Archives for June 2011

Reverend Shirley A. King, Chairperson of the Board of Directors

Reverend Shirley A. King is Chairperson of the Board of Directors. She completed her Masters of Divinity at Shaw University in May of 2009.  Served in pastoral care as Youth Pastor at Poplar Springs Christian Church in Raleigh, NC, she is the wife of a veteran; Rev King experienced homelessness herself as a young mother.

Patricia Alston Harris, Founder & Chief Executive

Patricia Alston Harris, is the WVSS founder and Chief Executive. A native of North Carolina, she and her late husband Mr. Walter Harris, were both deployed to Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990, leaving two young children behind with a non-relative caregiver. Her wartime service left her with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Since leaving the military, Patricia Harris has dedicated her life to assisting others facing similar problems, reintegrate into civilian society. Her efforts have brought her and the issue’s facing women leaving military service to national attention. Her riveting and sometime heartrending story was broadcast on National Public Radio on February 23, 2009.

We’re There To Help When No One Else Is

There is an enormous increase in the number of women veterans needing and seeking benefits and shelter. The recent war and economic conditions have caused many women – some with children – to be in dire need of services. Many women from the recent wars are returning home as amputees. Many have physiological issues as a direct result of their military service to this country.

The Women Veterans Support Services, Inc. began in 2007 as a leading advocate for our nation’s women veterans. We provide information about services designed to help unify the veteran community and serve the ever-growing military family and veteran populations.

The Women Veteran’s Support Service (WVSS) is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization chartered by the State of North Carolina and tax exempt from the Federal Government. The Women Veteran’s Support Service, through its Board of Directors is subject to all local, state and federal laws and regulations that pertain to non-profit organizations.

We Help Them Receive The Help They Need

Women are Veterans Too