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Maricopa County StandDown

Since 2001, the Maricopa County StandDown, coordinated by the Arizona Housing Coalition's Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance, has served thousands of U.S. military veterans, and their families, experiencing or at risk of homelessness in our state’s capital. Growing to one of the largest events of its kind in the country,  over 2,100 veterans were served at the 2017 event, connecting them to critical supportive services to help them gain and maintain their health and housing stability.

2020 Maricopa County StandDown
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
at the Arizona State Fairgrounds
1826 W. McDowell Road, Phx

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
& Friday, January, 24th, 2020
Doors open for registration at 7:00 AM both days and services end at 4:30pm (NO OVERNIGHT STAY IS AVAILABLE)

NOTE: Courts and other services open on

Saturday, January 25th
for attendees who register on-site
on Thursday or Friday ONLY.
NO pre-registration is available.

Per our generous site host, the Arizona State Fair,
you may not walk or drive in to the Fairgrounds
until Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 6:00AM.

This event is open to ALL United States military veterans, and their families, in the local area who are in need of the following resources:

  • VA Benefits Assistance
  • DES Benefits Assistance
  • Maricopa County & City Municipal Courts
  • MVD Services - IDs & driver licenses
  • Social Security Administration Services
  • Medical, Vision, & Behavioral Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Assistance
  • Housing Assistance
  • Employment Services
  • Education Services & Opportunities
  • Pet Care (all domestic animals welcome)
  • Haircuts & Hygiene
  • Emergency Shelter Solutions
  • On-site storage for personal items
  • RETURNING IN 20120! Dental services provided by Central Arizona Dental Society's Mission of Mercy 

Due to the addition of new services and in order to meet the needs of those in attendance, high demand services such as dental care will be available, while offerings such as overnight services, clothing and shoes will NO LONGER be available at the Maricopa County StandDown. >>>More info

    Elected officials, dignitaries, and the media are invited to visit the StandDown event and receive a personal tour from the leadership team.  To make arrangements, please email or text 623-225-6728. 


    • Enter on McDowell Avenue from the light at 17th Avenue 
    • Park NORTH of the Coliseum
    Official Event Hashtag: #MCStandDown
    Twitter: @AZStandDown
    Instagram: @AZStandDown
    AVSA Web Page:


      Join us in planning another great event, and helping spread the word! 
      • SEE PAST RESULTS: Click HERE to check out our after action reports to see our impact!

      Interested in being a StandDown Service Provider or volunteering for the event? Subscribe to StandDown updates HERE so we can let you know when we begin accepting applications for 2020. 

      '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 the Maricopa County StandDown event? Contact us at:

      For the latest StandDown news and information, please like us on Facebook.

      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

      1495 E. Osborn Rd.
      Phoenix,  AZ  85014
      (602) 340-9393


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