U.S.VETS updated Senator on their work in Northern Arizona supporting veterans experiencing homelessness, mental health, job placement, and nutrition assistance
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema discussed Arizona U.S.VETS’ work in Northern Arizona to support veterans experiencing homelessness, mental health, job placement, and nutrition assistance.
“Arizona veterans who sacrificed so much to keep our country safe and secure should not have to face homelessness. I’m working with U.S.VETS and other partners to ensure all veterans have the support, resources, and benefits they have earned,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
Sinema and U.S.VETS discussed solutions to support veterans experiencing homelessness and other challenges. In June, Sinema announced a $730,000 grant awarded to Mesa’s A New Leaf and Prescott’s United States Veterans Initiative as part of the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program. Through the organizations’ services, veterans experiencing homelessness in communities across Arizona may undergo training on occupational skills, obtain apprenticeships or other work-training opportunities, and receive assistance finding a job.
Last month, Sinema convened a meeting with her Veterans Advisory Council – a group of Arizona veterans with backgrounds in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps – to discuss how to best support Arizona’s veteran community. During the meeting, Sinema pledged to work with VA leadership and affirmed her commitment to continue working to address challenges facing Arizona servicemembers, veterans, and their families.