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: or try

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
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

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

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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.

Reducing Homelessness
Resources and information about homelessness and where to get help.


East Valley Connections

American Legion, Chapter 26

505 W 2nd Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210

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
120 W 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210

Bridging AZ

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

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.
Fax: 480-615-4900
655 N Gilbert Rd
Mesa, AZ 85203

East Valley Veterans Education Center

Provides educational outreach and college advisement services to veterans and their families.

Marc Community Resources

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

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.
165 N Centennial Way
Mesa, AZ 85201

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.

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.
137 E University Dr
Mesa, AZ 85201

The Native American Fatherhood and Families Association

480-833-5007 1215 E Brown Rd
Mesa, AZ 85203

A New Leaf

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

Paz de Cristo Community Center

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

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


Southeast Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic - Gilbert Location

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.
3285 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Stuff Thrift

A local thrift store who provides twelve items to any visiting vet, for no cost.  Food is also served at the following times: Monday 5pm to 6pm, Wednesday 8am to 10am, and 2nd Saturday 8am to 10am.
1135 E Main St
Mesa, AZ 85203


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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Dode Morris Post 1760
65 S MacDonald
Mesa, AZ 85210


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.

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.

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).

Law for Veterans

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

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

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

Provides support services for transgender veterans.
520-792-1450 OR 800-470-8262

Veterans Health Administration

Provides health care to eligible Veterans.

Veterans Medical Leadership Council

Provides support for medical and mental health care for Veterans in Maricopa County.  Provides financial assistance for housing, transportation to medical appointment, and job training.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Military Education Headquarters

Military One Source

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

National Disabled American Veterans

Provides volunteer opportunities, job related opportunities, and other necessary resources to disabled veterans in the greater Phoenix area.

Personal Branding Resume Engine

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

Service Animals - What you need to know

Service dogs can reduce stress and anxiety levels and help veterans mitigate the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that all-too-often arise when they return home from the battlefield. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of confusion around service dogs that can lead to discrimination against our nation’s veterans.

Veterans Benefits Administration

Provides benefits to eligible Veterans and dependents, including compensation & pension, home loans, vocational rehabilitation & employment, education, and insurance.

Veterans of Foreign Wars National

Provides a wide range of services to Veterans including troop support, youth activities, volunteerism, and scholarship programs.