Swords to Plowshares provides attorney representation and consultation to veterans of any era and discharge status, and can help veterans with VA benefits (including disability compensation and VHA healthcare) and military discharge upgrades.

Swords also helps veterans access the benefits they have earned, avoid or escape homelessness, increase financial stability, and focus on long-term health and well-being.

Ways to Contact

Swords to Plowshares' Legal Services Unit offers free legal one-time consultations to any veteran (regardless of veteran discharge status or days in service). Call 415.727.VETS (8387) or visit their San Francisco or Oakland Service Centers. You can also fill out a contact form on their website HERE.

San Francisco Service Center

1060 Howard Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

Monday to Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm

Oakland Service Center

2719 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA 94612

Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Scheduled appointments only


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