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VETERAN RESOURCE GUIDE FOR

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 9
The Office of Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema

Phoenix District Office


2944 N. 44th St., Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: (602) 956-2285 | Fax: (602) 956-2468

Washington, D.C. Office


1530 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9888 | Fax: (202)-225-9731

sinema.house.gov

Congresswoman Sinemas District Office


2944 North 44th Street, Suite 150 Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: (602) 956-2285

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Accommodations for Veterans Disabilities

Animal Assistance

Behavioral Health and Counseling

Crisis Lines and Moral Support

Domestic Violence

Education / Scholarships

Employment Resources

Financial Assistance

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Food Assistance

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Housing

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Incarcerated / Ex-Offenders

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Legal

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Medical

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Military Navigators

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Substance Abuse

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Transportation

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Veterans Administration

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Veterans Benefits

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Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs)

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Women Veterans

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For Families of Veterans

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Miscellaneous Information

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ACCOMMODATIONS FOR VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES


Arizona Bridge to Independent Living - (ABIL)- (602) 256-2245, offers independent living skills instruction,
information and referral, outreach to rehab centers & early intervention for newly disabled individuals,
home modification, Social Security work incentives www.abil.org
Arizona Department of Economic Security - Veterans Program - Primary objective of the Veterans program
is to develop and support programs that increase opportunities for veterans to obtain employment and job
training in Arizona. Services available include a Disabled Veterans Outreach Program.
www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=258&id=2194
Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) - (202) 371-8888 (general), (612) 970-5769 (regional), 1 (800) 6697079, provides information on services and programs, connects combat-blinded veterans of WWII, Korea,
and Vietnam with newly blinded veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan (through Operation Peer
Support), offers travel stipends, and offers spouses, dependent children, and grandchildren financial
assistance for higher education www.bva.org
Building for Americas Bravest - help@OurBravest.org, builds Smart Homes for the most catastrophically
injured service members returning from duty www.ourbravest.org
Disability.gov - U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services
nationwide. The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on
topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing.
www.disability.gov
Disability Help Center - (888) 418-8860, provides resources to help with Social Security questions and
Veterans Disability questions www.ssdhelpcenter.org
Disabled Veterans of America (DAV) - (602) 678-0333, provides volunteer opportunities, job related
opportunities, and other necessary resources to disabled veterans in the greater Phoenix area
www.azdav.org
Help Our Military Heroes - provides military wounded individuals with fully equipped handicapped vehicles
www.helpourmilitaryheroes.org
Sew Much Comfort - (303) 530-4073 (distribution facility), provides free adaptive (Velcro) clothing to
support the needs of wounded service members www.sewmuchcomfort.org
Soldiers to Summits - (970) 484-3633, info@nobarriersusa.org, a no-cost program (including expeditions
and retreats) for disabled members of all military branches (and survivors of fallen military) that integrates
the rehab process while helping soldiers restructure how they approach their past and future
www.nobarrierssoldiers.org

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SpoFit - (602) 386-4566, adaptive sports, recreation, aquatic and fitness programs that promote the
independence, health and overall well-being of people with disabilities and their family members. SpoFit
offers free memberships to all those who have served on or after September 11, 2001. www.spofit.org
Wounded Warrior Project - (904) 296-7350, offers a variety of programs to assist Wounded Warriors,
focused on four main areas: mind, economic empowerment, body, and engagement
www.woundedwarriorproject.org

ANIMAL ASSISTANCE
Americas VetDogs - 1 (631) 930-9090, 1 (866) 838-3647 (toll-free), info@vetdogs.org, provides guide dogs
for veterans who are blind, service dogs for veterans with disabilities, and physical and occupational dogs
to work with amputees in military and VA hospitals www.vetdogs.org
American Service Animal Society - (480) 802-9339, info@dogs4vets.org, assists disabled veterans in the
selection of service dogs and provides necessary funding to train and certify veterans and their service
animals www.dogs4vets.org
Canine Companions for Independence - 1 (800) 572-2275, provides assistance dogs to veterans with
disabilities www.cci.org
Canines for Service - (910) 362-8181, information@caninesforservice.org, provides veterans with
disabilities quality, trained service dogs www.caninesforservice.org
Freedom Service Dogs of America - (303) 922-6231, provides individuals with disabilities (including TBI,
spinal cord injuries, and PTSD) trained rescue service dogs www.freedomservicedogs.org
Pets for Vets - Phoenix, AZ chapter pairs veterans with companion animals and provides assistance animal
training www.pets-for-vets.com
Soldiers Best Friend - (480) 269-1738, assists veterans suffering from both PTSD and TBI by providing
service dogs and therapeutic companion dogs at no cost www.soldiersbestfriend.org
Veterinarians Helping Veterans Pet Program - (623) 374-2332, if a veteran has a dog or cat that needs
veterinary care, he or she will qualify for free or reduced care for their pet
www.operationamericanpatriot.org

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND COUNSELING


Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) - (602) 256-2245, adults with disabilities can request a peer
mentor to provide support and connect the mentee with community resources www.abil.org/peermentoring/services
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Centro De La Familia (through Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.) - (623) 247-0464, program provides outpatient
behavioral health services to families, adults, children, and adolescents (regardless of ethnicity), including
psychiatric evaluations, medication management, counseling services, marriage and family counseling,
group counseling, and case management for children and adults www.cplc.org/social-services/centro.aspx
Community Bridges, Inc. - (877) 931-9142, provides behavioral health programs including prevention,
education, and treatment services throughout Arizona www.communitybridgesaz.org
Corazn (through Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.) - (602) 233-9747, program and residential substance abuse
treatment center that provides behavioral health and substance abuse services to men struggling with
addiction; includes level II residential treatment program and transitional living program
www.cplc.org/social-services/corazon.aspx
Crisis Lines - (see Crisis Lines and Other Information)
EMPACT - Suicide Prevention Center through La Frontera Arizona - (480) 784-1514, provides services for
families and individuals looking to improve daily living and family life at service areas throughout Maricopa
County. Individual, group, and family counseling; psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring; family
and peer support services; substance abuse outpatient programs; case management for adults, youth, and
families www.empact-spc.org/
Give an Hour - provides free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families
www.giveanhour.org
Jewish Family and Children Services (JFCS) - (602) 279-7655, provides behavioral health and social services
to children, families, and adults of all ages, in accordance with Jewish value system, regardless of clients
demographics; offers discounted fees for qualifying clients www.jfcsaz.org
Maricopa Integrated Health Service (MIHS) - (602) 344-5011, includes the Maricopa Medical
Center, Arizona Burn Center, Level I Trauma Center, Arizona Childrens Center, two behavioral health
centers, Comprehensive Healthcare Center, McDowell Healthcare Center for persons with HIV/AIDS and 11
community-oriented Family Health Centers. http://www.mihs.org/
Mercy Maricopa - 1-(800) 564-5465, provides behavioral and medical health services to individuals who
qualify for Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA), Medicaid and Medicare services, and those who
are determined to have a serious mental illness www.mercymaricopa.org
Native American Connections - (602) 424-2060, intake@nativeconnectins.org, offers substance abuse
treatment and general mental health services including psychiatric evaluation, medication management,
counseling, case management, residential treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring illnesses
www.nativeconnections.org/behavioral-health
Terros - (602) 685-6000, provides primary care, outpatient and residential drug and alcohol treatment,
crisis, recovery, and mental health services www.terros.org
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Maricopa Veteran Education (Tempe) - (480) 965-3944, counseling services


