Female Veterans Face Multiple Challenges
Veteran housing policy creates "a lack of options" for women with children. Female combat veterans are also affected by combat trauma and sexual harassment, the Marine Corps Times reports.
Current veteran housing policy does not fully consider women vets or their children, the Marine Corps Times reports. The majority of housing for women veterans does not allow children or limits the age or number of children.
Many homeless female veterans are single mothers.
Nearly 20 percent of female veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Among women surveyed, about six percent reported incidents of sexual harassment in the past five years.
Read more at the Marine Corps Times.