Friday, March 21, 2008

Swords to Plowshares as a model

"War causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield. Swords to Plowshares’ mission is to heal the wounds, to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to significantly reduce homelessness and poverty among veterans."

Per its website:
"Swords to Plowshares is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that provides counseling and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to more than 1500 homeless and low-income veterans annually in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We promote and protect the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education, and partnerships with local, state, and national entities."

The Swords to Plowshares model of veterans helping veterans might be replicated in communities across our nation. IT has an interesting page of links
including a sub-page focussing on legal issues

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