Swords to Plowshares Supporters Raise Over $460,000 for Bay Area Veterans

More than 500 community supporters came together to honor the work of Swords to Plowshares and the thousands of Bay Area veterans we have served.

This year, supporters helped make our 20th Annual Veterans Day Dinner our most successful fundraiser yet!

Read the Recap of Our Veterans Day Dinner

SF Needs More Landlords to Rent to Homeless Veterans

The City and County of San Francisco can end veteran homelessness.

Our Chief Operations Officer Leon Winston pens an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle laying out the blueprint on the four proven paths of most effectively housing veterans.

Read Our Op-Ed on San Francisco Homelessness

SHOUT! 2017: Call for Artists

Swords to Plowshares is celebrating its 9th annual SHOUT! for Women Veterans and Service Members exhibition with an open call for women artists who have served or are currently serving in the military. The theme of the 2017 exhibition is Self and Transition.

To apply, please complete the following form by December 9, 2016 with your project proposal. Four artists will be chosen by December 16, 2016.

Apply to Showcase Your Art!

Social & Events

Veterans Info Session for BART Police Department Jobs

Swords to Plowshares is holding a veteran-specific information session about the application process for BART Police Department.

Attendees will be able to take the BART PD entrance exam on December 3rd.

Learn More About BART PD Careers

Swords to Plowshares Partners with CORT for Veteran Employment

Swords to Plowshares hosted a Strategic Hiring Event for veterans with CORT furniture with on-site employer interviews for a pool of qualified veteran candidates and same day tentative hiring decisions.

"These Strategic Hiring Events offer a unique opportunity for both veterans and employers to connect all at one time for an actual job opportunity.”

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Profile of Courage: Isaac Baires' Story

Swords in the News

Parades for Our Veterans are Nice — Jobs are Better:

Why former servicewomen in particular face so many employment hurdles

“Younger veterans are not getting snapped up by employers,” Amy Fairweather, policy director for the veterans advocacy group Swords to Plowshares, told Salon. “There are a number of myths that employer still harbor, that veterans have PTSD, those sorts of things.”

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Michael Blecker Talks Help for Veterans on KTVU News

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