The Arizona Veteran StandDown Alliance is a DBA of the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness. This 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. This year’s event will be held on February 9th, 10th and 11th (Thursday-Saturday).
These services range 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 approximately 1,850 veterans, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Maricopa County.
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, political/community will and consistent data necessary to acquire the on-going resources it will take to end veteran homelessness once and for all.
This year’s event flyer: 2017 Stand Down Phoenix
Organization’s website: www.ArizonaStanddown.org