U.S.VETS — Phoenix began providing services to veterans in December of 2001. U.S.VETS — Phoenix provides transitional and permanent housing to veterans daily, and provides veteran families with financial assistance.

Each year U.S.VETS — Phoenix serves over 1,200 veterans though outreach, case management, housing services, individual and group counseling, and workforce related activities.

How can you make a difference in your community AND save on your Arizona State Taxes? By making a donation to a qualified charitable organization such as U.S.VETS — Phoenix, that’s how. It’s a WIN-WIN for you AND your favorite charitable organization! You can redirect your Arizona State Tax Dollars to do some good. “This has to be too good to be true”, you say, but it’s not. Tax credits have been around for years and in 2016 Thanks to Governor Doug Ducey the amount you can donate increased. Those filing Arizona taxes individually can donate up to $400 and those filing jointly can donate up to $800 to a qualified charitable organization, like U.S.VETS — Phoenix. This is on top of the public/charter school tax credit, private school tax credit and qualified foster care organization tax credit. You don’t have to pick just one. Your credit can really add up.

As a qualified charitable organization U.S.VETS — Phoenix serves homeless, at risk or in-need veterans throughout Maricopa county. Men and women who have served valiantly for our country now find themselves sleeping on the streets; a great tragedy, freedom isn’t free. U.S.VETS — Phoenix exists to address this tragedy. Our programs are designed to help veterans overcome life on the streets and move into stability through outreach, service-enriched housing, case management support, and employment services. Since opening our doors in December of 2001, U.S.VETS — Phoenix has served over 5,000 veterans. Approximately 200 veterans are currently living in the organization’s facility and other supportive housing units in the community.

Recently we helped a veteran who was living in his car get a job and a place to live. He was going to have to turn down an amazing job offer because his pharmacy tech license had expired just a few weeks prior. This would have meant that he would stay homeless in his car. We couldn’t have that, we paid for his pharmacy tech license renewal, food & gas until he got his first paycheck. Your tax credit donation can mean the difference between a veteran living on the street or having a safe place to be.

A $400 tax credit donation provides a homeless veteran with 61 bed nights which includes a safe place to sleep, three meals, comprehensive case management services and workforce development. Donate to U.S.VETS — Phoenix today!

5TH ANNUAL STEPS FOR VETS

We cordially invite you to participate as a sponsor of the 5th annual Steps for Vets 10K/5K/1 mile Run and Walk. This event benefits U.S.VETS-Phoenix whose mission is “the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.” Each year U.S.VETS-Phoenix engages over 1,000 homeless veterans.

Last year 600 people participated in the SOLD OUT Steps for Vets, making it the largest event yet, raising over $46,000. Help us raise $60,000 this year by sponsoring the event. Funds raised go towards amazing programs for the 1,000 at risk and in-need veterans we help each year.

With a fun, fast and flat course anyone can participate in this event. Get your family, co-workers, friends and yes, even dogs, together to support our veterans.

Thank you to our Sponsors

The State of Arizona recognizes U.S.VETS — Phoenix as a Qualifying Charitable Organization. Arizona residents receive a dollar-for-dollar charitable state tax credit with a gift up to $800. Click for more information.

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Directory

Mailing Address:

3507 North Central Avenue
Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602.717.6682

Veterans Seeking Housing & Other Services
Ed Welch, Outreach Department
602.757.9723
ewelch@usvetsinc.org

Donations & Communications
Kristen Kerns
602.448.1235
kkerns@usvetsinc.org

Career & Volunteer Opportunities
Bonnie Alvarado
928.812.0626
balvarado@usvetsinc.org

In-Kind or Goods Donations
Luz Bojorquez
602.350.4954
lbojorquez@usvetsinc.org

Leadership

Executive Director

Michelle Jameson

Michelle Jameson is the Executive Director for U.S.VETS — Phoenix.

Jameson spent the last four years working as the education social services manager with Salt River Indian Community Schools in Scottsdale-a multi-faceted job that entailed everything from overseeing day-to-day operations at four sites to making home visits to acting as liaison between state, federal and local representatives and the Native American families they served.

During her tenure at Salt River, she was nominated and recognized as one of the Top 5 Employees (out of 7,600), for her “outstanding commitment and leadership.”

Before moving to Arizona, she worked for more than a decade in Minnesota schools. During that time, she designed and launched an alternative learning center in Pelican Rapids, MN. She holds a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Minnesota State University.

Advisory Council

Lawrence C. Petrowski
Chair
U.S. Air Force
Retired Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Patrick Camuñez
U.S. Army
Labor Relations Counsel, First Transit

Gordon Jack Dover
Retired Staff, U.S. Senate

Richard G. Erickson
U.S. Marine Corps
Partner, Snell & Wilmer, LLP

Roger Ferland
U.S. Army
Retired Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

Adam Hawkins
President, Global External Relations

Hon. Michael Daly Hawkins
U.S. Marine Corps
Senior U.S. Circuit Judge

Frederick C. Lamont
U.S. Air Force
Retired CPA, CEO, CFO

Ryan Lockner
U.S.ARMY
Littler Mendelson P.C

Gen. Richard Gregg Maxon
U.S. Army

Edward F. Novak
U.S. Army
Sharholder, Polsinelli, PC

Chuck Podolak
USAF
Governor Ducey’s Office – Natural Resources Policy Advisor

Robert W. Shely

Partner, Brown, Engstrand & Shely

Clint Sundt
VP, Industrial Group, Sundt

Stuart Warren
U.S. Army
VP, Deputy General Counsel, Fox Restaurant Concepts