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Swords to Plowshares Honors Graduates of its Transitional Housing Program

I am pleased to see another group of veterans graduate from the program with the dignity and confidence they need to finally break the cycle of homelessness

Twenty formerly homeless veterans will graduate this Thursday from a transitional housing and rehabilitation program run by the non-profit organization, Swords to Plowshares.

The graduates of the program, all formerly homeless or chronically homeless veterans, have spent an average of sixteen months overcoming addictions, mental health issues and other serious obstacles. The Transitional Housing Program graduates have acquired the skills and resources needed to secure housing, seek employment and improve the quality of their lives.

“I am pleased to see another group of veterans graduate from the program with the dignity and confidence they need to finally break the cycle of homelessness,” Swords to Plowshares Executive Director Michael Blecker said.

Swords to Plowshares’ Transitional Housing Program Graduation Ceremony and Dinner will be held at the Green Room of the San Francisco War Memorial Building. The graduation ceremony begins at 6:00 pm and is followed by a dinner with the graduates.

San Francisco War Memorial Building
Green Room
401 Van Ness Avenue (across from City Hall)
Thursday, May 20th
6:00 pm -9:00 pm

About Swords to Plowshares Housing Programs
Swords to Plowshares has pioneered the most coordinated model of care for homeless and low-income veterans in the country. Our residential programs and wrap-around care provide homeless veterans with the stability and support they need to rebuild their lives.

Since 1988, Swords to Plowshares has successfully housed and treated thousands of homeless veterans. Today the organization is recognized as a national model and its supportive housing programs have grown to serve nearly 200 once-homeless veterans at any given time.

Our Mission
War causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield. Our mission is to heal the wounds, to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to reduce homelessness and poverty among veterans. Learn more about the work of Swords to Plowshares, and ways in which you can help, by visiting our website at http://www.stp-sf.org.

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