WVI’s “Spotlight” page will be about Veterans and Veteran Programs in Minnesota.  It will showcase things WVI thinks could impact the 28,000 plus Minnesota Women Veterans.

Coming up!  The Women Veterans Initiative organization will again participate in a Woman Veteran Build Annual Day of Service, during the week of Veterans Day.  WVI has scheduled our day of service for women veterans to work on a Habitat house project on 10 November 2016.  The house is located at 2950 Oliver Ave. N., Minneapolis.  Street parking is available at the site.The volunteer day is 8:30am-4:00pm and volunteers are expected to stay for the entire shift.  Habitat does not allow split shifts for production and safety reasons.If you would like to participate in this event, or have questions, please contact me at: glongfellow160@comcast.net .  Edna McKenzie will be co-hosting with me.  You can reach her at: edna@midwestselectcontracting.com.  Every year we have a lot of fun-come out and join us!

When:  10 November 2016  8:30 am- 4:00 pm          Where:  2950 Oliver Ave. N., Minneapolis12244644_10101606560831571_6415125146101876205_o










 WVI wants to help pass the word along about a new peer-led veteran support group run by Lutheran Social Services. They are offering support & education for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer veterans and service members. The group will start the first week of January and meet weekly, Thursday evenings, at the Center for Changing Lives (Park Ave, near downtown Minneapolis). More information is included on the attached flyer, including a number to call for more information. Please share widely!

Contact: Lisa Hoffman-Konn, PhD, LP, CPRP, Local Recovery Coordinator, Peer Support SupervisorOffice phone: 612-467-1838  VA Cell phone : 612-723-8588

VA Mental Health website: http://www.minneapolis.va.gov/services/Mental_Health_Services.asp