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U.S.VETS – Phoenix began providing services to veterans in October of 2001. With five locations throughout the Salt River Valley, U.S.VETS – Phoenix provides transitional and permanent housing to 260 veterans daily, and provides over 400 veteran families with financial assistance.

Each year U.S.VETS – Phoenix serves nearly 1200 veterans though outreach, case management, housing services, individual and group counseling, and workforce related activities.

  • Phoenix Stand Down

    On February 12-14, the annual Stand Down took place at the Coliseum located in Phoenix, Arizona.  Over 1800 veterans attended the event, which provided services and support ranging from legal assistance, housing, clothing, food, and veterinarian care, as well as massage, haircuts, and acupuncture. This year U.S.VETS was responsible for the housing component of the Stand Down, and was able to serve over 350 veterans. In a big change from last year's Stand Down, many of the veterans that needed help with housing were not homeless, marking a significant reduction in the homeless population.  Preliminary results from the Point in Time count conducted after the Stand Down reported only 18 Veterans were encountered on the streets of Phoenix.

  • Home For Christmas

    This last Thanksgiving, Mason Lee Wilson was a Vietnam veteran living on the streets in Phoenix. Kara Holt, a community volunteer, met Mason while distributing Thanksgiving meals to the homeless. Touched by his story, she made it her mission to get him housed before Christmas.  The community then stepped in, and provided Mason with the necessary resources and referrals to move into his new home. U.S.VETS – Phoenix joined forces with a coalition of local service providers to help Mason move into a new home. Through the SSVF program, U.S.VETS was able to give Mason cash for the security deposit and first 2 months of rent on a new apartment. Other organizations such as APS, MANA House, HUD VASH, Veteran Furniture Center, Community Housing Partnership, and Rebuilding Together, ensured his apartment was inspected, furnished, and ready to be moved into. “This was the best Christmas I’ve had in many many years,” Mason said. He will continue to receive support through the HUD VASH program, with follow up case management.  U.S.VETS is proud to have served Mason, and all the veterans of Maricopa County. Please click here to view ABC15’s story about Mason.

  • Breaking Ground on New Housing for Veterans

    This year, U.S.VETS – Phoenix celebrated Veterans Day in a big way. On November 10, Cloudbreak Communities officially broke ground on the new Victory Place IV campus. Among those in attendance at this special event were several dignitaries, as well as those influential in making the tax credit construction project a reality, including Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Council Woman Kate Gallego, Director of Arizona Dept. of Housing, Mike Trailer, Tim Cantwell CEO Cloudbreak Communities, Brad Bridwell Director of Community Development, and Robert Barnes, and Deputy Director Arizona Dept of Veterans Services. The new project will create 96 units of affordable permanent housing with 30 units earmarked for the most vulnerable and chronically homeless.  U.S.VETS – Phoenix will provide ongoing navigation and service delivery to the project through funding by the United Way.  The campus is expected to be completed by November 2015.

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804 E. Jones Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85040
602.305.8585

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John F. Scott II, MSW
Executive Director (bio)

Veterans Seeking Housing
Outreach Department
602.757.9723
ewelch@usvetsinc.org

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
Workforce Department
602.717.1897
dwoods@usvetsinc.org

Veterans Seeking Other Services
Outreach Department
602.757.9723
ewelch@usvetsinc.org

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Event Coordinator
602.264.9164 ext 213
dwoods@usvetsinc.org

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Veteran Service Manager
602.717.6682
blauriault@usvetsinc.org

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