Sin, who serves as the deputy secretary for Womens Veterans Affairs with the organization, addressed the almost two dozen men and women in attendance, answering questions and laying out her vision for veterans living in the state.
Sin also opened the floor to those in the audience to hear feedback about the department and other veterans concerns that need to be addressed.
Women make up 14.5 percent of active military and 18 percent of National Guard/Reserve and 6 percent of VA health users, according to the Veterans Health Administration.
While in active duty, many women experience a number of hurdles they have to deal with from dangers on the job to job-related injuries. Upon return from deployment, they are sometimes facing other issues including post-traumatic stress disorder and other matters.
After they leave the service, many female veterans do not necessarily identify themselves as such, Sin said. She is hoping by speaking with female veterans face-to-face, they will soon discover the resources out there available to them.
She presented those in the crowd with her vision to accommodate female veterans in the state, all 167,000 of them.
"I (want all) to come back to communities that accept us, that understand us and embrace us as veterans and citizens in that community. And we will know where to find services within out community that will have access to information we need and will know what benefits we actually need," Sin said. "Our division will be the premier advocate for women veterans across California, and will beat the nation in advocacy for women veterans."
Sin said the ways she wants to accomplish that is by addressing four areas - information, advocacy, outreach and support.
"And we do that in a variety of ways," she said.
Newsletters are available to veterans, as well as information available on the department's website at calvet.ca.gov.
Surveys were conducted by the department to received feedback on issues most concerning women veterans, Sin said.
The top responses were housing, employment, gender-specific services and peer mentoring networks.
"We all, apparently, want to be connected to one another and be able to look to people that have maybe made it through trials and tribulations of their lives, and maybe support us to get to that next point of being successful," Sin said, adding her department is working to address those concerns.
The discussion was made possible through the San Bernardino County Department of Veterans Affairs which, in 2010, joined the Inland Empire Women Veterans Collaborative to help share ideas and resources to help improve the access and quality of services for female veterans, said organizers of the event.
Sin contacted the department to see if it could facilitate Tuesday's event, said Bill Moseley, director of the county department.
He said the need for such a town hall was something many had asked for, and if proven to be successful, he would like to see more occur in the region.
The issues Sin address have been in discussion for several years, Moseley added.
He said some has to do with lack of education available, but those working with women veterans are encouraging them to seek and ask for information suitable to their needs.
"There is power in knowledge," he said.
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