Yuma County

Welcome to the Yuma County Quickstart Guide.

This is a starting point for service members, veterans and family members living in or near Yuma 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: 195,751

County Military Population
Active duty military members: 4388
Active duty family members: 5093
National Guard members: 141

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: 16,275
% of County Population: 8%
Deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan since 9/11 with county as home of record: 4339



  • 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

Active Duty: Marine Corps Air Station Marine Corps Community Services (www.yuma.usmc-mccs.org/index.cfm/home/), Yuma Proving Ground Family Assistance Center  (http://www.yumamwr.com/index.html)
National Guard: None


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: Yuma | Vet Center(s): Yuma

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


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. Closest offices: Yuma

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: None
View the 5-year Plan

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

Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RHBA) – administers public behavioral health and crisis services:
Cenpatico RBHA:  www.CenpaticoIntegratedCareAZ.com | 1-866-495-6735

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: Yuma

Rehabilitation Services Administration (vocational rehabilitation) Offices: Yuma


Arizona@Work sites – employment assistance (veterans receive priority of service): Yuma (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: 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

Licensed Professional Counselors: 37
Licensed Social Workers: 34
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: 4
Licensed Substance Abuse Counselors: 25