Military Connect Network - (855) 838-8255, provides confidential, anonymous peer support for active-duty
service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and their families worldwide
www.militaryconnectnetwork.com
Phoenix Vet Center - (602) 640-2981, provides free counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat
veterans and their families, including services such as individual and group counseling in areas like PTSD,
alcohol and drug assessment, and suicide prevention referrals | DOES NOT REQUIRE HONORABLE
DISCHARGE www.vetcenter.va.gov
United Service Organization - 1-(888) 484-3876, provides programs and services designed specifically to lift
spirits and strengthen resiliency www.uso.org
Valle del Sol - (602) 258-6797, offers primary health care, behavioral health care, counseling, substance
treatment, support services, and leadership development programs for women, men, children, families,
and elderly www.valledelsol.com

CRISIS LINES AND MORAL SUPPORT


Arizona Suicide Prevention - (480) 784-1500
CRISIS LINES - 1-800-273-8255 (Crisis Line); Text to 838255; Online Chat:
www.veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx?account=Homeless%20Veterans%20Chat
Defense Suicide Prevention Office- www.suicideoutreach.org
National Center for PTSD - www.ptsd.va.gov
Purple Star Veterans and Families - www.veteransandfamilies.org provides transition map and
resources for veterans
Veterans Crisis Line - www.veteranscrisisline.net,
Veteran Parenting Online - www.veterantraining.va.gov - parenting tools for veterans
Maricopa Crisis Line - (602) 222-9444
National STD and AIDS Hotline - 1-(800) 232-4636
Ethos Ministries Christ-based combat trauma support groups- (623) 810-4058, a support group led by
combat veterans who are themselves PTSI victors. The combat trauma healing team has highly qualified
staff that has developed a step by step program offering spiritual solutions for struggles with PTSD
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-(800) 273-8255
Rally Point Arizona Crisis Hotline - 1-(855) 725-5948
Runaway Hotline (12-20 Years) - 1-(800) 621-4000
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
SHELTERS
Autumn House (Mesa) - (480) 835-5555
De Colores (Phoenix) - (602) 269-1515
Faith House (Glendale) - (623) 939-6798
My Sisters Place - (480) 821-1024
New Life (Goodyear) - (623) 932-4404
Pre-Hab of Arizona Mesa - (480) 969-4024
Shelter Hotline (Contacts) - (602) 263-8900 or 1-(800) 799-7739
Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence - (602) 279-2900, offers a legal advocacy hotline, support, and
resource assistance www.azcadv.org
Chrysalis - (602) 955-9059, domestic violence prevention organization based in Phoenix www.noabuse.org
Family Advocacy Center Counseling (through New Leaf) provides a wide range of services including
police, legal, and medical support to victims of abuse www.turnanewleaf.org/domestic_violence_services
Glendale Advocacy Center - (623) 930-3453
Mesa Center Against Family Violence - (480) 644-4066
Phoenix Family Advocacy Center - (602) 534-3088
Southwest Family Advocacy Center, Goodyear - (623) 333-7939
The National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-(800) 799-7233 (Hotline), www.thehotline.org
Safe Helpline - (877) 995-5247 anonymous sexual assault support hotline (as well as live online help) for
Department of Defense community www.safehelpline.org
Sojourner Center - provides shelter and support services for women and children affected by domestic
violence www.sojournercenter.org
Crisis Hotline (Metro Phoenix) - (602) 244-0089
Crisis Hotline (Outside Phoenix area) - (888) 886-8793
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EDUCATION / SCHOLARSHIPS
AMVETS National Scholarships - (301) 683-4030, scholarships granted to veterans and
children/grandchildren of service members www.amvets.org/programs/scholarships
The Arizona Tuition Waiver Scholarship (TWS) - (602) 255-5395

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ASU Pat Tillman Veterans Center - (480) 965-7723, veteransservices@asu.edu, offers veteran students and
their dependents information and referrals for academic and student support services, housing, health and
counseling services, career services, disability resources, tutoring resources at ASU veterans.asu.edu
East Valley Veterans Education Center (through Maricopa Community Colleges) - (480) 384-9850,
provides cost-free educational outreach and college advising services to veterans and their family
members; offers assistance with college admittance and financial aid applications, academic advising for
Maricopa Community Colleges and NAU degree pathways, Rio Salado testing center, current employment
listings, resume assistance, and resource referrals www.evvec.org
GI Bill - (888) 442-4551, www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
Madison Street Veterans Association - for homeless veterans contact Andrea Prayer at aprayer@msvaaz.org or (602) 254 5752- free computer classes on-site administered by ASU Veterans Upward Bound
www.madisonstreetveterans.org
Mesa Community College Veteran Services - Southern & Dobson - (480) 461-7425, Red Mountain (480)
654-7752,connects military students to VA education benefits and support services necessary for academic,
professional, and personal success www.mesacc.edu/veteran-services
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - (800)-654-8364, scholarships provided to active duty, retired, or
decreased sailors or marines, spouses, and children www.nmcrs.org
The University of Arizona - (520) 621-9501 (Veteran Services Coordinator) www.vets.arizona.edu
Veterans Upward Bound - (480) 965-3944, vub@asu.edu, no-cost program for qualifying veterans that
serves low-income or potential first-generation veteran college students and provides free courses in
English, mathematics, computer literacy, laboratory science, foreign language, and college planning
(including financial literacy and career guidance) in order to enroll in and earn a postsecondary degree at an
educational institution of the veterans choice www.eoss.asu.edu/trio/vub

