Our Impact

Our mission at Swords to Plowshares is to end and prevent homelessness among veterans. We are a nonprofit organization making significant progress towards ending veteran homelessness. We operate innovative and ever-evolving programs to address the immediate needs of vulnerable veterans, and we do so with the help of our donors and valued partners in the community who give us strength to make a difference.

2017 Year in Review

With your support we served

2,706 San Francisco Bay Area homeless, low-income & at-risk veterans

2 drop-in service centers, 7 supportive housing sites, and 4 ongoing legal clinics

Thank you to our community of supporters

45 Bay Area law firms provided free representation to 147 veterans

39 local companies hired our veteran clients

4,060 professionals completed Combat to Community™ training

465 volunteers provided nearly 3,500 hours of service

Thank you for helping us to heal the wounds of war

Together we prevented and ended homelessness for thousands of veterans

Every veteran deserves a place to call home

A variety of housing services and programs is a critical first step for veterans to stabilize their lives.

We provided 1,567 nights of emergency housing

529 veterans and their families secured permanent housing and another 189 avoided eviction

Our supportive housing programs served 697 veterans

On average, these veterans were previously homeless for 60 months

Veterans want to restore their dignity, hope, & self sufficiency

The veterans we serve work hard to increase their income by securing employment, VA benefits, and developing money management skills

Upon intake, the average monthly income for our veterans clients was $1,592/month

Overall, our interventions helped to nearly double the monthly income of our veterans

$16.3 million won in VA benefits and pension for local veterans with disabilities by expert attorneys

160 veterans secured employment, increasing their monthly income on average by $2,660

116 veterans participated in ongoing money management

To make a tax deductible gift, visit our our Donate page or mail your contribution to 1060 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

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