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U.S.VETS – Phoenix began providing services to veterans in October of 2001. It is one of two locations in Arizona and serves 175-200 veterans each day.

We also provide supportive and case management services to about 30 veterans in the long term supportive housing provided by Cloudbreak.

  • Vets Take It to the Table

    It was a long, hot day of intense competition at U.S.VETS – Phoenix when the first Ping Pong Championship Tournament was held! The Residence Counsel created a ten person bracket, and each match was referred by fellow veterans. Female and male veterans alike grabbed their paddles and took it to the table early in that morning. Elimination after elimination, it finally came down to Mr. Clarence Hardison and Mr. Deric Bryant as the last two standing. The completion was tough, but in the end Mr. Bryant emerged as the first U.S. VETS Ping Pong Champion. Congratulations Deric, and thanks to everyone who came out for the fun!

  • Meet a Veteran: James

    My name is James, and I am 26 years old. I served in the Army active duty from 2009-2011, with the National Guard from 2011 – 2012, and had one tour in Afghanistan. After coming home I was living with my brother, who also served in the Army and completed a tour in Iraq. I was having trouble finding employment, so I starting using drugs and drinking. I decided I didn’t want to waste my life by drinking and just hanging out. The first thing I needed to do was find a place away from the drinking and drug use. I started searching for someone who could help me, and started making phone calls. Soon I got in touch with Michael, the VIP Coordinator for U.S.VETS – Phoenix. He listened to my problems and concerns, and assessed me for placement in the program. I told him that I knew I needed to be sober, but that my brother was going to have a big party that weekend and I needed to get away from that element. Even though an apartment wouldn’t open up for another six days, Michael found space for me in an emergency bed and I had a new place to stay that same night. I stayed in VIP for six days, and then moved into the Garfield apartments. I have been sober for over 7 months. I am employed part-time and going to school full-time under the GI bill, on a career path that I like. I […]

  • Congratulations Graduates!

    Each year, U.S.VETS celebrates and honors veteran clients who have successfully completed the program and moved on to their own housing. U.S.VETS - Phoenix held a graduation ceremony on June 12 to congratulate those veterans who have regained self-sufficiency. U.S.VETS staff and graduates were joined by Retired Colonel Dick Toliver, representative of the Archer Ragsdale Chapter of Tuskegee Airman Inc., and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who most notable announced in the past year that chronic homelessness amongst veterans in Phoenix had ended.  The event was a tremendous success, highlighting the accomplishment of our graduating veterans, and raising awareness about veteran homelessness and U.S.VETS in the community. John Scott, Executive Director for U.S.VETS - Phoenix, commented, “It truly is a pleasure and the and the pinnacle of our year when all the hard work performed by Veterans and staff are culminated into one event where we all share in the successes in overcoming insurmountable odds.  Events like this show the resilient nature of Veterans and the deep rooted core values that make our Nations Veterans’ such a valuable asset to our communities.” Congratulations to all our graduates! It has been our honor to serve you.

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Mailing Address:
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
mtweedale@usvetsinc.org

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities
Event Coordinator
602.264.9164 ext 213
dwoods@usvetsinc.org

In-Kind or Goods Donations
Veteran Service Manager
602.717.6682
blauriault@usvetsinc.org

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