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) - (602) 443-0712, ABIL Employment Services provides
assistance and support to persons with disabilities seeking employment through the Ticket to Work
program with a focus on peer support and mentoring www.abil.org
Boots to Business Veteran Arizona Department of Veterans' Services - offers honorably discharged
veterans the opportunity to participate in a franchising program (assistance with starting a franchise,
development, and marketing of Kahalas thirteen store concepts) www.kahalamgmt.com/veterans
Career Command Post - (888) 219-0408, offers online employment tools
www.careercommandpost.com/ccp.cfm
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Chandler Community Action Program (CAP) - (480) 963-4321, provides job referrals
www.chandlerfoodbank.org/programs-2/community-action-programs/
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. Workforce Development Center - (602) 269-6485, helps unemployed and
underemployed individuals find employment with services including General Adult Education classes (GED),
occupational training, job placement assistance, and support services www.cplc.org/socialservices/workforce-development.aspx
Disabled Veterans of America (DAV) - (602) 678-0333, provides volunteer opportunities, job related
opportunities, and other necessary resources to disabled veterans in the greater Phoenix area
www.azdav.org
E-Benefits (through Department of Veterans Affairs) - online veteran-specific job search and employment
resources www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs
General online employment search resources
All Retail Jobs - www.allretailjobs.com (Retail)
Arizona Jobing - www.arizona.jobing.com (Job search engine)
Arizona Workforce Connection- www.arizonaworkforceconnection.com/resources/jobseekers.asp
Arizona Department of Economic Security - www.azdes.gov/employment_supports
Arizona Job Connection - www.azjobconnection.gov/ (Employment service)
Arizona Department of Administration - www.azstatejobs.azdoa.gov (Arizona government jobs)
Career Builder - www.careerbuilder.com (Job search engine)
Employment Guide - www.employmentguide.com (Job search engine)
Human Resources Jobs - www.hrjobs.org (Human resources jobs)
Indeed - www.indeed.com (Job search engine)
Jobs In Logistics - www.jobsinlogistics.com (logistics, supply chain, transportation, distribution)
Simply Hired - www.simplyhired.com (Job search engine)
USA - http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Education-Training/Finding-Jobs.shtml (Job database)
Gilbert Community Action Program (CAP) - (480) 892-5331, provides job referrals
www.chandlerfoodbank.org/programs-2/community-action-programs/
Helmets to Hardhats - connects National Guard, Reserve, retired, and transitioning active-duty military
service members with training and career opportunities in the construction industry with the aim of helping
military service members transition back to civilian life; also offers a Wounded Warrior program to connect
disabled veterans with employment opportunities in the construction industry www.helmetstohardhats.org
Hero 2 Hired (through Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) - 1 (800) 336-4590, helps Guard and
Reserve service members and their spouses find jobs with military-friendly companies and offers
employment and job skills resources www.h2h.jobs
Hire a Hero - veteran-specific job search tools www.hireahero.org
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Hire Heroes USA - (866) 915-4376, veteran-specific job search and employment tools
www.hireheroesusa.org
HireVeterans.Com - (619) 819-9360, veteran-specific job search website www.hireveterans.com
Job Accommodation Network - (800) 526-7234, provides confidential guidance on workplace
accommodations and disability employment issues www.askjan.org
Justa Center (Shelter for Senior Veterans) - (602) 254-6524, Reverend Scott Ritchey scott@justacenter.org,
help with job loss
Madison Street Veterans Association - for homeless veterans, Andrea Prayer aprayer@msva-az.org or
(602) 254 5752, offers assistance with career counseling, job searches, resume development, job
placement, job interview readiness, computer lab, and volunteer job opportunities with MSVA (in-house)
and at MSVA Outreach Programs www.madisonstreetveterans.org
Maricopa Veteran Education (Tempe) - (480) 965-3944, career planning
Maricopa Workforce Connection - East Valley - (602) 372-9700, West Valley: (602) 372-4200, veterans and
civilians can register with the Arizona job site: www.azjobconnection.gov; MWC offers workshops, such as
interviewing skills, job search skills, and resume workshops; computers available (if you are a veteran, be
sure to let the front desk know) www.maricopaworkforceconnection.com
Project Veteran Employment and Transitional Services (VETS) (through Arizona Womens Education &
Employment) - (602) 223-4333, assists female and male incarcerated veterans (who have for any period of
time within the last 6 months, including DWI/DUI, spent at least one day in jail or a correctional facility) in
planning for release from jail or prison by identifying potential barriers to transition, with a focus on jobs
(eligible veterans must have an honorable discharge with a general or above discharge) www.awee.org
Quintessential Careers - online resources for transitioning veterans and former military service members
www.quintcareers.com/former_military.hrml
St. Joseph the Worker - (602) 417-9854, helps homeless or low-income individuals who are seeking
employment, including job development assistance, job search resources (interview preparation,
transportation, clothing, hygiene), job readiness workshop, and services specific to formerly incarcerated
individuals www.sjwjobs.org
USA JOBS - veteran-specific online job search for federal positions www.usajobs.gov/Veterans
U.S. Small Business Administration - (800) 827-5722, assists current or aspiring veteran business owners
www.sba.gov/content/veteran-service-disabled-veteran-owned
US Vets - (602) 305-8585, employment services for homeless veterans who have honorable discharges
www.usvetsinc.org
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Valle del Sol - (602) 258-6797 x165, offers workforce development assistance with resources, a skills class
for Windows applications and productivity software, and a COMPTIA A+ certification and preparation
program www.valledelsol.com
VETJOBS - 1 (877) VETJOBS, veteran-specific job search resources www.vetjobs.com
Vets Coaching Vets (VCV, through AWEE) - (602) 223-4333, hosts events to support job-seeking and
employed veteran participants with networking practice, professional guidance, and ongoing one-on-one
mentoring www.awee.org
Wounded Warrior Project - (904) 296-7350, offers the TRACK program (an 12-month, on-site education
program center for qualifying Wounded Warriors), the Transition Training Academy (to help Wounded
Warriors explore information-technology as a possible career-choice), and the Warriors to Work program
(for WWP alumni interested in transitioning to the civilian workforce) www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Education/Training/Jobs
AZ DES Jobs Program - (623) 245-9545
Arizona Job Connection - (602) 276-5587
Arizona O.I.C. - (602) 254-5611
Arizona Womens Education and Employment (AWEE) - (602) 223-4333
Maricopa Skill Center - (602) 238-4300
Phoenix Indian Training - (602) 264-7086
Phoenix Rescue Mission Dial-A-Worker - (602) 233-3000
Phoenix Urban League - (602) 254-5611
Phoenix Workforce Connection - (623) 245-6200
St. Joseph the Worker - (602) 393-9930
St. Vincent de Paul Opportunity Program - (602) 261-6855

