The Tucson Community has many resources for veterans. Visit our Student Resources page to see a listing of local organizations the University of Arizona has established relationships with to help support student veterans on campus.
|NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS||Reverse Order|
|AHEAD, Special Interest Group on Veterans||AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.||Higher Education|
|AM Vets||News updates, veterans services and community news.||Veterans Service Organizations|
|America Supports You||Fosters public awareness and understanding of Department of Defense (DoD) missions, personnel, programs and requirements. Includes serving as a liason between military programs and association. Provides a complete, paperless process for military and non-military organizations to request appearances by Bands, Speakers and Representatives of the US military at public and official government events.||News||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|American College Personnel Association (ACPA)||Student Affairs||Higher Education|
|American Council on Education||ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. ACE has a number of programs specifically geared to support servicemen and women as they transition to higher education.||National|
|American Legion||Veterans organization dedicated to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.||Veterans Service Organizations|
|Armed Forces Relief Trust||Single, non-profit fund to better collect and disburse donations in support of the troops and their families in need.||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Army Emergency Relief||AER is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization.||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Association of the United States Army||AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees and family members.||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Black Military World||Celebrates Diversity in the Military.||News||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans||The Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (CIAV) is a national non-partisan partnership of organizations committed to working with and on behalf of all military, veterans, families, survivors and providers to strengthen the existing system of care and support for all those affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.||Family Support, Counseling Services, Employment Services||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Program||Everyone associated with the U.S. Coast Guard is eligible to request assistance from Coast Guard Mutual Assistance on behalf of themselves or their immediate family members.||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|College of Military Educators||CCME, a not-for-profit organization, was founded 36 years ago to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services.||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Coming Home Project||The Coming Home Project is a non-profit organization devoted to providing compassionate expert care, support, education, and stress management tools for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, service members, their families, and their service providers.||Counseling Services||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Department of Defense Veterans Opportunity to Use your abilities||Provides resources for managers, internships, scholarships and fellowships, grants, loans financial aid, education and training and transition centers.||Financial Aid, Employment Services||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Disabled American Veterans||Resources for disabled veterans and their families.||Veterans Service Organizations|
|Federal Grants Wire||54 listings of grants and loans related to military service from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Give an Hour||Non-Profit Organization that provides free mental health services to U.S. Military Personal & Families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.||Counseling Services||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Grace After Fire||Assists in supporting the VA in serving our women veterans.||Counseling Services, Women's Support||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Guardian Angels for Soldiers Pets||Provides temporary and safe homes for currently deployed soldier's pets. Volunteer now!||Family Support, Pet||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Helmets to Hardhats||Veteran program that deploys 13 regional directors to work with veteran's trades and employers. Directs veterans to apprentice level crafts.||Employment Services||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Hire Heroes USA||HHUSA's mission is to provide career placement assistance to all of our returning service men and women. The HHUSA program focuses on the career placement of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans, specializing in the placement of those injured or with any level of disability. HHUSA serves veterans from all branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Reservists and Coast Guard.||Employment Services||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Homefront America Inc.||Homefront America, Inc. is a non profit organization dedicated to assisting military service members and their families is providing American Patriot Freedom Scholarship Award available to all military dependent children of Uniformed Service Members to include dependent children of all active duty personnel, guard, reserve, retirees, and surviving children of parent(s) killed in the line of duty while serving our country.||Family Support||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Marine Parents||MarineParents.com, Inc. was founded in January, 2003 in response to parents' needs to find information and to Connect & Share with one another during deployments.||Family Support||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Military One Source||Provides information for military members, military families, and military guar/reserve representatives based on branch.||Counseling Services, Childcare||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Military.com||Features advice columns, benefits guide, buddy finder, classifies, discounts, discounts, job search, military resources, news newsletters, school finder, transition stories, etc.||Scholarship Information, News||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|NASPA Veterans Knowledge Community||Through the work of the Veterans Knowledge Community, Student Affairs professionals will take a leadership role increasing awareness of veteran specific issues in higher education. Through the work of the KC, campuses will create an infrastructure that not only brings veterans in but also moves them through, and gives them the support necessary for degree attainment and future success.||Student Affairs||Higher Education|
