BENEFITING: Swords to Plowshares
ORGANIZER: Swords to Plowshares
EVENT: Veterans Charity Challenge 2
SWORDS TO PLOWSHARES VETERANS RIGHTS ORGANIZATION wrote -
For forty years Swords to Plowshares has helped veterans make the transition from combat to their communities. In our dual role as direct service provider and advocate, we are nationally recognized for our expert leadership and dedication to improving the systems that our veterans rely on.
We offer the most comprehensive and innovative services for veterans in the country. Our model of care is based on the philosophy that the obstacles veterans face in their transition to the civilian world are interrelated and require an integrated network of support within the community.
Last year, we served 2,114 Homeless and Low-Income Bay Area veterans!
917 homeless vets received housing assistance
508 were helped with employment and job training services
452 disabled vets received free legal services to access VA care
859 vets were served through our Drop-In Center with counseling and case management
When Their Service Ends, Our Mission Begins:
War causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield. Swords to Plowshares' mission is to heal the wounds, to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need and to prevent and end homelessness and poverty among veterans.
Check out our latest campaign to protect disabled vets: http://j.mp/ProtectVets