Sen. Jane Nelson authored a bill, subsequently approved in the 82nd Texas Legislature, designating March as Women Veterans Month in Texas.
Starting now we officially commemorate and recognize female veterans for their service. Texas has the second highest number of female veterans in the nation: more than 150,000. As many of those women return to Texas from around the world, across a variety of different military environments they look to us for support. Some return to pick up where they left off, employed, healthy, with a nurturing support group. Others return in need: physically, mentally, or financially challenged, alone and in need of direction, advice, and assistance.
That’s where Community Lifeline Center – with the gracious support of a Texas Veterans Commission grant – steps in. Providing urgent financial assistance, referrals to health care providers, transportation assistance – a host of services to help all veterans in need.
We honor all veterans, but women -who are so often leaned on as caregivers -often need care themselves. This is their month. We recognize and salute Texas’ female veterans.
The Community Lifeline Center strengthens communities in North Collin County by guiding residentsin crisis back to self-sufficiency and independence