How We're
Leading with Equity

Swords to Plowshares’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is not just a statement; it's a transformative approach.

Centered in the principles of Cultural Humility, we foster an environment where everyone feels valued and heard. Explicitly addressing racial inequity ensures that all veterans have equal access to support, services, and resources.

Invest in DEI

Led by our DEI leadership team, we invest significant time, talent, and resources in our DEI work to actively champion equity and dignity for all staff and veteran clients.

Provide continuous staff training, ensure full participation in Cultural Humility and Supportive Supervision training.
Conduct DEI surveys, host targeted focus groups to enhance support and inclusion based on feedback from staff and veterans.

Support Staff

While we celebrate the diversity within the veteran community and our team, challenges remain in securing dedicated staff to fulfill our mission. We must invest significantly in the homeless workforce sector to ensure fair staff compensation.

Attract, recruit, and retain staff, leadership, and a Board of Directors that mirrors our clients and increases representation of veterans and those with lived experiences.
Advocate for increased public resources in the homeless workforce sector to ensure fair compensation for staff.

Uphold Our Values

We are committed to ongoing learning and increased accountability that upholds the principles of Cultural Humility.

Implement a DEI framework to embed cultural humility into our culture, policies, and practices.
Revise our narratives to use ethical language, ensuring veterans are not defined solely by their challenges, and establish storytelling guidelines that honor their achievements and aspirations.
Develop new organizational mission, vision, and philosophy statements that reflect our values and celebrate the diverse experiences of the veterans we serve.