"OUR VETERANS DESERVE OUR GRATITUDE AND RESPECT"
FACTS ABOUT OUR VETERANS
There are roughly 24 million vets in the United States.
The Vietnam War has the most veterans at 7.8 million.
3.4 million veterans have a service-related disability.
20% of Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans suffer from PTSD.
California has the highest number of veterans (2.1 million.)
Source: Bureau of Veterans Affairs
From WWII to Afghanistan, San Gabriel Valley residents have a proud tradition of serving our nation. Today, the same people who fought for our freedom abroad are battling the dual crises of PTSD and homelessness here at home.
VICKY'S PLAN FOR OUR VETERANS
Provide mental health recovery services, including PTSD, using the full extent of government resources including state and local resources.
Conduct a statewide audit of PTSD/TBI levels among California’s more than two million vets.
Work with landlords and local veterans' groups to ensure Veteran Section 8 vouchers are fully used.
Hold state-sponsored housing and health care training to assist our veterans.
Sponsor a state resolution to call for PTSD Awareness Week.