Veterans Helping Veterans Avoid Crisis
The Veterans Medical Leadership Council exists to improve the quality of the health and welfare of veterans in Maricopa County.
WHAT WE DO
The mission of the VMLC is to provide a forum for community leaders to advocate initiatives that enhance the quality of Veteran’s health care and services in Maricopa County, and to raise funds to primarily assist Arizona Veterans in crises at the Phoenix VA Health Care System and the Arizona State Veteran Home that fall outside federal and state funding guidelines.
Returning Warrior Program
The Returning Warrior Program was started in 2005 to financially assist Veterans transitioning back into the civilian community who were experiencing difficulty meeting their basic needs. The program is primarily for Veterans that are registered at the Phoenix VA Health Care System and are working with a social worker.
Navajo Relief (NASVU)
As many as 30% of the Veterans on the Navajo Nation are without running water and electricity. The VMLC supports the Navajo and Hopi with the provision of sustainability supplies including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), solar power, toys, and 300-gallon water tanks.
VMLC supports Maricopa County Veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress. In November 2021, the VMLC is supporting a Phoenix cohort at Boulder Crest Arizona in Sonoita, AZ. Boulder Crest Foundation has seized upon this opportunity to create and scale a new, innovative, and effective approach to PTSD and combat-related stress, called PATHH (Progressive and Alternative Training for Healing Heroes).