Swords to Plowshares has developed several publications that highlight the issues facing veteran communities. We aim to raise awareness and inform stakeholders who can work together to improve the systems of care veterans and their families need.
Petition asking the VA to amend its regulation restricting eligibility for VA benefits based on claimants' conduct in service and address Bad Paper disqualification
This fact sheet covers circumstances that could lead to a servicemember being less than honorably discharged from the military, and subsequent issues with access to care from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Swords to Plowshares, in conjunction with National Veterans Legal Services Program and the Veterans Legal Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School have published Underserved: How the VA Wrongfully Excludes Veterans with Bad Paper.
Swords to Plowshares and the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner filed an amicus brief on behalf of five veterans legal service providers supporting the petitioners in Monk v. Shulkin. The petitioners seek to aggregate a class of all veterans with VA disability benefits appeals delayed over one year. This brief addresses the due process harms of the unreasonable delay on veterans, who face acute financial hardships, homelessness, and increased health problems while they wait for the disability benefits to which they are entitled.
This guide provides organizations that serve women veterans clear, concise and effective information on how to identify women veterans within their organization, an understanding of women veteran issues and effective strategies to those issues.
This impact report reviews lessons learned and recommendations for improving health and wellness among women veterans based on our California Women Veterans Project which provided grants and technical assistance to 22 community organizations.
The Transatlantic Practice Exchange brought together organizations in the UK and United States to explore co-production, coordinated approaches, arts, veterans’ services, and homelessness prevention. The 2018 report shares good practices and learning about coordinated entry, rural homelessness, legislative theater, multi-disciplinary outreach teams, and peer leadership. Tramecia Garner, Associate Director of Residential Programs & Operations, contributed in her section, “Veteran homelessness in the UK: prevention and the Welfare to Wellbeing© model.”
This fact sheet highlights avenues for human resource professionals and hiring managers to hire, retain, and support veterans in the civilian workplace.
This toolkit was developed for veteran employment and training service agencies to improve their outreach tools, provide quality job training programs, and measure their impact.
This self-assessment is a tool for institutions of higher learning. It will help institutions take a look at how well-prepared they are for today’s military-connected students. Use this as a guide for educators, administration, and staff to engage in a community discussion about this important topic.