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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.

  • Meet a Veteran: Charles

    Charles, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, had a steady job as a vehicle fleet manager when his arthritis pain became more than he could handle. He got addicted to his pain medication, and everything went downhill from there. Soon he lost his job due to his addiction, and then he lost his home. For nine months Charles was homeless. He found his way to Crossroads, a drug rehabilitation facility in Phoenix, and began tackling his substance abuse demons. A U.S.VETS outreach manager met Charles at the facility and told him about the help available to him. After learning more about the program, Charles moved into an apartment at U.S.VETS – Phoenix, determined to show his family that he was not a failure. “I came in the program with the intention of finding employment,” he says. He knew that finding a job was crucial for in helping him stay drug-free, and was the first step in the plan he and his case manager had put together. “My short term goal was to find suitable employment and take over the lease of the apartment.” His newfound enthusiasm soon hit a huge hurdle. Within two weeks of coming to U.S.VETS, Charles was diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer. “My plan quickly changed,” Charles says. “Being told I had only a few months to live was an attitude adjustment. My new first step was to get well and beat the cancer.” Rather than seek employment at this time, Charles worked with his case […]

  • Guitars 4 Vets

    On April 10th, 2015 the first class of the Guitars for Vets program at U.S.VETS - Phoenix graduated with flying colors. The guitar students, who were all beginners, completed 12 weeks of guitar instruction and capped it off with a brief graduation ceremony - which included the presentation of brand new guitars to veterans. The graduates showed off their new skills by playing renditions of “A Boy Named Sue” and “Mercedes Benz”. Special thanks go out to Anthony Taddei and the G4V instructors for taking the time to teach our veterans how to play guitar.  For more information on G4V please check out their website at www.guitars4vets.org

  • Aspen Dental’s Mouth Mobile Visits U.S.VETS – Phoenix

    On April 8th Aspen Dental made the trek from Syracuse, New York to U.S.VETS – Phoenix in their Mouth Mobile to provide dental care to nearly 50 veterans.  Aspen Dental performed extractions, cleanings, fillings, and denture repair, as well provide free follow up care to veterans that required more than just one day of dental work. The next day, the Mouth Mobile was stationed outside the Arizona Capitol, where U.S.VETS – Phoenix Executive Director John Scott, and Attorney General Mark Brnovich made remarks about what a great opportunity Aspen Dental had provided our veterans. Many thanks to the crew at Aspen Dental, and the dentists that performed tirelessly both days. Click here to check out 3TV’s coverage of this special event.

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Mailing Address:
804 E. Jones Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85040
602.305.8585

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

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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