Success Stories: Pets, Repairs & Connection



You may be wondering, “How can Be Connected actually help me?” or “Why do people call Be Connected?” Many people like you have wondered the exact same thing. That’s why we’ve compiled a few of the real stories of real people who called our support line at 866-4AZ-VETS (866-429-8387).

Essential Pet Care
Pet care allows for access to needed treatment
A veteran reached out because he needed help caring for a pet. The Be Connected support line team was able to connect the veteran to a volunteer in his community to help with the pet care. As the volunteer and veteran talked further, it emerged that the veteran was delaying entering a month-long substance abuse treatment program because he didn’t have anyone to watch the pet. The volunteer offered to watch the pet and as a result the veteran was able to get the treatment he needed.

Making Repairs
Helping a veteran get where they needed to go
A VA social worker called the Be Connected support line looking for help for a veteran in a rural community who had gone blind and needed to relocate their motorhome to Phoenix. The motorhome was in disrepair and needed a lot of work. The support line was able to connect the veteran to Be Connected partner organizations to help fund the repairs and to a local Veteran Service Organization to coordinate transport of the motorhome, helping the veteran get to where they needed to be.

Camaraderie Re-established
Helping veterans build connection
A veteran called the Be Connected support line looking for transportation resources. It turned out both the veteran and the support line team member were Marines. As they began to talk a little more, the veteran caller opened up about being lonely and that he wished he had stayed in so he would still be connected to the Marines he served with. The support line team member gave some suggestions for ways to find and connect to veterans the caller had served with, and a few days later the veteran called back to share that he reconnected with three of his fellow Marines and that helped to alleviate his feelings of loneliness.

The Be Connected team is here to connect service members, veterans, family members and community helpers anywhere in Arizona to information, support and resources. Wondering how we can help you and your family? Contact the Be Connected team anytime, anywhere across Arizona at 866-4AZ-VETS (866-429-8387).

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