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 stands in solidarity with all who are fighting for justice for Black lives and all those working to dismantle racist systems of oppression.
Whether it is supporting World War II veterans who fought against external fascism only to return to Jim Crow or service members who received unjust administrative discharges because of racial discrimination, we cannot achieve justice for veterans without achieving racial justice. CVLC’s focus on ensuring that all veterans can access healthcare, housing, and income is inextricably linked to undoing deeply entrenched, systemic racism.
As the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and other Black Americans by both civilians and the police show, the work for racial justice must continue. To address these issues, we should not be turning to the use of active duty and reserve military personnel – over forty percent of whom are people of color – to quell the protests taking place.
Together, we can make change. We are honored that fighting for justice is part of what we do every day and we urge you to support other local organizations dedicated to ending systemic racism like: Co-Creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations (CEIO), CT Core, Black Lives Matter New Haven and Connecticut Bail Fund.
Welcoming Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel as Keynote Speaker
CVLC is excited to welcome Chuck Hagel, Former Secretary of Defense, as Saluting Service 2020 Keynote Speaker! We hope you'll join us for this virtual event to celebrate veteran justice on November 12th at 6pm.
Tickets are now available. Learn more 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.
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, $15 in income, reduced debt, or health benefits is generated for a veteran.
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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Latest News and Events
The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center thanks the Connecticut Bar Foundation Fellows for presenting us the Anthony M. Fitzgerald Award for Excellence at the CBF annual meeting on September 23, 2020. Thank you to Attorney Fran Brady for the beautiful introduction. We are honored to be presented this award! CVLC is proud to continue…Read More
CVLC is excited to welcome our Fall 2020 interns! Antea Gatalica I decided to apply to law school when I realized I wasn’t really passionate about my journalism work anymore. I’ve always been inspired by the compassion my parents found in their careers, and I wanted that for myself. Being a first generation American,…Read More
To support life-changing free legal services for veterans, the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) is proud to announce grant partnerships with the American Bar Endowment (ABE), the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF), and the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation. CVLC has received grants from The Bob Woodruff Foundation and the Fairfield County…Read More
Each year, CVLC has hundreds of volunteer attorneys to thank for helping us provide nationally recognized, life-changing veteran advocacy. One person on that list is Francis “Fran” Brady, a retired attorney from Murtha Cullina, LLC. We spoke to Attorney Brady about his years of experience as a volunteer attorney with CVLC and what draws him…Read More
LGBTQ service members and veterans face unique struggles due to the long history of anti-LGBTQ discriminatory policy within the Armed Forces dating back to the Revolutionary War. We spoke to advocates for LGBTQ current service members and veterans about serving with pride. “A [less-than-Honorable discharge] is to the detriment of the service member or veteran…Read More
For every $1 you give, CVLC returns $20 to veterans in increased income and reduced debt.