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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.

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.

Taking the Court to Stand Down

2014 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 2014 Stand Down Notice of Proposed Event Form and e-mail it to Phillip Stringfield at pstringfield@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 Phillip Stringfield at pstringfield@nchv.org or (202) 546-1969.


VA has made detailed instructions available to service providers requesting surplus for Stand Down events (to be approved by your local facility HCHV coordinator or VA employee Stand Down point of contact).  Please click here to access this set of instructions.  The attachments needed to complete this process are included below.

Stand Down Surplus Notification Request Form

Surplus Authorization Form

2014 Stand Down Notice of Proposed Event Form

 

To have your Stand Down information listed on our website, please download and fill out the above 2014 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

Class

City State Name/Email Phone
           
Sept 25, 2014 C Paragould AR Jennifer Lay (573) 718-1049
           
Sept 25, 2014 C South Bend IN Diane Page (260) 426-5431 x72156
           
Sept 25, 2014 C Panama City FL Dwayne Evans (850) 872-4340 x105
        Ricky Catalogna (228) 243-7461
           
Sept 25, 2014 C Grand Rapids MN Paul Pederson (218) 722-8763
           
Sept 26, 2014 B Wenatchee WA Thad Lawson (509) 888-7310
        Andy Rogers (509) 462-2500 x4020
           
Sept 26, 2014 C Ridgecrest CA Nick Coy (509) 888-7310
        Randall Hunt (310) 478-3711 x44813
           
Sept 26, 2014 C Stockton CA Derek McGinnis (650) 906-4426
           
Sept 26, 2014 C Pineville  LA Bradley Allison (318) 473-0010 x4067
           
Sept 26, 2014 C Cherry Hill NJ Jim Maher (609) 315-1059
        Manny Estacio (215) 823-5800 x6860
           
Sept 26, 2014 C Fort Walton Beach FL Joe Catalogna (228) 243-7461
           
Sept 26, 2014 C Muncie IN Diane Page (260) 426-5431 x72156
           
Sept 26, 2014 C Kalamazoo MI Matt Newman (269) 966-5600 x31303
           
Sept 26, 2014 C Carlsbad NM David Sena (505) 503-5950
           
Sept 26, 2014 C Greensboro NC Richard Johnson (336) 334-5777 x270
        Tamika Williams (704) 310-9447
           
Sept 26, 2014 A Tustin CA Gillian Ellson (714) 547-0615
        Charlie Lonon (562) 826-5373
           
Sept 26, 2014 C Chillicothe OH Amy Combs (740) 773-1141 x6477
           
Sept 27, 2014 C Bend OR Jerry Hollis (541) 383-2793
        Troy Martin (971) 235-1463
           
Sept 27, 2014 C Leechburg PA Jennifer Blake (724) 763-1501
        Sandy Beahm (724) 287-4781 x4437
           
Sept 27, 2014 C Boise ID John Poarch (208) 695-5124
           
Sept 27, 2014 C Artesia NM David Sena (505) 503-5950
           
Sept 27,2014  C Delray Beach FL Maria Cabrera (561) 422-8262
           
Sept 27, 2014 C Orlando FL Ken Mueller (407) 373 5471
           
Sept 28, 2014 C Sahuarita AZ David Anderson (520) 610-0498
        Monique Evans 9505) 265-1711 x3976
           
Sept 30,2014 C Paducah KY Adam Coleman (618) 694-6501
           
Oct 1, 2014 C Centreville MI Matt Newman (269) 966-5600 x3130
           
Oct 1, 2014 C Las Vegas NV Cherie White-Fowler (702) 791-9000 x15445
           
Oct 2, 2014 C Port Angeles WA John Braasch (360) 301-9987
        Kathy Gerard (253) 583-3541
           
Oct 2, 2014 A Great Falls MT Rodger McConnel (406) 799-6709
        Shad Barrows (406) 874-5617
           
Oct 3,2014 C Cape Girardeau MO Jamie Ludwig (573) 651-3747
        Jennifer Lay (573) 718-1049
           
Oct 3,2014 C Dover DE Richard Benedict (443 )632-4777
        Mike Tiedeman (302) 994-2511
           
Oct 3, 2014 C Marion IN Bob Kelly (765) 651-2422
        Diane Page (260) 426-5431 x7215
           
Oct 3, 2014 A Ferndale CA Deborah Reeves (707) 444-8271
           
Oct 3, 2014 B Houston TX David Sands (713) 791-1414 x3672
           
Oct 4, 2014 B Libby MT Allen Erickson (406) 250-0698
        Andy Rogers (509) 462-2500 x4020
           
Oct 4,2014 C Decatur GA Adriane Thomas (678) 428-7959
           
Oct 4,2014 C Pittsburgh PA Benjamin Stahl (412) 481-8200
        Mary Pilarski (412) 822-1272
           
Oct 8,2014 C Utica NY Jessica Perusse (315) 425-4400 x57417
           
Oct 8,2014 B Highland Park MI Norm Wilcox (248) 808-0929
        Linda jones (313) 576-3870
           
Oct 8, 2014 C Rome/Utica NY Pam Palazzo (315) 972-7547
        Jessica Perusse (315) 425-4400 x57417
           
Oct 8,2014 C Louisville KY Jamie Watts (502) 287-4000 x54176
           
Oct 9, 2014 C Warrenton VA Ray Patterson (804) 675-5000 x4191
        Jim Hunt (540) 661-7993
           
Oct 9,2014 C Nashua NH Beth Grady (603) 624-4366
           
Oct 9, 2014 C Spartanburg SC Craig Burnette (864) 384-6593
        Rebecca Barnette (803) 776-4000 x7695
           
Oct 9, 2014 C Springfield MA Luz Marcano (413) 731-6000 x6114
           
Oct 10, 2014 C Farmington NM David Sena (505) 503-5950
           
Oct 10, 2014 C Eugene OR Dan Rupe (541) 242-0462
           
Oct 10, 2014 C Bellevue KY Emily Hunt (513) 977-6811
           
Oct 10, 2014 C Madera CA Terry Cole (559) 658-8939
        Kathleen Humphrey (559) 225-6100 x5404
           
Oct 11, 2014 C Knoxville TN Clyde Vincent (865) 546-4813
           

 


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