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Women Veterans Stand Down & Mini-Retreat

This is the first time such an event has been organized in the state of Missouri that focuses resources on women veterans.

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010
Location: Valley Community College at 3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, MO.

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Online Registration:

The U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau in Kansas City has formed a collaborative of federal, state and local community-based organizations to present a stand-down and mini-retreat event to honor women veterans and their families. Female veterans are highly encouraged to attend this special, free event on Saturday, October 23, 2010.

The “Stand-down and Mini-Retreat” and will highlight community resources and services which often can make a difference in helping families make ends meet, and will address barriers women veterans encounter as a result of a lack of information.

VETERAN VIDEO (Ashli Johnson of United States Air Force):

All veterans are welcome. Military men and women will receive complimentary services including job assistance, legal advice, housing, and health screenings. Representatives from various Veterans agencies will attend. Veterans and their families are encouraged to register online. Volunteers will be registering attendees the day of the event.

KMBC NEWS VIDEO (Helping Homeless Women Vets):

Learn more about this great event by visiting the website:

Those who are to be recognized for their hard work and time in helping to spread word about this event are: Stacey Johnson-Cosby, Vilma BonillaEric Myers, Ryan Nelson, Kansas Works, & the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau.

If you know of any men or women veterans, please let them know about this event and spread the word! Thank you!


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