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Stand Down

The original Stand Down for homeless veterans was modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations. At secure base camp areas, troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment. Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being.

That is the purpose of the Stand Down for homeless veterans, and achieving those objectives requires a wide range of support services and time. The program is successful because it brings these services to one location, making them more accessible to homeless veterans.

In July 2002, the founders of Stand Down – Robert Van Keuren, Dr. Jon Nachison and Vietnam Veterans of San Diego – asked the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) to become the “keeper of the flame” and provide national leadership for the movement. Since the first Stand Down in San Diego in 1988, the program has become recognized as the most valuable outreach tool to help homeless veterans in the nation today.

FY 2016-2017 DOL-VETS Stand Down Funding Notice

Stand Down Guide
Information about the history of Stand Down, essential program components, event classifications, and how to organize and develop a Stand Down program for your community.

Stand Down Overview
Brief document that highlights Stand Down's background, desired outcomes, development models and services and offers possible partners and funding resources.

Stand Down Promising Practices
This Promising Practices Guide contains experience, guidance, and best practices condensed from 20 surveys completed by expert organizations that serve as the heartbeat of Stand Down events throughout the year. This guide offers a snapshot of how several successful HVRP grantees and their partners working in employment services have been able to develop and execute Stand Down events across the country.

Stand Down Dates and Timelines
Brief document describing the basic timeline for hosting a Stand Down, from responding to the Federal Register Notice to submitting reports.

Stand Down Allowable and Unallowable Expenses
A current list of what expenses are allowable using federal funding, and what expenses are unallowed.

Taking the Court to Stand Down

2016 Stand Down Notice of Proposed Event Form
To include your Stand Down event in the national registry and NCHV’s newsletter and website, please complete the 2016 Stand Down Notice of Proposed Event Form and e-mail it to info@nchv.org or fax it to (202) 546-2063 or (888) 233-8582.

After Action Report
Once your event has concluded please fill out the After Action Report. The information on this form is used by NCHV and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to compile an annual report on Stand Down programs that provide outreach and supportive services to homeless veterans. If you have questions or need assistance with this report, contact info@nchv.org or (202) 546-1969.


Your local VA Stand Down contact has instructions available to service providers regarding requesting DOD surplus for Stand Down events. Please contact them for further information and guidance.

2014 Stand Down Notice of Proposed Event Form (Archive)

2015 Stand Down Notice of Proposed Event Form (Archive)

2016 Stand Down Notice of Proposed Event Form

To have your Stand Down information listed on our website, please download and fill out the above 2016 Stand Down Notice of Proposed Event Form.

Please continue to check back for newly posted Stand Downs.

Date

City

State

Contact

Phone

October 1, 2019

Lexington KY

Stephanie Gibson

(859) 233-4511, x3455

     

Anne Vandivort

(859) 254-3469, x236

October 2, 2019

Louisville KY

Jamie Watts

(502) 287-4176

     

Angie Moody

(502) 287-4178

October 3, 2019

Columbus IN

Chris Ray

(317) 988-1435

     

Jennifer Allman

 

October 3, 2019

Port Angeles WA

Olivia Reiber

(206) 664-1015

     

John Braasch

(360) 301-9987

October 3-5, 2019

Ferndale CA

Deborah Reeves

(707) 444-8271

     

Clifford LaMastus

(707) 444-8271

October 3, 2019

Goldsboro NC

Regena Hardy

(910) 488-2120, x7551

     

Barsham Murphy

(910) 488-2120, x7791

October 3-4, 2019

Houston TX

Gregory Fulton

(832) 465-9223

     

Luis Paulino

 

October 4, 2019

Athens OH

Amy Jones

(740) 773-1141, x7705

     

Kaye Payne

(740) 773-1141, x6477

October 4, 2019

Centreville MI

Maria Bosnak

(269) 966-5600, x33148

     

Sandra Fox

(269) 966-5600, x32567

October 4, 2019

Cold Spring KY

Christie Watson

(513) 977-6823

     

Shannon Hampton

(513) 977-6811

October 4, 2019

Marion IN

Naomi Nicastro

(260) 426-5431, x71662

     

Amy Sczerbowicz

(260) 426-5431, x71622

October 4, 2019

St. Louis MO

Katherine Garanzini

(314) 652-4100, x55442

     

Amy Guffey

(314) 652-4100, x55507

October 5, 2019

Guadalupe AZ

Jeff Willgale

(602) 248-6040

     

