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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
           
Oct 16, 2014 C Biloxi MS Joe Catalogna (352) 484-7664
           
Oct 16, 2014 C Minot ND Janet Angell (701) 852-0177
           
Oct 16, 2014 C Billings MT Mary Walter (406) 657-6071 x2322
           
Oct 17, 2014 C Raleigh NC John Youker (919) 857-9428
        Bob Williamson (919) 286-0411 x6045
           
Oct 17, 2014 C Fort Collins CO Lisa Gossert (307) 256-3886
           
Oct 17, 2014 C Anderson IN April Forrest  
        Eldres Moliere (765) 674-3321 x73765
           
Oct 17, 2014 C Oklahoma City OK Darlene McClure (405) 456-5759
           
Oct 17, 2014 C Perris CA Eddie Estrada (951) 212-0277
        Synthia Allen (909) 825-7084
           
Oct 17, 2014 A Huntsville AL Sandra Childress (256) 684-6521
           
Oct 17, 2014 C Agusta GA Samuel Halstion (706) 733-0188 x6860
        Shuntoya Chatman (706) 945-7530
           
Oct 18, 2014 C Troutdale OR Kim Pettina (503) 794-3275
        Kathy Spofford (971) 645-2226
           
Oct 18, 2014 C Santa Maria CA George Maron (805) 782-9101
        Sandy Agalos (805) 346-8402
           
Oct 18, 2014 C Churubusco IN Kim Dietz (260) 610-1806
        Diane Page (260) 426-5431 x72156
           
Oct 18, 2014 C Augusta ME Greg Skillman (207) 623-8411
           
Oct 20, 2014 C Longview WA Elizabeth Johnston (360) 604-7303
        Cathy Spofford (971) 645-2226
           
Oct 21, 2014 C Columbus OH Stacy Potts (614) 452-0133
           
Oct 22, 2014 C Santa Maria CA Michael Johnson (310) 478-3711 x40786
           
Oct 23, 2014 C Bloomington IN Kathy Mayer (812) 349-3467
           
Oct 23, 2014 C Cheyenne WY Christy Stigen (307) 433-2741
           
Oct 23, 2014 C La Crosse WI Amanda Kalisz (608) 372-3971
           
Oct 23, 2014 A Redding CA Jim Richards (530) 356-0342
        Susan Tieden (530) 440-5517
           
Oct 23, 2014  C Fayettville AR Brian McAnally (479) 443-4301 x5143
           
Oct 24, 2014 C Greenville NC Shelia Parson (313) 408-0683
        Candace Parker (919) 286-0411
           
Oct 24, 2014 C Pensacola FL Robert Gravely (850) 857-1335
        Stephen Voigt (850) 912-2268
           
Oct 24, 2014 B Tuolumne CA Derek McGinnis (650) 906-4426
           
Oct 24, 2014 A Hudson FL Kennath Hale (813) 972-2000
           
Oct 24, 2014 B Santa Fe NM David Sena (505) 503-5950
           
Oct 24, 2014 D Anchorage AK Shawn Duthie (907) 677-9877
        John Pendrey (907) 273-4051
           
Oct 24, 2014 C Lorain OH Barbara Karam (216) 203-2855
           
Oct 24, 2014 C Austin TX Andy Smith (512) 773-0767
           
Oct 24, 2014 C Shreveport LA Marla Morre (318) 221-8411 x4404
           
Oct 25, 2014 C New Orleans LA George Holton (985) 690-6917
           
Oct 25, 2014 C Chicago IL Jenny Garreston (313) 569-5933
           
Oct 25, 2014 C Pocatello ID Brian Smith (208) 241-6635
        Buck Richardson (406) 439-6331
           
Oct 25, 2014 C Memphis TN William Jones (901) 864-9516
        Ovul Ince (901) 523-8990 x7085
           
Oct 29, 2014 C Clarksburg WV Amber Brunetti (304) 623-3461 x2068
           
Oct 31, 2014 C St. Cloud MN Nick Johnston (320) 253-6212
        Carolyn Ramirez (320) 252-1670
           
Oct 31, 2014 Wentworth NC Glen Johnson (336) 445-9898
           
Oct 31, 2014 C Rockford IL Jeff Metheny (815) 319-1332
        Leon Black (608) 256-1901
           
Oct 31, 2014 C Grand Junction CO lisa Strauss (970) 263-2800 x2723
           

 


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