National Coalition of Homeless Veterans
Sign up for the NCHV Newsletter Coalition Call Twitter Facebook

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.

Current 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.

Classification Key:

A - Stand Down (3- or 4-day event with shelter)
B - Homeless Veterans Resource Fair (2-day event)
C - Homeless Veterans Resource Fair (1-day event)
D - Homeless Veterans Health Fair (1-day event)
E - Homeless Veterans Job Fair (1-day event)
F - Other Event

Please continue to check back for newly posted Stand Downs.

Date

 

       
           
July 21, 2016 C Hastings NE Kerry Miller Loos (402) 599-0083
           
July 22, 2016 A San Diego CA Darcy Pavich (619) 393-2040
        Kristin Donaldson (858) 642-3167
           
July 23, 2016 C Birmingham AL Rick DeFilippo (205) 933-8101 x 5951
           
July 23, 2016 C Chicago IL Mark Mulroe (773) 435-8407
        Laura McGee-Otunde (312) 569-5751
           
July 24, 2016 C Kalispell MT Allen Erickson (406) 756-7304
        Shad Borrows (406) 874-5617
           
July 25, 2016 C Port Townsend WA John Braasch (360) 301-9987
        Jessica Thomas (253) 583-2827
           
July 29, 2016 A Ventura  CA Claire Hope (805) 630-2431
        Michael Johnson (310) 478-3711 x 42537
           
August 2, 2016 B Minneapolis MN Nathaniel Saltz (651) 224-0290
        Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
           
August 5, 2016 C Wenatchee WA Thad Lawson (509) 393-2448
        Zachary Badger (509) 462-2500 x 4001
           
August 10, 2016 C Hastings MI Lauren McKeown-Schaefer (269) 966-5600 x 33148
           
August 10, 2016 C Vancouver WA Dick Banwick (360) 693-7030
        Tasha Sloan (971) 200-0351
           
August 12, 2016 B Fairbanks AK John Duncan (907) 456-4238
           
August 12, 2016 C Kingston NY Steven Massee (845) 340-3195
        Carrie Blanchard (518) 626-5157
           
August 12, 2016 C New Castle PA Michael Clark (800) 362-8262 x 4437
           
August 13, 2016 Helena MT Brandy Keely (406) 447-4550
        Shad Barrows (406) 874-5617
           
August 17, 2016 C Waterford MS Amy Jonston (901) 523-8990 x 7753
           
August 18, 2016 C Allegan MI Tiyanna Whitt (269) 967-2714
           
August 19, 2016 C North Bend OR Berta Balli (541) 613-5802
           
August 19, 2016 A Seaside CA Tom Griffin (831) 883-8387 x 232
        Derek McGinnis (650) 906-4426
           
August 19, 2016 C Sierra Vista AZ Bob Pilcher (520) 305-6993
           
August 20, 2016 C St. Augustine FL Tammy Shirley (904) 209-6160
        Daniel Raul Patton (904) 396-8755
           
August 25, 2016 C Bismarck ND Robert Olzweski (701) 222-2396
        Diana Hall (701) 239-3700 x 3472
           
August 25, 2016 A Marysville CA Mike Nichols (530) 749-1036
        Melissa Davis (916) 843-2722
           
August 25, 2016 C Virginia MN Paul Pedersen (218) 722-8763
        Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
           
August 26, 2016 C Duluth MN Paul Pedersen (218) 722-8763
        Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
           
August 26, 2016 C Jackson MS Kimberly Knight Moore (601) 362-4471 x 5504
           
August 26, 2016 C Sioux City IA Candice Cummings (605) 336-3230 x 6135
           
August 26,2016 C Tillamook OR Nathan Rodgers (503) 983-1913
        Tasha Sloan (971) 200-0351
           
August 27, 2016 C Whiteriver AZ Randy Carman (602) 568-8716
           
August 31, 2016 C Dayton OH Regena Hardy (937) 268-6511 x 1913
           
August 31, 2016 C Salem OR Jared Dyer  
        Rosy Macias (503) 362-9911
           
September 2, 2016 C Tampa FL Diane Cavenaugh (813) 785-9411
           
September 7,2016 C Atlanta MI Arthur Ohlrich (989) 497-2500 x 15435
           
September 9, 2016 C Asheville NC Russell Cole Drewes (828) 575-7835
           
September 9, 2016 C Bad Axe MI Jill Power (989) 497-2500 x 15636
           
September 9, 2016 C Benton Harbor MI April Coleman (269) 966-5600 x 32723
           
September 9, 2016 C Cedar Rapids IA Sarah Whitmore (319) 365-0898
           
September 9, 2016 C Farmington MO Jennifer Lay (573) 778-4425
           
September 9, 2016 C Lakeland FL Diane Cavenaugh (813) 785-9411
           
September 9, 2016 A Levittown PA Eddie Speller (267) 560-5011
        Casey McCollum (215) 823-5800 x 3680
           
September 9, 2016 C Portland OR Alex Grover (503) 280-4673
        Tasha Sloan (360) 696-4061 x 34399
           
September 9, 2016 C Wagner SD Crystal Wilkinson (605) 336-3230 x 7895
           
September 10, 2016 C Greenville MS Joseph Herring (850) 346-3996
        Ovul Peric (901) 523-8990 x 7085
           
September 10, 2016 C Miles City MT Ron Nemec (406) 232-8346
        Shad Barrows (406) 874-5617
           
