More than 5,600 community members being trained in Resource Navigation.

Additional efforts to protect veterans’ mental health include Veteran Benefits Counselors (VBC), which work with veterans to secure federal dollars through VA disability, compensation and pension benefits. Governor Ducey’s FY22 Executive Budget invests in six additional VBC positions, allowing the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) to add 10,500 appointments for veterans, service members and families each fiscal year.

Expanding Job Opportunities Veterans across the state can use the ADVS Veteran Toolkit to access the resources and supplies needed to start working and connect with job opportunities. The Toolkit launched in 2017 and assists veterans with uniforms, work boots, tools, and more.

An increase in funding for operating costs of the new veteran homes in Flagstaff and Yuma; and more.