Mission

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Our Story

With the support of compassionate family and guidance from steadfast mentors, Marine Corps veteran, DeAndria L. Hardy founded a nonprofit organization with vision to help Women Veterans like herself.


In 2017 after moving back to the Upstate, DeAndria noticed there were no support systems or services specifically to address the needs of Women Veterans. Instead of simple lamenting on the problem she began setting the ground work for a remedy to the lack of services. In August 2018, with the mission to serve and empower women veterans BattleBetty Foundation came to fruition.


Since it’s inception, the BattleBetty Foundation has worked within the Spartanburg community to provide needed direct services for Women Veterans. Through their Peer Support Program, Outreach Program, and Case Management the BattleBetty Foundation strives to promote positive outcomes in the areas of health and wellness, stability, and re-integration. And with plans to soon open a Women Veterans Transitional Home they hope to further their impact.

Meet the Team

DeAndria Hardy

Founder & Executive Director

Karen Lindsey-Gurganious

Program Director

Board of Directors

S. Gale WhitfieldJoe TracyKathy Buckson
Adrian Guglielmo