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Phoenix StandDown event aims to help homeless veterans regain their independence

Posted: 2:56 PM, Feb 09, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-10 22:15:05-05

The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness is hosting a two-day event which aims to help veterans with financial resources and jobs. 

Maricopa County StandDown brings 70 service providers together to help at-risk men and women regain their independence by helping them with job searches, vocational rehabilitation, cash assistance, nutrition coaching, health insurance and child support services.   

There will also be attorneys on site to help veterans resolve any legal issues that they are currently facing. This is an important resource because many of the people who attend the event are struggling with court fines and/or arrest warrants. 

Dozens of Justice Courts are also participating so that judges can be on-hand to reinstate drivers' licenses and offer simple community service options as opposed to payments or fines. 

Last year the event offered assistance to 1,850 veterans. 

It takes place Feb. 9 & 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum near McDowell Road and 15th Avenue.