Vets' Community Connections Research Summary
The San Diego Chamber of Commerce financed a study on behalf of Vets’ Community Connections to examine how veterans and military family members could tap the experience of a greater number of community members to make reintegration easier. The 2015 results overwhelmingly supported a role for the greater community in assisting veterans and their families… Continue readingContinue reading
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Volunteering with Veterans
Watch this short video telling more about volunteering with veterans from the PsychArmor Institute.
Connecting vets and communities pays double dividends
What’s a homeless veteran to do? He receives a job offer but needs eyeglasses that he can’t afford to do the work. He calls a county 2-1-1 information line, but they don’t know of a veterans’ service organization that provides free eyeglasses. Doug Wilson recounts this true story when explaining the need for a new… Continue reading
Between The Parades
By Doug Wilson , Maurice Wilson , Kari McDonough On public holidays, Americans salute their military. This Fourth of July will be no exception. In big cities and small towns across America, families will line the streets to watch Fourth of July parades, and sports stadiums around the country will bring veterans of all ages… Continue reading
Shya Ellis-Flint Interview on Cox News, San Diego, CA
Charter-Cox Local Edition Host Brad Pomerance interviews Vets’ Community Connections’ Shya Ellis-Flint about the work of the organization.
ARS/Rescue Rooter and RighTime Team Up to help a San Diego Veteran in Need
March 27, 2017- San Diego, CA: RighTime Home Services San Diego and ARS/Rescue Rooter San Diego have donated and performed free home comfort work to a veteran in need. Both a new HVAC unit and water heater was provided to Adam Martel, a Navy veteran. Martel was identified through collaboration with ARS/Rescue Rooter and Vet’s… Continue reading
Mexican Ambassador to U.S. & Vets’ Community Connections
Got 10 minutes?
Veterans looking for a new home after leaving the military will find Maricopa County a more welcoming place if local volunteers step up. That’s what founders of Vets’ Community Connections hope. The new program aims to match Valley residents with veterans and their families for 10-minute phone conversations about neighborhoods to move to, schools for… Continue reading
My Turn: Do you have 10 minutes for a vet?
Last weekend, throughout the Valley of the Sun and across the United States, Americans celebrated Veterans Day. As with most such holidays, some paid tribute to our men and women in uniform. Many more used the three-day weekend to take advantage of Veterans Day sales, enjoy time with their families and relax after an exhausting… Continue reading
Program to Connect Veterans to Services Set To Launch In Maricopa County
A new service for veterans in the Valley will launch on Monday. Its goal is to help answer veterans’ questions about living here, and connect them to the services they need. We speak with Vets Community Connections Kathy Hancock, executive director at the law firm Fennemore Craig and a member of Vets Community Connections advisory board,… Continue reading