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Arizona Veterans StandDown AlliancE

What is the Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance? We are AVSA.

The Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance (AVSA) is a program of the Arizona Housing Coalition (formerly AZCEH), which holds annual events and resource fairs in 13 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 1,858 veterans and their families at the 2019 Maricopa County StandDown.

IMPACT OF AVSA

  • 3,700+ CONNECTED TO SERVICES
    In 2018, 3,755 veterans and their families received assistance at a local StandDown event or resource fair 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.

The Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance (AVSA) is a program of the Arizona Housing Coalition (formerly AZCEH), which holds annual events and resource fairs in 13 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.

IMPACT OF AVSA

2018 NUMBERS, SO FAR

Already this year, four StandDown events and resource fairs have taken place across Arizona: Phoenix (Maricopa County), Bullhead City (Mohave County), Tucson (Pima County), and Florence (Pinal County). To date so far in 2018, AVSA and its partners have served approximately 2,400 veterans, and their families, with even more events planned statewide throughout the year. 

3,700+ CONNECTED TO SERVICES

In 2017, 3,755 veterans and their families received assistance at one of 11 local StandDown events or resource fairs in 13 of Arizona's 15 counties. This year, we also proudly partnered with Arizona Dental Society's Mission of Mercy to provide over $332,000 in free dental work to over 300 veterans at our 2018 Maricopa County StandDown. Over 64% of these veterans served claim an annual income of less than $20,000, making this a much-needed and valued addition to services at our Maricopa event. 

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, 979 chronically homeless veterans have been housed in Maricopa County, and statewide, 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

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Past StandDown Events

October 26, 2019 2019 Western Arizona StandDown (Yuma)
October 12, 2019 2019 Sells O'Odham Veterans Celebration (Pima County)
October 05, 2019 2019 Guadalupe O'Odham Veterans Celebration (Maricopa County)
September 21, 2019 2019 San Carlos O'Odham Veterans Celebration (Gila County)
September 14, 2019 2019 Bapchule O'Odham Veterans Celebration (Pinal County)
September 13, 2019 2019 Yavapai County StandDown (Prescott)
August 24, 2019 2019 Whiteriver O'Odham Veterans Celebration (Navajo County)
August 17, 2019 2019 Scottsdale O'Odham Veterans Celebration (Maricopa County)
August 16, 2019 2019 Cochise Serving Veterans Resource Fair (Sierra Vista)
August 15, 2019 2019 Tucson Veterans Resource Fair
August 10, 2019 2019 White Mountain StandDown (Lakeside)
August 03, 2019 2019 Solomon O'Odham Veterans Celebration (Graham County)
May 17, 2019 2019 High Country StandDown (Flagstaff)
April 27, 2019 2019 GGSV Veterans & Families Resource Fair (Safford)
April 20, 2019 2019 Pinal County StandDown (Florence)
March 13, 2019 2019 TVSV StandDown & Resource Fair (Tucson)
March 01, 2019 2019 Tri-State Veterans StandDown (Bullhead City)
January 25, 2019 2019 Maricopa County StandDown - Event Registration Volunteer (FRIDAY AFTERNOON ONLY)
January 25, 2019 2019 Maricopa County StandDown - Event Registration Volunteer (FRIDAY MORNING ONLY)
January 24, 2019 2019 Maricopa County StandDown - Event Registration Volunteer (THURSDAY AFTERNOON ONLY)
January 24, 2019 2019 Maricopa County StandDown - Event Registration Volunteer (THURSDAY MORNING ONLY)
January 24, 2019 2019 MCStandDown Service Provider Application
October 24, 2018 2018 Western Arizona StandDown (Yuma)
September 28, 2018 2018 Yavapai County StandDown (Prescott)
August 17, 2018 2018 Cochise Serving Veterans Resource Fair (Sierra Vista)
August 15, 2018 2018 TVSV Veterans Resource Fair (Tucson)
August 11, 2018 2018 White Mountain StandDown (Show Low)
May 18, 2018 2018 High Country StandDown (Flagstaff)
April 14, 2018 2018 GGSV Veterans & Families Resource Fair (Safford)
March 17, 2018 2018 Pinal County StandDown (Florence)
March 15, 2018 2018 TVSV StandDown & Resource Fair (Tucson)
March 02, 2018 2018 Tri-State Veterans StandDown (Bullhead City)
February 28, 2018 2018 Maricopa County StandDown Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast & After-Action Report
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

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

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