Mesa Vets Connect - A Resource for Veterans

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It's official, you can now request your DD-214s online.  Please pass on to other Veterans.  The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to request their DD-214s online: http://vetrecs.archives.gov/ or try http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

Emergency Numbers

National Veterans Crisis Line

Available 24/7 to any service member, veteran, family member experiencing a crisis or are concerned about someone.
PHONE: 1-800-273-8255, option 1
ONLINE: www.VeteransCrisisLine.net
TEXT: 838255

Arizona Coalition for Military Families

Connection point of information and resources for military, government, and community organizations.  Trained Navigators to connect Vets with available services.
PHONE: 602-753-8802
ONLINE:  www.ArizonaCoalition.org

Help for Homeless Veterans Line

Available 24/7 to connect service members, veterans, and family members who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless to local resources. PHONE: 1-877-424-3838

 

City Programs for Veterans

Housing our Heroes logo 

 Herol

 

City of Mesa

Neighborhood Outreach
A page of services for Mesa residents.

Neighbor's Helping Neighbors
A program that offers one-time help to Mesa home owners who are physically and/or financially unable to maintain the exterior of their homes.

Tool Lending
A program that offers free tools to lend to Mesa Residents.

Abandoned Bicycle Program
A program that offers abandoned bicycles to nonprofits and community organizations.

Mesa Veterans Court
Veterans Court is a problem solving court that focuses on treatment rather than punishment.  The Court, along with Veterans Administration and other organizations, work with the veteran to develop a treatment plan designed for their specific needs.

Streets of Joy
A faith-based non-profit organization operating successful transitional programs valley wide for those experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, sexual exploitation and social re-entry.

 

East Valley Connections

American Legion, Chapter 26

480-964-8792
505 W 2nd Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210

http://www.mesapost26.com/

Arizona Department of Economic Security- East Valley Office

Employment placement services (Veterans receive priority service), including Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPs) & Local Veteran's Employment Representatives (LVERs).
Dale Groen, Arizona Veterans Employment Advocate
602-771-6918
120 W 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210

dgroen@azdes.gov
www.azjobconnection.gov

Bridging AZ

Providing furniture to Veterans and families in need.
Jim Piscopo, Executive Director
480-375-5454
25 N. Extension Rd
Mesa, AZ 85201

jim@bridgingaz.org
www.bridgingaz.org

Disabled American Veterans
DAV East Valley Chapter 8

Provides volunteer opportunities, job related opportunities, and other necessary resources to disabled veterans in the greater Phoenix area.
480-890-2424
Fax: 480-615-4900
655 N Gilbert Rd
Mesa, AZ 85203

http://azdav08.org

East Valley Veterans Education Center

Provides educational outreach and college advisement services to veterans and their families.
480-384-9850
www.evvec.org

Marc Community Resources

Multiple services including assisting family and loved ones through the behavioral health system.
480-969-3800
924 N Country Club Dr
Mesa, AZ 85201

www.marccr.com/

Mesa United Way- Mesa Veterans Resource Center

This organization set out to help veterans stay off the street and lead them into employment.  They have gathered many different veteran's resources available in the City of Mesa and made them available in one location.  It is walking distance from the light rail in an office on the first floor of the Mesa Community College building on Centennial Way.
480-969-1307
165 N Centennial Way
Mesa, AZ 85201

www.mesaunitedway.org/mesa-veterans-resource-center

Mesa Community College Office of Veteran Services

Serves as a comprehensive one-stop shop for potential and current MCC Veteran students and military family members.  They offer assistance through every step of the higher education process.
480-461-7425
www.mesacc.edu/veteran-services

Mesa's Vet Center Location
Department of Veteran Affairs

Provides a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans as a pathway to a more satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life.
480-610-6727 OR 877-927-8387
1303 S Longmore Ste 5
Mesa, AZ 85202

Mesa United Way

A free, year-round program to help Veterans with taxes.
480-969-8601
137 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ 85201

https://www.mesaunitedway.org/volunteer-income-tax-assistance

The Native American Fatherhood and Families Association

480-833-5007 1215 E Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ 85203
info@aznaffa.org

http://nativeamericanfathers.org

A New Leaf

Multiple services, including housing, domestic violence shelters, and youth and behavioral health.
480-969-4024
868 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ 85203

www.turnanewleaf.org

Paz de Cristo Community Center

Multiple service provider including meals and housing.
480-464-2370
424 W Broadway Rd
Mesa, AZ 85210

https://pazdecristo.org

Resurrection Street Ministry

Free Veterans transportation for homeless, low income, and disabled Veterans in the East Valley to non-emergency medical and other appointments at the Gilbert VA Clinic, Phoenix VA Hospital, and the Veteran's Center in Mesa.  Also provides transportation to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 8 and other service related organizations.

