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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.

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.

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 kmcevilly@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 Kyle McEvilly at (202) 546-1969 or kmcevilly@nchv.org.


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
 

More events will be added below as information is received.

Date

Class

City State Name/Email Phone
           
Apr 24, 2014 C Fergus Falls MN Paul Pederson (218) 722-8763
        Mike Danielski (701) 239-3700 x3561
           
Apr 25, 2014 C St. Cloud MN Nick Johnston (320) 253-6212
        Carolyn Ramirez (320) 252-1670 x7190
        Donald Holland  
           
Apr 25, 2014 B Arapahoe WY Martin Blackburn (307) 851-4487
        Julian Hubbard (307) 349-2974
           
Apr 25, 2014 C Hickory NC Ric Vandett (828) 302-0293
        Tamra Aguilera (704) 638-9000 x5506
           
Apr 26, 2014 C Columbus GA Alyce Harrison (706) 593-3393
        Marguerita High (334) 558-8505
           
Apr 26, 2014 C Sarasota FL Jennifer Sprague (727) 398-6661 x7552
        Marion Richter (727) 398-6661 x10334
           
May 1, 2014 C Forks WA John Braasch  (360) 301-9987  
        Kathy Gerard  (253) 583-3541
           
May 1, 2014 C Williston ND Grant Carns (701) 577-4550
        Tess Scully (701) 577-9838
           
May 3, 2014 C St. Louis MO David Kollore (314) 615-7414
        Amy Guffey (314) 652-4100 x55483
           
May 10, 2014 C Coeur d'Alene ID Eric Swanbeck (208) 704-0548
        John Davis (509) 462-2500 x4002
           
May 10, 2014 B Anaconda MT Nick Nardacci (406) 560-2242
        Shad Barrows (406) 874-5617
           
May 12, 2014 C Stone Ridge NY Carol Olszanecki (845) 418-7815
        Paul Stolz (914) 737-4400 x3740
           
May 16, 2014 A San Luis Obispo CA George Moran (805) 782-9101
           
May 16, 2014 D Safford AZ Lisa Lane (928) 432-6932
        Mark Jensen (520) 792-1450 x11559
           
May 16, 2014 B Flagstaff AZ Ted Martello (928) 779-4557
        Dru Monroe (928) 445-4860  x5658
           
May 19, 2014 C Oakhurst CA Terry Cole (559) 658-8939
        Kathleen Humphreys (559) 225-6100 x5404
           
May 21, 2014 C Colorado Springs CO Alfredia Johnson (719) 314-6929
        Rebecca Smith (303) 914-5984
           
May 21, 2014 C Lansing MI Renee Jones (517) 489-5278
        Tiyanna Whitt (517) 267-3925
           
May 21, 2014 C Salisbury NC Lesley Reece (704) 638-9000 x5501
        Tamika Williams (704) 310-9447
           
May 22, 2014 C Rainelle WV Brian Sullivan 304-255-2121 x4429
        Marshall Sanford (304) 673-0862
           
May 23, 2014 A Miami FL Tony Colmenares (305) 984-7849
        Beth Wolfsohn (305) 541-5864 x135
           
May 29, 2014 C Fresno CA John Schuler (559) 977-3697
        Catovia Rayner (559) 225-6100 x4320
           
May 30, 2014 B Chicago IL Jeanne Douglas (708) 383-3226
        William Baxter (708) 202-8387 x24961
           
May 31, 2014 C Kalispell MT Allen Erickson (406) 756-7304
        Shad Barrows (406) 874-5617
           
Jun 6, 2014 B Kansas City MO Bob Waechter (773) 850 9938
        Joe Levota (913) 682-2000 x52313
           
Jun 7, 2014 C Bozeman MT Jim Korth (406) 570-8267
        Shad Barrows (406) 874-5617
           
Jun 10, 2014 C New Bern NC Lovay Wallace-Singleton (252) 637-9350
        Melinda Gates (252) 830-2149 x3224
           
Jun 13, 2014 B Klamath Falls OR Orlando Williams (541) 331-9979
        Daryl Cooper  
           
Jun 14, 2014 C Sandpoint ID John Davis (509) 462-2500 x4002
        Andy Rogers (509) 462-2500 x4001
           
Jul 18, 2014 A San Diego CA Darcy Pavich (619) 497-0142
           
Jun 20, 2014 B Tacoma WA Clyde Drury (253) 798-7449
        Erin Horner (253) 582-8440
           
Jun 20, 2014 B Shrewsbury MA Richard Turner (508) 791-1213 x125
        Jim Seney (413) 584-4040 x2133
           
Jun 27, 2014 B Missoula MT Shad Barrows (406) 874-5617
        Brian Becker (406) 721-4918
           
Jun 28, 2014 C Trout Creek MT Billy Hill (406) 847-2407
        Andy Rogers (509) 462-2500 x4020
           
Jul 13, 2014 C Chicago IL Mark Mulroe (773) 435-8407
        Candice Bodie (312) 569-7732 x57732
           
Jul 25, 2014 A Ventura CA Claire Hope (805) 987-3118
           
Jul 28, 2014 C Port Townsend WA John Braasch (360) 301-9987  
        Kathy Gerard (253) 583-3541
           