Jesse Ruelas

(602) 248-6040

October 5-6, 2019

Libby MT

Kevin Copelin

(509) 319-5332

     

Allen Erickson

(406) 756-7304

October 5, 2019

Pittsburgh PA

Mary Frances Pilarski

(412) 822-1272

     

Kelly Taylor

(412) 822-1267

October 5, 2019

Schenectady NY

Carrie Blanchard

(518) 626-5157

     

Peter McGarry

(518) 626-5164

October 5, 2019

Walla Walla WA

Joe Dixson

(509) 540-5800

     

Michael Ensor

(509) 527-1806

October 9, 2019

Las Vegas NV

Peter McCoy

(702) 791-9000, x11727

     

Rosa Sanchez-Antillon

(702) 791-9000, x11782

October 9, 2019

Wheeling WV

Mary Frances Pilarski

(412) 822-1272

     

Kelly Taylor

(412) 822-1267

October 10, 2019

Bakersfield CA

Michael Johnson

(424) 214-8371

     

Heather Kimmel

(661) 631-2505

October 10, 2019

Franklin NC

Russell Coles Drewes

(828) 575-7835

     

Joell Steininger

(828) 298-7911, x5506

October 10-12, 2019

Jacksonville FL

William Hoff

(904) 798-2811

     

Travis Sims

(904) 630-3680

October 11, 2019

Anderson IN

Naomi Nicastro

(260) 426-5431, x71662

     

Amy Sczerbowicz

(260) 426-5431, x71622

October 11, 2019

Farmington NM

Jason Ramos

(505) 503-5988

     

Joseph Gutierrez

(505) 506-0401

October 11, 2019

Loch Sheldrake NY

Paul Stolz

(914) 737-4400, x3740

     

John Crotty

(845) 807-0233

October 11, 2019

Decatur MI

Sandra Fox

(269) 268-8493

     

Ronald Henson

(269) 966-5600, x32566

October 12, 2019

Hermiston OR

John Adams

(509) 525-5200, x26771

     

Sean Rudd

(541) 276-1926

October 12, 2019

Newark NJ

Dave Cathcart

(201) 223-7787

     

Alex Manis

(866) 389-4446, x701

October 12, 2019

Sells AZ

Jeff Willgale

(602) 248-6040

     

Jesse Ruelas

(602) 248-6040

October 15, 2019

Colorado Springs CO

Victoria Scafuto

(719) 344-3438

     

James Griffith

(719) 200-8223

October 15, 2019

Columbus OH

Stacy Potts

(614) 452-0133

     

Mary Gillette

(614) 205-8585

October 16-17, 2019

Detroit MI

Natalie Hayes

(313) 576-1000, x65110

     

Patricia Wolschon

(313) 576-1000, x64249

October 17, 2019

Dickinson ND

Jennifer Kimball Walter

(701) 232-3241, x4568

     

Clanci Barnhart

(701) 540-2778

October 17, 2019

Durango CO

Jason Ramos

(505) 503-5988

     

Joseph Gutierrez

(505) 506-0401

October 17, 2019

Memphis TN

Jinger Cathey

(901) 523-8990, x3679

     

Shalanda Rose-Snearley

(901) 523-8990, x7142

October 17, 2019

Sherman TX

Linda Saucedo

(214) 927-4501

     

Kevin Hosey

(214) 857-0230

October 18, 2019

Austin TX

Andy Smith

(512) 773-0767

     

Paula Wood

(254) 743-1261

October 18, 2019

Battle Creek MI

Suzanne Reynolds

(269) 966-5600, x31602

     

Sean Stallworth

(269) 966-5600, x33563

October 18, 2019

Columbia SC

Michelle Howell

(803) 776-4000, x4621

     

Tina Nelson

(803) 776-4000, x4471

October 18, 2019

Gary IN

Shelia Mitchell-Erb

(312) 907-4543

     

Melissa Bohacek

(219) 794-1829, x2311

October 18, 2019

Spartanburg SC

Sherry Martell

(803) 776-4000, x7887

     

Sheila Garbett

(864) 342-0907

October 18, 2019

St. Cloud MN

Nick Johnston

320-333-5336

     

Bob Behrens

763-645-6487

October 18, 2019

Tuscaloosa AL

Cristina Rice

(205) 554-2000, x4403

     

