Swords to Plowshares
Housing, Food, and Supportive Services for Veterans
Swords to Plowshares provides critically needed services to nearly 3,000 homeless and extremely low-income veterans each year. Almost half of the veterans they assist have service-connected disabilities, and many more are only one paycheck away from homelessness. The COVID-19 health crisis has increased the health, housing, employment, and food needs of these already-vulnerable veteran families. This BWF grant will ensure that services continue safely and permit Swords to Plowshares’ COVID-19 to serve and protect the 500 veteran residents in their supportive housing programs. The program will continue to provide 24/7 care in case of health crises or emergencies and will continue to offer in-person mental health services and meals for their transitional housing residents, employing social distancing and masks for safety during one-on-one sessions.