Fort Detrick
Federal Women's Program (FWP)

Frederick: 301-619-2224
Forest Glen: 301-295-7551
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1520 Freedman Drive, Room 209
Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702

Hours: 0800-1630

About the Federal Women's Program (FWP)


  • Increase awareness of the challenges women face in today's workforce.
  • Improve communications and build relationships with organizations that strive to assist women.
  • Provide advice and assistance to management and personnel in order to protect women's rights and support employment and training.
  • Identify barriers that deter career development.
  • Provide information to the community at large on issues of concern relating to women's interests and needs.
  • Develop a mentoring program to facilitate professional development and empower men and women to succeed in today's workforce.

Fort Detrick Federal Women's Program Observances

  • Federal Women's Program Awareness and Education (FWPA&E) Workshops will be offered during lunch periods to allow maximum participation.

Guides for Service Providers

Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness [PDF]

Trauma-Informed Care for Women Veterans Experiencing Homelessness was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Women's Bureau (WB) as one of its many efforts to help women veterans who are experiencing homelessness find jobs and successfully reintegrate back to civilian life. This document is an outcome of a two-phase Women’s Bureau project that included coordination of listening sessions with women veterans experiencing homelessness and the subsequent development of quality resources for the community-based organizations that serve them. In addition to this document, the Women's Bureau has prepared fact sheets on the subject, conducted a "Woman-to-Woman Stand Down" for female veterans and is developing case studies to further shed light on the important issues affecting homeless women veterans.

The Federal Women's Program Wants to Hear About YOUR issues!

What topics would you like covered at a Federal Women's Program Lunch 'n Learn? We want to focus on YOUR interests, so use our Feedback Form and suggest something YOU want.

Helpful Links to Other Organizations

  • National Women's History Project External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website
    The National Women's History Project, founded in 1980, is an educational nonprofit organization. Their mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs.
  • Women in Defense (WID) External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website
    Women in Defense (WID) - Cultivating and supporting the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security is the mission of Women In Defense, A National Security Organization (WID). Members of this non-profit professional organization, which includes men and women, have careers related to the defense of the United States and national security.
  • Federally Employed Women (FEW) External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website
    Federally Employed Women (FEW) - is a private membership organization working as an advocacy group to improve the status of women employed by the Federal government and by the District of Columbia government.
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website
    Established to improve the status of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.
  • Frederick County Commission for Women (FCCFW) External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website
    Established to remove inequities against women due to discrimination, promote equal opportunities in education, employment and health care, to promote public awareness of the needs of women and families, to maintain a network to promote women's voices in Frederick County, and encourage qualified women to seek appointive and elective office.
  • History Channel Women's History Month External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website
    This site provides a lot of great information, to include: women's timelines, the history of women's suffrage, women's hall of fame, video clips on women who changed history, firsts in women's achievements, and a "did you know?"
  • National Women's History Museum External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website
    Dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the diverse historic contributions of women.
  • National Women's Hall of Fame External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website
    The Hall, located in Seneca Falls, NY, is a shrine to some of the greatest women in the history of this country and a tribute that grows annually with each induction ceremony as we learn to appreciate more about the wonderful contributions that women make to our civilization.
  • Allegany Women's History External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website
    Allegany Women's History a collection of interesting historical facts about women in our local area.

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