Swords Announces Grantees for Women Veteran Projects

Swords to Plowshares is pleased to announce the grantees for our re-grant program to improve health indicators of California women veterans. A total of 22 organizations throughout California have been awarded funding with the goal to improve health indicators of women veterans in California and improve the overall system of care throughout the state. These grantees provide a wide range of services and supports including behavioral and primary health, crisis management, legal services, housing, employment services, peer support, community education and research. Many of the grantees serve women and families and are strengthening their programs to provide much needed services and support to women veterans, and many are veteran serving agencies embarking on women veteran focused initiatives.

Swords to Plowshares recently received funding from The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) to administer the competitive re-grant program. We received a total of 63 proposals from a variety of organizations creating compelling cases to serve women veterans in their programs. A total of $700,000 will be distributed.

The review process took into consideration a number of variables including: population and geographic region served; organization size; capacity to carry out projects and continue the project beyond the grant period; clarity of goals and objectives; ability to assess success; innovation and alignment with the goal to improve health indicators of California women veterans.

This pioneering project allows us to serve as both a subject matter expert and capacity builder during the grant process.

During the coming year we plan to coordinate these community-based services and continue our goal of improving the overall system of care throughout the state by providing our Combat to Community training to the grantees and increasing information sharing and resources to them through educational webinars, regional meetings and reports.

Grantees:

  • California Veterans Assistance Foundation
  • California Women’s Law Center
  • Central Valley Health Network
  • Community Service Programs, Inc.
  • California State University, Stanislaus
  • Farmer-Veteran Coalition
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • Holman Community Development Corporation
  • Honoring the Path of the Warrior
  • Inner City Law Center
  • InnVision Shelter Network
  • Jewish Vocational Service
  • Legal Aid Society, Employment Law Center
  • Rape Trauma Services
  • Reins of H.O.P.E.
  • South Bay Community Services
  • U.S. VETS
  • Vanguard University Global Center for Women and Justice
  • Verity
  • WEAVE
  • Working Wardrobes
  • YWCA of Monterey County

We are excited about the coming months and what this means for women veteran services and the system of care in California.

About The California Wellness Foundation:
The project is funded by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF). Created in 1992 as a private independent foundation, TCWF`s mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.us:

About us:
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.