Welcome to the Be Connected Ecosystem!
Every person, family and situation is unique, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach to resources and support. The Be Connected Ecosystem of Support takes into account different factors to find the custom combination of resources to address each person and family’s specific needs, with an upstream goal of addressing issues and preventing crisis.
Components of the Be Connected Ecosystem
– Thomas Winkel, Director, Arizona Coalition for Military Families
Through our robust partnerships, extensive programs and network of people dedicated to ongoing support, we “dial in” the right solution for the specific need of the unique individual.
There is no one formula for providing support to service members, veterans and their families. Our mission is the right resource at the right time to prevent further stress and crisis.
What is an upstream approach?
An upstream approach means that we seek to provide support earlier, rather than waiting until pressure and stress build and turn a problem into a more serious crisis. This upstream approach allows for more time and more options to address needs holistically.
Helpers are essential to effective upstream prevention and the Ecosystem. Everyone in our community can be an open door to connect a service member, veteran or family member into the Ecosystem of Support. Be Connected offers training so everyone has the skills to help in this way.
The Ecosystem includes hundreds of organizations statewide that are working together to serve our military, veteran and family population. These partners deliver a wide array of services and support. The Ecosystem brings them all together into a collective effort.