September 10, 2016 C Moses Lake WA Eileen Boylston (509) 766-4111
        Zachary Badger (509) 462-2500 x 4001
           
September 10, 2016 C Salt Lake City UT Kristy Hamilton (801) 582-1565 x 6315
           
September 10, 2016 C Tulsa OK Christina Perez-Lanik (918) 978-4407
           
September 13, 2016 C Akron OH Nellie Rodgers (330) 761-7054 x 2016
           
September 13, 2016 C Savannah GA Ruth Keith (912) 920-0214 x 2100
           
September 14, 2016    A Fresno CA John Schuler (559) 997-3697
        Demetri Henry (559) 225-6100 x 4179
           
September 15, 2016 B Columbus GA Springe Love (334) 727-0550 x 2838
           
September 15, 2016 B Montgomery AL Springe Love (334) 727-0550 x 2838
           
September 15, 2016 B Tuskegee AL Springe Love (334) 727-0550 x 2838
           
September 15, 2016 A Rock Island IL Sarah Oliver (563) 370-1779
           
September 16, 2016 A Cumberland RI Sherry Elderkin (401) 261-9468
        Elizabeth Johnson (401) 255-0859
           
September 16, 2016 A Des Moines IA Nick Lemmo (515) 286-3671
        Kimberly Neal (515) 699-5999 x 4036
           
September 16, 2016 C Durham NC Bob Williamson (919) 286-0411 x 6045
           
September 16, 2016 C El Paso TX Charm Mizer (915) 487-8753
           
September 16, 2016 C Gainesville FL Bridget Fitzgerald (352) 548-1800
           
September 16, 2016 C Kalamazoo MI J. Mike Hoss (269) 373-5304
        LaTangie Magee (269) 966-5600 x 35630
           
September 16, 2016 A Mather CA Anthony Creel (916) 600-1105
        Tristan Ring (925) 372-2455
           
September 16, 2016 C New Bern NC Candance Parker (252) 830-2149 x 3115
           
September 16, 2016 C Oklahoma City OK Christine Cleary (405) 456-1710
           
September 16, 2016 C St. Helens OR Nick Herber (360) 600-4997
        Tasha Sloan (971) 200-0351
           
September 17, 2016 C Butner NC Anne Williams (919) 339-0528
        Bob Williamson (919) 286-0411 x 6045
           
September 17, 2016 A Compton CA Michael Johnson (310) 478-3711 x 42537
           
September 17, 2016 C Milwaukee WI Bob Hawkins (414) 379-1221
        Roy Bishop  (414) 384-2000 x 43583
           
September 20, 2016 A Fresno CA John Schuler (559) 977-3697
        Kellie Ridenour (559) 400-1435
           
September 20, 2016 C Laredo TX Carrie Myers (361) 806-5600 x 62294
           
September 21, 2016 B Clearlake CA Jake Martin (415) 281-5133
           
September 21, 2016 C Huntingdon WV LeeAnn Bills (304) 529-9141
           
September 22, 2016 C Nashua NH Emily Reisine (603) 624-4366 x 3622
           
September 22, 2016 C Panama City FL Dwayne Evans (850) 872-4340 x 105
        Shayma Salman (850) 522-6358
           
September 23, 2016 C Beaumont TX Barbara Lincoln (409) 239-5722
        Lewis Harris (409) 347-0124
           
September 23, 2016 C Cherry Hill NJ James Maher (888) 865-8387
        Casey McCollum (215) 823-5800 x 3680
           
September 23, 2016 C Dover DE Liz Byers-Jiron (301) 466-2462
        Michael Tiedeman (302) 530-2786
           
September 23, 2016 C Greensboro NC Jennifer Herb (704) 638-9000 x 3011
           
September 23, 2016 C Muncie IN Carolyn Bowers (260) 426-5431 x 73289
           
September 23, 2016 C Myrtle Beach SC Debbie Jackson (843) 477-0177 x 2628
           
September 23, 2016 A Orange County CA Richard Beam (562) 826-5498
           
September 23, 2016 C Pensacola FL Robert Gravley (580) 361-2087
        Jodie Picciano-Swanson (228) 523-5018
           
September 23, 2016 C Reno NV Elizabeth Pope (775) 786-7200 x 6414
           
September 23, 2016 C Ridgecrest CA Carol Coy (760) 608-9251
        Michael Johnson (310) 478-3711 x 42537
           
September 23, 2016 C Rocky Hill CT Chuck Leone (860) 616-3804
        Maureen Pasko (203) 479-8041
           
September 23, 2016 C Sioux Falls SD Cathleen Cronk (605) 336-3230 x 7896
           
September 24, 2016 C Bapchule AZ Randy Carman (602) 568-8716
           
September 24, 2016 C Knoxville TN Joan LePage (423) 926-1171 x 7910
           
September 24, 2016 C Macon GA Nicole Soloman Sanders (478) 304-2528
           
September 24, 2016 C Pittsburgh PA Mary Frances Pilarski (412) 822-1272
           
September 27, 2016 B Prescott AZ Skye Biasetti (928) 583-7678
        Markham Breen (928) 445-4860 x 5305
           

 


333 1/2 Pennsylvania Avenue SE  |  Washington, D.C.  |  20003  |  t-f. 1.800.VET.HELP  |  v. 202.546.1969  |  f. 202.546.2063  |  info@nchv.org