Swords to Plowshares
Rating: 4.75 stars 20 reviews
Issues: Civil Rights, Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Veterans
Location: 1060 Howard St San Francisco CA 94103 USA
Results: Swords to Plowshares has helped thousands of veterans since its founding in 1974 with getting a job and/or job training; help with VA benefits; long-term case management; emergency, transitional and permanent housing; more veteran friendly local, state and federal policies (various policy changes made over the years; a “seat at the table” on a dozen local, state and federal committees, commissions).
Target demographics: Veterans of the U.S. military
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2000 veterans per year
Geographic areas served: San Francisco Bay Area
Programs: FRONTLINE DROP-IN CENTER: Provides emergency shelter, mental health services and referrals to homeless veterans. SUPPORTIVE HOUSING: Offers permanent supportive housing at the Presidio and in the Mission District in San Francisco combined with options for counseling, academic instruction and vocational training for 102 formerly homeless veterans with disabilities. Additionally, we provide transitional housing for 75 veterans at a time for intensive individual, group and peer counseling. EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT: Provides comprehensive services to enable veteran clients to become job ready through vocational counseling, job training, resume preparation and job referrals. LEGAL SERVICES: Provides free attorney representation, case management and advocacy to indigent veterans seeking benefits and trains Pro Bono attorneys to assist veterans with claims.
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8 people found this review helpful
Exactly the type of organization that deserves more funding. Known of them and supported them for years. As a member of Veterans For Peace, this is the type of veterans organizations we need more of.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Help more veterans and let the public know of better ways to use public money other than war.
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