|National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)||NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is the leading voice for student affairs administration, policy, and practice, and affirms the commitment of the student affairs profession to educating the whole student and integrating student life and learning. With over 11,000 members at 1,400 campuses, and representing 29 countries, NASPA is the foremost professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students. NASPA members are committed to serving college students by embracing the core values of diversity, learning, integrity, collaboration, access, service, fellowship, and the spirit of inquiry.||Student Affairs||Higher Education|
|National Guard Bureau: Joint Services Support||The NGB J1 as the principal personnel advisor to CNGB, is responsible for providing the policies, resources and training to ensure consistent human resources programs that shape and enhance NGB and Joint Force Headquarters strategic initiatives, personnel readiness, operational capabilities, and the sustainability of the National Guard community.||National|
|National Resource Directory||An online partnership of "shared care" providing information on, and access to, services and resources for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, their families and families of the fallen, and those who support them from recovery and rehabilitation to community reintegration. It is maintained by the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs. The information in the Directory is from federal, state and local governmental agencies, veteran service and benefit organizations, non-profit community-based and faith-based organizations, academic institutions, professional associations and philanthropic organizations.||Family Support, Employment Services||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|National Security Education Program||The NSEP provides U.S. undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. NSEP is especially designed to support students who will make a commitment to Federal service. Recipients of NSEP scholarships and fellowships incur an obligation to work either for an office or agency of the Federal Government involved in national security affairs (broadly defined) or in higher education.||Scholarship Information||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|National Veterans Foundation||To Serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families through: Management and operation of the nation's only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families. Public awareness programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America's veterans. Outreach services that provide veterans and families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment, and other essential resources.||Counseling Services, Employment Services, Events Calendar||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society||The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide, in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps, financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs.||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Network of Care||The Network of Care for Veterans & Service Members is a one-stop shop for virtually all services, information, support, advocacy, and much more. This commercial-free, publicly sponsored service tool grew out of the award winning Network of Care for Behavioral Health - recommended by the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health - and was first developed as a national model in Maryland and California.||Mental Health||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Operation Homefront||Assists families struggling not only with emergencies, but with families of everyday life. Provides programs to help with emergency aid, computers, financial assistance, furniture, moving, social outreach and community.||Financial Assistance, Family Support||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Patriot Guard Riders||Patriot Guard Riders are motorcycle riders from across the nation. You can join whether or not you are a veteran or a rider. The main purpose is to volunteer time to attend funeral services as invited guests of the family. Serve as security guards when necessary.||Family Support||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Resources for Women Veterans||To assist women veterans in obtaining federal and state veteran entitlements through the department's veterans' benefit counselors.||Women Veterans||Veterans Service Organizations|
|Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges||Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide.||Higher Education|
|Soldiers Angels||Founded by the mother of two American soldiers, we are an international, volunteer-led organization supporting America's men and women in uniform. With over 30 different teams and projects, our nearly 200,000 volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.||News, Employment Services, Family Support||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Sons and Daughters in Touch||To locate, unite and provide support to Sons, Daughters and other family members of those who died or remain missing as a result of the Vietnam War.||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Student Veterans of America||Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States. Founded in January of 2008, SVA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that works to develop new student groups, coordinate between existing student groups, and advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, and national level.||Student Programming||Higher Education|
|Swords-to-Plowshares||Swords to Plowshares is the only veterans service agency in the United States that provides a full continuum of care to low-income and homeless veterans. We do not discriminate based on length of service, branch of service or military discharge status. Supportive housing, employment support, legal aide and needs for veterans.||Mental Health, Counseling Services, Alcohol Problems||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Tillman Social Action Fund||For students or student groups initiating projects throughout the U.S. we provide resources to help them implement their own plans for social action.||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Today's GI Bill||Service members and veterans deserve access to high-quality, postsecondary education. It eases the transition into civilian life and ensures lifelong economic and social benefits. Today's GI Bill is designed to help you make the most of your education benefits by providing clear yet comprehensive guidance.||Higher Education|