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) - (602) 604-0640, Home Energy Assistance Fund assists lowincome Arizona families and struggling households to pay energy bills www.azcaa.org/home-energyassistance-fund
Arizona Military Family Relief Fund (through AZ Department of Veteran Services) - (602) 234-8403,
provides financial assistance to Arizona service members who served in a combat zone and their families
who are experiencing a hardship as a direct result of deployment www.azdvs.gov
Boots for OUR Troops Foundation - (602) 690-4265, provides funds to veterans specific to emergency short
term needs. www.bfotaz.org/index.html

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Chandler Community Action Program (CAP) - (480) 963-4321, provides utility assistance, eviction
prevention, shelter and housing referrals, and food and clothing referrals
www.chandlerfoodbank.org/programs-2/community-action-programs/
Gilbert Community Action Program (CAP) - (480) 892-5331, provides utility assistance, eviction prevention,
shelter and housing referrals, and food and clothing referrals www.chandlerfoodbank.org/programs2/community-action-programs/
John F Long Family Services Center - (602) 262-6510, provides financial assistance for heating, gas, electric,
and other utility payments
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) (through Save the Family) - (480) 898-0228 x110, provides
time-limited payments to third parties such as landlords, utility companies, moving, companies, and
licensed child care providers if these payments help very low-income veteran families stay in or acquire
sustainable permanent housing www.savethefamily.org/veterans-services-2
Sunnyslope Family Services Center - (602) 495-5229, provides financial assistance for heating, gas, electric
and other utility payments
Tempe Community Action Agency, Inc. - (480) 350-5880, provides financial assistance for heating, gas,
electric, and other utility payments
Terri Cruz Social Service Program - (602) 257-0700, one-time financial assistance for families in need of
funds for funeral assistance, mortgage payment, and utilities www.cplc.org/social-services/emergencyassistance.aspx
Travis L Williams Family Services Center - (602) 534-4732, provides financial assistance for heating, gas,
electric, and other utility payments
UMOM New Day Centers (Phoenix and West Valley) - (602) 275-4533 ext. 230 and identify yourself as a
veteran or (480) 898-0228 x106 for East Valley, Financial planning services, daily living services, temporary
financial assistance www.umom.org
US Vets - (602) 305-8585, offers eviction and utility assistance when funds are available www.usvetsinc.org
Vista del Camino Community Action Program - (480) 312-2323, provides financial assistance for heating,
gas, electric, and other utility payments
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FOOD ASSISTANCE
Arizona Community Action Association Manage non-profit organizations that provide assistance to
people who need help filling out their Food Stamp application (e.g. no computer access). For an agency
near you that can provide assistance with Food Stamp Applications www.azcaa.org/findhelp/snap/
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Association of Arizona Food Banks - (602) 528-3434, private, non-profit organization that develops food
resources, promotes nutrition, advocates for public policy changes, fosters cooperation among food banks,
networks with government, local, state and national leaders to end hunger www.azfoodbanks.org
All Tribes Assembly of God Church (Food Bank) - (602) 728-0699
Andre House of Hospitality - (602) 255-0580, provides wide range of services for those in need, including a
soup line, hospitality services, transitional houses, and more. www.andrehouse.org
Arizona Brainfood - (480) 415-0066, a non-profit organization in Mesa whose goal is to provide a backpack
of food for the hungry including children www.azbrainfood.org
Chandler Christian Community Center - (480) 963-1423, supplemental and emergency food boxes and
distribution www.chandlerfoodbank.org
Carl Hayden Veterans Hospital - (602) 277-5551, Food resource, Food pantry open M-F 8:00-4:30
Covenant of Grace Ministries - (602) 678-0999, culturally diverse, generationally inclusive congregation
called to transform individuals, communities, and the nations through prayer, servant hood, restoration,
outreach, and more. They offer food and clothing distributions www.covenantofgrace.org
Cultural Cup Food Bank - (602) 266-8370, food bank intended to help those who are vegetarians, diabetics,
or who have other dietary food restrictions, offers food boxes tailored to peoples needs
www.culturalcup.com
Desert Mission Food Bank - (602) 870-6062, provides emergency food assistance to help families within
their service area move out of crisis into self-sufficiency where they can provide a meal for themselves;
offers nonperishable and perishable food, including fruit and vegetables, bread and more. They provide
emergency food programs including food bags and baby boxes up to six times a year per family, and a
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) for seniors www.jcl.com/desert-mission/food-bank
FIBCO Family Services Emergency Support Service Program - (602) 385-3900, non-profit subsidiary of First
Institutional Baptist Church of Phoenix, dedicated to meeting needs of its community by providing
resources and knowledge to assist individuals and families in becoming self-sufficient. Services include an
Emergency Support Service Program that provides daily lunches, emergency food boxes, clothing, bus
tickets for employment related appointments and toiletries for daily hygiene www.fibco.org
Friendly House Emergency Food - (602) 257-1870, provides number of services to Arizona citizens (and
citizen-hopefuls) by providing tools, training and support needed to attain sustaining self-sufficiency.
Programs include workforce development, adult education, elderly care, youth education, family and
immigration services, and mentoring. Family and emergency services include the provision of Food Boxes
www.friendlyhouse.org

