Sharon Robino-West: Outstanding Veterans Advocate

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Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting the award winners for our Strengthening Democracy Awards on April 24th at the International Quilt Studies Museum in Lincoln. You can buy tickets here.

Sharon Robino-West is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a mother of a US Marine combat veteran and she has always been a strong advocate for veterans. Sharon is trained in Trauma Informed Care, and Peer Support facilitation and has used her perspectives and experiences to give back generously to the Nebraska veteran community.

Sharon worked as the Lead Peer Support Specialist for the At Ease program through Lutheran Family Services in Bellevue, providing support for veterans and current military members. She more recently moved on to begin the first-ever Women Veterans program at the Women’s Center for Advancement in Omaha. Her program assists in facilitating transitional skills and access to services for women with active military service, as well as immediate assistance to those in crisis situations or in veteran status and unaware of the benefits available to them. This program works to fill a critical gap in services for women veterans in Nebraska.

Sharon was an incredible resource for the Nebraska Veteran Leader Corps program at Civic Nebraska to gain the information, perspective, and guidance it needed in its early development stages. We are grateful that she continues to partner with the Veteran Leader Corps, lending her expertise and wisdom on the issues facing women veterans and the veteran community as a whole.

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