A one stop information center for Veterans and centralization of services it is scheduled for a very soft opening on this Fourth of July, 2018. A less soft opening on Veterans Day in November, and a grand opening for July 4, 2019.
The Jerry Ambrose Veterams Council is a coaliton of various organizations and dedicated indivuduals, from all parts of Mohave County who have come together in order to support Veterans needing a "Hand up". The Jerry Ambrose Veterams Council of Mohave County, Inc. (JAVC) is an established 501(c)3 Public Charity and a member of the Unified Arizona Veterans (AZUAV.org).
“Operation 6: I Got Your Back” is a three phase program plan by the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council to buy the building, identify homeless veterans and help them find housing and gainful employment.
The Operation #6 Project is designed to provide transitional services to homeless and at-risk military veterans. It is a “Hands up” program planning to assist up to 25 residents at a time. Many resources and services will be on-site with others an easy walk away.”
JAVC chose Arnold Plaza for its proximity to numerous resources to help the veterans. The Arizona@Work offices inside the Arizona Department of Economic Security office on Pine Street and adjacent to the Mohave County administration building at 700 W. Beale St., the ADES office on Beale Street,
the Kingman Veterans Court, Kingman Area Regional Transit hub on Route 66 and numerous other city and county offices are all within a mile of the proposed veteran’s center.
When it’s ready, Arnold Plaza will be home to 25 small apartments homeless veterans will use as transitional housing. Accommodations will be coordinated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA
Supportive Housing Program. The VA allows veterans 90 days in such housing before they are made to leave.
JAVC rejects the one-size-fits-all philosophy and will give veterans the opportunity to truly be prepared. They will remain onsite where their job skills will be assessed if they are able to work. If they are unable to work, permanent housing will be found and they will be assisted with filing paperwork to obtain Social Security.