OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE

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ANNOUNCEMENT

We're still up and running.

CONTACT

Service Center Hours

We will offer mail services and provide food as needed to veterans who currently receive their mail at 1060 Howard Street in San Francisco and 2719 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. Triage may be offered to veterans in need of immediate/emergency services.

Shelter-in-place adjusted hours for our Service Center locations:

San Francisco Service Center
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Oakland Service Center
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm


Our service centers

Rental Payments

We will continue to process rent checks and provide support with housing placement and moving expenses during this time.

Legal Services

If you are a San Francisco resident seeking help with VA benefits or a discharge upgrade, we can help. Please contact us at 415.727.VETS or info4vets@stp-sf.org.

All San Francisco veterans are eligible for a free one-time consultation with our attorneys, regardless of discharge status, the era of service, or length of service.
Please note – We do not guarantee representation or ongoing assistance. We hope to return to our regular drop-in hours soon where all veterans who can attend are welcome.  

Supportive Housing

We are limiting all group activities and non-essential services in our housing programs. During this period, we will have Front Desk staff, maintenance staff & janitorial staff, and mental health staff only on a regular basis. Case management will be limited. Meal services in our programs will continue, but will be boxed prepared meals. We are also providing residents with additional resources for groceries and boxed meals.

Employment & Training

Our employment services have been uninterrupted during this time, however, job training programs have been limited. If you need to contact us please email at info4vets@stp-sf.org. Currently our office hours are limited and by appointment only.  If you are already enrolled with our E&T services, please contact your E&T Employment Specialist or Job Developer directly.

Please note that things are changing rapidly and business hours and available services are subject to change.

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Caring for our veteran community.

Swords to Plowshares has been on the frontlines serving our most vulnerable veterans during the COVID-19 crisis. Our critical services led by essential staff have been uninterrupted – supportive housing, food, emergency shelter, benefits, mental health and outreach.

We continue to serve veterans with employment, legal services, and housing placement assistance remotely. As this crisis unfolds, we are taking every precaution to keep our staff and veteran community safe and healthy.

OUR COVID NEEDS

Your donations matter

Our response in this rapidly changing environment requires significant and unplanned expenses:
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Mission
critical pay

provide adequate compensation for frontline staff to continue vital services and transportation for essential workers

Food
security

increase food services at our housing sites and distribute food gift cards to primarily unsheltered veterans, who are experiencing increased food insecurity

Emergency
housing

move unsheltered veterans into housing and we are increasing our emergency housing resources

Sanitation

increase janitorial services and supplies at each of our housing facilities and drop-in locations

GALLERY

Swords to Plowshares in action

Thank you

We're moving forward, together.

Thank you to our generous funders helping us weather this storm!

Please note that we will update the list of gifts/grants over $1,000 once monthly.
  • William G. Gilmore Foundation
  • Sergey Brin Family Foundation
  • John & Tina Keker
  • Bill & Trudy Drypolcher
  • United Way Bay Area
  • Qatalyst
    Partners
  • Y & H Soda
    Foundation
  • May & Stanley Smith
    Charitable Trust
  • William & Emily Brizendine
  • San Francisco
    Foundation
  • Samuel Test
  • West Davis & Bergard Foundation
  • LinkedIn
  • Upwork Veterans Group
  • Varooge Yerganian
  • Rick Houlberg
  • Townsend Walker
  • Peter Van Der Naillen
  • Saida Sullivan
    Design Partners
  • Stephen & Suzan Plath
  • Artis Neville
  • Barbara Saavedra
  • Stacey Sprenkel
  • Actelion
  • Copia
  • EO Products
  • Frontline Foods SF
  • Glide
  • San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
  • Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery
  • Valent
  • GetMePPE Bay Area