I wanted to share with you some great resources & volunteer opportunities that can help & support your community’s veterans & military service & family members.
First, I would like to introduce to you the “Be Connected” organization. As many of you know, applying for veteran benefits, & navigating the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) system, (etc.) can be a very complex & confusing process. It’s hard to know who to go to or where to turn for guidance & help in applying for or accessing health benefits, educational benefits, or assistance with housing, transitions, counseling, employment, legal issues, & or even knowing what benefits are available to veterans, etc.
Be Connected offers assistance & support in navigating this complex process. It is a statewide program & is partnered with numerous agencies. They have trained people throughout the state of Arizona to provide assistance, guidance, information & support. And best of all, it’s free!
For more information, please check out their website: https://www.beconnectedaz.org/, or phone: 866-4AZ-VETS (866-429-8387).
Secondly, here is a great volunteer opportunity in the Phoenix area. There are two homes currently being built in west Phoenix for homeless female veterans. These two houses are being built & funded by a partnership between Habitat for Humanity & US Vets. And, they are in need of volunteers! If interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
More info & resources to come!
Thank you & God bless!
The Rev. Laura Adelia
Chaplain, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.)
Military Missioner – Veteran & Military Ministries
Episcopal Diocese of Arizona