CCBC Hosts "Stand Down" Event for Female Veterans

Nov 07, 2017 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

Associate Director of VA Center for Women Veterans Betty Moseley Brown to provide keynote on Nov. 17 at 9 a.m.

Baltimore County, MD – Community College of Baltimore County welcomes Betty Moseley Brown, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs associate director of the VA Center for Women Veterans, as she provides keynote remarks on Nov. 17 at CCBC Catonsville as part of the Baltimore County Delta Foundation’s fourth annual “Stand Down” event for female veterans. Moseley Brown’s remarks will begin at 9 a.m. in The Barn and will focus on the theme “Honoring Our Sheroes: Networking and Engaging to Empower Female Veterans.” The “Stand Down,” which is a military term for “at ease or at rest,” will be held 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Women who have served or are currently serving in the military, homeless women veterans, and military wives are encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

A 15-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Moseley Brown began her tenure as associate director of the Center for Women Veterans in Nov. 2004. In this role, she assists the director in advising the VA on programs and issues related to women veterans and serves as the lead for the Women Veterans Program. Moseley Brown coordinates the VA’s administration of health care, benefits, services and programs for women veterans. She has been instrumental in promoting national awareness of the contributions of women who have served in the military through outreach efforts such as the VA’s “Her Story” campaign and the “Faces Behind the War” DVD. Moseley Brown currently serves as the national president of the Women Marines Association. She earned her doctorate of Education from the University of Sarasota.

In addition to Moseley Brown’s remarks, the “Stand Down” event will offer assistance for local women veterans in finding stable employment, housing and educational opportunities. The event will feature onsite health screenings and referrals, job readiness and resume writing workshops, and personal care services. A $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a local female veteran at the event. Additionally, there will be a free clothes closet for women veterans to select professional business attire for work. The “Stand Down” will also feature a panel discussion on the effects of current and proposed U.S. policies impacting military families.

The Baltimore County Delta Foundation is dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless women veterans in Maryland. It is estimated in a report compiled by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans that there are approximately 2,062 homeless veterans in Maryland.

The “Stand Down” is planned with the support of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA Women’s Healthcare System, VA Maryland Health Community Integration Services, the Baltimore County Department of Planning, the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development, and veterans groups.

A continental breakfast and snacks will be provided for all participants. Register for the event online at www.bcdeltafoundation.org/stand-down-registration, or email ejj@bcdeltafoundation.org, or call 410-656-9866 for more information.

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