Aug 1, 2014 A Seaside CA Tom Griffin (831) 883-8387 x32
        Derek McGinnis (650) 906-4426
           
Aug 1, 2014 A Bethel AK Sharon Strutz-Norton (907) 257-5460
        John Pendrey (907) 947-6207
           
Aug 1, 2014 A Monterey CA Derek McGinnis (650) 906-4426
           
Aug 5, 2014 B Minneapolis MN Nathaniel Saltz (651) 224-0290
        Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
           
Aug 13, 2014 C Vancouver WA Nick Herber (360) 693-7030
        C.J. Burns (503) 220-8262 x33756
           
Aug 15, 2014 B Fairbanks AK Nancy Smoyer (907) 479-7940
        Cindy Hiett (907) 456-4238
           
Aug 19, 2014 C Coarsegold CA Terry Cole (559) 658-8939
        Kathleen Humphreys (559) 225-6100 x5404
           
Aug 21, 2014 A Marysville CA Tracy Cascio (510) 587-5050
        Mike Nichols (530) 632-3597
           
Aug 21, 2014 C Poplar Bluff MO Jennifer Lay (573) 718-1049
        Amy Helm (573) 778-4458
           
Aug 23, 2014 C Richton Park IL Bill Browne (708) 705-6090
        Candice Bodie (312) 569-7732 x57732
           
Aug 28, 2014 C Bismarck ND Robert Olzweski (701) 400-1062
        Karen Pearson (701) 221-9152
           
Sept 4, 2014 C Sikeston MO Jennifer Lay (573) 718-1049
        Amy Helm (573) 718-0811
           
Sept 5, 2014 B Macon GA Brian Faulds (478) 742-6677
        Nicole Solomon (478) 272-1210
           
Sept 6, 2014 A Philadelphia PA Edward Speller (267) 560-5011
        Patricia O'Kane  
        Kathleen Craige  
           
Sept 9, 2014 C Akron OH Laura Dunlop (330) 564-5780
        Barb Karam (216) 203-2855
           
Sept 11, 2014 C Indianapolis IN Cindy Thomas (317) 333-8970
           
Sept 11, 2014 C Huntington WV Robin Mannon (304) 529-9154
           
Sept 11, 2014 C West Plains MO Jennifer Lay (573) 718-1049
        Amy Helm (573) 718-0811
           
Sept 13, 2014 C Glendive MT Shannon Kadrmas (406) 377-3314 x205
           
Sept 13, 2014 C Dillon MT Jim Willis (406) 865-0870
        Shad Barrows (406) 874-5617
           
Sept 13, 2014 C Moses Lake WA Eileen Boylston (509) 766-4111
        John Davis (509) 462-2500 x4002
           
Sept 16, 2014 A Fresno CA John Schuler (559) 977-3697
        Catovia Rayner (559) 225-6100 x4320
           
Sept 18, 2014 C Farmington MO Jennifer Lay (573) 718-1049
        Amy Helm (573) 718-0811
           
Sept 20, 2014 B Colville WA Marty Brown  (509) 675-2999
        John Davis  (509) 462-2500
           
Sept 23, 2014 C Pocahontas AR Jennifer Lay (573) 718-1049
        Amy Helm (573) 718-0811
           
Sept 25, 2014 C Paragould AR Jennifer Lay (573) 718-1049
        Amy Helm (573) 718-0811
           
Sept 26, 2014 B Wenatchee WA Thad Lawson (509) 888-7310
        John Davis (509) 462-2500 x4002
           
Sept 26, 2014 C Ridgecrest CA Nick Coy (760) 608-1484
        Randall Hunt (310) 478-3711 x44813
           
Sept 26, 2014 C Stockton CA Derek McGinnis (650) 906-4426
           
Oct 2, 2014 C Port Angeles WA John Braasch (360) 301-9987  
        Kathy Gerard (253) 583-3541
           
Oct 3, 2014 C Cape Girardeau MO Jamie Ludwig (573) 651-3747
        Jennifer Lay (573) 718-1049
           
Oct 4, 2014 B Libby MT Allen Erickson (406) 250-0698
        John Davis (509) 462-2500 x4002
           
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 11, 2014 C Knoxville TN Clyde Vincent (865) 546-4813
           
Oct 16, 2014 C Biloxi MS Joe Catalogna (352) 484-7664
        Mark Dubaz (228) 523-4958
           
Oct 17, 2014 C Raleigh NC John Youker (919) 857-9428
        Bob Williamson (919) 286-0411 x6045
           
Oct 17, 2014 B Sonora CA Derek McGinnis (650) 906-4426
           
Oct 19, 2014 C Madera CA Terry Cole (559) 658-8939
        Kathleen Humphreys (559) 225-6100 x5404
           
Oct 23, 2014 C Bloomington IN Kathy Miller (812) 349-3467
           
Oct 24, 2014 C Greenville NC Sheila Parson (313) 408-0683
           
Oct 24, 2014 B Memphis TN William Jones (901) 864-9516
        Ovul Ince (901) 523-8990 x7085/5661
           
Oct 31, 2014 C St. Cloud MN Nick Johnston (320) 253-6212
        Donald Holland (320) 252-1670 x7558

 


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