Colonel Olson appears on Good Morning Texas as she discusses how GAF helps women Veterans in their transition to civilian life.
Listen to as Colonel Olson discusses the challenges women Veterans can face and how Grace After Fire is the bridge to help them help themselves with Mitch Carr from KRLD Radio & Texas State Radio Network.
Women Suffer, Too
Another initiative making waves on the veteran front is Grace After Fire, a Fort Worth-based group that provides support for and helps women veterans who are returning from active duty re-engage in civilian life.
“Women are fighting alongside the men, which they’ve been doing a long, long time,” said Kim Olson, CEO/president of Grace and a retired Air Force colonel. “But now we’re trying to demand that a system designed around a male soldier change and adapt to a female soldier. The VA does a good job for men, but it wasn’t built around women.”
On October 13, San Antonio played host to the Women Veterans Fall Summit, a conference organized by the wonderful, Fort Worth-based Grace After Fire nonprofit. The mission of Grace After Fire is to provide outreach to women veterans by offering confidential peer to peer outreach and direct access to appropriate addiction, trauma and mental health and support services.
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