U.S.VETS — Prescott opened in 2003 and proudly serves 500 veterans annually. Our Liberty Pointe campus, home to 132 veterans, has allowed us to expand our existing program, bringing all our veteran services together under one roof. This facility allows us to provide employment assistance, transportation, counseling, case management, workforce development, full-service career center, veteran service center, quality care and housing to the men and women who served our country. Learn more by visiting our Liberty Pointe webpage. The Prescott location is a qualifying charity for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.
U.S.VETS—Prescott provides wraparound services structured to fit the needs of each person who needs them. Those services include but are not limited to case management and aftercare services. And our Veteran Service Center offers lunches, showers, a computer lab with internet access, phone charging station, printers, laundry, and referrals to onsite support.
Crisis feels different for each of us. Veterans may be coping with anger, anxiety, chronic pain, depression or lingering memories of combat, which can be exacerbated by difficulties with their relationships or transitioning back to civilian life. Feelings of hopelessness turn to thoughts of suicide. We aim to create a lifeline and connect veterans to resources that can help put them on the road to recovery.
Outreach and Intervention
We can help determine a client’s risk for suicide and identify those who may benefit from treatment options or tools to manage crises, including coping strategies and sources of support. U.S.VETS provides eligible veterans case management and innovative therapies with community partners that help us better understand the connections between body, mind and spirit. Some of these holistic therapies may include acupuncture, neurofeedback therapy, meditation, yoga and group support meetings.
Social Support and Connectedness
Belonging to a group or community can reduce social isolation and foster supportive relationships, which has been shown to lower the risk for suicide. The Veterans Connection Hub, located in downtown Prescott, offers social activities, workshops and referrals, ensuring veterans and their families feel valued and welcomed.
Suicide is a public health crisis among veterans and their families. Seventeen veterans lose their lives to suicide every day. The factors that contribute to suicide deaths are multiple and complex. Preventing these deaths requires that support systems, services and resources work together to promote wellness and help veterans successfully navigate these challenges.
As a recipient of the Staff Sergeant Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant, funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S.VETS provides Northern Arizona veterans and their families case management, crisis intervention and referrals to mental health-related services. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach for prevention, our goal focuses on mitigating risk and promoting resilience. One of the ways we plan to accomplish this is by boosting connectedness. The new Veterans Connection Hub, located in downtown Prescott, offers social activities, workshops and referrals, ensuring veterans and their families feel valued and welcomed. Read more about our services in the tab above.
Register today to take steps for vets with U.S.VETS – Prescott at the inaugural Steps for Vets Virtual – Walk, Run, Roll 5K on Saturday, May 18th, 2024
All proceeds fund the programs and services provided to homeless and at-risk veterans and their families served by U.S.VETS – Prescott!
Bryan Campbell, USMC Ret.