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Introducing SVP’s Spring 2018 Grantee: Veterans Legal Services

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We are pleased to announce that, after months of rigorous due diligence, Social Venture Partners Boston (SVP) has selected Veterans Legal Services as its newest Grantee.

Veterans Legal Services (VLS) promotes self-sufficiency, stability, and financial security for homeless and low-income military veterans through free and accessible legal services. VLS’s critical legal assistance helps veterans overcome barriers to achieving and maintaining stable housing, economic security, and a healthy family. By delivering services on-site at veterans’ homeless shelters and service centers, VLS collaborates seamlessly with other service providers to reach our community’s most vulnerable veterans.

VLS has experienced impressive growth since 2010, quadrupling both its staff size and budget. Through a combination of staff and pro bono attorneys, VLS currently serves veterans in five Greater Boston counties and handles approximately 700 cases annually. Over the next several years, VLS aims to develop a sustainable growth path to enable statewide expansion.

SVP will provide VLS with up to three years of support, including up to $75,000 in unrestricted funds and access to a pool of highly skilled business professionals to help the organization build capacity and refine its strategic growth objectives.

SVP fuels nonprofit success by scaling smart solutions. We invest multiyear expertise and funding in high potential organizations working to close the opportunity gap in Greater Boston. As we infuse these organizations with greatly needed resources – human and financial – they deepen their impact and grow to serve more individuals in Boston and beyond with programs that truly work.