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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.

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
           
Aug 29, 2014 C Honolulu HI Andy Dahlburg (808) 284-4190
           
Sept 3, 2014 C St. Louis MO Laurie Geurin (314) 652-4100 x56391
           
Sept 4, 2014 C Sikeston MO Jennifer Lay (573) 718-1049
        Amy Helm (573) 718-0811
           
Sept 5, 2014 C Macon GA Brian Faulds (478) 742-6677
        Nicole Solomon (478) 272-1210
           
Sept 5, 2014 C Johnson City TN Joan LePage (423) 926-1171 x7910
        Christian Bach (423) 926-1171 x2871
           
Sept 5, 2014 C Dayton OH Omar Varise (937) 268-6511
        Kim Powell (937) 268-6511 x2696
           
Sept 5, 2014 C Cedar Rapids IA Sue Stannard (319) 369-4340
        Sarah Oliver (563) 370-1779
           
Sept 5, 2014 A Des Moines IA Kim Steenhoek (515) 229-3199
        Kimberly Neal (515) 699-5999 x4036
           
Sept 6, 2014 A Philadelphia PA Edward Speller (267) 560-5011
        Patricia O'Kane  
        Kathleen Craige  
           
Sept 6, 2014 C Scottsdale AZ David Anderson (520) 610-0498
        Michael Leon (602) 277-5551 x7656
           
Sept 9, 2014 C Akron OH Laura Dunlop (330) 564-5780
        Barb Karam (216) 203-2855
           
Sept 10, 2014 C White City OR Lynette Van Dusen (541) 826-2111 x3702
        Mike Twiss (541) 826-2111 x3439
           
Sept 10, 2014 B Clearlake CA Frank Parker (707) 274-9512
        Marco Rotting (415) 281-5117
           
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 11, 2014 C Asheville NC Allison Bond (828) 298-791 x5506
           
Sept 11, 2014 C Portland OR Alex Glover (503) 280-4673
        Cathy Spofford (971) 645-2226
           
Sept 11, 2014 C Gainesville FL Kim Smith (352) 264-6740
        Lisa Feagin (352) 548-1816
           
Sept 11, 2014 A Pleasanton CA Tracy Cascio (510) 587-5050
           
Sept 11, 2014 C Wagner SD Candice Cummings (605) 336-3230 x6135
           
Sept 12, 2014 A Sacramento CA Chuck Carter (916) 364-6701
        Jeffrey Jewell (925) 680-4526
           
Sept 12, 2014 C Battle Creek MI Matt Newman (269) 966-5600 x31303
           
Sept 12, 2014 C Jackson MS Charisse Myers (601) 362-4471 x1255
        Heidi Candler (601) 362-4471 x1255
           
Sept 12, 2014 C Newington CT Preston Maynard (203) 479-8041
        John Chiechi (203) 479-8042
           
Sept 12, 2014 C Welch WV Brian Sullivan (304) 255-2121
        Bill Workman (304) 255-2121 x4914
           
Sept 12, 2014 C Cincinnati OH Emily Hunt (513) 977-6811
           
Sept 12, 2014 C Warren OH Robert Marcus (330) 740-9200 x8311505
           
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
        Andy Rogers (509) 462-2500 x4020
           
Sept 13, 2014 A Compton CA Charlie Lonon (562) 826-5373
           
Sept 13, 2014 C Odessa TX Donnie Robinson (432) 550-0149 x2338
        Brenda Bragg (432) 263-7631 x7032
           
Sept 13, 2014 C Komatke AZ David Anderson (520) 610-0498
        Michael Leon (602) 568-7723
           
Sept 16, 2014 A Fresno CA John Schuler (559) 977-3697
        Catovia Rayner (559) 225-6100 x4320
           
Sept 16, 2014 C Savannah GA Ruth Keith (912) 920-0214 x2100
        Millicent Duncan (912) 920-2014 x2039
           
Sept 16, 2014 A Roseville CA William Hart (530) 852-2455
        Tracy Cascio (510) 587-5050
           
Sept 16, 2014 B Prescott Valley AZ Skye Biasetti (928) 583-7679
        Pam Smith (928) 830-3968
           
Sept 16, 2014 C McLaughlin SD Jamison Hild (605) 720-7161
           
Sept 17, 2014 C Gaylord MI Arthur Ohlrich (989) 356-8720 x15435
           
Sept 17, 2014 C Kenel SD Jamison Hild (605) 720-7161
           
Sept 18, 2014 C Farmington MO Jennifer Lay (573) 718-1049
        Amy Helm (573) 718-0811
           
Sept 18, 2014 C Memphis TN Robert Tharpe (901) 523-8990 x5873
        Ovul Ince (901) 523-8990 x7085
           
Sept 18, 2014 A Rock Island IL Mike Malmstrom (309) 269-2012
        Sarah Oliver (563) 370-1779
           
Sept 18, 2014 C Wakpala SD Jamison Hild (605) 720-7161
           
Sept 19, 2014 C Salem OR Wayne Crowder (503) 623-3198
        Rosy Macias (503) 362-9911
           
Sept 19, 2014 C Allegan MI Sherry Owens (269) 673-0501
        Matt Newman (269) 966-5600 x31303
           
Sept 19, 2014 C Myrtle Beach SC Doris Gleason (803) 873-2266
        Skye Romero (843) 477-0177 x2628
           
Sept 19, 2014 C Sioux Falls SD Orlando George (605) 330-4552
        Cathleen Cronk (605) 336-3230 x7896
           
Sept 19, 2014 A Cumberland RI William Hart (401) 273-7100 x3553
        Bill Carr (401) 273-7100 x1673
           
Sept 19, 2014 C El Paso TX Michelle Knerl (915) 238-3132
           
Sept 19, 2014 C Durham NC Darryl Hicklen (919) 683-5300
        Bob Williamson (919) 286-0411 x6974
           
Sept 19, 2014 B Warrenton OR Gary Barber (503) 325-1400
        Cathy Spofford (971) 645-2226
           
Sept 19, 2014 B Jacksonville FL J.D. McKinney (904) 630-7228
        Raul Patton (904) 396-8755
           
Sept 20, 2014 B Colville WA Marty Brown (509) 675-2999
        John Davis (509) 462-2500
           
Sept 20, 2014 C Milwaukee WI Robert Hawkins  
        Roy Bishop (414) 384-2000
           
Sept 20, 2014 C Tulsa OK Lee Whiteley (918) 574-1454
        Christina Perez-Lanik (918) 610-2015
           
Sept 20, 2014 C Titusville FL Jacob Mckee (321) 637-3788 x2639
           
Sept 22, 2014 C Pine Ridge SD Jamison Hild (605) 720-7161
           
Sept 23, 2014 C Pocahontas AR Jennifer Lay (573) 718-1049
           
Sept 23, 2014 C Haverhill MA Bruce Campbell (978) 521-9668
        Tim Driscoll (781) 687-2374
           
Sept 23, 2014 C Tampa FL Diane Cavenaugh (813) 785-9411
           
Sept 23, 2014 C Marion IL Adam Coleman (618) 694-6501
           
Sept 23, 2014 C Springfield MO Brian McAnally (479) 443-4301 x5143
           
Sept 24, 2014 C Bemidji MN Paul Pederson (218) 722-8763
           
Sept 24, 2014 C Northport NY Morjoriee White (917) 439-1495
           
Sept 24, 2014 C Porterville CA John Schuler  
        Catovia Rayner (559) 225-6100 x4181
           
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

 


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