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.
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…
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…
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…
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Phoenix, AZ 85040
John Scott is the Executive Director for U.S.VETS – Phoenix. He comes from a long line of family members that served in the Marine Corps, Army, and Navy. Mr. Scott joined the Marine Corps in 1999, and was stationed in Camp Pendleton, California. He spent 2 years of his enlistment in Okinawa. Mr. Scott was an Artillery Section chief with Golf Battery, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine Corps Regiment, 1st Marine Division, and obtained the rank of Sergeant.
After being honorably discharged, Mr. Scott earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of California – Long Beach. He began working with U.S.VETS in Long Beach in 2007. In 2012 Mr. Scott transitioned to Executive Director in Phoenix, where the site was an instrumental part in being the first city in the United States to announce that chronic homelessness amongst veterans had been reduced to functional zero.
Mr. Scott is a part of the Continuum of Care Veteran Subcommittee, a Commissioner for the Mayor’s Military Veteran Commission, and belongs to several veteran service organizations such as Unified Arizona Veterans as well as the American Legion.
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