Veteran Recovery Communities

Old Pueblo operates seven Veteran Recovery Communities which provide a variety of housing options, clinical, and support services for Veterans in need.  We welcome veterans with criminal justice history and those returning to the community after hospitalization, treatment, or homelessness.  The veteran programs at Old Pueblo are operated in partnership with the Veterans Administration, the City of Tucson and other community partners in an effort to end chronic homelessness for our veterans.

A majority of our Veterans Assistance Programs are offered through an innovative partnership between the Veterans Administration (VA) and Old Pueblo Community Services.   OPCS is an experienced veteran service provider in Tucson.  The VA Hospital provides immediate and effective detoxification services and a full range of medical, psychiatric and rehabilitative care services.
Regardless of the specific program in which the client is enrolled, OPCS offers the veteran access to:

  • Assistance with ID, Birth Certificates, Food and Clothing
  • A Structured Recovery Community Free of Drugs and Alcohol
  • Case Management
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Employment Services
  • Bus Passes
  • Close to Bus Routes and Shopping
  • Access to Computer with Wireless Internet
  • Cable TV
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Phone Service with Voicemail
  • 12-Step and SMART Recovery
  • Referral to other community based services
  • Life Skills Classes
  • Assistance with Permanent Housing upon Completion
  • Credit Repair Information
  • Family Housing

In most cases, eligibility and referral for OPCS Veteran Assistance programs is determined by the Tucson VA Homeless Clinic, located at SAVAHCS, 3601 S 6th Ave., Building 90, Tucson, AZ 85723.

One program that is independent of the VA is the Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court (RMVTC)  The Treatment Court is a collaboration of the courts of the City of Tucson, Town of Marana, Town of Oro Valley, Town of Sahuarita, and City of South Tucson. The goal of the RMVTC is to help more southern Arizona Veterans navigate through the municipal court system.  

A second program offered regardless of connection with the VA, is the Old Pueblo Bridge Housing program. This bridge housing program offers immediate, low-barrier, compassionate shelter for veterans and others who are chronically homeless. Once sheltered, the veteran works with an OPCS navigator to enroll him/her in mainstream benefits and find placement in available Supportive Housing in the Tucson area. Eligibility for VA benefits is not a requirement for participation in these programs.