On Jan. 8, U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), chairwoman of the Women Veterans Task Force, introduced the Women Veterans Therapeutic Transitional Residence in Urban Settings Act.
Also known as the TRUST Act, the bill would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to analyze the need for long-term, residential, women-specific drug and alcohol dependency treatment and rehabilitation programs, as well as carry out a related pilot program.
“We need to do more to ensure that women veterans receive the critical and effective care they need,” Brownley said. “That is why I introduced this bill, which will ensure that women veterans who are suffering from alcohol and drug dependency have access to women-specific drug and alcohol dependency treatment and rehabilitation programs, which they deserve.”
For information, visit juliabrownley.house.gov.
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