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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 15, 2018

    Davenport IA

Karen Abendroth

(563) 328-5800

 

 

 

 

James Gatti

(563) 328-5826

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 15, 2018

    Lake City FL

Mark Hilliard

(386) 755-3016, x2010

 

 

 

 

Philip Shelton

(386) 755-9026

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 24, 2018

    Milwaukee WI

Gayle Williams

(414) 263-6288

 

 

 

 

Barbara Gilbert

(414) 342-2224

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 28, 2018

    Brimingham

AL

Rick DeFilippo

(205) 933-8101, x5951

 

 

 

 

Willie Fields

(205) 933-8101, x6751

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar. 2-3, 2018

    Bullhead City

AZ

Myron Nieszczur

(928) 718-7368

 

 

 

 

Dorn Patrick Farrell

(928) 716-3001

 

 

       
 

Mar. 7, 2018

    Rochester NY

Kathryn Stevens

(585) 474-2659

 

 

   

Jeanette Creighton

(585) 474-7213

 

 

   

 

 

 

Mar. 10, 2018

    Lyndonville VT

Robert Norris

(603) 575-6701

 

 

   

Keith Shelton

(802) 295-9363, x6095

 

 

   

 

 

 

Mar. 10, 2018

    Palm Coast FL

Sue Spencer

(352) 548-1864

 

 

   

Lisa Feagin

(352) 548-1816

 

 

       
 

Mar. 14, 2018

    Fayetteville

NC

 Maurice Smith

(910) 488-21210, x5939

 

 

   

Jacqueline Yi

(910) 486-1010

 

 

   

 

 

 

Mar. 15-17, 2018

    Tucson AZ

T.J. Rizzuti

(520) 429-8291

 

 

   

Cliff Wade

(520) 788-5029

 

 

   

 

 

 

Mar. 16, 2018

    Grants Pass OR

Brooklyn Gartman

(541) 826-2111, x3990

 

 

   

Amanda Doemland

(541) 826-2111, x3994

 

 

   

 

 

 

Mar. 30, 2018

  San Luis Obispo CA

Cynthia Conn

(805) 782-9101

 

 

 

 

Kelly Zeller

(805) 781-5766

 

 

       
 

Apr. 7, 2018

    Hollywood CA

Michael Johnson

(424) 214-8371

 

 

   

Jesse Ortiz-Barreto

(323) 860-7368

 

 

   

 

 

 

Apr. 13, 2018

    Hickory NC

Russell Drewes

(828) 575-7835

 

 

   

Meredith Malpass

(828) 298-7911, x1169

 

 

   

 

 

 

Apr. 14, 2018

Bay Pines FL

Lisa Harmon

(727) 398-6661, x17552

 

 

   

Michelle Laycox

(727) 398-6661, x10334

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 14, 2018

    Columbus GA

Mikal Sabree

(334) 558-8599

 

 

   

Jennifer Jones

(334) 318-7916

 

 

   

 

 

 

Apr. 20-21, 2018

    Tallahassee FL

Denna Green-Corbett

(352) 339-5593

 

 

   

Washington Sanchez

(850) 322-8455

 

 

       
 

Apr. 24, 2018

    Scottsbluff NE

Jamison Hild

(605) 490-8587

 

 

   

Willem Fahrenbruck

(605) 720-7305

 

 

       
 

Apr. 26, 2018

    Huntsville

AL

Willie Fields

(205) 933-8101, x6751

 

 

 

 

Rick DeFilippo

(205) 933-8101, x5951

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 27, 2018 

    Portsmouth

OH

Amy Combs

(740) 773-1141, x6477

 

 

 

 

Amy Jones

(740) 773-1141, x7705

 

 

       
 

Apr. 28, 2018

    Sarasota FL

Lisa Harmon

(727) 398-6661, x17552

 

 

   

Michelle Laycox

(727) 398-6661, x10334

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 28, 2018

    Bremerton

WA

Tony Sparber

(253) 348-1475

 

 

 

 

Andrew Sargent

(360) 337-4811

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr.28, 2018

    Tacoma WA

Tony Sparber

(253) 348-1475

 

 

   

Shawn Dumen

(253) 576-2146

 

 

       
 

May 3, 2018

    Forks WA

Olivia Reiber

(206) 664-1015

 

 

   

John Braasch

(360) 301-9987

 

 

   

 

 

 

May 12, 2018

    Coeur d'Alene ID

Zachary Badger

(509) 462-2500

 

 

   

Eric Swanbeck

(208) 664-3095

 

 

   

 

 

 

May 15-17, 2018

    Roseville CA

Tristan Ring

(925) 372-2455

 

 

   

Ellie Ramsey

(916) 969-0320

 

 

   

 

 

 

May 18, 2018

    Flagstaff AZ

Markham Breen

(928) 445-4860, x5305

 

 

   

Steven Flanagan

(928) 213-9977

 

 

   

 

 

 

May 19. 2017

    Chicago IL

Corinne Donley

 (312) 569-8387

 

 

   

Mark Mulroe

(773) 435-8407

 

 

   

 

 

 

May 19, 2018

    Nampa ID

John Poarch

(208) 695-5124

 

 

   

Anna Johnson-Whitehead

(208) 422-1000

 

 

       
 

May 23, 2018

    Atlantic City

NJ

Bob Looby

(908) 894-0746

 

 

 

 

Jim Scanlon

             (732) 306-9268
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 23, 2018

    Lancaster

OH

Amy Combs

(740) 773-1141, x6477

 

 

 

 

Amy Jones

(740) 773-1141, x7705

 

 

       
 

May 24, 2018

    Rainelle WV

Kenneth Ray Lester

(304) 255-2121, x4429

 

 

   

Tracie Hamb

(304) 255-2121, x4429

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun. 9, 2018

Kalispell MT

Sarah Smith

(406) 447-6144

 

 

   

Allen Erickson

(406) 756-7304

 

 

     

 

 

Jun. 21, 2018

Buffalo NY

Sean Lindstrom

 (716) 392-5606

 

 

   

Thomas Szczygiel

 (716) 697-3072

 

 

       
 

Jun. 23, 2018

Rochester MN

Jonelle Glubke

(612) 313-3246

 

 

   

Sadie Rezac

(507) 345-2048

 

 

   

 

 

 

Jun. 29-Jul.1, 2018

San Diego CA

Jerry Mailhot

(858) 642-3639

 

 

   

Darcy Pavich

(619) 393-2040

 

 

   

 

 

 

Jul. 30, 2018

Port Townsend WA

Olivia Reiber

(206) 664-1015

 

 

   

John Braasch

(360) 301-9987

 

 

       
 

Aug. 23-25, 2018

    Marysville

CA

Tristan Ring

(925) 372-2455

 

 

 

 

Michael Nichols

(530) 749-1036

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 11, 2018

    Wichita

KS

Stephani Jo Dykes

(316) 644-5468

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Jenkins

(316) 265-6788

 

 

       
 

Sept. 15, 2018

    Vancover WA

Tasha Sloan

(971) 200-0351

 

 

   

Nick Herber

(360) 693-7030

 

 

       
 

Sept 28, 2018

    Chillicothe OH

Amy Combs

(740) 773-1141, x6477

 

 

   

Amy Jones

(740) 773-1141, x7705

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 28, 2018

    Greensboro

NC

Bruce McKenna

(336) 515-5000, x21084

 

 

 

 

Chelsea Harvey

(336) 515-5000, x21978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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