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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.

FY 2016-2017 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.

Please continue to check back for newly posted Stand Downs.

Date

City

State

Contact

Phone

December 4, 2019

Morehead City NC

Ellecia Thompson

(919) 286-0411, x176197

     

Alex Averell

(252) 830-2149

December 6, 2019

Augusta GA

Sabrina Faircloth

(706) 733-0188, x6375

     

Dave Firin

(706) 733-0188, x6671

December 6, 2019

Newport OR

Tasha Sloan

(971) 200-0351

     

Jerry Flores

(541) 991-9518

December 12, 2019

Horseheads NY

Michelle Cinque-Guarglia

(607) 664-4339

     

Matthew Clark

(607) 664-4380

December 12-13, 2019

Seattle WA

Rebecca Stephens

(425) 203-7204

     

Rebecca Murch

(425) 802-6628

December 18, 2019

Texarkana TX

Stephen Morgan

(318) 990-4402

     

Chocka Sullivan

(318) 990-4401

December 23-25, 2019

Yuma AZ

Kim Washington

(928) 317-9973

     

Laura Hoffman

(928) 317-9973

January 11, 2020

Cleveland OH

Reaver Nelson

(216) 882-9371

     

Denise Smith

(330) 761-7054

January 17, 2020

Kingman AZ

Jolene Cook

(928) 718-7359

     

Dorn Patrick Farrell

(928) 377-2487

January 18, 2020

Lake Isabella CA

Michael Johnson

(424) 214-8371

     

Samantha Stockton

(760) 985-9547

January 23, 2020

Longview TX

Stephen Morgan

(318) 990-4402

     

Chocka Sullivan

(318) 990-4401

January 23-24, 2020

Phoenix AZ

Jeff Willgale

(602) 248-6040

     

Jesse Ruelas

(602) 248-6040

January 25, 2020

Ft. Myers FL

Blossom Kapper

(727) 398-6661, x17829

     

Yvonne Morales

(727) 398-6661, x12943

January 25, 2020

Spokane WA

Kevin Copelin

(509) 319-5332

     

Rebekah Tuno

(509) 625-6321

January 25, 2020

Washington DC

Kevin Morton

(202) 258-0242

     

Sha-Ron Haddock

(202) 230-6399

January 28, 2020

Waco TX

Michael Ormsby

(254) 297-5222

     

Miriam Blackmon

(254) 297-5222

February 6-9, 2020

Vista CA

Robert West

(858) 336-6098

     

Matthew Foster

(760) 208-7246

February 15, 2020

Lancaster CA

Michael Johnson

(424) 214-8371

     

Steve Baker

(661) 940-5272

February 21-23, 2020

Harrisburg PA

Keisha Kerr

(717) 926-0894

     

Deborah Benner

(717) 272-6621, x5779

February 21, 2020

New Bern NC

Alex Averell

(252) 830-2149, x3348

     

Candace Parker

(919) 286-0411, x6045

February 22, 2020

Havelock NC

Alex Averell

(252) 830-2149, x3348

     

Candace Parker

(919) 286-0411, x6045

February 22, 2020

Milwaukee WI

Gayle Williams

(414) 263-6288

     

Dorothy McCollum

(414) 263-6242

March 13, 2020

Spartanburg SC

Sherry Martell

(803) 776-4000, x7887

     

Anne Ring

(864) 978-7201

March 19, 2020

Everett WA

Shawnlee Baza

(425) 252-9701

     

Robert Hersey

(253) 565-7038

March 25, 2020

Durham NC

Ellecia Thompson

(919) 286-0411

     

Bob Williamson

(919) 286-0411

March 28, 2020

Los Angeles CA

Michael Johnson

(424) 214-8371

     

Richardo Flores

(323) 276-3015

March 28, 2020

Wallace ID

Kevin Copelin

(509) 319-5332

     

Sharon Howard

(208) 753-4255

April 4, 2020

Bay Pines FL

Blossom Kapper

(727) 398-6661, x17829

     

Yvonne Morales

(727) 398-6661, x12943

April 7, 2020

Mason City IA

David Rowell

(515) 242-4666

     

Paulette Anderson

(619) 952-3194

April 25, 2020

Caldwell ID

John Poarch

(208) 695-5124

     

Anna Johnson-Whitehead

(208) 422-1000

May 2, 2020

Sarasota FL

Blossom Kapper

(727) 398-6661, x17829

     

Yvonne Morales

(727) 398-6661, x12943

May 20, 2020

Atlantic City NJ

Robert Looby

(908) 894-0746

     

Mae Delguercio

(302) 932-0734

June 12, 2020

Worcester MA

Stephen Gagnon

(413) 588-8820

     

Tracy Dill

(508) 791-1213, x1142

June 24, 2020

Buffalo NY

Sean Lindstrom

(716) 862-8885

     

Thomas Szczygiel

(716) 862-8885

September 10-11, 2020

Marysville CA

Tristan Ring

(925) 372-2455

     

Michael Nichols

(530) 749-1036

September 11, 2020

Boston MA

Katherine Guay

(617) 839-6302

     

Christopher Dollard

(857) 364-5454

September 18-20, 2020

Cumberland RI

Elizabeth Johnson

(401) 255-0859

     

William Jamieson

(401) 383-4730

September 18-20, 2020

Des Moines IA

David Rowell

(515) 242-4666

     

Paulette Anderson

(619) 952-3194

 


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