|Tragedy Assistance Program Services (TAPS)||TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for ANYONE who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death.||Counseling Services||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|U.S. Veterans Resource||Locates resources, assistance and services available for veterans by state. Can obtain contact information for all national, state and county veteran service officers.||State Resources||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|United We Serve||Being in the business of serving others for so long, we are excited about this opportunity to share in the wave of service to our communities. We have accepted the United We Serve Challenge and invite you to as well. Being in the business of serving others, this is a natural for our organization. Dedicated to serving the needs of our Military, their families and our communities, we are issuing a challenge of our own.||Counseling Services||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|US Department of Veterans Affairs||The central source for resources and information related to veterans, services and benefits.||National|
|US Department of Veterans Affairs: GI Bill||The home for all educational benefits provided by The Department of Veterans Affairs.||Higher Education|
|US Department of Veterans Affairs: Mental Health||The Office of Mental Health Services mission is to maintain and improve the health and well-being of veterans through excellence in health care, social services, education, and research.||National|
|USA Cares||Online apparel shop for the patriotic||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|VA Vocational Rehabilitation Resources||The Department of Veterans Affairs provides counseling and services to service-connected disabled veterans.||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Veterans Docuticker||Docuticker is a daily update of new reports from government agencies, ngo's, think tanks, and other groups.||News||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Veterans of Foreign Wars||Organization dedicated to programs, membership, news, information and veterans services.||Veterans Service Organizations|
|Veterans Online Application Web Page||The Veterans Affairs Department has launched a new website that enables veterans to file online for pension and health care benefits. Unveiled last Friday, the Veterans Online Applications site lets veterans apply for disability compensation, pension and vocational rehabilitation benefits electronically. The site is designed to cut down on the time it takes for vets to receive their compensation and pension checks.||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Veterans Resource Forum||Features forums posted by Veterans around the country. One stop shop for political, medical, community and many more sections of advice!||Discussions, News||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Veterans Upward Bound||Veterans Upward Bound is federal TRIO grant designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. Look for application summer 2010.||Higher Education|
|Vets 4 Vets Program||Vets4Vets is a non-partisan veteran organization dedicated to helping Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans feel good about themselves and heal from any negative aspects of service and war through the use of peer support.||Counseling Services, Networking||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Warrior Gateway||The Warrior Gateway Program has been designed to promote easier reintegration into home communities. It establishes a single capability that serves as a trusted and reliable resource for the military community to quickly locate service organizations that satisfy their needs, identify academic programs they are interested in and easily find employers seeking their valuable skills, while enabling improvements in the service provider sector through metrics and collaboration.||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
|Wounded Warrior Project||The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Consists of raising awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, help them assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of service members.||Disability Services||Community Resources / Non-Profits|
Enroll in SERV in the Fall of 2013
SERV... Supportive Education for Returning Veterans. The SERV program is made up of three courses you take together with other veterans just like you. The courses are offered back-to-back at convenient times so you can work them into your busy schedule.
Vets Navigate Reentry to Civilian Life
Veterans' transition from military to civilian life affects many more people than the former service members, and a number of Arizona programs are working to ease that shift.
UA Student Vets Invested in Community Work
The UA chapter of the Student Veterans of America, or SVA, organizes several service projects and charity events throughout the year in an effort to make positive community-based contributions.
Military Suicides on Rise; No Simple Solutions
When Ricardo Pereyda returned from Iraq, he thought his most difficult days were behind him...
UA's Eller College designated as Military Friendly School by the GMAC
UA's Eller College MBA program has been recognized as a "Military Friendly School" by the Graduate Management Admissions Council.
UA to Pursue More Tillman Military Scholar Awards
The Pat Tillman Foundation announced the first Tillman Military Scholars in 2009 and has since provided more than $3.2 million in scholarships to undergraduates, graduates and post-doctoral students at universities across the nation.
Vets Flock To Colleges... But How Are They Doing?
The UA Student Vets Center is staffed by trained student veterans who have transitioned to the University and are knowledgeable about the campus. The Student Vets Center staff offers individualized service to improve the experience of all vets at the UA. The center is a casual, safe place for student veterans to relax and study.
Veteran Enrollment increases at UA
An increase of veteran enrollment at the UA can be attributed to the rise in GI Bill use, as well as troops returning from the war in Afghanistan.
Photo Slideshow: From Fatigues to Artwork
Members of the UA chapter of Student Veterans of America recently participated in the Combat Paper Project. As part of the project, students and veterans cut up their retired military uniforms and processed the pieces into pulp, then paper, creating journals, canvases, masks and other works of art.
UA recognized for helping veterans succeed
The UA has been recognized for offering well-crafted services to help veterans succeed in the college classroom amidst a high, nation-wide drop-out rate.
Mental Health Services for Student Vets & Family Members on UA Campus
University of Arizona student veterans & their family members (must be UA student) are eligible for mental health services offered on campus by Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS) staff. Counseling services for student veterans & family members are also offered by V.A. counselors who are on campus on Mondays & Thursdays.
The University of Arizona Foundation
You contribution can make an immediate difference to the VETS Initiative at the University of Arizona. Learn more at the University of Arizona Foundation's donation website.