Veterans Support Center

 
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First Private College Certified as a Veteran Supportive Campus in Arizona

 

Prescott College is the first private college in Arizona certified by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) as a Veteran Supportive Campus.


“We strive to make Arizona the most veteran-friendly state in the union” noted Governor Jan Brewer. “I commend Prescott College for voluntarily choosing to qualify as Arizona’s first, private, Veteran Supportive Campus. I encourage all of our private institutions of higher education to follow Prescott College’s lead so that we may better meet the needs of our brave men and women that have fought to secure our freedoms.”


With all programs based in the liberal arts, the environment and social justice, Prescott College’s small class sizes and award-winning experiential and practical based learning approach offers an option otherwise not available in Arizona or much of the Nation. Prescott College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees with multiple degree completion options (resident and limited residency) including Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), in such disciplines as Adventure Education, Arts, Letters and Languages, Global Studies, Education, Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Psychology and Counseling and a PhD in Sustainability Education.


“This is a major step forward in Arizona becoming the most veteran friendly state in the Nation,” said ADVS Director Ted Vogt. Under state law (ARS 41-609), Arizona post secondary institutions may request certification if they demonstrate that they have identified the needs and issues of student veterans, faculty and staff to help develop programs that best support student veterans. Such programs include student veteran orientation and sensitivity and awareness training on military and veterans’ culture as well as peer mentoring and support programs for student veterans.

Prescott College Veteran Support Resources

Veterans Support Center

The Veterans Support Center (V.S.C.) employs student veterans and offers some of the following veteran support services: peer mentoring and peer support for student Veterans and Military family members, orientation programs and sessions, one-stop resource center for college, community, state and national resources, community outreach and collaboration of veteran services and ongoing involvement in
the education/training of the college community in regards to veteran culture.


Contact Information
VSC@prescott.edu
Office hours: M-W-F 8-10am; 1–3pm
928-350-1019

 

Veteran Education Benefits

Veteran's Benefits

 

Director of Financial Aid

Mary Frances Causey

mcausey@prescott.edu

928-350-1112

www.prescott.edu/apply/financial-aid

 

VA School Certifying Official

MaryAnn Deminsky

Office of Financial Aid

MaryAnn.Deminsky@prescott.edu

928-350-1108

 

Community Veteran Support Resources

Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System

The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System provides inpatient and outpatient care at the Bob Stump VAMC in Prescott, Arizona. The Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System is part of the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 18 and serves a population of about 75,000 Veterans in a primary service area that includes six counties in North Central Arizona. Our employees are a dedicated team, and working together, we are "Keeping the Promise to America’s Veterans."

Contact Information

500 Hwy 89N

Prescott, AZ 86313

928-445-4860 or 800-949-1005

www.prescott.va.gov

 

Prescott Vet Center

VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Servicemembers, Veterans, their dependents and survivors. VA operates the nation's largest integrated health care system, with more than 1,700 hospitals, clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and other facilities. Normal working hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. In an effort to better serve the veteran and family members, upon request Vet Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends.

 

Contact Information

3180 Stillwater Dr., Suite A

Prescott, AZ 86305

928-778-3469

www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=381

 

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Contact

1-800-273-8255 press 1

 

Veterans' Justice Outreach

VETERANS’ JUSTICE OUTREACH

The purpose of the Veteran Justice Outreach (VJO) initiative is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among Veterans by ensuring that eligible justice-involved Veterans have timely access to VHA mental health and substance abuse services when clinically indicated, and other VA services and benefits as appropriate. VA is requiring justice-focused activity at the medical center level. Each VA medical center has been asked to designate a facility-based Veterans' Justice Outreach Specialist, responsible for direct outreach, assessment, and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails, and liaison with local justice system partners. The difference between VJO and HCRV

(Health Care for Reentry Veterans) program is that the HCRV targets Veterans who are already incarcerated and are planning re-entry back to community. The VJO program makes contact prior to incarceration as prevention.

 

Contact Information

3623 Crossings Drive

Prescott, AZ 86303

928-445-4860 ext.5279

 

National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. We work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.

Contact Information

1-802-296-6300

www.ptsd.va.gov

 

Make the Connection

MakeTheConnection.net, a one-stop resource where Veterans and their families and friends can privately explore information about physical and mental health symptoms, challenging life events, and mental health conditions. On this site, Veterans and their families and friends can learn about available resources and support.

www.maketheconnection.net

 

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB)

VUB is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of post secondary education.

Contact Information

Open hours: M-TH 8 -5; F 9:30 – 5

1100 E. Sheldon Street

Prescott, AZ 86301

Bldg 1-209 – Learning Center

928-717-7686

vub@yc.edu

 

VetNet

A career service for those who served. The VetNet Resource Library contains tools for your career search along with archived Hangouts, how-to guides and a database of over one million jobs.

www.vetnethq.com

 

Veterans Affairs Facility Locator

Find a VA facility near you.

Contact Information

www2.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp

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