Giving Women Vets a Second Chance
Shalini Madaras and her husband bill lost their son, Nick to a roadside bomb in Iraq. Out of her grief and despair, came hope for a group that is often overlooked. She opened a home for women veterans who find themselves homeless. Her foundation Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes has opened a home in Bridgeport, CT that can house up to 15 women at a time.
The 15 veterans receive counseling, skills training, and health care. There is room for young children to live with their mothers, and there are facilities for three handicapped residents.
Each must have been honorably or generally discharged from the military. They may stay a maximum of two years.