We are
Swords to Plowshares

We serve locally, and we advocate nationally.


A letter from Michael

2022 was a busy year for Swords to Plowshares. At all levels of our organization, we made strides to expand care to Bay Area veterans who need essential services. While serving locally, we made ripples in state and national conversations around veteran suicide prevention, care for aging veterans, and permanent supportive housing. The work we undertook in 2022 emboldens our commitment to enhancing the lives of all veterans.

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Bay Area veterans served
nights of emergency housing to unhoused veterans working toward stability
won in ongoing disability payments and retroactive payments


Learn about our organization's impactful work towards providing housing, employment, and support services for Bay Area veterans.

We are Swords to Plowshares

Swords to Plowshares is a community-based organization that serves in a dual role as service provider...

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Critical focus: Veteran suicide prevention

We cannot have a dialogue about veteran suicide without talking about the veterans who are most underserved...

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The importance of community-based care

Through a multi-year collaboration with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) that began in early...

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Housing at Swords to Plowshares

In 2022, we worked tirelessly to house veterans without shelter and improve our six permanent supportive housing...

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Expanding in East Bay

Nearly 15 years ago, Swords to Plowshares began offering services in Oakland and the surrounding communities...

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Jobs that work: Expanding employment opportunities

In 2022, Jobs for Vets expanded community partnerships and guided veterans into career training programs...

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Donor Highlights

Our deepest thanks to individual donors and foundations whose generosity has allowed us to provide much-needed...

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Celebrating our partnerships

We are grateful to the many organizations and individuals who collaborated with us in 2022, donating their time...

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In memory of Mark Solit

Our dedicated Advisory Board member and dear friend, Mark Solit, passed away suddenly in January 2022...

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Our Leadership

In 2022, we welcomed new members to our team of changemakers as well as saw progressive transitions that lead us...

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