After Her Service is a program for Post-9/11 women veterans designed to build personal resilience and foster professional success. It is based upon a Women Veterans’ Needs Assessment that the M-SPAN team conducted in 2016 to identify challenges and gaps in services for Post-9/11 women veterans. After Her Service was created to address these concerns, which include reintegrating into civilian life; setting and meeting professional goals; and developing effective ways to cope and manage stress.
The program begins with a skill-building retreat focused on increasing resiliency. Following the retreat, participants engage in 6 months of one-on-one coaching to set and meet professional and career goals. The first weekend retreat was held in New Orleans, LA in December 2017 and the second retreat will take place in March 2018.