New Nonprofit Aims To Assist Underserved Populations
Friday, October 4, 2019
Reveille Foundation will support transitioning Military, Veterans, Native Americans and Recently Incarcerated
Goodyear, Ariz.—The Reveille Foundation, a nonprofit supporting transitioning military, veterans, formerly incarcerated and Native Americans was established to provide holistic services to these underserved populations. With satellite locations across Maricopa County, the Reveille Foundation will create better, faster pathways to success, no matter where individuals start their journey.
Transitioning from structured environments, such as military life, can be difficult to navigate. Resources are available, yet few know how to navigate and utilize these services and benefits. That’s why the Reveille Foundation was created. The organization aims to help individuals understand their goals in partnership with Success Coaches who will holistically assess their needs.
Reveille Foundation President and Goodyear, Ariz. resident Steve Yamamori says the organization sees the key to success is in this holistic approach.
“We are utilizing this comprehensive model of case management to ensure we fully understand the needs of our clients. These underserved populations experience significant shifts in their environment and culture when they transition to other parts of their lives, such as separting from the military,” Yamamori said. “We recognize that everyone needs support in their journey, and we want to do more than hand out supplies to meet their needs. The Reveille Foundation wants to help change their lives.”
Reveille will focus their case management on the populations’ three biggest barriers to success: transportation, housing and employment. Already they have partnered with large local businesses to provide work force programs that will provide veterans assistance from training to job placement, such as commercial truck driving and electrical construction. The Foundation is determined to do more than just offer job training, but rather develop programs that are linked directly to employers who will guarantee job shadowing, internships and apprenticeships.
Together with knowledgeable Success Coaches, Reveille walks clients through resources they need. Clients don’t initially expect to be connected directly to a person who will help them, and who will follow through to ensure their success. We want to work with our clients to develop Success Plans that meet their goals. The idea is not to be redundant in what other organizations offer, but rather help clients navigate what’s available to them.
The Foundation has a Success Coach at the Maricopa Superior Court, will soon have services at the Surprise Human Services Campus and recently set up their home office in partnership with the Maryvale Revitalization Corporation (MRC).
“We are thrilled to have such a committed partner in MRC. I’m hard pressed to think of a better place to house our services than Maryvale, where John F. Long created a village of homes specifically for World War II veterans in the early 1950s. The rich history and strong community partnerships in Maryvale will be incredibly valuable to our efforts,” Yamamori said.
“MRC coordinates collaborations with more than 200 partners across the Maryvale village to assist residents in finding and realizing opportunities. I am not only thrilled to add Reveille Foundation to our collaborative, but am especially excited about the unique partnership between MRC and Reveille that will bring a wealth of services, along with case management, to veterans & their families. As a premier partnership, MRC & Reveille are working together to launch a number of program priorities including educational services, workforce training and job placement, among others,” said MRC Executive director Jeff Armor.
Since its inception in the Spring of 2019, Reveille has been pleased to find generous support from the local communities and businesses. In the future Reveille will expand the program to provide services outside Maricopa County and possibly even outside the state.
For more information visit ReveilleFoundation.org or reach Steve Yamamori at 602-369-3531.