Maricopa County

Welcome to the Maricopa County Quickstart Guide.

This is a starting point for service members, veterans and family members living in or near Maricopa County.

Prepared by the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, Arizona National Guard & US Department of Veterans Affairs. This inventory includes demographics and a starting point for key military, government and community resources available to service members, veterans and family members in each county. Programs may have eligibility guidelines.


Total County Population: 3,817,117

County Military Population
Active duty military members: 4786
Active duty family members: 6966
National Guard members: 3868

Note: There may be a small number of active duty military members and/or family members in counties that list none. County-level data on Reservists could not be obtained. There are approximately 5,000 Reserve members total living in Arizona.

County Veteran Population
Veterans: 303,495
% of County Population: 8%
Deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan since 9/11 with county as home of record: 14,618



  • National Veterans Crisis Line – available 24/7 to any service member, veteran, family member or concerned person: PHONE: 1-800-273-8255, option 1 | ONLINE/CHAT: | TEXT: 838255
  • Help for Homeless Veterans Line – available 24/7 to connect service members, veterans and family members who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless to local resources: 1-877-424-3838
  • Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services – enriches and honors Arizona’s veterans and their families through education, advocacy and service:
  • Arizona Coalition for Military Families – connection point for military, government and community organizations: | | 602-753-8802

Active Duty: Luke Air Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Center (
National Guard: Arizona National Guard Joint Family Programs Office, Arizona Air National Guard 161st Wing


VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION – provides health care to eligible veterans
This county is served by the Phoenix VA Health Care System:
VA health care facilities: Phoenix VA Medical Center, Clinics: Anthem, Buckeye, Mesa, Phoenix, Surprise | Vet Center(s): Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix

VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION – provides benefits to eligible veterans and dependents, including compensation & pension, Home Loans, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, Education, Insurance

This county is served by the Phoenix VA Regional Office: PHONE – 1-800-827-1000 | ONLINE –

For contact information for all VA locations within Arizona, visit:


Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services |
Veteran Benefits Counselors – provide information and assistance with federal and state benefits to veterans and their dependents. Closest offices: Phoenix (2), Surprise, Chandler

Military Family Relief Fund – provides financial assistance (eligibility: 1) AZ home of record 2) deployed since 9/11 3) financial hardship tied to deployment. Learn more about eligibility and how to apply for the fund.

5-Year Plan to End Veterans Homelessness Action Plan Partners: VA Supportive Service for Veteran Families Program – UMOM, Save the Family; Transitional Housing – UMOM, USVETS, MANA House, CASS; Permanent Supportive Housing – Madison Pointe Apartments, Victory Place
View the 5-year Plan

Veteran Supportive Campuses (as certified by ADVS): Arizona State University, Scottsdale Community College, Arizona Culinary Institute, Park University, HDS Truck Driving Institute, Glendale Community College, Arizona College, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Glendale Community College, Mesa Community College, Phoenix College, Rio Salado College, Southwest Truck Driver Training, West Coast Ultrasound Institute
View the list of Veteran Supportive Campuses & criteria

Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RHBA) – administers public behavioral health and crisis services: | 1-800-631-1314

Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs – assists families with information & resources
ONLINE: | BY PHONE: 602-542-1860 or 1-800-232-1676 | BY EMAIL:

Arizona Department of Economic Security |
Employment placement services (veterans receive priority of service), including Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program specialists (DVOPs) & Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LVERs) Offices: Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix

Rehabilitation Services Administration (vocational rehabilitation) Offices: Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Surprise, Scottsdale


Arizona@Work sites – employment assistance (veterans receive priority of service): Gilbert (One-Stop), Phoenix (One-Stop)


Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona – provides information and resource connection for individuals and families living with brain injury throughout Arizona. Includes an online resources and assistance by phone: | 602-323-9165 / 888-500-9165

American Red Cross – provides emergency messaging, information & referral, connection to financial assistance:

Licensed Professional Counselors: 1971
Licensed Social Workers: 1985
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: 259
Licensed Substance Abuse Counselors: 791