Connecticut Veteran Legal Center’s mission is to provide free legal assistance to Veterans who are in recovery from homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse to help them overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare, and income.
During the 2022-23 fiscal year, CVLC served over 1,500 Veterans :
- working on more than 750 legal issues
- securing $2 million in lump sum financial awards
- and creating access to $23 million in anticipated lifetime income
This past year CVLC assisted clients in every county of Connecticut, with the largest concentration of clients in New Haven, Hartford and Fairfield counties.
During this time we also finalized 3 years of FOIA military separation data collection and analysis. The results determine Black service members are more likely – even twice as likely – than white service members to receive less than honorable discharges. Learn more on our studies & reports page. In 2023 we launched phase III of this study, which will conclude later this year.
I cannot express the gratitude I feel towards this organization and the amount of psychological freedom their service has granted me. As a Veteran, I cannot recommend them enough if you feel as though the VA or military has not been accountable for your experiences.- Kevin S, Army Veteran
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(top of page) Kevin S, Army Veteran and former client. Photo provided by Kevin S.
(middle of page) Debra Denhart, Air Force Veteran and former client. Photo by Desirea Stott-Rodgers Photography.
(bottom of page) Hector Alicea, Veteran and former client (left) and April Pearson, Veteran and former client (right). Photos by Desirea Stott-Rodgers Photography.