Ginger and Her Guys: Homeless to Humanitarians

Today Ginger Miller is a proud U.S. Navy Veteran and the founder, CEO and President of Women Veterans Interactive. But not so long ago this shero and her family was struck by hard times that led to homelessness. As you view the BET Centric video, you will see Ginger’s story is a journey of strength, faith, love, and family.

Ginger Miller is a native New Yorker and former homeless service disabled veteran. After caring for her husband, also a disabled veteran who suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, for over a decade and experiencing homelessness with her family, Ginger was inspired to form John 14:2, Inc. and dedicate her life’s work to serving and supporting our nation’s veterans.

John 14:2, Inc. is a nonprofit organization accompanying a core mission to assist military veterans and their families experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness. John 14:2, Inc. strives to engage this challenge with community reintegration, permanent housing retention, and encouraging sobriety in an effort to evoke a steadfast sense of pride, dignity, and hope. Since the inception of John 14:2, Inc. in 2009, the organization has helped over 3000 veterans. In 2011, Ginger started Women Veterans Interactive, a division of John 14:2, Inc. that is dedicated to serving and supporting women veterans, while meeting them at their points of need through Advocacy, Empowerment, Interaction, Outreach and Unification. In March of 2012, Women Veterans Interactive received a Governor’s Citation from Governor O’Malley for the dedication and service to women veterans. Since the beginning of Women Veterans Interactive (WVI), the organization has supported over 1,200 women veterans through outreach and support services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping in the spirit of service, Mrs. Miller currently serves as a Special Government Employee of the Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and as a Special Advisor for the Sesame Street Workshop, where she assists in developing programs for the children of active duty military members’ transitioning to civilian status. Ginger has volunteered her time to serve our nation’s veterans through several state and local appointments: Chairwoman of the Prince George’s County Veterans Commission, served as Commissioner Maryland Commission for Women, and as a member of the Maryland Veterans Resilience Advisory Council. Ginger Miller is an individual whose consistent actions over a number of years has made meaningful contributions to help veterans succeed in business and daily life.

Ginger and Her guys survived. She is sharing her voice and showing other women veterans how to overcome and thrive across the nation. She is being honored with the Lifetime Distinguished Service Award for her work in the Greater Washington DC mid Atlantic region.

Information, Video, Pictures Courtesy Ms. Ginger Baine-Miller

 

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