Thousand Oaks, CA – On Thursday, March 10, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) will host a roundtable with female veterans and key community stakeholders to discuss the unique experiences they have faced returning to civilian life and accessing VA healthcare and other benefits.

As part of Congresswoman Brownley’s ongoing support of veterans’ issues, and in conjunction with Women’s History Month, she has invited a group of female veterans to hear their concerns, so she can ensure that they have the tools and support they need. This discussion is an opportunity to hear from female veterans from Ventura County about their experiences using VA benefits and services, and what services would improve their everyday lives.  This intergenerational group of women will discuss many issues that may include: services they receive at the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Oxnard, access to childcare, GI bill benefits, and how the VA is addressing gender specific concerns.

As the Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health, Brownley introduced legislation, the Female Veterans Suicide Prevention Act (H.R. 2915), which was passed by the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support. H.R. 2915 would require the VA to identify mental health and suicide prevention programs that are the most effective and result in the best outcomes among at-risk women veterans. Brownley has also introduced the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act (H.R. 1948), legislation to make permanent VA’s Child Care Pilot program and to expand it so that every veteran seeking treatment at VA medical facilities can have access to safe and reliable child care.

What: Female Veterans Roundtable with Congresswoman Brownley
Where: Camarillo Public Library – Community Room

4101 E. Las Posas Road

Camarillo, CA 93010

When: Thursday, March 10, 2016

1:30PM – 2:30PM PST

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