Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance

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

The Arizona Veteran StandDown Alliance is a project of the Arizona Housing Coalition (formerly AZCEH) and is an alliance of community-based, unincorporated organizations that come together with hundreds of agencies and thousands community volunteers to provide respite for homeless veterans combined with a considerable, one-stop services environment in various locations across the state. AVSA was formed not only to manage the Maricopa County StandDown, but to assist in funding the StandDown events that occur throughout the state. 

A StandDown is community-based event where organizations come together to provide annual, one to three day events that bring together the State's homeless and at-risk military veterans, connecting them with services ranging from: VA HealthCare, Mental Health Services, Clothing, Meals, Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Permanent Housing, ID/ Drivers License's, Court Services and Legal Aide, Showers and Haircuts and myriad other services and resources. StandDowns are held in different counties throughout the State with the largest, serving 2,109 veterans, at the 2017 Maricopa County StandDown, held at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Maricopa County on February 9th & 10th, 2017.

While its primary goal is helping homeless veterans access the resources needed (including housing) to regain their highest level of independence, the secondary goal of AVSA 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, political/community will and consistent data necessary to acquire the on-going resources it will take to end veteran homelessness once and for all.

Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance
is a collaboration & DBA of 
the Arizona Housing Coalition  

141 East Palm Lane, Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85004 | (602) 340-9393 | Tax ID #86-0909029


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