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Arizona Veterans StandDown AlliancE

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The Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance (AVSA) is a program of the Arizona Housing Coalition (formerly AZCEH), which holds annual events and resource fairs in 12 of Arizona’s 15 counties, including the nation's largest event of it's kind, the annual Maricopa County StandDown. These StandDown events and resource fairs allow veterans and their families who are experiencing housing instability and homelessness to get and stay connected to supportive services.

StandDowns are held in different counties throughout Arizona with the largest, serving 2,109 veterans and their families at the 2017 Maricopa County StandDown.

IMPACT OF AVSA

  • 3,100+ CONNECTED TO SERVICES
    In 2016, 3,179 veterans and their families received assistance at one of 11 local StandDown events or resource fairs in 13 of Arizona’s 15 counties.

  • 2,100+ VETERANS HOUSED
    Since January 2015, AVSA has played an active role in the coordination of permanent housing placement for approximately 76 veterans per month in Maricopa County, housing 2,183 veterans in total.

  • END TO CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS
    As a result of lessons & processes learned through AVSA’s past coordination of the Project H3 Vets initiative, 929 chronically homeless veterans have been housed in Maricopa County since 2015.

While its primary goal is helping homeless veterans access the resources needed (including housing) to regain their highest level of independence; its secondary goal is to bring our community and service providers together in a collaborative format that can build relationships throughout the year that positively benefit homeless and at-risk veterans. Ultimately, it is our hope that the events will create the awareness, consistent data, and political & community will necessary to acquire the on-going resources needed to end homelessness, starting with veterans.

OUR GOAL: To raise awareness of the issue of homelessness among veterans while teaching agencies how to collaborate throughout the year and end homelessness among veterans.

'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 AVSA or a StandDown event? Contact us at: info@azhousingcoalition.org

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StandDown Events

    • January 24, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Veterans Memorial Coliseum - 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007
    Register

    2018 MARICOPA COUNTY STANDDOWN 
    PRE-EVENT SETUP (WEDNESDAY ONLY)
    Wednesday, January 24th • 10:00AM to 2:00PM 

    Help the Arizona Housing Coalition's Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance and the 70+ services providers set up for the nearly 2,000 veterans who will attend this year's event. 

    SET-UP VOLUNTEERS MUST: 

    • Be at least 18 years or older
    • Be able to move around with ease
    • Be able to stand for extended periods of time
    • Be able to lift and carry 20+ pounds
    • Not have any other limitations that would prevent your ability to assist with lifting and moving large loads
    If you have any questions, please contact Shane Groen at shane@azhousingcoalition.org. 

    To learn more about ATTENDING and VOLUNTEERING AT THE EVENT, please click HERE.

    • January 25, 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • January 26, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Veterans Memorial Coliseum - 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007

    2018 MARICOPA COUNTY STANDDOWN
    Thursday, January 25th & Friday, January 26th

    ATTENDING to receive services?
    Learn more HERE

    VOLUNTEERING at the event?
    Learn more and register HERE

    • March 02, 2018
    • March 03, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Bullhead Community Park, 1251 AZ Highway 95, Bullhead City, Arizona

    2018 TRI-STATE VETERANS STANDDOWN
    Friday, March 2nd • 8AM to 4PM
    Saturday, March 3rd • 8AM to 2PM
    Bullhead Community Park & Chamber of Commerce
    1251 Highway 95, Bullhead City, AZ 86429

    Click  HERE to print & distribute event flyer 
    (including transportation times & pickups)

    The Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance, a program of the Arizona Housing Coalition, is proud to support the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council's 2018 Tri-State Veterans StandDown in partnership with many dedicated community-based organizations. 

    The 2018 Tri-State Veterans StandDown is open to all military veterans, and their families, in the local Mohave County and tri-state area  who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness to connect with critical supportive services to help them gain and maintain housing stability, to include: 

    Housing Assistance • Homeless Resources • Employment • VA Benefits, Enrollment, Medical, Mental Health • Legal Assistance • Family Services • Women's Resources • Dental & Eye Care Supplies • Voter Registration • County Recorder • Spiritual Care • Motor Vehicle Division • Military Records • Counseling • Support Groups • Child Support • Family Assistance • Social Security • Pet Shots (SAT ONLY 10AM-2PM) • Pet Supplies • Clothing • Showers • Haircuts • Hygiene Supplies • Food

    To VOLUNTEER or be a SERVICE PROVIDER, please register online (required) at: www.javc.org

    To donate of for more information, please call (928) 716-3001, or email president@javc.org.

    • March 15, 2018
    • March 17, 2018
    • Tucson, Arizona

    TUCSON VETERANS SERVING VETERANS
    2018 STANDDOWN & RESOURCE FAIR
    Thursday, March 15th
    Friday, March 16th
    Saturday, March 17th
    DETAILS BEING CONFIRMED • MORE INFO COMING SOON!
    Watch our Facebook for more info!

    The Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance, a program of the Arizona Housing Coalition, is proud to support Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans in the coordination of their annual StandDown and Resource Fair, in partnership with many dedicated community-based organizations. 

    The 2018 TVSV StandDown & Resource Fair is open to all military veterans, and their families, in the local Tucson and Pima area who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness to connect with critical supportive services to help them gain and maintain housing stability. 

    For more information, please contact tucsonvetsservingvets@gmail.com, or visit them on Facebook.

    • March 17, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Florence National Guard Armory Browning/Miller Readiness Center 20525 N. Highway 79, Florence, AZ

    2018 PINAL COUNTY STANDDOWN
    Saturday, March 17th • 7AM to 1PM
    Florence National Guard Armory
    Browning/Miller Readiness Center
    20525 N. Highway 79, Florence, AZ
    Click HERE to print & distribute event flyer

    The Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance, a program of the Arizona Housing Coalition, is proud to support the 2018 Pinal County StandDown in partnership with many dedicated community-based organizations. 

    The 2018 Pinal County StandDown is open to all military veterans, and their families, in the local Pinal County area who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness to connect with critical supportive services to help them gain and maintain housing stability, to include: 

    Clothing • Emergency Shelter • Housing Info • Transportation • AZ Motor Vehicle Division • Legal Services • Health Care Screening • Employment Training/Info • Mental Health Services • Child Support Info • Money Management & Credit-Building • Showers • Haircuts • Pet Care/Groom/Shots • Vision Screening • Dental Screening • VA Benefits Counseling • Pinal County Superior Court Issue Review • And Much More!

    SPECIAL CARE FOR VETERANS CURRENTLY
    EXPERIENCING OR AT-RISK OF HOMELESSNESS

    SPECIAL THIS YEAR: WOMEN VETERANS AREA

    Transportation to event: Contact CAHRA at (520) 466-1112

    For more information, please contact hohp4heroes@gmail.com or by calling (520) 866-3645, or visiting hohp4heroes.org.

Event Results

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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