Pima County

Welcome to the Pima County Quickstart Guide.

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

DEMOGRAPHICS

Total County Population: 980,263

County Military Population
Active duty military members: 6559
Active duty family members: 8550
National Guard members: 2370

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: 99,781
% of County Population: 10%
Deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan since 9/11 with county as home of record: 9617

RESOURCES

KEY STATEWIDE RESOURCES

  • 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: www.VeteransCrisisLine.net | 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: www.AZDVS.gov
  • Arizona Coalition for Military Families – connection point for military, government and community organizations: www.ArizonaCoalition.org | info@arizonacoalition.org | 602-753-8802

MILITARY INSTALLATIONS WITH SERVICES
Active Duty: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Center  (www.DM.af.mil/library/afrc.asp
National Guard: Armed Forces Reserve Center in Marana, Arizona Air National Guard 162nd Wing

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION – provides health care to eligible veterans
This county is served by the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System: www.Tucson.VA.gov
VA health care facilities: Tucson VA Medical Center, Polytrauma Center, Clinics: Tucson (2), Green Valley | Vet Center(s): Tucson

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 – www.Benefits.VA.gov/phoenix/

For contact information for all VA locations within Arizona, visit: www2.VA.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?STATE=AZ

STATE AGENCIES

Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services | www.AZDVS.gov
Veteran Benefits Counselors – provide information and assistance with federal and state benefits to veterans and their dependents. Offices: Tucson

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 – Primavera, Southern Arizona Red Cross; Transitional Housing – Old Pueblo, Comin Home, Esperanza En EscalantePointe Apartments, Victory Place
View the 5-year Plan

Veteran Supportive Campuses (as certified by ADVS): University of Arizona
View the list of Veteran Supportive Campuses & criteria

Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RHBA) – administers public behavioral health and crisis services:
Cenpatico: www.CenpaticoIntegratedCareAZ.com | 1-800-796-6762 / 520-622-6000

Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs – assists families with information & resources
ONLINE: www.AZDHS.gov/phs/ocshcn/ | BY PHONE: 602-542-1860 or 1-800-232-1676 | BY EMAIL: OCSHCN@azdhs.gov

Arizona Department of Economic Security | www.AZDES.gov
Employment placement services (veterans receive priority of service), including Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program specialists (DVOPs) & Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LVERs) Offices: Tucson
www.AZDES.gov/veterans/

Rehabilitation Services Administration (vocational rehabilitation) Offices: Tucson
www.AZDES.gov/rehabilitation_services/

LOCAL AGENCIES

Arizona@Work sites – employment assistance (veterans receive priority of service): Tucson (One-Stop) – Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center

http://www.arizonaatwork.com/az-locations/

COMMUNITY PROVIDERS

Pima County Housing Help & Resources – complete the online form to find out what housing programs you might be eligible for: www.PimaCountyHelp.org

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: www.BIAAZ.org | 602-323-9165 / 888-500-9165

American Red Cross – provides emergency messaging, information & referral, connection to financial assistance: www.RedCross.org/local/az-nm-el-paso 

NUMBER OF MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS
Licensed Professional Counselors: 587
Licensed Social Workers: 727
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: 75
Licensed Substance Abuse Counselors: 327