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ICM Food and Clothing Bank - (602) 254-7450, helps the very poor to be fed and clothed while encouraging
self-sufficiency with specific assistance and education www.icmaz.org
John F Long Family Services Center - (602) 262-6510
Kitchen on the Street - info@kitchenonthestreet.org; provides mobile resources to meet the hungry where
they are and to provide much needed sustenance. They use food trucks as mobile classrooms to teach
families about food and nutrition www.kitchenonthestreet.org
Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank - (602) 867-9228, food cooperative formed from existing
organizations in the Paradise Valley area to aid the communitys hungry. Volunteers take calls from clients
and others set up food boxes to be picked up by clients by appointment www.pvefb.org
Phoenix Rescue Mission - (602) 233-3000, offers a hot meal, warm shower, clean clothing and words of
encouragement for men, women and children in the community struggling with homelessness, addiction
and trauma www.phoenixrescuemission.org
Society of St. Vincent de Paul - (602) 266-4673, provides a number of services including kitchen meals, a
medical clinic, thrift stores, transitional housing, and more www.stvincentdepaul.net
St. Marys Food Bank Alliance - (602) 242-3663, provides emergency food boxes, a community kitchen,
child nutrition programs, a mobile pantry, and more www.firstfoodbank.org
Sunnyslope Family Services Center - (602) 495-5229
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP formerly Food Stamps) though AZ Department of
Economic Security (DES)- Family Assistance Administration (FAA) 1-855-432-7587, provides healthy food to
low-income families with children and vulnerable adults www.azdes.gov/nutrition_assistance
Tempe Community Action Agency, Inc. - (480) 350-5880, serves as the communitys primary social service
organization, serving elderly and low income community members. Services include a Tempe Community
Market and community gardens in Clark Park and Escalante, I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency
Lodging Program) which provides shelter, food, workforce development to help individuals
www.tempeaction.org
The Salvation Army - 602-267-4100 www.salvationarmyphoenix.org
The Salvation Army Tempe Corps - (480) 967-8649
Travis L Williams Family Services Center - (602) 534-4732
United Food Bank - (480) 926-4897, distributes bulk quantities of food to 120+ agencies in Maricopa, Pinal,
Gila, Navajo and Apache countries that, in turn, pack and provide food boxes to families and individuals in
need of emergency assistance www.unitedfoodbank.org
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Valley View Community Food Bank - (623) 933-3358, mission is to serve communities with love and
respect for those who are in need of a good and wholesome nutritious food box
www.valleyviewfoodbank.wordpress.com
Vista del Camino Community Action Program - (480) 312-2323, provides a variety of services to Scottsdale
residents to prevent homelessness, meet the basic needs of individuals and families in crisis, relieve
economic and emotional stress and assist individuals to maintain self-sufficiency. Services include a food
bank, emergency food boxes, a hydration station, and more
www.scottsdaleaz.gov/departments/Community_Services/Human_Services/vista-del-camino
Waste Not - (480) 941-1841, not a food bank but feeds thousands of hungry people daily. Delivers food
otherwise thrown away to 100 diverse agencies that feed the hungry, including schools, after-school
programs, daycare centers, rehabilitation centers, transition homes and senior facilities
www.wastenotaz.org

HOUSING
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) - (602) 256-2245, www.abil.org
Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) - (602) 256-6945, health services
www.cassaz.org/programs/veterans-services
Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC) for Homeless Veterans located in CASS- (602) 568-7843 or
(602) 290-7994, provides access to healthcare, transitional housing, and coordination with community
resources to provide permanent housing. Also offers employment services www.cassaz.org/veteransupport-services.html
East Valley Mens Center Shelter (Mesa) - (480) 610-6722, transitional shelter for homeless men
www.turnanewleaf.org/homeless_shelters_and_services
East Valley Womens Shelter (Mesa) - (480) 969-1691, services and temporary housing for women,
including support to find permanent housing solutions
www.turnanewleaf.org/homeless_shelters_and_services
Justa Center (Shelter for Senior Veterans) - (602) 254-6524, scott@justacenter.org (Reverend Scott
Ritchey), works with older homeless adults to obtain housing and benefits http://www.justacenter.org/
Madison Street Veterans Association - for homeless veterans contact Andrea Prayer at aprayer@msvaaz.org, (602) 254 5752, offers bicycle lending and safe bicycle storage, local and long distance phone
service, music activities and music therapy, arts (physical, music, dance, theater, film), and many other
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MANA House - (602) 254-6785, transitional drug-free housing facility for Madison Street Veterans
Association located in Phoenix, providing 53 clients with an array of services, such as hot meals,
transportation and bicycles, clothing, computer access, laundry, showers, and job services
www.madisonstreetveterans.org/mana-house
Mary Ellens Place - (602) 633-200, offers safe, affordable housing to women veterans in North Central
Phoenix
La Mesita Family Homeless Shelter (Chandler) - (602) 263-8900, provides services to help homeless
families with minor-aged children become self-reliant
www.turnanewleaf.org/homeless_shelters_and_services
National Homeless Veterans Resource Line - (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838)
Native American Connections - (602) 254-3247, housing@nativeconnections.org, provides support for
individuals in alcohol and drug recovery, family stabilization, and community wellness and is open is
individuals and families of all ethnicities with specialized communities for families, seniors, individuals with
disabilities, chronically homeless men and women, and homeless youth; services in financial literacy, family
strengthening, health and wellness www.nativeconnections.org/housing
P.A.C.E (People Access Community Education)- (480) 268-2677, provides housing placement assistance for
the elderly www.seniorhousing.org
Rapid Re-Housing Young Adult Program (through New Leaf) - provides permanent housing solutions to
stabilize individuals and families, ages 18-26, that are currently homeless or living in emergency shelters;
participants must become engaged in an educational or vocational program and/or be employed
www.turnanewleaf.org/homeless_shelters_and_services
Rebuilding Together Valley of the Sun - (480) 774-0237, engages community partners and volunteers to
revitalize neighborhoods with a focus on home repair, modifications, and improvements for needy, lowincome seniors, veterans, and disabled individuals www.rebuildingtogether.org
Save the Family - (480) 898-0228 x110, provides eligible veteran families with rapid re-housing, eviction
prevention, outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other
benefits www.savethefamily.org/housing-for-families-2
Shelter Hotline (CONTACS) - (602) 263-8900 or 1-(800) 799-7739, up-to-date information regarding which
shelters have available space and accommodations
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (602) 356-1658, The SSVF program is designed to assist very
low-income veteran families who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless
EMERGENCY SHELTERS:
Center Arizona Shelter Services - (602) 256-6945
Church on the Street (Men) - (602) 447-0259
Gift of Mary (Night Shelter) - (602)254-8424
La Mesita (Families) - (480) 834-8723
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Phoenix Rescue Mission (Men) - (602) 233-3000


