Right to Care

Voices of Swords to Plowshares’ Veteran Community

The Congressional Commission on Care was charged with examining the VA Healthcare System. Swords to Plowshares’ own executive director served on the Commission and we conducted our own examination of VA healthcare compared to private healthcare.


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Swords to Plowshares' VA and Veteran Services Recommendations
For the New Biden-Harris Administration
Our recommendations reflect over four decades of direct community-based service delivery to veterans of all eras, regardless of discharge. Our research and policy efforts are informed by the work we do—providing transitional and permanent supportive housing, mental health support, employment and legal services—each and every day.
Update and Clarify Regulatory Bars to Benefits Based on Character of Discharge
Comments Of The National Veterans Legal Services Program and Swords to Plowshares
Swords to Plowshares and the National Veterans Legal Service Program (“Petitioners”) submit these comments in response to the proposed rule issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (“VA”) on July 10, 2020 (“Proposed Rule”).
Student Veteran Financial Challenges
What Policy Makers, Universities, and Veterans Need to Know
In order to understand the financial challenges and needs of student veterans, Swords to Plowshares conducted eleven online focus groups and three in-person research workshops with seventy-seven student veterans in California from forty colleges and universities in 2019 and early 2020.

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