We're vets,
helping vets.

Swords to Plowshares is a Bay Area-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting all veterans every step of the way.


Our Services

Services are free for Bay Area veterans and their families
Health & Wellness

Case management, counseling, support groups, access to healthcare, referrals, and more.

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Emergency housing, transitional and permanent supportive housing, eviction prevention, housing placement services, and rental assistance.

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Free attorney support to access VA disability compensation and pension, access to free VA healthcare, and military discharge upgrades.

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Jobs for vets

Job development, access to industry networks, paid training opportunities, and more!

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We've been helping
veterans since 1974.

Helping to heal the wounds of war is
our mission.

About us


Enrolling is easy!

Swords to Plowshares has been committed to providing services based in our local community since 1974. We serve San Francisco Bay Area veterans.


Contact us by
phone or email

We can set up an appointment and answer any questions you might have about our program and the services we offer.



Visit a service
center location

When you visit one of our locations, we are able to fully assess your needs and verify any documents like your DD-214.



Enroll in our
free services

We can help enroll you in multiple programs based on your needs and goals.



Our response to COVID-19 &
how you can help Bay Area vets


"I don’t know where I’d be without Swords to Plowshares."

  • Reina came out as a transgender woman and was subsequently rejected by her community. She lost her entire support system and ended up on the streets.
    Read her story
Reina Garza, U.S. Navy 1984-1988
with Drop-in Coordinator, La June Davis