Swords to Plowshares is a community-based, not-for-profit veteran service organization that provides wrap-around care to more than 2,000 veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area each year. We are committed to helping veterans break through the cultural, educational, psychological and economic barriers they often face in their transition to the civilian world.
Swords to Plowshares is a national model for veteran services and advocacy. With nearly 40 years of experience, we have established the most respected and comprehensive model of care for veterans in the country.
Our core services include:
With a long track record of success helping veterans to lead stable and healthy lives, we are nationally recognized for our expert leadership and continued dedication to improving the systems upon which our veterans rely. We advocate for reform at the state, local and national level to increase access to care, and improve services for all veterans and their families.
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.
All veterans will have access to the care and services they need to rebuild their lives.
Read Programs at a Glance: 2011 to learn more about our work here at Swords.
Find out more about those who help us in our mission to serve veterans on our Partners page.