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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

Type

City State Contact Phone
           
September 27, 2016 B Prescott AZ Skye Biasetti (928) 583-7678
        Markham Breen (928) 445-4860 x 5305
           
September 28, 2016 C Bemidji MN Paul Pedersen (218) 722-8763
        Mike Danielski (701) 239-3700 x 2731
           
September 28, 2016 C South Bend  IN Jennifer Kimbrough (800) 360-8387 x 75997
        Kent Laudeman (574) 968-5349
           
September 28, 2016 C White City OR Heather Jenard (541) 826-2111 x 3924
           
September 29, 2016 B Fayetteville NC Mary Fisher Murray  (910) 488-2708 x 7340
           
September 29, 2016 C Grand Rapids MN Paul Pedersen (218) 722-8763
        Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
           
September 29, 2016 B Great Falls MT Rodger McConnell (406) 799-6709
        Shad Barrows (406) 874-5617
           
September 29, 2016 A Hudson FL Diane Cavenaugh (813) 785-9411
           
September 29, 2016 C Marion IL Adam Coleman (618) 997-5311 x 59456
           
September 29, 2016 C Morgantown WV Amber Brunetti (304) 623-3461 x 2068
           
September 30, 2016 A Boston MA Katherine Paquin (857) 364-5841
           
September 30, 2016 C Chillicothe OH Amy Combs (740) 773-1141 x6477
           
September 30, 2016 C Clarion PA Michael Clark (800) 362-8262 x4437
           
September 30, 2016 A Ferndale CA Kermit Thobaben (707) 672-9506
           
September 30, 2016 C Honolulu HI Misty Kiyuna (808) 594-6183
           
September 30, 2016 A Logan WV LeeAnn Bills (304) 529-9141
           
September 30, 2016 C Pineville LA Bradley Allison (318) 466-4067
           
September 30, 2016 C Springfield MA Luz Marcano (413) 584-4040 x6114
           
October 1, 2016 C Abilene TX Lori Sigmon (432) 213-7002
           
October 1, 2016 C Atlanta GA April Edwards (404) 321-6111 x2412
           
October 1, 2016 C Bremerton WA Jessica Thomas (253) 583-2827
           
October 1, 2016 C Latham NY Carrie Blanchard (518) 626-5157
        Rosemary Duncan (518) 542-0371
           
October 1, 2016 B Libby MT Allen Erickson (509) 766-4111
           
October 1, 2016 C Racine WI Roy Bishop (414) 384-2000 x43583
           
October 5, 2016 B Detroit MI Linda Jones (313) 576-3870
           
October 5, 2016 C Louisville KY Natalie Harris  
           
October 6, 2016 C Durango CO Jason Ramos (505) 265-1711 x5477
           
October 6, 2016 C Goldsboro NC Kenedi Jason Klein (910) 343-5300 x3579
           
October 6, 2016 C Havre MT Shad Barrows (406) 874-5617
           
October 6, 2016 C Las Vegas NV Susan Kingsbury (702) 791-9000 x15446
           
October 6, 2016 C Port Angeles WA Jessica Thomas (253) 583-2827
           
October 7, 2016 C Carlsbad NM Jason Ramos (505) 265-1711 x5477
           
October 7, 2016 C Centreville MI Paul Lawson (269) 966-5600 x33563
           
October 7, 2016 C Gallup NM Jason Ramos (505) 265-1711 x5477
           
October 7, 2016 C Houston TX Peter Morgan (281) 808-1361
           
October 7, 2016 C Johnson City TN Joan LePage (423) 926-1171 x7910
           
October 7, 2016 C Lake City FL Brian Blake (386) 755-9026
           
October 7, 2016 C Marion IN Phil Turner (765) 206-1287
           
October 8, 2016 C Artesia NM Jason Ramos (505) 265-1711 x5477
           
October 8, 2016 C Freeport IL Brittney Hensley (608) 301-7131
           
October 8, 2016 C Peoria IL Johanna Wagner (309) 682-1113 X 2117
           
October 8. 2016 C Newark NJ Jennifer Deignan (908) 647-0180 x4485
           
October 8, 2016 C Scottsdale AZ Michael Leon (602) 277-5551 x7656
           
October 8, 2016 C Titusville FL Justin Woods (321) 637-7806
           
October 11, 2016 A Dixon CA Jeffrey Jewell (925) 680-4526
           
October 12, 2016 C Lorain OH Nellie Rogers (330) 761-7054 x2016
           
October 12, 2016 C Marshall MN Candice Cummings (605) 336-3230
           
October 12, 2016 C Porterville CA Demetri Henry (559) 225-6100 x4179
           
October 13, 2016 C Antioch CA Tristan Ring (925) 372-2455
           
October 13, 2016 C Bakersfield CA Michael Johnson (310) 478-3711 x42537
           
October 13, 2016 C Lexington KY Stephanie Gibson (859) 233-4511 x3455
           
October 14, 2016 C Anderson IN April Forrest (765) 457-1598 x88179
           

 


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