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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.

2019 Maricopa County StandDown
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
at the Arizona State Fairgrounds
1826 W. McDowell Road, Phx

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
& Friday, January, 25th, 2019
Doors open for registration at 7:00 AM both days
NOTE: Courts and other services open on
Saturday, January 26th
for attendees who register on-site
on Thursday or Friday ONLY.
NO pre-registration is available.

Per our generous site host, the Arizona State Fair,
you may not walk or drive in to the Fairgrounds
until Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 6:00AM.

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:

  • VA Benefits Assistance
  • DES Benefits Assistance
  • Maricopa County & City Municipal Courts
  • MVD Services - IDs & driver licenses
  • Social Security Administration Services
  • Medical, Vision, & Behavioral Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Assistance
  • Housing Assistance
  • Employment Services
  • Education Services & Opportunities
  • Pet Care (all domestic animals welcome)
  • Haircuts & Hygiene
  • Emergency Shelter Solutions
  • On-site storage for personal items
  • RETURNING IN 2019! Dental services provided by Central Arizona Dental Society's Mission of Mercy 
Click HERE to apply to be a 2019 #MCStandDown Service Provider

Due to the addition of new services, clothing and shoes will NO LONGER be available at the Maricopa County StandDown. >>>More info

    Thursday, January 24th • 10AM
    Veterans Memorial Coliseum
    1826 W. McDowell Road
    Northwest Upper Exhibit Hall
    Follow ramp signage for Volunteers up the ramp to the upper entrance

    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 info@azhousingcoalition.org or text 623-225-6728. 

    Please indicate at the volunteer registration booth that you are attending the press conference.


    • Enter on McDowell Avenue from the light at 17th Avenue 
    • Park NORTH of the Coliseum
    Official Event Hashtag: #MCStandDown
    Facebook: facebook.com/AZStandDown
    Twitter: @AZStandDown
    Instagram: @AZStandDown
    AVSA Web Page: ArizonaStandDown.org


      Join us in planning another great event, and helping spread the word! 
      • SEE PAST RESULTS: Click HERE to check out our after action reports to see our impact!
      • COMING SOON: 2017-18 #MCStandDown planning meeting schedule
      • COMING SOON: Download and distribute the 2019 #MCStandDown event flyer
      • Click HERE to apply to be a 2019 #MCStandDown Service Provider


      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, please check back SOON for volunteer shifts and details!


      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: info@azhousingcoalition.org

      For the latest StandDown news and information, please like us on Facebook.

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      Arizona Housing Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Federal Tax ID#: 86-0909029

      AZHC is also the proud coordinator of the
      Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance

      141 E Palm Lane, Suite 105
      Phoenix,  AZ  85004
      (602) 340-9393


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