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.
In 2022, CVLC served over 1,000 veterans :
- addressing more than 750 legal issues
- securing $2.4 million in financial awards
- and creating access to $11.8 million in health benefits
This past year CVLC also saw tremendous growth, allowing us to meet the growing need. We welcomed nine new team members, putting new systems in place and expanding our ability to provide free legal representation. CVLC also joined Connecticut’s Right to Counsel program, ensuring even more veterans at-risk of homelessness are able to access our legal representation.
In 2022, 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.
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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Every $1 invested in CVLC generates $20 of tangible benefits for Connecticut veterans.
(top of page) Client Kevin S. Photo provided by Kevin S. (middle of page) Client Debra Denhart. (bottom of page) Client Hector Alicea (left) and Client April Pearson (right). Photos by Desirea Photography.