Kenneth Turner

(205) 554-2000, x2771

October 18, 2019

Wentworth NC

Bob Williamson

(919) 286-0411

     

Doneicia Johnson

(919) 286-0411

October 18-20, 2019

Spring Hill FL

Nicole Cineas

(813) 532-5692

     

Lisandra Maetinez-Roman

(813) 955-2970

October 19, 2019

Augusta ME

Susie Whittington

(207) 623-8411, x6336

     

Arwen Agee

(207) 623-8411, x2950

October 18-19, 2019

Grass Valley CA

Karen Carmichael

(530) 401-3982

     

Casey Burk

(530) 615-9335

October 18-20, 2019

Huntsville AL

Willie Fields

(205) 933-8101, x6751

     

Art Wikle

(256) 527-9643

October 18, 2019

North Charleston SC

Linda Williams

(843) 789-7953

     

Margaret Boyle

(843) 789-7765

October 19, 2019

Greenville MS

Kimberly Knight Moore

(601) 362-4471, x55504

     

Kenneth Magee

(662) 820-1664

October 19, 2019

Madison WI

Angel Kinnie

(608) 280-2095

     

Sarah Anderson

(608) 280-2095

October 19, 2019

Santa Maria CA

Cynthia Conn

(805) 782-9101

     

Sandy Agalos

(805) 346-8402

October 19, 2019

Peoria IL

Cara Keplar

(309) 208-0874

     

Johanna Wagner

(309) 339-7326

October 19, 2019

Toledo OH

Shawn Dowling

(734) 845-5058

     

Stephanee Swanson

(734) 845-5058

October 19, 2019

Yakima WA

Billy Daughtry

(509) 574-1528

     

David Brown

(509) 574-1528

October 22, 2019

Lisbon OH

Reaver Nelson

(216) 882-9371

     

Denise Smith

(330) 761-7054

October 22, 2019

Warren OH

Reaver Nelson

(216) 882-9371

     

Denise Smith

(330) 761-7054

October 23, 2019

Lorain OH

Reaver Nelson

(216) 882-9371

     

Denise Smith

(330) 761-7054

October 24, 2019

Denton TX

Artie Williams

(817) 255-7123

     

Kendre Flowers

(817) 255-7150

October 24, 2019

Fayetteville AR

Brian McAnally

(479) 444-4004

     

Amy Cash

(479) 444-4004

October 24, 2019

Grand Island NE

Kathy Foster

(402) 489-3802, x6862

     

Kerry Miller Loos

(402) 995-5529

October 24, 2019

Marion IL

George Holton

(618) 997-5311, x59476

     

Adam Coleman

(618) 997-5311, x59456

October 24-25, 2019

Albuquerque NM

Jason Ramos

(505) 503-5988

     

Joseph Gutierrez

(505) 506-0401

October 24 - 26, 2019

Anderson CA

Joshua Roberts

(530) 899-6331

     

Terry Mikesell

(530) 221-6248

October 24, 2019

Cheyenne WY

Tatum Webb

(307) 778-7352

     

Kim Fisher

(307) 778-7550, x7471

October 24, 2019

Minot ND

Jennifer Kimball Walter

(701) 232-3241, x4568

     

DiNell Hall

(701) 306-0564

October 25, 2019

Anchorage AK

John Pendrey

(907) 273-4051

     

Shawn Duthie

(907) 677-9877

October 25, 2019

Fort Walton Beach FL

David Middleton

(850) 609-2604

     

Melissa Hoylman

 

October 25, 2019

Grand Junction CO

Dean Sinclair

(970) 242-0731, x2766

     

Robin Trump

(970) 263-2800, x2745

October 25, 2019

Greenville NC

Alex Averell

(252) 830-2149

     

Candace Parker

(252) 830-2149

October 25, 2019

Los Angeles CA

Shanna Nelson

(213) 666-6429

     

Joseph Rodriguez Jozwiak

(562) 522-0557

October 25, 2019

Macon GA

Joanie Oxley

(478) 278-8298

     

Nicole Sanders

(478) 304-2528

October 25, 2019

Poplar Bluff MO

Jennifer Lay

(573) 778-4425

     

Stacey Scobey

(573) 778-4746

October 25, 2019

Rockford IL

Josh Homuth

(608) 301-7130

     

Sonia Castaneda

(608) 301-7131

October 25, 2019

Salt Lake City UT

Meisha Jensen

(801) 582-1565, x2746

     

