Join Us in Changing a Veteran's Life
When You Donate...
You help a veteran like Mr. S.
When Vietnam combat veteran “G.S.” first came to CVLC looking for help adjusting an old debt, he was 70 years old and living in his car. CVLC not only renegotiated his debt, but also addressed the root causes of his homelessness – his VA benefits had been denied even though he was suffering both PTSD and health impacts from agent orange exposure. Today, Mr. S. has access to health care, and a monthly pension that stabilized his housing and allows him to focus on his health.
Thanks to our donors, CVLC can provide full representation without passing any costs onto our veteran clients.
- $2,000 provides full CVLC representation for one veteran family
- $500 allows CVLC to match a veteran with a pro bono attorney
- $150 gives one hour of full representation, every hour counts!
- $50 Opens the door for one more veteran referral
For every $1 that you gave, CVLC generated approximately $15 in tangible benefits for veterans recovering from homelessness and mental illness!
CVLC generally sees a 20% increase in veteran evictions during the winter months! The statistics are alarming and keeping veterans housed is one of CVLC’s top priorities at this time of year. As we prepare for the holidays, your donations can help many veteran families facing eviction and help prevent homelessness.
For far too many veteran families, winter means their risk of eviction increases. Too many of CT’s most vulnerable veterans are wondering where they and their children will be sleeping.
- Half of all our housing cases are in the winter months
- Housing cases are up 65% over last year
- The average case would cost nearly $4,000 for a private lawyer.
With a median income of $16,000 per year, CVLC clients cannot afford a lawyer and would be out in the cold.