U.S.VETS – Prescott opened in 2003 and serve over 150 veterans annually.

In 2014, the site relocated to a new courtyard style living facility which features a state of the art kitchen and laundry, and a serene outdoor environment with ample room to relax and experience fellowship.

  • Salute to Heroes Raises Nearly $20K for U.S.VETS – Prescott

    The huge Salute to Heroes event (click here to read more and see pictures) last March resulted in a big contribution to U.S.VETS – Prescott. A big thank you to the Prescott Valley Police Foundation and all those who made this event possible!

  • IN THE NEWS: New Culinary Program for Veterans Instills ‘Hope and Empowerment’

    This story originally appeared in the Daily Courier on April 2, 2015. Kent Robinson can all but taste the sweet pepper flavor of chiles rellenos cooking on the barbecue grill, and smell stuffed manicotti baking in the oven. Robinson, 62, is one of eight U.S. VETS Initiative clients enrolled in a just-started, 13-week culinary/life skills course offered through its transitional housing program. Through the endeavor launched in February, the former U.S. Navy corpsman said he is gleaning commercial kitchen skills he hopes will allow him to prepare these dishes for his fellow veterans, and eventually paying customers. “It’s very informative,” the pony-tailed, bearded Robinson said of the project arranged through the nonprofit organization that provides housing and career training to some 300 homeless veterans each year. “I’ve always liked cooking, but a lot of this is new to me.” Beyond the 10 hours of weekend instruction in rudimentary culinary processes, such things as sanitary dishwashing and proper knife slicing techniques, the experiential curriculum taught on-site is meant to impart lessons transferable to employment in today’s food industry. The vocational training requires online instruction throughout the week to enhance the students’ limited computer literacy. Those sessions are tailored to focus on job skills such as how to write a resume, conduct a job interview, dress for success and build professional co-worker and employer relationships. “This is really exciting; the hope factor and the empowerment,” said Executive Director Annette Olson… Please click here to read the complete story.

  • Salute to Heroes

    On March 20-21, 2015, Prescott celebrated the men and women who serve in a big way. Now in its fifth year, the Salute to Heroes event honors all of the local heroes in the community, including military veterans, police, firefighters, EMTs, and more. The event has grown each year, and the Prescott Valley Fire Department estimates that 10,000-12,000 people showed up to show their appreciation for local heroes. The proceeds for Salute to Heroes were donated to U.S.VETS - Prescott. On Friday, Sun Valley Tire hosted legendary racedriver Mario Andretti, with a Formula 1 car, the DAFT truck and two Bigfoot trucks on display. After a day of signing autographs and meeting with fans, the Bigfoot trucks received a police escort through Prescott Valley to the Prescott Valley Event Center, where the Salute to Heroes event would be taking place the next day. That evening, the Veterans of Comedy put on a show for an audience of over 200. On Saturday afternoon, each local hero organization had a station set up at the event center to meet and interact with members of the community. In addition to the DAFT and Bigfoot trucks on display, the event had live music, helicopter rides, a classic car show, bounce houses, a paintball tent, and much more. Salute to Heroes concluded with a bang - a Bigfoot Car Crush show inside the Prescott Valley Event Center. This sold-out event - with an estimated 4,000 people in attendance - included car crushing, a "jaws of [...]

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Annette Olson, M.A.
Executive Director (bio)

Veterans Seeking Housing
Outreach Department

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
Workforce Department

Veterans Seeking Other Services
Luisa Williams, M.A., LASAC

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Cindi LaSalle-Shanks

Larry Renken
Congressman Gosar, Arizona’s 4th District

Cmdr Dennis Lueders
Executive Director, Disabled American Veterans

Dan Peterson
Morgan Stanley

Dr. Jim O’Leary
University Professor (ret.)

Pam Sallee

Robert Shanks, Ph.D
Adjunct Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University