Too many times this segment of our veteran population is overlooked because of the stereotype that suggests all veterans are men. The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs has made it a priority to change that paradigm in the Commonwealth. This page is devoted to that purpose ... because women proudly served!"Let the generations know that women in uniform also guaranteed their freedom. That our resolve was just as great as the brave men who stood among us. And with victory our hearts were just as full and beat just as fast - that the tears fell just as hard - For those we left behind."
-----Army Nurse WWII
If you have questions, concerns, or wish to participate in our efforts to assist and recognize Kentucky's Women Veterans, click here
, or call or email KDVA's Women Veterans Coordinator LuWanda Knuckles
Interested in holding a Women Veterans Meet and Greet in your community? Click here, or call or email KDVA's Women Veterans Coordinator LuWanda Knuckles, 502-564-9203.
Mission and Goals
The mission of the Kentucky Women Veterans Program shall be to ensure that Kentucky's women veterans have equitable access to federal and state veterans' services and benefits.The goals are to:
- Perform outreach to improve women veterans' awareness of eligibility for federal and state veterans' services and benefits;
- Assess the needs of women veterans with respect to improve the Women Veterans Program;
- Make recommendations to the Commissioner to improve benefits and services;
- Review programs, research projects, and other initiatives designed to address or meet the needs of Kentucky's women veterans;
- Incorporate women veterans' issues in the Department's strategic planning;and
Participate in National forums and committees for women veterans.
Kentucky Women Veterans Database
The Women Veterans Coordinator maintains a database of women veterans in Kentucky, and a list of email addresses for women veterans. These databases include only those women veterans who have volunteered their information to KDVA. This information in these databases is strictly confidential. Both databases are used to distribute information of interest to women veterans, including resources and coming events.
Our goal is to create a strong network of women veterans in Kentucky, for which we need to reach at least 50 percent of the women veterans in the state. If you are a woman with military service, or know a woman with military service, call or email KDVA's Women Veterans Coordinator LuWanda Knuckles, 502-564-9203.and become part of the growing network of Kentucky Women Veterans. Please include the following information about the women veteran:
Name, Address, City, Zip Code, Phone Number, Email, Branch of Service, Dates of Service and Rank/Grade.