West Valley Veteran Success Center

The West Valley Veteran Success Center is a multi-organization partnership dedicated to supporting service members, veterans, and their families. 

The city of Surprise is proud to host the center and offer support services in partnership with the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, Northern Arizona University, and Rio Salado Community College.

The West Valley Veteran Success Center is located within the Surprise Resource Center at 12425 W. Bell Road, Suite 124.

Available Services

AmeriCorps – Benefits Navigation

The Arizona Coalition for Military Families, in partnership with Northern Arizona University (NAU), offers an on-site, full-time AmeriCorps member specializing in Veteran benefits navigation services. 

The AmeriCorp member is on site Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

For more information, call Allie Wisniewski at (623) 222-1658 or Allison.Wisniewski@surpriseaz.gov.

Be Connected - Connection to Veteran Resources

Community Bridges, Inc., in partnership with the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, has provided a Be Connected Navigator that works to provide connection to veteran supportive resources that exist across Arizona. The Be Connected program includes a support line, a resource-matching website, and a community-wide network of individuals offering help and support to members of the military, veterans, and their families. 

The Be Connected Navigator is available part-time. 

For more information, call (623) 222-1600 or (866) 4AZ-VETS (429-8387), or visit BeConnectedAZ.org.

About Our Partners

Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation – The Maricopa County Community Colleges are a valuable resource for students and play a central role in the economic vitality and workforce training of our community. Philanthropic support of the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation by generous faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, improves college access, increases educational opportunity and equity, and positively impacts countless lives. For more information, please visit https://mcccdf.org/.

Arizona Coalition for Military and Families – The Arizona Coalition for Military Families is a nationally recognized public/private partnership focused on building Arizona’s statewide capacity to care for, serve and support service members, veterans, their families and communities. For more information, please visit https://arizonacoalition.org/

Rio Salado College – Founded in 1978, Rio Salado College takes pride in its national reputation as a leader in higher education and works closely with local, national, and international institutions to reinvent the learning experience. Rio offers programs and services in strategic locations around the Valley designed as empowerment centers primarily for adult re-entry students – active military, veterans and their families – and Valley youth. For more information, please visit http://riosalado.edu/

Northern Arizona University (NAU) – Northern Arizona University (NAU) is built on a student-first foundation—this was true when we opened our doors 120 years ago, and it’s true now. NAU delivers world-class academic programs for a world-ready generation. In every classroom, top-flight research powers personalized teaching. The AmeriCorps @ NAU program offers the opportunity to make a difference in the community while developing professional skills. Every year, NAU AmeriCorps members partner with nonprofits and educational institutions to address the needs of those around them through programs focused on college readiness, opioid prevention, and STEM education.

Community Bridges, Inc. – CBI serves the Veteran community with Wraparound Services that connect Veterans with housing and ongoing care and services. Our ultimate goal is to improve housing and income stability, along with making meaningful connections and engaging in community activities. This permanently sets the path for long-term vibrancy in the community. For more information, please visit https://communitybridgesaz.org/families-patients/veterans/