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Women Veterans at UT Austin

More than 8% of veterans in the United States are women, and the state with the second largest population of women veterans is Texas. A vital part of the Student Veteran Services (SVS) mission is to provide resources and information for the women veterans who are students here at The University of Texas at Austin.

Please also feel free to drop by the Student Veteran Center on the fourth floor of the Student Services Building (SSB).

On-Campus Resources

Student Veteran Center

UT Austin's Student Veteran Center is a lounge and meeting space where student veterans can study, socialize and relax between classes. Equipped with Wi-Fi access, a public computer workstation and a flat screen television, the center offers events and programs specifically for student veterans. Come visit us on the fourth floor of the Student Services Building (SSB), 4.472.

Check out the Grand Opening video here.

Student Veteran Association

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students, UT Austin's Student Veteran Association is a registered student organization that promotes and represents the interests of student veterans on campus. In addition to being a social organization, the SVA works to help veterans and their families reintegrate into the civilian world and adjust to life on campus. For more information, visit www.texasvets.org.

Local Resources

Texas Veteran Commission (TVC) Women Veteran Program
Provides contact information for the Central Texas region women veterans coordinator, women veteran health care information, military sexual trauma resources and homeless services.

Travis County Veteran Services Office
The Travis County Veterans Service Office provides eligible veterans and family members direct and general support and assistance in obtaining all benefits to which they are entitled from the Department of Veteran Affairs. Contact Women's Veteran Coordinator Susan Lewis at 512-854-9340.

Health and Wellness

University Health Services – Women's Health Clinic
At the UHS Women's Health Clinic, nurse practitioners certified in women's or family healthcare and registered nurses provide care by appointment.

Austin Women's Health Center
The Women Veterans Health Program provides high quality medical health services to women Veterans which includes; Primary Care, Preventive Health Screenings including Breast and Cervical Cancer screens, Gender Specific Care, Reproductive Health Care including Maternity Care, Osteoporosis Evaluation and Treatment. The program is also to assist women veterans with a wide range of mental health and psychological services such as Sexual Trauma Counseling (MST), Substance Abuse Treatment, Evaluation and Treatment for PTSD, Programs for Homeless Veterans, Programs for Victims of Domestic Violence and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs.

To enroll in the program, contact Women Veterans Outreach Specialist Minerva Garcia at 512-653-6854.
If you are unable to reach Ms. Garcia, visit the Central Texas Veteran Health Care System Women's Health page to find contact information for other Outreach Specialists. Contact the Austin Women's Health Center directly at 512-389-6670.

Grace After Fire
Grace After Fire provides support, accessible gender-responsive and trauma-informed care for women veterans of the United States military who are returning from active duty so they can re-engage as mothers, wives and daughters in civilian life.

American Women Veterans (AWV)
American Women Veterans is the nation's preeminent, non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves, honors and empowers women veterans and their families from all eras and branches of service. AWV facilitates awareness and advocacy programs for women veterans.

Austin Outpatient Clinic (AOPC)
Includes a Women's Clinic and offers treatment on an outpatient basis for both male and female veterans through the VA's Austin Outpatient Clinic, located at 2901 Montopolis Drive, Austin, Texas 78741.

Women's Trauma Recovery Center
Located in Temple, Texas, this center offers a residential program that treats women veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) resulting from Military Sexual Trauma (MST).

Austin Vet Center
Offers free, confidential counseling for veterans and their families for military sexual trauma and other conditions. Veterans can access services at the Vet Center without going through the formal process of applying for veterans' medical benefits, disability or compensation.

VA Mental Health – Women Veterans
Information about mental health conditions and links to services for veterans and their families.

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center Crisis Line: 512-471-CALL (2255)

Lifeline Veterans Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (press "1" for veterans)

National Resources

Department of Veteran Affairs Women Veteran Health Care
The Web portal for all women veteran health care needs.

Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Women Veterans
This VA Web site housing news on women veterans, covers hot topics facing female veterans, and has links to other resources for women veterans.

F7 Group
F7 Group is dedicated to securing and providing resources, training, support and mentoring to female veterans and women in military service. F7 Group provides fundamental tools, systems and networks through retreats, boot camps and technology-based platforms.

American Women Veterans (AWV)
American Women Veterans is the nation's preeminent, non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves, honors and empowers women veterans and their families from all eras and branches of service. AWV facilitates awareness and advocacy programs for women veterans.