Dan (Call to arrange a ride) 480-307-0834

Save the Family (East Valley)

Provides multiple support services to assist low-income veteran families. 480-898-0228 X110 www.savethefamily.org

 

Southeast Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)- Gilbert Location
Department of Veteran Affairs

The clinic is based on a primary care model of health care that has physicians, physician's assistants, and nurse practitioners who provide care.  The clinic has several medical and psychiatric specialties available on site.  For example, they offer: psychiatry, psychology, dermatology, gastroenterology, and rheumatology.  The clinic also has its own pharmacy, laboratory, social workers, and dietitians.  Additionally, this is a brand-new facility which opened on April 2, 2014 and has over 60,000 square feet of clinic space.  Free parking is available.  Please see the link below for additional information.
480-397-2800
3285 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
www.phoneix.va.gov/locations/southeast.asp

Tax Assistance

The Mesa United Way's VITA program offers free software for residents to file their taxes for free.  Additionally, the VITA program is also able to assist Veterans with prior year tax return filing.
(Free Software)- www.mesaunitedway.org/file-your-own-taxes-free
(Veteran Back Taxes)- www.mesaunitedway.org/prior-year-returns-and-year-round-tax-services

Veterans of Foreign Wars

480-964-9937
Dode Morris Post 1760
65 S MacDonald
Mesa, AZ 85210
http://mesavfw.org/?_ga=1.215439959.137271134.1446503992

 

Arizona Connections

Arizona 2-1-1

Arizona's key source of integrated community information and referral services that brings people and services together to meet vital needs.
www.211arizona.org

Arizona's Department of Veteran's Services

Enriches and honors Arizona's Veterans and their families through education, advocacy, and service, as well as provides information and assistance with federal and state benefits to veterans and their dependents.
www.asdvs.gov

Arizona Department of Economic Security Employment Services

Employment placement services (Veterans receive priority service), including Disabled Veteran's Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPs) & Local Veteran's Employment Representatives (LVERs).
www.azdes.gov/veterans

Law for Veterans

A one-stop clearinghouse for access to legal and other important Veteran benefit information.
www.lawforveterans.org

Phoenix Chapter of Team RWB- Team Red, White, and Blue

Our chapters and communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for Veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity.  They host weekly fitness activities, monthly social events, and participation in local races and events together.
Roland Gonzalez 602-689-1182
www.teamrwb.org

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

Provides support services for transgender veterans.
520-792-1450 OR 800-470-8262
http://kjzz.org/content/241577/tucson-va-hospital-opens-clinic-transgender-veterans

Veterans Health Administration

Provides health care to eligible Veterans.
www.phoenix.va.gov

  

National Connections

Best Colleges

If you served in the military and want to earn your degree, it's likely that you qualify for several governmental or institutional educational awards.  Best Colleges can provide a list detailing educational assistance programs available to veterans, service members, their spouses, and their dependents.
http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/military/

Helping Hands for Freedom

The mission of Helping Hands for Freedom is to provide military children and families the financial assistance necessary when dealing with a family member lost, wounded, or currently deployed.
https://www.helpinghandsforfreedom.org/

Home Modification Assistance

Maricopa County Human Services Department (MCHSD) is please to offer Veterans assistance with modifying their home to provide greater accessibility.  Funding for the Housing Opportunity for Service Disabled Veterans Program (HOSDV) is made available through the Arizona Attorney General's Office.  Program approval is dependent on availability of funds.
602-506-5911
http://www.hsd.maricopa.gov/Divisions/Community-Development/Housing-Programs/Veterans-Home-Improvement.aspx

Mesothelioma Guide

Mesothelioma Guide is an advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients diagnosed with asbestos illnesses.  They specialize in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them.  Their services are free to patients and family members.
https://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/veterans/

Military One Source

Provides assistance nation-wide to active military, as well as Veterans transitioning within a six-month discharge period.
www.militaryonesource.mil

National Disabled American Veterans

Provides volunteer opportunities, job related opportunities, and other necessary resources to disabled veterans in the greater Phoenix area.
602-678-0333
http://www.dav.org/

Personal Branding Resume Engine

A free online tool that translates your military experience into relatable job qualifications.

www.resumeengine.org

Veterans Benefits Administration

Provides benefits to eligible Veterans and dependents, including compensation & pension, home loans, vocational rehabilitation & employment, education, and insurance.
800-827-1000
www.benefits.va.gov/phoenix/

Veterans of Foreign Wars National

Provides a wide range of services to Veterans including troop support, youth activities, volunteerism, and scholarship programs.
http://www.vfw.org/home/