National Programs Sponsored and Administered by the Military Order of the Purple Heart
By far the largest of the programs. The Order's Annual Operating Budget is approximately $9 million, of which $6 million goes to support the Service Program. This program operates a nation-wide network of more than 70 offices, staffed by over 100 trained Service Officers and assistants; they are accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In addition the Order has a core of Department and Chapter Service Officers who volunteer to assist Veterans and their families throughout the Country.
Veteran Affairs Voluntary Services. The Order has volunteers throughout the Country, who donate their time at VA Facilities to assist Veterans. In 2006, the Order donated almost 96 thousand hours to the VA (The Ladies Auxiliary donated an additional 18 thousand hours). This saves the VA from hiring approximately 65 full time employees.
The purpose of the Americanism Program is to work with schools and other organizations to help promote U.S. history and the quest for freedom.
Each year, the Military Order of the Purple Heart awards scholarships to select students who complete the application process and meet certain criteria.
The Purple Heart Trail was established in 1992 by the Military Order of the Purple Heart to be a symbolic trail throughout all 50 states to commemorate and honor all men and women who have been wounded or killed in combat while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
The Military Order of the Purple Heart's Youth Programs are focused on fostering patriotism and good citizenship among America's youth. We recognize outstanding leadership in cadets and midshipmen through the Senior and Junior ROTC programs in the United States and Department of Defense Dependant Schools worldwide.
The majority of funding for these programs is received from the MOPH Service Foundation through either restricted or unrestricted grants. The Service Foundation receives their money through various fund raising activities, such as thrift stores, the car donation program, ...etc.
Common Bond - Women Veterans Connection
Below is a link to a PDF document that contains a list of helpful websites and links taylored to Female Veterans. Hopefully this can provide a starting point for information about healthcare, education, employment and other services and benefits available to you. I hope this will be of help to you. Feel free to share with other Veterans. Thank you for your service.
Women Veterans' Issues - MOPH
In addition, I have linked to two articles that have been recently published in the Purple Heart Magazine.
Purple Heart Magazine, Someone You Should Know, January/February 2014, p. 17
Purple Heart Magazine, Someone You Should Know, November/ December 2013, p. 12
NBC News - Today Show, Wounded Veterans Celebrate Pregnancies, Aired 9-1-2014