Veterans Quality of Life Manual

Are you or a loved one transitioning from military to veteran status?

A member of the Scottsdale Veterans Advisory Commission prepared this Veterans Quality of Life Manual - a comprehensive guide filled with resources and information for those newly transitioning from military to civilian life, and for longtime veterans as well. The manual includes information about planning for major life events such as retirement, long-term care, funeral planning and Arizona-specific veteran informaiton and resources.

Download the Veterans Quality of Life Manual.

Veteran Resources

Health and Wellness

1-800-MyVA411 - One number for all your VA questions
You only need to remember one number for information on VA care, benefits, and services or to speak to a live agent for assistance! 1-800-MyVA411 / (1-800-698-2411)
Be Connected
Connecting Arizona service members, veterans, families & helpers to information, support and resources.
Arizona Coalition of Military Families
Building Arizona’s statewide capacity to care for, serve and support service members, veterans, their families and communities.
Arizona Department of Veterans Services
Serving the evolving needs of Arizona’s veterans and their families.
Vet Centers (Readjustment Counseling)
Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families.
Veterans Crisis Line
A free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.
MANA House
MANA House is a peer-run organization of homeless and formerly homeless veterans offering personal, individualized basic resources, community and advocacy for all veterans.
TriWest Healthcare Alliance
a third-party administrator for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Care programs.
PTSD Foundation of America
bringing hope and healing to Combat Veterans and their families suffering from the effects of combat-related Post Traumatic Stress.
REACH to prevent suicide
REACH is about preventing suicide. It is for and about everyone because we all have risk and protective factors that we need to recognize and understand.
Hidden Heroes
Bringing vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeking solutions for the tremendous challenges and long-term needs they face.
AARP: Health Benefit Navigator for Military Families
A tool to help veterans and their family members find and obtain service-related health benefits.
AARP: Caregiving Guide for Veterans and Their Families
Helpful tips and resources for your caregiving journey.

Legal and Financial Resources

East Valley Regional Veterans Court
a cooperative effort among judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and veterans organizations to assist Arizona veterans transitioning from military service. The court is physically located in Tempe, but two afternoons per month hearings are scheduled for Scottsdale veterans facing misdemeanor charges.
Law for Veterans
A service of the Arizona Supreme Court and State Bar of Arizona Military Legal Service Committee
Arizona Veterans’ Mission Group
A 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization serving the veterans of Arizona by providing comprehensive legal assistance and advocacy.
Veterans Benefit Banking Program
VBBP seeks to simplify banking choices by helping eligible Veterans select the right bank and services for themselves and their families, and offers money management education and fraud protection resources as well.
Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness
Support for every stage of financial readiness — from reviewing your first Leave and Earnings Statement to finalizing retirement plans, this DoD site offers a variety of resources created specifically for the military community.
MilSpouse Money Mission
An official DoD resource to educate and empower military spouses to elevate their families by making smart money moves.
U.S. Army - Securing the Financial Frontline
Financial literacy, tools and resources from the United States Army.
VA.gov Financial Literacy
From reducing debt to finding a home loan to creating a family budget and protecting your identity and VA benefits, VA and its partners have resources to assist with managing your personal finances.
USA Cares
USA Cares provides assistance to post-9/11 veterans and military families from all branches of service - donors to support their comprehensive programs are being sought as well.
Military One Source
Military OneSource from the Department of Defense is your 24/7 gateway to trusted information, resources and confidential help. When MilLife happens, it’s your “first line of support” — giving service members and military families tools to stay well and thrive.

Education and Career Programs

SkillBridge
The City of Scottsdale participates in the DoD SkillBridge program, providing separating service members an opportunity to gain valuable civilian work experience during their last 180 days of service.
ASU Tillman Veterans Center
Supporting military and veteran-affiliated students at Arizona State University.
Scottsdale Community College Veterans Services
The SCC Veteran Services team guides and connects veterans at Scottsdale Community College to all the services and resources available, from GI Bill® education benefits to other VA ervices.
50 Strong Employer Connect
A collaboration among employers, universities & strategic partners to provide career readiness & outreach opportunities for all military/veteran employment pathways.
American Corporate Partners
A national nonprofit organization focused on helping returning veterans and active duty spouses find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking and online career advice.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Honoring Marines by educating their children.
Work for Warriors Arizona
This federally funded program provides free job placement assistance in Arizona through the National Guard. WFWAZ assists all service members, veterans, and their families.
WFWAZ Job Board
WFWAZ on LinkedIn
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
ESGR has served our country for more than 45 years, fostering a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States.
Your Next Mission
An initiative from the American Freedom Foundation that provides content, resources and support to Veterans, transitioning service members, military spouses and families as they transition from military to civilian life.
AARP Veteran & Military Spouse Job Center
AARP's Veteran & Military Spouse Job Center has free courses, tools, and resources to give you an edge in your job search.
Military to Civilian Resume and Cover Letter Examples
ResumeBuilder.com provides free resume and cover letter examples for military members who are pursuing post-military employment.
Military to Civilian Cover Letter Examples
Military to Civilian Resume Examples

Business and Economy

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce Veteran and Military Affairs Committee (VMAC)
The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce Veteran and Military Affairs Committee focuses on programs and initiatives encompassing workforce development, education, and community engagement. The Scottsdale Chamber VMAC is committed to providing resources, advocacy, and support to individuals and businesses that employ, support and positively impact the lives of the military and veteran community.
Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce
A non-profit organization improving business opportunities and enhancing the economic environment of veterans, veteran owned and veteran supportive businesses in the Southwestern United States.

Last Updated: Jul 10, 2024

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