Respite Shelter for Men - (602) 870-4353
The Salvation Army (Families) - (602) 267-4130
Tumbleweed Open Hands (9-17 Years Old) - (602) 841-5799
Twelfth Avenue Retreat (Men) - (602) 253-4745
U.M.O.M. - (602) 275-4533
Vista Colina (Families) - (602) 944-0960
TRANSITIONAL SHELTERS:
Andre House (Men and Women) - (602) 252-9023
Haven (Seriously Mentally Ill) - (602) 258-1542
Homeward Bound (Families) - (602) 263-7654
House of Refuge (Men and Single Moms with Kids) - (602) 678-0223
Labors Community Service Agency (Families) - (602) 263-5741
Native American Connection - (602) 263-7773
Ozanam Manor/St. Vincent de Paul - (602) 850-6900
Phoenix Rescue Mission (Men) - (602)233-3000
Save the Family (Families) - (480) 898-0228
Sun Dance Lodge (Women and Children) - (602) 870-0376
SW Behavioral Health (Seriously Mentally Ill and Veterans) - (602) 257-9339
The Bridge of Hope (Families) - (602) 589-5556
U.M.O.M. (Families) - (602) 275-4533
Whole Life Foundation (Families and Singles) - (602) 256-2828
UMOM New Day Centers (Phoenix and West Valley) - (602) 275-4533 ext. 230, and identify yourself as a
veteran or (480) 898-0228 x106 for East Valley, offers housing counseling services and assistance sustaining
permanent housing, Also provides veterans programs, domestic violence assistance, child development
services, workforce development programs (e.g. educational services, employment training, food services
training, health care and wellness programs, etc. www.umom.org
US Vets - (602) 305-8585, offers rapid re-housing, transitional housing, long-term supportive housing, and
permanent housing services for homeless veterans who have honorable discharges www.usvetsinc.org

INCARCERATED / EX-OFFENDERS
Arizona Womens Education and Employment (AWEE) - (602) 223-4333, http://www.awee.org/
AZ Common Ground - (602) 914-9000, http://www.azcommonground.org/
Church on the Street - (602) 447-0259, http://cotsphoenix.org/
Ministry to the Incarcerated - (602) 594-6836, http://www.stvincentdepaul.net/programs/ministry-to-theincarcerated
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LEGAL
Arizona Supreme Court - a one-stop clearinghouse for access to legal and other important veteran benefit
information www.lawforveterans.org
AZ Law Help - (866) 637-5341, provides a variety of resources encompassing a variety of legal areas
www.azlawhelp.org
Arizona Pro Bono Programs Listings www.apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/probono/directory/arizona.html
Community Legal Services - (602) 258-3434 www.clsaz.org
DNA Peoples Legal Services - (800) 789-5781 www.nativelegalnet.org
Maricopa Lawyer Referral Services - (602) 257-4434 www.maricopalawyers.org
National Veterans Legal Services Program - (202) 265-8305 www.nvlsp.org/contact
Veterans Court - Catherine Soileau, Coordinator soileauc@mail.maricopa.gov; Tiffany Grissom, MCAPD
Supervisor tigrisso@apd.maricopa.gov; provides assistance for veterans who are currently in or entering
the criminal justice system by creating and supervising treatment plans to address the underlying causes of
the veterans behavior and substance abuse issues www.lawforveterans.org/veterans-courts
Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic (through Phoenix School of Law) - (602) 464-7820,
vetsclinic@phoenix.law.edu, www.phoenixlaw.edu/clinics
Veterans Justice Outreach Program - provides justice-system-involved veterans with access to VHA services
as clinically indicated http://www.va.gov/homeless/vjo.asp
State Bar of Arizonas Military Legal Assistance Committee - (602) 340-7226, addresses legal issues and
needs associated with military personnel, veterans, and their families in Arizona by directing clients to
community legal resources www.azbar.org/sectionsandcommittees/committees/militarylegalassistance

MEDICAL
Adelante Healthcare - (877) 809-5092, provides primary and preventative health services in family
medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, womens health, dental, lab services, pharmacy services, WIC /
nutrition, and applying for AHCCCS and the Health Insurance Marketplace www.adelantehealthcare.com
Arizona Department of Health and Human Services list of sliding fee schedule care clinics in Arizona that
provide free or low-cost primary, mental, and dental health services to persons without health insurance
www.azdhs.gov/hsd/sliding-fees/documents/sliding-fee-primary-care-providers.pdf
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John C. Lincoln Desert Mission Community Health Center - (602) 331-5792, provides primary health care
to children and families who may be enrolled in AHCCCS or the KidsCare program, or who do not have
health insurance. Focuses on illness prevention, health screenings, wellness education, and continuity of
care www.jcl.com/desert-mission/community-health-center
Maricopa Integrated Health Service (MIHS) - (602) 344-5011, includes the Maricopa Medical
Center, Arizona Burn Center, Level I Trauma Center, Arizona Childrens Center, two behavioral health
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community-oriented Family Health Centers. http://www.mihs.org/
Phoenix Indian Medical Center - (602) 263-1200, general medical and surgical hospital,
http://www.ihs.gov/phoenix/index.cfm?module=dsp_phx_hf_phx
Phoenix VA Health Care System - (602) 277-5551, http://www.phoenix.va.gov/
Society of St. Vincent de Paul - (602) 261-6868, offers free dental clinic services to children and adults who
do not have insurance www.stvincentdepaul.net/programs/dental-clinic
TRICARE - 1-(800) TRICARE, Option 1 (Nurse Advise Line talk to a registered nurse, get health care advice,
ask urgent care questions, get help finding a doctor) www.tricare.mil

MILITARY NAVIGATORS
Community Bridges, Inc. Veterans Navigator Programs - (877)-931-9142
Transition in Place Navigator Program funded through Department of Veteran Services, intended to assist
veterans in obtaining housing, rental assistance, and connect/reconnect to services through the Veterans
Administration.
EMPACT Suicide Prevention Center (SPC) : Rally Point Arizona - 1-(855) 725-5948 or (480) 784-1514,
Provides Crisis Transition Navigators. CTNs are military veterans or service members, and they assist in with
access to post-crisis services who serve as a bridge to ongoing services between community organizations and
the VA. They work closely with military service members, veterans and their families. www.rallypointaz.org or
Terros (602) 685-6000, The Navigator collaborates with Maricopa County Veterans Court, Probation
Department, VA Veterans Justice Outreach staff, Military/Veteran Employment Resource Center team and
Arizona Coalition for Military Families. Coordinates referrals and case management services as needed, tasks
involved in serving the member. www.terros.org
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SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Alcoholics Anonymous (602) 264-1341 www.aa.org
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CASS - (602) 256-6945 www.cassaz.org/programs/veterans-services


