Of the nearly 58,000 military veterans who are homeless on any given night in the United States, 8% of them are women. Women veterans represent the fastest growing segment of homeless people in the country, and this statistic is expected to rise, as increasing numbers of women in the military reintegrate into their communities as veterans and face the challenges associated with difficult re-adjustment challenges. Despite the growing problem, the issue is being met with a lack of support and services dedicated to the unique needs of women veterans.
The Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center (MVOC) of North Central Massachusetts, a private non-profit organization headquartered in Gardner, MA, has been providing readjustment support services and housing to veterans since 1981. Currently, however, there are no dedicated services in that region of New England designed to assist with the specific challenges that women veterans face today. The MVOC is taking a step forward to address these challenges by introducing a comprehensive women’s initiative strategy, which will focus on providing appropriate services and living environments specifically meant for women veterans, helping them to overcome challenges and re-establish a healthy, balanced, and productive way of life.
Of course, this type of effort does not come without a price tag. When the MVOC sounded a call to action to their supporters, budding Nashville country star Logan Brill, along with her label Carnival Music, stepped up to lend a hand. Brill has recorded a new single called “Wailing Wall” dedicated to the cause of supporting and honoring women veterans. Starting on September 23rd, the song will be available for purchase with the proceeds going to support the MVOC women veterans initiative project. She adds, “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to give back and show my appreciation for the many sacrifices the men and women of the US Military make for our country each and every day.”
You can purchase and download Logan Brill’s “Wailing Wall” via iTunes.
A rising 23-year-old artist, raised in Knoxville, TN, Logan Brill has had a breakout year since the release of her debut album ‘Walking Wires.’ She’s been invited to join the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Artist Membership Program, performed on national radio and TV broadcasts, and shared stages with artists like The Band Perry, Steve Earle, Josh Turner, Gary Allan, Todd Snider and Ashley Monroe. Along with a rapidly growing fan base, press outlets like Southern Living, CMT, Country Weekly, and CMA Close Up Magazine have embraced Brill’s poignant lyrics and refreshingly authentic sound.
Despite being hundreds of miles apart, this regional partnership between Brill and the MVOC, along with your support, will create needed resources for women veterans in New England and help raise awareness of the issue nationwide.
You can support the efforts of the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center atwww.veterans-outreach.org. For more information, or further comment regarding this release, please contact Bill Edson, the MVOC Executive Director at