans and visitors, as well as open viewers’ eyes to the myriad contributions, needs, and experiences of women who have served in the military.
The exhibit will be on view throughout the month of March.
Women Veterans Appreciation Event
March 16 at 10 a.m.
Furniture Fair in Fairfield
7200 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, Ohio 45014
Furniture Fair, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, BBB Center for Ethics, and Local 12 are joining together to bring awareness and support to area women veterans. Furniture Fair locations are collecting hygiene products from January 28th through March 11. Items such as shampoo, soap, deodorant, sanitary products, and other hair products may be dropped off at any Furniture Fair store in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. Please join us on March 16th from 10am-1pm at the Fairfield Furniture Fair location there will be a family friendly event focused on female veterans. There will be refreshments, a kid's area, resource tables, UC Health mammogram bus, VAMC mobile bus and much more! Visit Cincyvets.org for more information.