Amy Earle

(801) 582-1565, x6327

October 25, 2019

Warrenton OR

Tasha Sloan

(360) 696-4061, x34399

     

Criselda Wilcox

(503) 325-4821, x225

October 26, 2019

Boise ID

John Poarch

(208) 695-5124

     

Anna Johnson-Whitehead

(208) 422-1000, x7806

October 26, 2019

Mankato MN

Jonelle Glubke

(612) 313-3246

     

Sadie Rezac

(507) 345-8258

October 26, 2019

New Orleans LA

John Bradley

(504) 453-4226

     

Tanya Pierre

(504) 507-3742

October 26, 2019

Pocatello ID

Sy Williams

(208) 705-8918

     

Brian Smith

(208) 232-6214, x6082

October 26, 2019

Quincy IL

James Gatti

(563) 328-5826

     

Karen Abendroth

(563) 328-5820

October 26, 2019

Sanford FL

Jina Thalmann

(407) 951-0551

     

Lisa Goodwin

(407) 646-5500, x29099

October 26, 2019

Yuma AZ

Kim Washington

(928) 317-9973

     

Laura Hoffman

(928) 317-9973

October 30, 2019

Miami FL

Marsha Latham

(305) 575-7000, x2513

     

Jose Fontanez

(305) 637-7000, x26629

October 31, 2019

Modesto CA

Derek McGinnis

(650) 906-4426

     

Carmen Johnson

(209) 343-6292

November 1, 2019

Butler PA

Ronald Christopher

(878) 271-6153

     

Dhana LeFevre

(724) 287-6797, x213

November 1, 2019

Fort Collins CO

Tatum Webb

(307) 778-7352

     

Jenny Pickett

(719) 351-9702

November 1, 2019

Gallup NM

Jason Ramos

(505) 503-5988

     

Joseph Gutierrez

(505) 506-0401

November 1, 2019

Raleigh NC

Bob Williamson

(919) 286-0411

     

Doneicia Johnson

(919) 286-0411

November 1, 2019

Tillamook OR

Tasha Sloan

(360) 696-4061, x34399

     

Tiara Logsdon

(503) 842-8448, x222

November 2, 2019

Idaho Falls ID

Sy Williams

(208) 705-8918

     

Brian Smith

(208) 232-6214, x6082

November 2, 2019

Kenosha WI

Ali Nelson

(262) 605-6693

     

Zachary Zdroik

(262) 638-6667

November 2, 2019

Lafayette IN

Chris Ray

(317) 988-1435

     

Tim Hilton

 

November 2, 2019

Palmetto FL

Blossom Kapper

(727) 398-6661, x17829

     

Yvonne Morales

(727) 398-6661, x12943

November 2, 2019

Princeton WV

Kenneth Lester

(304) 255-2121, x4429

     

Tracie Hamb

(304) 255-2121, x4429

November 5, 2019

Charleston IL

Alwin Abraham

(217) 918-7426

     

Laura Severson

(217) 639-5150

November 5, 2019

Rapid City SD

Jamison Hild

(605) 490-8587

     

Jordan Walsh

(605) 490-3163

November 6, 2019

New Albany IN

Jamie Watts

(502) 287-4176

     

Angie Moody

(502) 287-4178

November 6, 2019

Stamford NY

Christina Mead

(518) 626-5165

     

Charlie Piper

(607) 832-5345

November 7, 2019

Dallas TX

Linda Saucedo

(214) 927-4501

     

Kevin Hosey

(214) 857-0230

November 7, 2019

Kokomo IN

Naomi Nicastro

(260) 426-5431, x71662

     

Amy Sczerbowicz

(260) 426-5431, x71622

November 7, 2019

Kykotsmovi AZ

Joshua Wear

(928) 458-8713

     

Eugene Talas

(928) 734-3461

November 8, 2019

Ames IA

David Rowell

(515) 242-4666

     

Paulette Anderson

(619) 952-3194

November 8, 2019

Corpus Christi TX

Carrie Myers

(361) 441-6195

     

Melinda Rosson

(361) 563-6930

November 8, 2019

Kansas City KS

Shondel Thieverge

(816) 861-4700, x53814

     

Melissa Abell

(816) 861-4700, x53823

November 8, 2019

Kennewick WA

John Adams

(509) 525-5200, x26771

     

Joetta Rupert

(509) 551-5194

November 8, 2019

Long Beach CA

Katrese Epps

(562) 355-8475

     

