To Identify and fill gaps in social services for underserved populations for whom social services are not traditionally available.
Ayuda of Southern Arizona Inc. has identified retired and disabled veterans as an underserved population when it comes to obtaining critical dental care. The Veterans Administration provides limited dental services and. there are very few, if any organizations, targeting this population to provide dental care.
Ayuda has partnered with local non-profit organizations and dentists through Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans (TVSV) to obtain free dental services for veterans.
Ayuda is currently working to form strategic partnerships with other organizations, including the American Legion, to fundraise for this program and to identify veterans that need these life changing services.