Connecticut Veterans Legal Center - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

Removing Legal Barriers

Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP) address complex social factors that affect veterans’ housing, health, and well-being and cannot be properly remedied without the assistance of an attorney. In light of the public health and economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it is more important than ever to ensure that veterans access healthcare, secure adequate income, and maintain stable housing. Through their MLP with the VA Errera Community Care Center, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) is serving a large influx of new clients with healthcare, employment, and general legal needs. CVLC also anticipates a surge of urgent housing cases once eviction moratoriums are lifted. This BWF grant, made possible by Wells Fargo Foundation, will enable CVLC to provide legal assistance and strengthen pro-bono partnerships to secure veterans’ benefits for additional income, remove employment barriers, and address health and wellness issues.