Community Bridges Phoenix, (602) 273-9999; Mesa, (480) 962-7711
Ebony House (Men) - (602) 276-4288
Justa Center (Shelter for Senior Veterans) - (602) 254-6524, Reverend Scott Ritchey,
scott@justacenter.org; www.justacenter.org
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - (602) 264-6214 x4
or (602) 288-1064
Native American Connection - (602) 254 3247
Rally Point Arizona - 1-(855) 725-5948 www.rallypointaz.org
The Salvation Army - (602) 256-4520
US Vets - (602) 305-8585, substance abuse services for homeless veterans who have honorable discharges
www.usvetsinc.org
Valle del Sol - (602) 258-6797 www.valledelsol.com
Valley Hope Association - 1-(800) 544-5101 www.valleyhope.org

TRANSPORTATION
Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) - (202) 371-8888 (general), (612) 970-5769 (regional), 1 (800) 6697079, offers travel stipends for VA rehabilitation programs for blinded veterans www.bva.org
Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) - (602) 256-6945, can provide transportation assistance
www.cassaz.org/programs/veterans-services
City of Phoenix Bus Transit - (602) 253-5000, http://routes.valleymetro.org/
Arizona Disabled American Veterans (602) 277-5551, ext. 7451, provide van services to the Phoenix VA
Medical Center, all DAV van drivers are volunteers and do not receive payment for the services they
provide www.azdav.org/shuttle
Hero Miles through the Fisher House - (888) 294-8560, provides round-trip airline tickets to wounded,
injured, and ill service members and/or their families who are undergoing treatment at a military or VA
medical center; or who are attending an authorized event www.fisherhouse.org/programs/hero-miles

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Madison Street Veterans Association - For homeless veterans contact Andrea Prayer at aprayer@msvaaz.org or (602) 254 5752- Metro Light Rail and Bus passes, Transportation provided to VA Hospital
www.madisonstreetveterans.org
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society - (800)-654-8364 provides emergency funds for Sailors, Marines, and
their family members to visit sick or dying loved ones or those who may be severely injured www.nmcrs.org
Save the Family (East Valley) Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) - (480) 898-0228 ext. 110,
transportation services www.savethefamily.org
UMOM New Day Centers (Phoenix and West Valley) - (602) 275-4533 ext. 230 and identify yourself as a
veteran or 480-898-0228 x106 for East Valley- Transportation services www.umom.org
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VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
Center for Women Veterans - 1-(855) VA-WOMEN, www1.va.gov/womenvet
Phoenix Regional Benefit Office - (800) 827-1000, www.benefits.va.gov/phoenix
Phoenix Regional Loan Center - 1-(888) 869-0194, www.benefits.va.gov/phoenix/regional-loan-center.asp
Phoenix VA Health Care System - (602) 277-5551, www.phoenix.va.gov
VA Registry - VAs health registry evaluation is a free voluntary medical assessment for Veterans who may
have had contact with certain environmental hazards during military services i.e. Agent Orange, Uranium,
or Radiation http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/registry.asp
Justice - Involved Veterans Coordinator (JIVC) - Anthony Irby (602) 627-2857, JIVC is dedicated to ensuring
that all at risk of homelessness justice-involved Veterans being discharged and released from institutions
are aware of benefits, services, and programs offered by the VA
Homeless Veterans Outreach Coordinator (HVOC) - Anthony Irby (602) 627-2857, HVOC is dedicated to
ensuring that all homeless Veterans are aware of programs offered to eligible veterans such as disability
benefits, education, healthcare, and rehabilitation services offered by the VA
Substance Abuse Clinic - (602) 277-5551 ext. 7460, The major goal of the Substance Abuse Clinic (SAC) is to
provide a wide range of substance abuse services in an outpatient setting and help the Veteran achieve
abstinence from all mood- altering chemicals
Veteran Justice Outreach Program - (602) 602-586-8681, the purpose of the Veterans Justice Outreach
program is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among
Veterans by ensuring that Veterans have timely access to VHA services
Elderly Veterans Outreach Coordinator (EVOC) - (602) 627-3232, EVOC is dedicated to ensuring that all
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Women Veteran Health Care Program - (602) 277-5551 ext. 6764, The Phoenix VA recognizes the unique
health care needs of Women Veterans and offers a Women Veterans Health Program. The program focuses
on womens health and improving health care opportunities for our Women Veterans

VETERANS BENEFITS
CASS Veteran Services - (602) 256-6945, health care referrals, benefits information
www.cassaz.org/programs/veterans-services
Madison Street Veterans Association - For homeless veterans contact (602) 254 5752- Assistance with
open VA claims & benefits upgrades, help applying for assistance with the VA Hospital, Social Security, and
Food Stamps www.madisonstreetveterans.org
Military.com - provides an overview of military and veteran benefits, educational options, and discounts
available to veterans www.military.com
Paralyzed Veterans of America - (866) 734-0857 (Veteran Benefits Helpline) www.pva.org
Purple Star Veterans and Families - 1-[(800) 273-8255 (Crisis Line) www.veteransandfamilies.org
US Vets - (602) 305-8585, veteran benefits services for homeless veterans who have honorable discharges
www.usvetsinc.org

VETERANS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS (VSOs)


Arizona Department of Veterans Services (Benefits Counselors) - (602) 627-3261
Veteran Service Organizations: Volunteer-run organizations that assist veterans in filling out VA forms /
filing claims, offer information about VA benefits, and provide a wide range of help for veterans and their
dependents:
American Ex-Prisoners of War - (602) 627-3296
American Legion - (602) 627-3281
AMVETS - (602) 627 3726
Disabled American Veterans - (602) 627-3286
Military Order of the Purple Heart - (602) 627-3307
Paralyzed Veterans of America - (602) 627-3311
Vietnam Veterans of America - (602) 627-3299
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WOMEN VETERANS
American Women Veterans Foundation - (202) 436-0678, national non-partisan, 501(c) 3 organization
providing advocacy and support programs for women veterans, including: awareness programs, outdoor
programs, education programs, and transitional housing programs www.americanwomenveterans.org
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Mary Ellens Place - (602) 633-2000, offers safe, affordable housing to women veterans in North Central
Phoenix
The Resource Foundation for Women Veterans, Inc. - (866) 737-6335, independent 501(c) (3) organization
seeking to assist thousands of women veterans, which include: employment workshops/fairs,
apprenticeships, self-help workshops, financial management workshops, housing placement,
lease/purchase assistance, and more www.rfwv.org
Womens Veteran Center - (602) 525-1143, a transitional living center assisting women veterans who are
on a path to independence and self-sufficiency
Veterans First LTD - (602) 841-7663, offers services and resources for at-risk women veterans
www.veteransfirstltd.org
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FOR FAMILIES OF VETERANS


