About the Owner

Karen L. Kuciver - Founder/President/Executive Director of Women Warriors a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to serving our Pima and Cochise Counties female Veterans. 

My Story

Karen L. Kuciver- Founder/President/Executive Director of Women Warriors was born and raised in Arizona. She found her passion for helping Veterans in 2014 when her late husband Daniel, an Army combat Veteran, was diagnosed with a terminal illness due to his time of service.

 

Karen is 12 plus years clean & sober.  She is a survivor and ready to give back: give back to a community that is usually overlooked, our female Veterans. She uses her past experiences to help navigate through the system to provide comfort and aid to these women so that they too can reach their highest potential.

Karen started Women Warriors in October of 2016 as a resource fair specifically targeting female Veterans where she was able to provide resources, clothing, and hygiene items to women veterans, and a wonderful Christmas to a small family of three. That was when she realized that there was a need. In 2017, she hosted another resource fair where she reached over 40 female Veterans.

In 2018, Karen decided that she could do more than just provide these necessities, so Women Warriors became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. With this status, she collected monetary donations and was able to provide 12 female Veterans assistance for rent/mortgage, utilities, insurance, car repairs, and food.  In that same year, she hosted her 3rd Annual Women Warriors Event and helped over 104 female Veterans with basic hygiene essentials, clothing, and resources. 

2019, was no different from any other year with Women Warriors assisting over 185 female Veterans at the 4th Annual Event and 26 with emergency financial assistance. On top of opening her 1st Women Warriors office at the Warrior Healing Center in Sierra Vista, Arizona, and assisting 7 women there.  Karen and Women Warriors continued assisting female Veterans during the 2020 pandemic, assisting 22 female Veterans with emergency assistance and 26 in 2021.  Now, going into 2022 Women Warriors is heading into this year strong. 

In November 2020, Women Warriors opened their 2nd location in Tucson, Arizona which includes Tucson's first and only female Veteran resale boutique called Wendy's Collection Boutique. There Karen provides more services and necessities including clothing items and home accessories at NO COST to the program Veterans.

Karen feels that with the continued support of the local community and her amazing volunteers, Women Warriors and Wendy's Collection Boutique will thrive and succeed, continuing to serve the local female Veteran community the best that they know how.

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Monetary Donations - National Breast Cancer Foundation, INC - Tax Deductible

Founder of Women Warriors, a nonprofit supporting female veterans & business owner of Wendy's Collection Boutique. My mission: empower women

 

What is your favorite tip to stay fabulous?

In 2022, 50 is the new young, and trendy, and every day I strive to live out the dreams I’ve always had of being a tattooed model who is embracing my beauty. There’s no age limit for having the confidence to live on the edge and express myself artistically.

What advice would you give your younger self?

I want to tell my younger self that small victories are still victories. Life is going to be rough but learn from your mistakes because you are resilient and strong, and will persevere in the end.

What would you do with the $40,000?

$40,000 would allow me to expand the reach of my nonprofit organization as well as hiring and training female veterans to work in my boutique which will provide them with the skills they need to overcome their hardships and succeed in a life post-trauma.

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