Women Veterans' Advisory Council

In May 2022, a Fact-Finding Committee on Women Veteran Benefits and Communications presented a formal report to the executive director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs. The committee was created to assess the needs of Women Veterans in Florida to ensure the availability of earned veterans’ benefits, and that outreach is tailored correctly to provide optimal results for the 168,000 Women Veterans who call Florida home. The executive summary can be found here. From this report the Florida Women Veterans Advisory Council was established.

The Council addresses four main focuses to ensure that women veterans are aware of and receive information on federal and state benefits.

  • Homelessness
  • Veterans’ Homes
  • Outreach and Communication
  • Public Policy


Veterans' Homes

Outreach and Communications

Public Policy

Vanessa Thomas

Vanessa Thomas
Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
State Women Veterans Coordinator
Senior Vice President, NAWVC
9500 Bay Pines Blvd
Bay Pines, FL 33778
Email: Vanessa.Thomas@fdva.fl.gov