As we prepare for the winter months, you can help ensure that veterans have access to housing, healthcare, and income to provide the security and quality of life they have earned through their service.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for CVLC's services has increased dramatically. With more veterans than ever facing eviction and loss of income, our attorneys and advocates have continued their critical work to ensure that our veterans' housing is stabilized and that they have access to the VA benefits that they have earned.
Your support helps low-income veterans overcome the legal barriers to healthcare, housing, and income.
For every $1 that you gave, CVLC generated approximately $20 in tangible benefits for struggling veterans last year!
“I wasn’t living – emotionally, physically. I felt stuck with nowhere to go. CVLC has given me a sense of independence and promise. I have nothing but good things to say-- only thanks and gratitude and love."
"I felt worthless. And, honestly, there was a couple of times where I didn’t want to live anymore. I became homeless. I went to jail twice for drug possession. I'm really lucky that I found these people and they’re willing to help me."
"Thank God for the VA and for CVLC. The work CVLC does is unbelievable. It is a blessing that us veterans have the opportunity to use their services. In the end, it felt like we were family."
"I finally started talking. I wasn’t going to hide anything anymore. I wasn’t going to lie anymore. [My experience of military sexual trauma] happened and it destroyed my life in so many ways. But, today, I feel complete."
"Their support, encouragement and technical assistance made the difference. I now have peace of mind. I never thought it would happen and didn’t think it was even possible. All it took was knowledge, persistence, determination and support. All veterans need these legal services.”
“We were one foot out the door. For them to come along on their white horse and help my daughter and I, a simple thank you is not enough."
"Nothing was moving or happening when I was doing the paperwork on my own. Having someone push on my behalf was a life-changer. Help is an understatement when it comes to what CVLC did for me. Hope is necessary – we need to shed light and bring hope to the veteran community."
"If treating a homeless veteran is like treating someone who has been in a car crash, then giving only medical treatment, but not legal services, is like fixing the ribs but not the ankle. I can do all of the treatment in the world, but I can’t get the basic needs of my life back. Had it not been for CVLC, I would still be struggling."
I felt like I had an army behind me. Without legal aid, I don’t know where I’d be today. I just don’t know where my family would be. They were fighting for our family and our home during a really critical time. I feel so very blessed."