Maricopa County StandDown
Since 2001, the Maricopa County StandDown, coordinated by the Arizona Housing Coalition's Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance, has served thousands of U.S. military veterans, and their families, experiencing or at risk of homelessness in our state’s capital. Growing to one of the largest events of its kind in the country, over 2,100 veterans were served at the 2017 event, connecting them to critical supportive services to help them gain and maintain their health and housing stability.
2018 Maricopa County StandDown
Per our generous site host, the Arizona State Fair, you may not walk or drive in to the Fairgrounds until Thursday, January 25th at 6:00AM. For your safety, NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING ALLOWED.
This event is open to ALL United States military veterans, and their families, in the local area who are in need of the following resources:
CHANGE IN SERVICES
Elected officials, dignitaries, and the media are invited to visit the StandDown event and receive a personal tour from the leadership team. To make arrangements, please email email@example.com or text 623-225-6728.
Please indicate at the volunteer registration booth that you are attending the press conference.
98KUPD'S TROOP TRANSPORT
The Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance (AVSA) is proud to have the generous support of 97.9 KUPD and Fitz Madrid who bring you TROOP TRANSPORT, helping get our vets to the appointments and places they need to be across the Valley. Continue the mission of helping our veterans who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness by helping provide transport to our troops.
OUR GOAL: 2,000 one-day, full-fare Valley Metro bus passes
*DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR DONATION MATCH UP TO $5,000*
Join us in planning another great event, and helping spread the word!
Each year, we work closely with our volunteer coordination partner, Valley of the Sun United Way. Over 2,000 Guest Guide volunteers are needed for the two-day event. If you would like to serve as a Guest Guide working directly with veterans one-on-one to help them navigate the 70+ service providers, check out all available shifts HERE.
BE A SERVICE PROVIDER
If you are interested in having a table to provide services or resources at this year's event, please complete our Service Provider Application.
'Stand Down' is a military term that refers to the brief period of time given to a soldier to leave an active combat area in order to rest and regain strength before returning to battle.
A StandDown event or resource fair: is a community-based event in which organizations come together to provide annual one to three day events to serve veterans and their families who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness, and connecting them with critical supportive services to help them gain and maintain housing stability.
Questions regarding the Maricopa County StandDown event? Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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