Women Veterans Program (WVP)

Connecting Women Veterans to Local, State, and Federal Resources

Our mission is to ensure that the women veterans of Texas have equitable access to federal and state veterans’ benefits and services.  The Texas Veterans Commission Women Veterans Program serves to educate and inform women veterans of their benefits and services, and advocate on their behalf by:

1. Creating public awareness

2. Recognizing and honoring women veterans

3. Identifying needs and making legislative recommendations

We are committed to improving the lives of women veterans and their families.

Dr. Krystle Matthews
Director, Women Veterans Program

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WVP Contacts

Virtual Office Hours
Wednesdays 8AM-10AM
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Women Veterans Benefits Start Here:

``I Am Not Invisible`` Campaign

“I Am Not Invisible” is a remarkable digital exhibition featuring 30 portraits of Texas women military veterans. The printed exhibition was on display at the State Capital from March 23-31, 2019.

WVP Resources

Local, State and Federal Resources

The TVC Women Veterans Program is dedicated to connecting women veterans to local, state and federal resources. How can we connect you today?

June 12

Women Veterans Day

During the 85th Texas Legislature Session, State Representative Victoria Neave authored legislation to designate June 12th as Women Veterans Day in Texas. Her legislation was incorporated into Senate Bill 805, authored by Senator Eddie Lucio Jr., and was signed into law by Governor Abbott on June 9, 2017. Senate Bill 805 established June 12th as Women Veterans Day. It was on that day in 1948 when President Harry S. Truman signed into law the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, enabling women to serve as permanent, regular members of the armed forces.

Women Veterans Stories

  • “The moral of my story is NEVER GIVE UP!  Find a TVC representative who is sensitive to your needs, is willing to fight for you, and advises you on what you need to secure your claim, and don’t be afraid to involve political muscle if you aren’t getting anywhere with your claim”.–Cheryl Van Syckle - U.S. Army Veteran


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Women Veterans In The Media

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Women Veterans Sponsors:

The ability to meet the needs of women veterans in Texas by connecting them to local, state and federal resources, takes collaboration and financial support from community and corporate sponsors.  So, “THANKS!” to all who dedicate time and money to ensuring that the women veterans of Texas have equitable access to benefits and services.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who does the Women Veterans Program (WVP) serve?

Via the Texas Government Code, the Women Veterans Program (WVP) serves women veterans.

What services do the Women Veterans Program (WVP) provide?

The WVP meets the woman veteran where she is; the services are case-by-case. Additionally, the WVP provides advocacy, public awareness, as well as honor, recognition, and educational events. 

Does the Women Veterans Program (WVP) collaborate with other organizations?

Yes. The WVP frequently collaborates with nonprofits, Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), state, and federal organizations to educate and serve women veterans.

Does the Women Veterans Program (WVP) provide financial assistance?

The WVP does not provide financial assistance, however you may be eligible to receive an assistance grant from one of TVC Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Grantees. Find grant-funded services here: https://www.tvc.texas.gov/directory/directory-category/grants/

How can I get in contact with the Women Veterans Program (WVP)?

You can contact us by filling out a TVC Contact Form; select Women Veterans Program and a representative will reach out to you soon. Find the TVC Contact Form here:  https://www.tvc.texas.gov/contact/

How much do you charge for your services?

All WVP services are free.