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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 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
           
Jul 24, 2014 B Fayetteville NC Leo Ficht (910) 488-2120 x5795
           
Jul 25, 2014 A Ventura CA Claire Hope (805) 987-3118
        Juma Rafiki (310) 478-3711 x49711
           
July 25, 2014 C Dayton OH Kim Powell (937) 268-6511 x2696
           
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 B Hamilton MT Eric Wells (406) 240-3303
        Shad Barrows (406) 874-5617
           
Aug 2, 2014 A Compton CA Michael Johnson (310) 478-3711 x40786
        Juma Rafiki (310) 478-3711 x49711
           
Aug 5, 2014 B Minneapolis MN Nathaniel Saltz (651) 224-0290
        Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
           
Aug 6, 2014 C Buffalo NY Celia O'Brien 716-882-5935 x23
        Evange Conley 716-862-8753
           
Aug 7, 2014 C Kennewick WA Ron Opsal (509) 525-5200 x22040
        Steve Nelson (509) 525-5200 x26266
           
Aug 13, 2014 C Vancouver WA Nick Herber (360) 693-7030
        Cathy Spofford (971) 645-2226
           
Aug 13, 2014 B Browning MT Clifford Whitegrass (406) 338-3821
        Buck Richardson (406) 439-6331
           
Aug 15, 2014 B Fairbanks AK Nancy Smoyer (907) 479-7940
        Cindy Hiett (907) 456-4238
           
Aug 15, 2014 C Coos Bay OR Jennifer Spatz (541) 435-7083
        Berta Balli (541) 613-5802
           
Aug 16, 2014 C Coarsegold CA Terry Cole (559) 658-8939
        Kathleen Humphreys (559) 225-6100 x5404
           
Aug 16, 2014 C Auburn NY Nick Valenti (315) 252-4535
        Ernest Bullock (315) 425-4400 x53946
           
Aug 16, 2014 C St. Augustine FL Tammy Shirley (904) 209-6164
        Raul Patton (904) 396-8755
           
Aug 19, 2014 C Canton OH Barb Karam (216) 203-2855
        Kathy Penman (216) 224-5454
           
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 21, 2014 C Franklin NC Allison Bond (828) 298-791 x5506
           
Aug 21, 2014 C Virginia MN Paul Pederson (218) 722-8763
        Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
           
Aug 22, 2014 C Sierra Vista AZ Angelica Hernandez (520) 236-2844
        Sheena Mosier (520) 459-1529 x345
           
Aug 22, 2014 C Dorchester MA Katherine Paquin (857) 364-5841
        Becky Faherty (857) 364-2453
           
Aug 22, 2014 C Duluth MN Paul Pederson (218) 722-8763
        Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
           
Aug 23, 2014 C Richton Park IL Bill Browne (708) 705-6090
        Regina Freeman-Hodges (312) 569-6509
           
Aug 23, 2014 C Latham NY Rosemary Duncan (518) 512-3031
        Terra Mccormick (518) 626-1447
           
Aug 27, 2014 C Casper WY Will Banks (307) 675-3823
        Scott Tomsovic (307) 752-2104
           
Aug 28, 2014 C Bismarck ND Robert Olzweski (701) 400-1062
        Karen Pearson (701) 221-9152
           
Aug 28, 2014 B Montgomery AL Tyrinda Hall (334) 558-8602
        Spring Love (334) 727-0550 x2838
           
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 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 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) 568-7723
           
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 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 Warren OH Barbara Karam (216) 203-2855
        Robert Marcus (330) 740-9200 x8311505
           
Sept 12, 2014 C Welch WV Brian Sullivan (304) 255-2121
        Bill Workman (304) 255-2121 x4914
           
Sept 13, 2014 B Warrenton OR Gary Barber (503) 325-1400
        Cathy Spofford (971) 645-2226
           
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 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 17, 2014 C Gaylord MI Arthur Ohlrich (989) 356-8720 x15435
           
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 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 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
           

 


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