Registration Open for
The RIDE For Our Vets 2019!

The Ride For Our Vets is an annual Ride or Walk fundraiser held every June to  support legal services for Connecticut's Veterans.  We put our butts on bikes to honor their boots on the ground!

Thank You Sponsors and Attendees for a Wonderful Event!

Saluting Service brings together volunteers, supporters and donors from around the region to celebrate our shared success in providing life-changing legal representation to veterans.

CVLC Leads National Discharge Upgrade Project

CVLC is proud to announces a new partnership with Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School to significantly expand the field of veteran law. Together we are  creating a comprehensive Discharge Upgrade Practice Manual for veteran advocates and an online, searchable Department of Defense decision interface. This national initiative is funded by the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Wars Don't End On The Battlefield

The mission of Connecticut Veterans Legal Center is to help veterans recovering from homelessness and mental illness overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare and income.

Get Involved

CVLC is always looking for passionate volunteers to take cases, help with fundraising, and more! See how your volunteer work can make a difference in the lives of Connecticut's Veterans.

THANK YOU, CVLC SUPPORTERS!

CT Veterans Legal Center is an independent nonprofit.  Our work is made possible through the generosity of many corporations, foundations and individuals. For every dollar donated to CVLC, $10 in income, reduced debt, or health benefits is generated for a veteran. 

Our Mission

The mission of Connecticut Veterans Legal Center is to help veterans recovering from homelessness and mental illness overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare and income. Listen to Suzanne and Leonard tell their stories.

 

legal help strengthens veterans in recovery.

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“It’s like having the USS Enterprise with a couple of battleships watching my back.

I know that CVLC has got me. I’m very grateful for that.”

Ralph Clyburn

Veteran, CVLC Client

 

Latest News and Events

CVLC Welcomes New Executive Director

By CVLC | February 22, 2019

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) is excited to announce the appointment of Liam Brennan as our new Executive Director.  Liam will join CVLC officially on March 4th, 2019. Liam comes to CVLC from New Haven Legal Assistance Association, where he worked in the Community and Economic Development Unit. Prior to joining New Haven Legal Assistance,…

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CVLC Advances Veteran Law with Discharge Upgrade Practice Manual

By CVLC | February 15, 2019

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Veterans Legal Clinic of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (LSC) to significantly expand the field of veteran law by creating a comprehensive Discharge Upgrade Practice Manual for veteran advocates and an online, searchable Department of Defense decision interface.…

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CVLC Wins Discharge Upgrade for Navy Veteran

By CVLC | January 30, 2019

On December 22nd, John R. received notification that the military granted CVLC’s petition and upgraded him to fully honorable. He no longer has the burden and stigma of an OTH, and can now access VA healthcare and disability benefits. “My biggest goal was to get an upgrade, the fact that it’s here and honorable… I’m…

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For every $1 you give, CVLC returns $10 to veterans in increased income and reduced debt.