May 2008 – Fourteen veterans begin to manage their own space in the Mens Outreach Shelter (MOS) on Madison Street in downtown Phoenix.
Summer 2008 – Madison Street Veterans Association (MSVA) is created as a peer group and serves as an inspiration to other groups in the shelter who organize around their own defining bonds.
Fall 2008 – The group meetings at MOS became too large, so they moved to Lodestar Day Resource Center. LRDC agrees to become the fiscal agent for MSVA.
November 10, 2008 – Phoenix Vice Mayor Michael Nowakowski donates a new U.S. flag to the MSVA group. They retire their tattered old flag to American Legion Post 41 for proper burial.
December 2008 – Catholic Campaign for Human Development provides seed money of $700. Soon after, Colonel Joey Strickland of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services provides a $5,000 grant.
February 2009 – MSVA volunteers for a veterans stand down event assisting with traffic control, cleaning the area and tearing down after the event.
May 9, 2009 – Congressman Harry Mitchell and Col. Joey Strickland cut the ribbon on the Madison Street Veterans Association Outreach Center at 233 South 11th Ave in Phoenix.
May 1, 2010 – MSVA opens MANA House, a transitional living facility at the YWCA building in Phoenix, which houses 49 homeless veterans.
June 2010 – Representatives go to Washington D.C. to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans to share their own successful experiences, look for grant money and to do program research.
October 2010 - MANA House is approved for grant and per diem funding by the Veterans Administration. Grant funds used to remodel the kitchen and replace the flooring.
November 2011 - MSVA receives first place award for our entry in the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade.