YWCA Glendale is Committed to Empowering and Serving Women Veterans

By, Lisa Raggio, Senior Director of Community Services, Development and Communications, YWCA Glendale

Lisa Raggio

Lisa Raggio

At the request of our Mayor to research female veterans’  needs in mid 2012,  YWCA Glendale conducted research and found that amongst  the 2 million women veterans and active duty service members across the nation, some statistics are alarming and indicate that the prevalence of traumatic events among female veterans reflects the following:

• 81%-93% any type of trauma

• 30%-45% military sexual trauma

• 46%-51% physical assault

• 35% child physical abuse

• 18%-19% domestic violence *