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.

December 15, 2011 - Terry Araman, Director of the MSVA, is recognized as a “Champion of Change” and invited to the White House to speak about ending veteran homelessness.

January 20, 2012 -  Rededication and open house of the newly remodeled Veterans Outreach Center.

October 1, 2015 Catholic Charities Community Services incorporates MSVA into their programs and oversees its development, taking over for Lodestar Day Resource Center. The program is renamed to Catholic Charities MANA House.