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Veterans and Military Families Program


California is home to nearly 185,000 women veterans – eight percent of the state’s 2.1 million veteran population. Women veterans in California and nationally are both younger and more racially and ethnically diverse than their male counterparts. However, like male veterans, the majority of women veterans are located near military and VA facilities:

  • San Diego (25,000)Military Family
  • Los Angeles and Ventura  (36,000)
  • Riverside and San Bernardino (18,000)
  • Orange County (10,000)
  • Bay Area and East Bay (16,000)
  • Sacramento (10,000) and
  • Kern and Fresno County (9,000)


What is little known to the public is that homelessness among women veterans is a growing problem; it is an issue that impact servicewomen at a higher rate than their male counterparts.

The mission of the State of BEing’s Women Veterans Transition Program is to provide a wrap-around program of care for addressing the physical and mental health and homelessness issues facing many of Sacramento county’s women veterans as they decompress and transition  from active duty back to their families and our communities.

Our program involves physical and mental health case management services for Sacramento County’s homeless women veterans and their families and providing them with transitional housing, (including room and board). We believe that
through our help women veterans will be able to become once again, contributing and engaged members of the community.

Our goal is to offer short-term (where appropriate) and long-term solutions to homeless women veterans as we strives to better their lives and provide for them the tools they need to help themselves in their efforts to re-integrate back into their families and communities.




On behalf of the California Department of Veterans Affairs and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, the California Research Bureau is releasing the 2013 California Women Veterans survey. The California Women Veterans Survey is the most extensive statewide effort to gather information about women veterans and their needs. The information from this survey is used by policy makers, state agencies and service providers in California to update policies and improve services for women veterans and their families.

This year, the three partners involved are asking us for help to promote the survey and encourage women veterans to respond. This is where you come in. Currently, a complete contact list of all 185,000 women veterans in California does not exist.  To ensure that the results of the survey accurately reflect the California women veteran population, we need as representative a sample as possible.


Every woman veteran has a unique story and something to contribute. We want to hear from all of California’s women veterans, as we are here to ensure their needs and experiences are heard and supported.


If you are a Woman Veteran, please take the survey online by visiting:


View full 2011 Report


Click here to view the Presidential Proclamation — Military Family Month 2014


On Behalf of State Of BEing and its staff, we Thank you for your Service and Thank you for your support in completing this survey.