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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

    • February 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Valley of the Sun United Way, 3200 E Camelback Rd, Suite 375, Phoenix, AZ 85018
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    2018 MARICOPA COUNTY STANDDOWN 
    VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BREAKFAST
    & AFTER-ACTION REPORT
    Wednesday, February 28th • 9:00AM to 11:00AM
    Valley of the Sun United Way
    3200 E. Camelback Road, Suite 375
    Phoenix, AZ 85018

    Over 1,600 veterans attended and received services at the 17th Annual Maricopa County StandDown, Arizona's first StandDown event of the year, with the help of 2,000+ volunteers. 

    We hope you'll join us for breakfast in appreciation of you volunteering your time and talents to help us serve those who served, as well as find out the final numbers and overall impact of this year's event. 


    • 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
    • Grand Luxe Hotel 1365 W. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85745

    TUCSON VETERANS SERVING VETERANS
    2018 STANDDOWN & RESOURCE FAIR
    Thursday, March 15th
    Friday, March 16th
    Saturday, March 17th
    NEW LOCATION!: Grand Luxe Hotel
    1365 W. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85745

    Click HERE to print & distribute event flyer 

    WANT TO VOLUNTEER? Learn more:
    • Click for Info Flyer
    Click to register

    WANT TO ATTEND? Here's what to know:

    THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
    • 09:00 AM - Check-in of Homeless Veterans (2 nights)
    Homeless vets ONLY please -- no transitional or housed vets
    • 11:00 AM - 15:00 PM - Veteran Career Fair
    • 12:00 PM - 15:00 PM - Career Fair open to General Public

    FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH
    • 09:00 AM to 14:00 PM - Veteran Resource Fair
    • 13:00 PM - Female "Veteran in Need" Shopping Trip

    SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH
    • Check out, tear down, load out

    This event is open to ALL Veterans, National Guard, and Reservists in the local area in need of the following resources:

    Hot Meals • Clothing • Haircuts • First Aid/Minor Medical Treatment • Housing Options • Veterans Court • Mental Health and Religious Counseling • Substance Abuse Counseling and Treatment Referrals • Employment and Job Training Referrals • Job Search and Resume Writing Help • Vocational Rehabilitation • Disability Claims • Benefits Applications • Legal Matters • Pet Vaccinations • Spay/Neuter vouchers, and more.
    (Over 60+ Resource providers will be on site)

    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 & Resource Fair, in partnership with many dedicated community-based organizations. 

    The 2018 TVSV StandDown & Resource Fair is open to all military veterans, National Guard, and reservists, in the local Tucson and Pima area who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness

    For more information, please contact Cliff Wade at (520) 788-5029, or at tucsonvetsservingvets@gmail.com, or visiting 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.

    • April 14, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Safford Armory, 3625 S. US Hwy 191, Safford, AZ 85546

    GRAHAM & GREENLEE VETERANS SERVING VETERANS
    2018 VETERANS & FAMILIES RESOURCE FAIR

    Saturday, April 14th
    Safford Armory • 3625 S. US Hwy 191, Safford, AZ 85546

    WANT TO BE A SERVICE PROVIDER? Learn more:
    • Click for Info Flyer

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

    For more information, please contact chair, Lisa Lane, at llane@cpic-cas.org, or by visiting them on Facebook.

    • May 18, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Flagstaff Armory 320 N. Thorpe Road Flagstaff, AZ 86001

    6TH ANNUAL HIGH COUNTRY STANDDOWN
    Friday, May 18th • 10AM to 3PM
    Flagstaff Armory • 320 N. Thorpe Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

    Click HERE to print & distribute event flyer 

    The Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance, a program of the Arizona Housing Coalition, is proud to support the coordination of the 6th Annual High Country StandDown, in partnership with many dedicated community-based organizations. 

    The 6th Annual High Country StandDown is open to all military veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness with verifiable military service (required).

    SERVICES AVAILABLE:
    Dental, Vision & Medical Assistance • Employment Services • Pet Food & Pet Care • Hot Meals • Hygiene Kits • Clothing & Surplus • Legal Assistance • Haircuts • Veterans’ Court • Notary • Housing Support Services • Disability, Improved Pension & Survivors Benefits • And MUCH MORE!

    PARTICIPATING COURTS:
    Coconino County Superior Court • Flagstaff Municipal Court • Flagstaff Justice Court • Williams Municipal Court • Williams Justice Court

    SAFE ZONE: Individuals may appear without fear of being arrested if they have any outstanding warrant. If a veteran has a warrant out of a participating court they can come and ask that it be cancelled. Bring your court paperwork to the Stand Down. Attorneys will be available to answer questions. Contact Maia Rodriguez at 928-679-7675 if you have any questions.

    TO PARTICIPATE AS A BUSINESS/ NON-PROFIT/GOVERNMENT ENTITY:
    Contact Steven Flanagan at (520) 909-0891, or via email at SMF289@nau.edu

    TO VOLUNTEER AT THE EVENT:
    Contact Erin Kruse at (928) 523-6585, or via email at Erin.Kruse@nau.edu

    FOR GENERAL INFORMATION:
    Contact Kendra Crawford at (928) 679-7164 or via email at kcrawford@coconino.az.gov

    • September 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • September 29, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • Frontier Village, 1841 E St Hwy 69, Suite #114, Prescott, AZ 86301

    2018 YAVAPAI COUNTY STANDDOWN
    Friday, September 29th 9AM
    through Saturday, September 29th 3PM
    Frontier Village, 1841 E. State Hwy 69, Suite #114, Prescott, AZ 86301

    Learn more:
    • Overnight stay provided
    • VETERANS COURT: Saturday, September 29th, 9AM-3PM
    • Click for Info Flyer

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

    FURTHER DETAILS TO COME IN MARCH!

    For more information, please contact Kristen Gomes at (928) 583-7204, or via email at kgomes@usvetsinc.org.

    • October 24, 2018
    • Yuma, AZ

    2018 WESTERN ARIZONA STANDDOWN - Yuma
    SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

    Click HERE to print & distribute SAVE THE DATE flyer

    The Western Arizona Stand Down is a one-day event that brings together U.S. Military Veterans and family members to connect them with direct support services and resources that will help them gain and maintain housing, legal consulting, and health & wellness. In addition, intellectual, social, physical, spiritual, occupational and emotional services will be offered at no cost. 

    The Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance, a program of the Arizona Housing Coalition, is proud to support the Yuma Veterans Task Force in the coordination of the annual 2018 Western Arizona StandDownSupport and funding is provided by various organizations across the region; representatives from private and non-profits in addition to government, state and local agencies partnered to bring this event back to Yuma in 2018. 

    INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR BEING A SERVICE PROVIDER?For more information, please contact Jezreel Ramirez at (928) 343-7604, or via email at jezreel.ramirez@goodwillaz.org.

Past StandDown Events

January 25, 2018 2018 Maricopa County StandDown (Phoenix)

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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