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Join us for The Ride For Our Vets: Virtually Together on June 13th, 2020!

In consultation with our medical partners at the VA and our Ride corporate partner, Point72, we determined that it was best to transform the Ride from a physical gathering to a virtual one.

One day, one ride, many locations – connected virtually! Learn about the virtual ride here.

Alert: COVID-19 Resources for Veterans

The health and safety of our veterans and our community members is CVLC's top priority. CVLC staff is working with public officials to provide immediate support for veterans facing homelessness amidst this national health crisis. Please click below for veteran resources for the novel coronavirus.

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.

CVLC Releases Report on Gender Discrimination in Nominations to Military Service Academies

Working on behalf of CVLC, the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School examined the nominations of applicants to the U.S. military service academies, finding members of Congress nominate women to the military service academies at dramatically different rates. Favoring men at a rate of three-to-one, Congress members had a pronounced effect on the make up military leadership throughout the United States. (Updated July 26, 2019)


Attorney Howard Fetner, Day Pitney LLP, featured in CT Bar Association Spotlight for a discharge upgrade victory. Thank you Attorney Fetner for all your great work and thank you to all our volunteer attorneys who support CVLC.

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.

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.


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, $15 in income, reduced debt, or health benefits is generated for a veteran. 

Mark your calendars for Saluting Service 2020!

We hope you'll join us in celebrating veteran victories by joining us on November 12th, 2020.

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.


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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

Veteran Victories: “CVLC has given me a sense of independence and promise”

By CVLC | June 1, 2020

At CVLC, we are fortunate enough to have the honor of working with truly inspiring veteran clients. While we fight to open doors to healthcare, income, and housing for our clients, we also strive to give our veterans a space to tell their stories. Before Army veteran S.A. came to CVLC, she was nearly homeless…

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Finn Dixon & Herling takes on new VA benefit cases

By CVLC | April 27, 2020

  With dozens of calls from veterans every week, CVLC alone cannot meet the growing demand for legal advocacy services. But together with a strong community of pro bono volunteers, veterans can trust that their legal needs will be met by knowledgeable advocates in the field. Finn Dixon & Herling’s pro bono attorneys recently submitted…

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CVLC signs letter to safeguard public health by protecting incarcerated veterans from exposure

By CVLC | April 8, 2020

Today, along with several veteran advocate organizations in the State, CVLC signed a letter urging Governor Ned Lamont to safely reduce the population of Connecticut’s prisons. On April 1st, five prisoners in the Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution tested positive for COVID-19. This outbreak in Connecticut’s only prison with a Veterans’ Services Unit necessitates a rapid response…

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To Keep People Healthy, Keep Them Housed: Social Determinants of Health and COVID-19

By CVLC | April 8, 2020

Today, our Executive Director, Liam Brennan discusses the importance of keeping people housed in order to keep them healthy. As we all commit to flattening the curve by staying home, the reality of one’s social determinants of health dictate how sufficiently they can practice these vital public health precautions.    Homeless individuals have double vulnerability…

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A Gathering Storm Threatens the Future of Legal Aid

By CVLC | April 3, 2020

As funding dries up, a flood of legal needs is beginning to build, and it will soon spill over into Connecticut courts. By Liam Brennan, CVLC Executive Director As COVID-19 patients begin to fill the beds of hospitals, Connecticut’s courts—like most professions in the state—have gone silent. But a legal storm is brewing in the…

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Support us by voting at Blue State Coffee at 320 Congress Avenue!

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Blue State Coffee donates 2% of their sales to local non-profit organizations. Each time a customer makes a purchase, he or she is given a token with which to vote for one of the 4 non-profits they are supporting at the cafe - one of which is now Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. The donation is allocated based on customer votes so the more votes for CVLC, the larger the donation!

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For every $1 you give, CVLC returns $15 to veterans in increased income and reduced debt.

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