Serving Arizona's Veterans as They Have Served Us
The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) provides direct services to Veterans through the administration of 19 Veterans Benefits Offices throughout the state - helping Veterans connect with their VA benefits, two skilled-nursing Veterans' Home facilities in Phoenix and Tucson provide short and long-term care, one Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista with additional cemeteries under development in Northern Arizona at Camp Navajo and Southern Arizona in Marana - north of Tucson, along with Fiduciary to provide conservator and guardian services for incapacitated Veterans.
In addition, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services provides critical, state-wide coordination and technical assistance to services and organizations serving Veterans. This includes activities such as coordinating services across private and public sectors in serving targeted populations such as Veterans experiencing homelessness, and special needs for the growing population of Women Veterans - many of whom are at-risk, as well as building community capacity to address Veteran employment and higher education.
Services provided by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services were instrumental in connecting Arizona’s nearly 600,000 Veterans with over $2.8 million in Compensation, Pension, Educational and Medical benefits, and grants from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs .
Enriching and Honoring Arizona's Veterans and their Families through Education, Advocacy, and Service
Arizona has provided services to Arizona Veterans since 1925, when it created the position of Veterans’ Service Officer. This position was abolished in 1951 and replaced by the Arizona Veterans’ Service Commission. In 1973, the Commission was integrated into the Department of Economic Security. Primarily at the request of various Veterans’ organizations, the Governor reestablished the Commission as a separate agency in 1982. In 1999, the Legislature separated the Commission from the agency by making the Commission an advisory body and creating a separate Department of Veterans’ Services headed by a governor-appointed director.
We are not the VA U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs . Rather, we work with the VA and other entities, both public and private, to assist our Arizona veterans in gaining access to benefits to which they are rightly entitled. As an Arizona state agency, we assist our veterans in numerous ways, many of which are outlined within the pages of this website.
24 Hour Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255 Press 1
ARIZONA VETERANS HOMES
ARIZONA VETERANS CEMETERIES
Arizona Department Of Veterans' Services
3839 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85012
American Legion Department of Arizona
4701 N. 19th Ave Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ. 85015-3799
American Legion Department of Arizona Service Officer
VA Regional Office
3333 N Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012