Arizona Veteran Success Stories

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July 2021

The Be Connected Support Line, 866-4AZ-VETS (866-429-8387) is available for any Arizona service member, Guard and Reserve members, veterans, their families and caregivers. This is a statewide support line offered at no cost that is answered by an Arizona-based team that specializes in providing resources and support for veterans, people in the military and anyone who supports them. These are real stories that showcase the support that Arizona veterans received by reaching out. How can we help you?

Partnership with Packing

An Army veteran was scheduled to move. However, the veteran was faced with a barrier and could not pack his belongings due to the physical barrier of being a double amputee. A Be Connected Navigator was able to assist the veteran in packing boxes of his belongings and removing items hung on the walls or out of his reach. The navigator also assisted the veteran in identifying items that would be thrown away. Through the collective work of both the navigator and the veteran, the veteran was able to pack his items and be ready for the movers who were scheduled to arrive the next day.

Hotel to Home

A veteran in the Be Connected: Career Navigation program was challenged with finding housing. He was living in a hotel, paying $650 a week. The career specialist called the Be Connected support line on behalf of this veteran, seeking resources to assist him with a more sustainable housing situation. The Career Navigation team also discussed a game plan to upgrade his current employment situation. With the resources and support of the Be Connected teams, he found an apartment and was able to move out of the hotel and into a more comfortable and affordable living arrangement. The Career Navigation team is continuing to work with this veteran to upgrade his employment and assist him with improving his quality of life.

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