Sinema Works With Veterans Organizations to Improve Care, Benefits

Apr 26, 2019

PHOENIX – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with Arizona veterans this week at several Phoenix-area veterans organizations, continuing her work to ensure veterans receive the care they have earned.
Sinema toured the Phoenix Vet Center, the Veterans Furniture Center, and the Veteran Services Center at Estrella Mountain Community College to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing their organizations.
“Organizations like those I toured this week provide vital resources to Arizona veterans and their families. We’ll continue working with local veterans organizations, our Veterans Advisory Council, and the VA to ensure our veterans get the care they’ve earned,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
The Vet Center Program was established by Congress in 1979. Vet Centers like the Phoenix Vet Center provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat Veterans and their families to aid successful transition from military to civilian life.
Established in 2009, the Veterans Furniture Center is a volunteer-based, veteran-run, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides free, serviceable furniture and basic household goods to veterans transitioning from homelessness to subsidized housing. The Veterans Furniture Center supports the VA in its battle against veteran homelessness.
The Veteran Services Center at Estrella Mountain Community College works to assist military members, veterans, and dependent students take advantage of opportunities by connecting them to their VA Education Benefits, and any support services necessary for their academic, professional, and personal success.