Arizona Coalition for Military Families - (602) 753-8802, focuses on building Arizonas statewide capacity to
care for and support all service members, veterans, and their families by fostering collaboration among the
military, government, and community www.arizonacoalition.org

Arizona Military Family Relief Fund (through AZ Department of Veteran Services) - (602) 255-3373,
provides financial assistance to families of currently deployed service members and post-9/11 military and
veteran families for hardships due to the service members deployment to a combat zone
www.dvs.az.gov/get-involved/donations/mfrf
Arizona National Guard Coalition - (602) 267-2534, to serve and support all service members, veterans and
their families www.azguard.gov/resilience/contact-us/coalition.html
Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) - (202) 371-888 (general), (612) 970-5769 (regional), 1 (800) 669-7079,
offers spouses, depndent children, and grandchildren the annual Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship and
Thomas H. Miller Awards for assistance with higher education tuition www.bva.org
Boys and Girls Club - MISSION: Youth Outreach supports military youth, ages 6-18, who are coping with a
deployed parent or parents by offering children of National Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty families, who
do not live near or have access to a military youth center, free membership to their local Boys & Girls
Club www.bgca.org/military
Chandler Christian Community Center - (480) 963-1423, Family Resource Center provides a variety of
resources for family development www.chandlerfoodbank.org/programs-2/family-resource-center
Childcare Aware of America - 1-(800) 424-2246, an organization which promotes national policies and
partnerships to advance the development of all children www.naccrra.org/military-families
Crisis Nursery (Under 9 Years Old) - (602) 273-7363, www.crisisnurseryphx.org/index.htm
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Hearts of Valor - (210) 549-4631, network of caregivers of wounded, ill, or injured (after 9/11/01) service
members; free membership includes retreats, care packages, support groups, and online resources
www.heartsofvalor.org
Lone Survivor Foundation - (832) 581-3592, provides therapeutic, outdoor, and other opportunities to
assist wounded service members and their families with recovery and healing
www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org
Military Families Near and Far - provides free resources and tools for military families, geared more
towards children www.familiesnearandfar.org/login
New Song Center for Grieving Children - (480) 951-8985, provides nurturing support for grieving children,
teens, young adults and their families www.hov.org/welcome-new-song-center-grieving-children
Our Military Kids - (703) 734-6654- provides grants to pay for childrens activities and related fees for
sports, fine arts, or tutoring programs that promote childhood wellbeing www.ourmilitarykids.org
Scholarships for Military Children - (888)294-8560 www.militaryscholar.org

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
Adopt a Family Provides families in difficult financial situations with a Christmas they cannot afford for
themselves www.phoenixfamily.org/help/adopt.html
Lutheran Social Ministries of SW - (602) 964-4543
Alzheimers Association - 1-(800) 272-3900 (24 Hour Helpline), (602) 528-0545 (Phoenix Chapter)
American Healing Arts Foundation - (480) 717-9888, free art classes for veterans intended to reunite
veterans with peers, away from hospitals and the battlefields in a peaceful environment
www.americanhealingartsfoundation.com
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) - (602) 256-2245, reintegration from nursing homes, personal
assistant services and social recreational programs www.abil.org
Benefits Checkup (Through Arizona Department of Economic Security) - web-based service that screens for
benefits programs and special drug programs offered by pharmaceutical companies for people with limited
income and resources aged 55 and over, or adults of any age who are disabled
https://www.azdes.gov/main.aspx?menu=8&id=3318
CLOTHES
Andre House - (602) 252-9023
Interfaith Cooperative Ministries - (602) 254-7450
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CHILDRENS PROGRAMS
Child Protective Services - 1-(888) 767-2445
Crisis Nursery - (602) 273-7363
East Valley Child Crisis Center - (480) 969-2308
Thomas J. Pappas Regional Ed. Center - (602) 452-4750
Community Information and Referral: 2-1-1 Arizona - Dial 2-1-1 within Arizona, Dial (877) 211-8661 from
anywhere else in the United State- Serves as Arizonas key source of integrated information that brings
people and services together to meet vital needs www.cirs.org
Focus Project - Provides useful links for military personnel and their families specifically designed to serve
the military populations www.focusproject.org
Justa Center (Shelter for Senior Veterans) - (602) 254-6524, offers including showers, restrooms, laundry
facilities, computers and Internet access, lockers, coffee, books, and TV
www.justacenter.org
Social Security Administration - 1-(800) 772-1213, www.socialsecurity.gov
SpoFit - (602) 386-4566, adaptive sports, recreation, and fitness programs that promote the health and
overall wellbeing of people with disabilities and their family members. SpoFit offers free memberships to all
those who have served on or after September 11, 2001 http://www.spofit.org/
United We Serve - (903) 665-2647, provides free family retreats for service members and their families; the
only cost is the transportation to the retreat center in East Texas www.unitedweservemil.org
Representative Payee Program
Financial management for Social Security and SSI benefits of those who are incapable of managing Social
Security or SSI payments
Advocates for the Disabled - (602) 212-2600
Maricopa County Public Fiduciary - (602) 506-5804
Project Home - (602) 252-3538
Showers
Andre House - (602) 252-9023
Home Base Drop In Center (18-24) - (602) 254-7777
Phoenix Rescue Mission Drop In Center - (602) 233-3000
St. Vincent de Paul - (602) 266-4673
Transient Aid Center - St. Vincent de Paul Society - (602) 266-4673, dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing
and healing individuals and families in the community who have nowhere else to turn for help. Programs
include: services for the homeless, medical and dental care for the working poor, charity dining rooms that
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serve thousands each day, thrift stores, bridge housing shelter, and general assistance
www.stvincentdepaul.net

Important Information: Information provided in this directory is based off local agencies that have willingly
publicized their services online for open source access or have given permission to have their agency or
service placed in this directory. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema is not responsible for users experiences
with any provider in this directory.
Please contact the Phoenix District Office at (602) 956-2285 if you wish to contact us regarding any changes
that need to be made to the directory or if you wished to be removed from the providers list.
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Congresswoman Sinema listening to an Arizona veteran at a weekly Coffee in DC.

Congresswoman Sinema visiting troops in Afghanistan.

Phoenix District Office


2944 N. 44th St., Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: (602) 956-2285 | Fax: (602) 956-2468

Washington, D.C. Office


1530 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9888 | Fax: (202)-225-9731

sinema.house.gov
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