Veteran and First Responder Resources

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Veteran Memorial Service

Veterans Upward Bound

  • Address: 8181 E. Irvington Rd., L221, Tucson, AZ 85709

  • https://vubtucson.com/

  • Phone: 520-206-7432

  • Fax: 520-206-7875

  • Free college-prep/ custom tutoring program for veterans

  • You will need a copy of your DD Form 214 as proof of your veteran service and discharge status

Kent's Heart and Hope Foundation

  • Financial assistance for first responder's to help reduce burden, caused if faced with sudden life threatening illness

  • Resources and support to families of first responders battling illness

  • Must be currently employed as a first responder

Soldiers Best Friend

  • Helping AZ combat-veterans by matching them with a homeless dog and training them to be a therapeutic companion or service dog free of charge for veterans

The Fallen Outdoors

  • A hunting and fishing community group exclusively for veterans

OPCS- Old Pueblo Community Services

  • Referrals and advocacy

  • Landlord interventions

  • Substance abuse assistance

  • Transitional housing

  • Job coaching and employment referrals

Project Action for Veterans- Primavera

  • VA benefits

  • Job training assistance

  • Healthcare services

  • Daily living services

  • Personal financial planning services

  • Income support services (TANF, disability benefits, etc.)

  • Fiduciary and representative payee services

  • Legal services

  • Childcare services

  • Temporary Financial assistance

Therapeutic Riding of Tucson- TROT

  • Heroes on Horses addresses the needs of veterans and first responders through the use of equine-assisted activities and therapies. "Equine-assisted learning, adaptive riding, and equine-assisted counseling has been successful in helping veterans and first responders show improvements in emotional awareness, stress tolerance, independence, TBI, post-traumatic stress, impulse control and much more."

TRAK for First Responders

  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to assist veterans and first responders to improve quality of life and assist in the treatment of behavioral and mental health disorders including PTSD.

BCI Basecamp for Veterans

  • Week-long equine program for vets

  • Equine assisted councelling

Recovery Ways- First Responder Program

  • Respond to you First Occupational Therapy Group

  • Recreation, Exercise, and Nature Therapy

  • Valor Process Group

  • Valor Fitness

  • Family Program – Partner Support

  • Virtual IOP – Families

  • EMDR as indicated

The Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program

  • Job training

  • Job placement

  • Career counselling

  • Resources and referrals

Headstrong

  • National-facing mental health treatment practice of choice for our nation’s military, veterans, and their associated family members

  • stigma-free, evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment

DKA assumes no responsibility by providing this information. This resource list is a community service and not an endorsement of the organizations listed. We regularly update this information, however, information changes quite frequently. Please verify directly with the resource to make sure information is current and accurate. If you see any issues in this list please email sharris@dkajobs.com and we will correct the error as soon as possible. In addition to this list, you may contact Information & Referral @ 520-323-1708 for more resource information. Thank you!