The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) supports the mission of the following Organizations. This includes events, monetary donations and countless volunteer hours.
VETERAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
The City of Phoenix – Military/Veterans Commission Click to Learn More
The powers and duties of the Commission are to advise and provide recommendations to the City Council on all matters pertaining to the affairs of military veterans residing within the City of Phoenix. These powers and duties shall include the following: 1) Creation of a memorial recognizing the service provided by military veterans to our country. 2) Engage in fundraising for the benefit of military veterans including, but not limited to, the creation of a military veterans’ museum. 3) Provide communication and assistance to military veterans in need of City services. 4) Provide assistance to homeless military veterans. 5) Collaborate and coordinate activities with other military veteran associations, commissions, and other federal and state agencies. The Commission shall also consider the establishment and support of a Phoenix Military Veterans’ Association. The Commission shall make an annual report to the City Council regarding the status of activities and recommendations.
Arizona Stand Down Click to Learn More
The Arizona StandDown is an alliance of community-based organizations that come together to provide annual, one to three day events that bring together the State’s homeless and at-risk military veterans, connecting them with services ranging from: VA HealthCare, Mental Health Services, Clothing, Meals, Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Permanent Housing, ID/ Drivers License’s, Court Services and Legal Aide, Showers and Haircuts and myriad other services and resources. Arizona StandDowns are held at various locations throughout the State with the largest, serving approximately 1,500 veterans, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Maricopa County.
Veterans Medical Leadership Council Click to Learn More
Founded in 1999 by the Phoenix VA Medical Center, the VMLC Mission is to ensure quality medical and mental health care for our Maricopa County Veterans and to encourage initiatives that honor our Veterans contributions.
Madison Street Veterans Association and MANA House Click to Learn More
A peer-run group of homeless and formerly homeless veterans offering personal, individualized service, basic resources, community and advocacy for all veterans.
Unified Arizona Veterans Click to Learn More
The purpose of Unified Arizona Veterans (UAV) is to support and endorse legislative actions at both the state and federal levels that further the general welfare of all Arizona Veterans and their families. It is dedicated to activities and objectives that stimulate love of state and country and is committed to defend the honor and integrity of our Nation, the Constitution of the United States of America, the American Flag, and the State of Arizona. The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame is a major program of Unified Arizona Veterans.
COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Click to Learn More
The mission of the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (NPCC) is to unite the people of commerce, industry, education and the professions to work together for the development of the Greater North Phoenix area. The Chamber believes that by fostering business growth and prosperity, the quality of life of the entire area is improved.
Linking Sports and Communities Click to Learn More
The goals of the Linking Sports and Communities (LCS) include:
- To encourage aspiring student athletes to stay in school, avoid unhealthy lifestyles, and become academically and financially literate; and to expose them to positive sports role models,
- To expose all students to non-athletic careers and role models in the sports industry,
- To inform community leaders about the social and economic benefits of sports (including sports organizations’ charities, and economic benefits of sporting events and venues to local communities),
- To inform sporting organizations about community needs (e.g., employment, philanthropy, business investment), and
- To recognize those sports-related individuals and organizations who are having significant positive influence in the community with the Community Service Awards.
Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness Click to Learn More
The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness (AZCEH) provides leadership in statewide efforts to end homelessness through advocacy, education and coordination with local communities and initiatives. AZCEH activities include its annual statewide conference; coordination of focused service initiatives such as Arizona StandDown or homeless veterans and Project H3: Home, Health, Hope for long term vulnerable homeless individuals and families; and providing education opportunities for service providers, policy makers and advocates working on behalf of men, women and children experiencing homelessness.