Our executive director, Michael Blecker, joins Brent Carey on “Today’s World” on KOIT to discuss veterans issues. He talks about efforts in the Bay Area to help veterans through a comprehensive approach to overcoming issues of poverty, housing, employment, and health.
The community-based model used by Swords to Plowshares has been developed over the last 40 years to improve outcomes for veterans.
- Community education is now a component that complements peer counseling and direct services.
- The Pro Bono Program has developed partnerships with over 27 law firms to provide representation for benefits and compensation claims.
- Employment services place veterans—and veterans bring leadership and teamwork to the job.
Listen to the clip below (15 minutes of audio):