No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home. Maricopa County and its partners offer assistance with health care, social services and housing. Visit the sites listed below to see how we may assist you.
Health & Social Services
All too frequently veterans are unable to prevent entering into the County’s homeless population.
The Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) is integral to providing health care services for homeless individuals and families, including veterans, throughout Maricopa County.
The HCH delivers quality health care to homeless people through street outreach, integrated primary care, mental health services, substance abuse services, case management, employment assistance, nutrition services and emergency, transitional and permanent housing services.
Find Help Phoenix
Maricopa County Public Health sponsors the Find Help Phoenix – Finding Resources for Ourselves site intended to serve as a one stop resource center for free and low-cost health and social services. Their site compiles all types of resources, with a section designated for veterans, and includes map references to all listed resources.
Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans Crisis Line professionals are specially trained and experienced in helping veterans of all ages and circumstances. Many are veterans themselves and understand what veterans and their families and friends have been through and the challenges veterans of all ages and service eras face.
Working in conjunction with their many different partners, including the Maricopa County Public Health and Human Services agencies, Project H3 Vets is a community collaboration coordinated by the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness. The initiative, which seeks to end chronic homelessness among veterans, is aligned nationally with the 100,000 Homes Campaign and the VA National Homeless Veterans Outreach Campaign.
Living with HIV or AIDS
There are several programs and grants available through the Ryan White Foundation to anyone who is living with HIV or AIDS and meet the income requirements to qualify. Primary medical care, case management, legal services, transportation, behavioral health and counseling, home health, food services, support groups, outreach, dental insurance, nutrition counseling, and pharmaceutical services are available.
Coordinated Social Service Events
Veterans’ StandDown events are one to three day events that bring together the State's homeless and at-risk military veterans, connecting them with services ranging from: VA HealthCare, Mental Health Services, Clothing, Meals, Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Permanent Housing, ID/ Drivers License's, Court Services and Legal Aide, Showers and Haircuts and myriad other services and resources.
Veterans StandDown events are the result of an alliance of public sector and community-based organizations that come together to provide this annual event. A number of Maricopa County departments participate in the events.
Maricopa County Animal Care and Control offers several free services to the citizens of Maricopa County. They have a Spay and Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) that provides free spay or neuter surgeries for dogs and cats at several locations throughout the valley. Animal Care and Control also offers Rabies Vaccination Clinics twice a month at no out of pocket cost. For a list of upcoming events see the Calendar of Events.