Veterans Support

Veterans Program Description

S.T.A.R. offers our full day program to veterans that are funded through the Phoenix Veterans Administration. Our program can serve any veteran that has been having difficulty in reintegrating back into their family and/or community. We can also serve veterans with any behavioral health diagnosis. S.T.A.R. staff teaches Anger, Stress and Time Management classes along with Communication Skills, Independent Living Skills, Socialization, and Understanding Diagnosis, Symptom and Treatment options. We have Substance Abuse classes and teach job Skills Development. Additionally, we can assist with general socialization, stress reduction, and hand/eye coordination utilizing arts and crafts.

S.T.A.R. is an independent agency that can service veterans through a Fee for Service agreement with the VA. Any veteran that is referred to us through the VA will have all fees covered for the general day program. We provide transportation, as needed, within a 10 mile radius of our centers and have breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack included with active participation within our program. S.T.A.R. is not a food bank; we expect active involvement from our members in our groups in order to enjoy our meals. VA funded members will not be eligible for the Fun Bunch Program.

To join our program through the VA, a member must contact their VA social worker or psychiatrist to request the referral. The VA will need to determine if the services requested can be met through the VA in a timely manner. If the VA is not currently able to meet the veteran’s service needs, it needs to be noted in the medical record. A copy of the medical record page, the VA S.T.A.R. Member Application, and the VA S.T.A.R. Referral Request form need to be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the S.T.A.R. location of choice. The VA will need to identify, with the veteran, what needs are being identified for treatment as well as the requested service duration. S.T.A.R. will submit a copy of the billing documentation on a monthly basis to the VA.

To donate money, using Paypal, directly to serve S.T.A.R. veterans and their families who need our services, please use this icon. We are a non –profit organization and this will usually be a tax deductible donation.