C.O.V.E.R. Project

Dedicated to assiting our incarcerated veterans

Mission Statement

The Community of Veterans Engaged in Restoration (COVER) is a San Francisco Sheriff’s Department program designed for veterans of all the branches of the United States Military. The COVER program provides veterans regardless of their character of discharge with an opportunity to address their obstacles for positive reintegration into society after serving in the military and its aftermath. COVER provides in-jail/post release case management services utilizing the multi-faceted departments of the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and its supporting agencies.

COVER Service Providers

Organization Role
Veterans’ Administration For those with an honorable discharge there is a vocational outreach coordinator
Community Works Man Alive (through RSVP)
San Francisco Vet Center Weekly visits to assist in VA documents (i.e. DD-214)
NoVA Project Visits those who need housing but do not meet VA criteria
Metropolitan Fresh Start Weekly group facilitation
Salvation Army Housing beds for Veterans
Five Keys Charter School Resource sharing (new program beginning to share computers during and after school)
 Jail Psychiatric Services Interns dedicated for counseling purposes
Coming Home Project Provides information on community resources for Veterans
I-Rest Weekly meditation
Acupuncture Volunteer services for weekly acupuncture
Swords to Plowshares Case management, outreach liaison