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

Areas of Focus:

Be Connected focuses on all of the social determinants of health, by connecting service members, veterans & family members to support and resources.


We deliver services and support through our unified, statewide, interconnected partner network, enabling us to maximize our collective impact.

Stress Level:

Our upstream approach means support is available across the stress levels, with a goal of earlier intervention.


Helpers play a key role in engaging and connecting people and families to the resources and support they need, when they need it.

Military Service:

We’re here for all service members and veterans—regardless of branch, component, length/era of service and discharge status.

Life Cycle:

Be Connected offers resources throughout the military life cycle, from the start of service to separation and beyond.

Family Members:

Every family member matters to Be Connected and our team is here for you with support and connection to resources.


As your needs change and evolve throughout your life, Be Connected is here for you. Reach out to our team today for personalized support.

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"We provide the right resources at the right time to meet the need.”

– 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.

Upstream Approach

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.

What is the role of helpers?

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.

What is the role of partners?

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.

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Special thanks to the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family for their partnership and support.

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