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Arizona Veterans StandDown AlliancE

Looking for info about the 2018 Maricopa County StandDown? Click HERE

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
    • 21
    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
    • 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Veterans Memorial Coliseum - 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007
    • 15
    Register

    2018 MARICOPA COUNTY STANDDOWN 
    EVENT REGISTRATION VOLUNTEERS (THURSDAY ONLY)
    Thursday, January 25th • 6:00AM to 5:00PM 

    THURSDAY VOLUNTEER SHIFTS: STILL AVAILABLE!

    Up to 100 volunteers are needed on Thursday AND Friday to assist at the Event Registration Table. These volunteers are responsible for greeting and processing registration for veterans and their families attending the event. 

    REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING SHIFTS:
    (NOTE: If you'd like to volunteer at the Event Registration Table BOTH days of the event, you MUST register for each day separately.)

    • Thursday, January 25th • 6:00AM to 5:00PM
      >> SHIFTS STILL AVAILABLE! 
      >> Continue with THIS registration form


    • Friday, January 26th • 6:00AM to 5:00PM
      >> SHIFTS STILL AVAILABLE!
      >> Click HERE to register

    ____________________________________________

    EVENT REGISTRATION TABLE VOLUNTEER FAQs
    • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older
    • We encourage you to bring your lunch and snacks to all food on-site may be reserved for veterans and their families seeking services. 
    • Access to refrigerators and/or microwaves is limited, so we ask that you please plan accordingly.
    • Please dress in layers to be comfortable as the Coliseum arena has concrete floors and tends to be cold.
    • Please leave all valuables at home. There is no place to secure personal items such as purses or backpacks. 
    • Parking passes for this event will be emailed to all registrants at a later date.
    If you have any questions about Event Registration Table Volunteers, please contact Kim Johnson by calling 480-262-0241 or emailing her at kimberjohnson@live.com

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

    • January 26, 2018
    • 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Veterans Memorial Coliseum - 1826 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85007
    • 31
    Register

    2018 MARICOPA COUNTY STANDDOWN 
    EVENT REGISTRATION VOLUNTEERS (THURSDAY ONLY)
    Friday, January 26th • 6:00AM to 5:00PM 

    FRIDAY VOLUNTEER SHIFTS: STILL AVAILABLE!

    Up to 100 volunteers are needed on Thursday AND Friday to assist at the Event Registration Table. These volunteers are responsible for greeting and processing registration for veterans and their families attending the event. 

    REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING SHIFTS:
    (NOTE: If you'd like to volunteer at the Event Registration Table BOTH days of the event, you MUST register for each day separately.)

    • Thursday, January 25th • 6:00AM to 5:00PM
      >> SHIFTS STILL AVAILABLE! 
      >> Click HERE to register


    • Friday, January 26th • 6:00AM to 5:00PM
      >> SHIFTS STILL AVAILABLE!
      >> Continue with THIS registration form

    ____________________________________________

    EVENT REGISTRATION TABLE VOLUNTEER FAQs
    • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older
    • We encourage you to bring your lunch and snacks to all food on-site may be reserved for veterans and their families seeking services. 
    • Access to refrigerators and/or microwaves is limited, so we ask that you please plan accordingly.
    • Please dress in layers to be comfortable as the Coliseum arena has concrete floors and tends to be cold.
    • Please leave all valuables at home. There is no place to secure personal items such as purses or backpacks. 
    • Parking passes for this event will be emailed to all registrants at a later date.
    If you have any questions about Event Registration Table Volunteers, please contact Kim Johnson by calling 480-262-0241 or emailing her at kimberjohnson@live.com

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

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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