Women Veterans Outreach Programs in the upcoming 2018 year: February 23, 2018 0900-1400. New Beginnings Ministry, 30 Park Lane, Havelock, NC

According to the Department of Defense, in 2010 more than 30,000 single mothers have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and as of 2006 more than 40% of active duty women have children. For any veteran with dependent children, being identified as homeless creates a threat and fear of youth protective services assessing the situation as dangerous and removing the children from their parent. This is one of the reasons VEBCOG and NC Works has partnered together to hold Women Veterans and Active Duty Women Outreach Events.

Craven County is the population center of the 4-county area of Craven, Pamlico, Jones, and Carteret Counties, veterans reside in each of these counties.  With Cherry Point located in Craven County and Camp Lejeune in Pitt county, the area also attracts veterans who were stationed at one of the 2 Marine Corps bases.  Of the more than 214,058 people living in the 4 counties, veterans and their families represent approximately 10% of the residents, a significant segment of the population.