Military veterans have made extreme sacrifices to protect the best interests of our country. In Arizona, as in many other parts of the United States, there is a high rate of homelessness among veterans. Five years ago, through the combined efforts of government and community organizations, including FSL, the Arizona Action Plan was put in action with three goals to stop veteran homelessness. The plan calls to:
- End chronic homelessness
- Increase the capacity of the temporary help system
- Prevent further homelessness
The efforts of these organizations made great strides in reducing homelessness among military veterans and their families, and they have result in many success stories, including Denny’s Story. However, one homeless veteran or even one at risk of homelessness is still too many.
Revising the Arizona Action Plan
There is still more work to be done in making Arizona more welcoming to our military
veterans. FSL continues to work with the revised goals of the Action Plan to end
homelessness for Arizona veterans. Our organization remains committed to:
- Ending street/shelter homelessness
- Transforming the temporary help system
- Building infrastructure for long term sustainability of homelessness prevention
FSL provides affordable housing, assisted group living, home improvements, home care assistance, nutrition assistance, day programs, and more to help meet the needs of veterans and their families. Visit our site to learn more about how you can help.