Unsung Hero Award - Shane Groen, Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness
The Unsung Hero Award goes to someone who has contributed to the recognition of the homeless veteran issue in a supporting or often unrecognized role. The three awardees are individuals who have made a profound impact in their communities. These individuals are not afraid to buck convention, adapt norms, and run toward the noise to make change.
Shane Groen, Manager of Special Projects for the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, is extremely effective at seeing systems and understanding how to improve them in ways that positively impact veterans every single day. Groen has been an instrumental part of the team in Phoenix, where chronic homelessness among veterans has been eliminated, and they are on track to become another major U.S. city to end all veteran homelessness.