Dustin Halliwell

(562) 706-7483

November 8, 2019

San Antonio TX

LaShelle Butler

(210) 792-7147

     

Sergio Dickerson

(210) 223-4088

November 8-9, 2019

Santa Fe NM

Jason Ramos

(505) 503-5988

     

Joseph Gutierrez

(505) 506-0401

November 9, 2019

Martinsburg WV

Michelle Cooke

(304) 263-0811

     

Rochelle Baltimore-Swan

(304) 263-0811

November 9, 2019

Tamarac FL

Marsha Latham

(305) 575-7000, x2513

     

Gina Queen

(954) 558-1864

November 11, 2019

Covina CA

Michael Johnson

(424) 214-8371

     

Linda Logan

(626) 331-4134

November 11, 2019

Hanford CA

Demetri Henry

(559) 908-8554

     

Norm Boyles

(559) 362-3913

November 13, 2019

Salem VA

Tanyia Jones

(540) 982-2463, x3936

     

Katherine Donaldson

(540) 982-2463, x2215

November 13, 2019

St. Helens OR

Tasha Sloan

(360) 696-4061, x34399

     

Phil Butcher

(503) 397-4995, x225

November 14, 2019

Decatur IL

Alwin Abraham

(217) 918-7426

     

John Buckles

(217) 542-7020

November 14, 2019

Fargo ND

Jennifer Kimball Walter

(701) 232-3241, x4568

     

Sara Wiederholt

(701) 306-0654

November 15, 2019

Chicago IL

Donald Donahue

(708) 202-4952

     

Brian McLaughlin

(708) 457-8805

November 15, 2019

Olympia WA

John Moysiuk

(360) 704-3614

     

David Gray

(360) 570-6982

November 15, 2019

Omaha NE

Kathy Foster

(402) 489-3802, x6862

     

Kerry Miller Loos

(402) 995-5529

November 15, 2019

Warsaw IN

Amy Sczerbowicz

(800) 360-8387, x71622

     

Kelly Friend

(219) 440-2825

November 16, 2019

Hampton VA

Marti Chick-Ebey

(757) 722-9961, x1285

     

Verneka Hudson

(757) 722-9961, x2137

November 16, 2019

Lake Havasu City AZ

Myron Nieszczur

(928) 718-7368

     

Colene Lowery

(928) 453-0705, x3010

November 16, 2019

Taveres FL

Jina Thalmann

(407) 951-0551

     

Lisa Goodwin

(407) 646-5500, x29099

November 20, 2019

Fort Worth TX

Artie Williams

(817) 255-7123

     

Shanna Ruppert

(972) 898-0159

November 20, 2019

Springfield MO

Brian McAnally

(479) 444-4004

     

Michelle Reinmiller

(479) 444-4004

November 21, 2019

Grand Forks ND

Jennifer Kimball Walter

(701) 232-3241, x4568

     

Andrea Dockendorf

(701) 335-4380

November 22, 2019

Biloxi MS

David Middleton

(850) 609-2604

     

Eileen Burke

(850) 346-3996

November 26, 2019

Las Vegas NV

Peter McCoy

(702) 791-9050, x11727

     

Lisa Handy

(702) 791-9050, x43342

November 26-28, 2019

Yuma AZ

Kim Washington

(928) 317-9973

     

Laura Hoffman

(928) 317-9973

December 4, 2019

Morehead City NC

Ellecia Thompson

(919) 286-0411, x176197

     

Alex Averell

(252) 830-2149

December 6, 2019

Augusta GA

Sabrina Faircloth

(706) 733-0188, x6375

     

Dave Firin

(706) 733-0188, x6671

December 6, 2019

Newport OR

Tasha Sloan

(971) 200-0351

     

Jerry Flores

(541) 991-9518

December 12, 2019

Horseheads NY

Michelle Cinque-Guarglia

(607) 664-4339

     

Matthew Clark

(607) 664-4380

December 12-13, 2019

Seattle WA

Rebecca Stephens

(425) 203-7204

     

Rebecca Murch

(425) 802-6628

December 18, 2019

Texarkana TX

Stephen Morgan

(318) 990-4402

     

Chocka Sullivan

(318) 990-4401

December 23-25, 2019

Yuma AZ

Kim Washington

(928) 317-9973

     

Laura Hoffman

(928) 317-9973

 


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