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2024 She Raised Her Hand



The She  Raised Her Hand initiative provides opportunities for women to find community, purpose, and strength in their identity as veterans.


Santa Barbara County


Women's military experiences and post-service needs often differ from those of men. The current U.S. veteran population includes 2 million women—and that number is growing. However, policies and programs to support veterans' transitions to civilian life often fall short in meeting the needs of veteran women. Women veterans are not only overlooked by those around them, but frequently struggle to consider themselves Veterans. 


She Raised Her Hand will be introduced to the county on February 7th, 2024. 



Improving  Support for Veteran Women

Most Visible Servicemembers, Most Invisible Veterans

No One Understands Us