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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
           
March 31, 2017 C Omaha NE Kerry Miller Loos (402) 599-0083
        Linda Twomey (402) 995-5124
           
April 4, 2017 C Milledgeville GA Nicole Sanders (478) 304-2528
        Ronald Johnson (478) 290-8536
           
April 4, 2017 North Platte NE Kerry Miller Loos (402) 599-0083
        Linda Twomey (402) 995-5124
           
April 7, 2017 C St. Louis MO Latonia Coates-Smith (314) 652-4100 x55473
        Robert Crecelius (314) 283-6171
           
April 8, 2017 C Bay Pines FL Blossom Kapper (727) 398-6661 x17829
           
April 8, 2017 C Hollywood CA Michael Johnson (424) 214-8371
        Jesse Ortiz-Barreto (323) 860-7368
           
April 13, 2017 C Scottsbluff NE Jamison Hild (605) 490-8587
        Willem Fahrenbruck (605) 720-7305
           
April 21, 2017 C Hickory  NC Russell Drewes (828) 575-7835
        Ric Vandett (828) 302-0293
           
April 21, 2017 C Riverside CA Lillian Navas (909) 825-7084 x4666
        Tiffany Kres (909) 825-7084 x4738
           
April 21, 2017 B Tallahassee FL Denna Green-Corbett (850) 513-7548
        Washington Sanchez (850) 488-4181
           
April 22, 2017 C Nampa ID John Poarch (208) 695-5124
        Anna Johnson-Whitehead (208) 422-1000 x7806
           
April 22, 2017 C Sarasota FL  Blossom Kapper (727) 398-6661 x17829
           
April 25, 2017 C Brainerd MN Ellen Dinsmore  
           
April 26, 2017 C Detroit Lakes MN Jennifer Kimball Walter (701) 239-3700 x94568
        Paul Pedersen (218) 722-8763
           
April 27, 2017 C Casper NY Elizabeth Martini (307) 675-3869
        Curtis Merriam (307) 675-3879
           
April 28, 2017 C Spartanburg SC Sherry Martell (803) 776-4000 x7887
        Craig Burnette (864) 384-6593
           
April 28, 2017 C St. Cloud MN Tanya Greene (320) 252-1670 x6169
           
April 29, 2017 C Bremerton WA Tony Sparber (253) 348-1475
        Andrew Sargent (360) 337-4811
           
May 4, 2017 C Forks WA Olivia Reiber (206) 664-1015
        John Braasch (360) 301-9987
           
May 5, 2017 C San Mateo  CA Tephiny Jones (650) 802-5090
        Derek McGinnis (650) 906-4426
           
May 12, 2017 C Salisbury NC Lesley Reece (704) 638-9000 x5501
        Jennifer Herb (704) 638-9000 x3011
           
May 13, 2017 C Coeur d'Alene ID Zachary Badger (509) 462-2500 x4029
        Eric Swanbeck (208) 664-3095
           
May 13, 2017 C Tacoma WA Christine Baird (253) 583-2826
        Shawn Durnen (253) 576-2146
           
May 17, 2017 C Atlantic City NJ Bob Looby (908) 894-0746
        Kenneth Gorski (302) 994-2511 x2814
           
May 19, 2017 C Flagstaff AZ Markham Breen (928) 445-4860 x5305
        John Davison (928) 286-7446
           
May 20, 2017 C Chicago IL Corinne Donley (312) 569-8387
        Mark Mulroe (847) 280-1352
           
May 20, 2017 C Helena MT Shad Barrows (406) 373-3919
        Brandy Keely (406) 447-4550
           
May 20, 2017 C Oakhurst CA Demetri Henry (559) 225-6100 x4174
        Preston Yanez (559) 225-6100 x4179
           
May 20, 2017 C Polson MT Shad Barrows (406) 373-3919
        Shelley LeProwse (406) 883-2821
           
May 23, 2017 C Rochester MN Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
        Andrew Zimmerman (507) 345-8936
           
May 23, 2017 A Roseville CA Ellie Ramsey (916) 969-0320
        Tony Solis (916) 969-0320
           
May 25, 2017 C Rainelle WV Michael Anderson (304) 894-7568
        Tracie Hamb (304) 255-2121 x4429
           
June 2, 2017 C Kansas City MO Aarikca Thompson (816) 861-4700 x54795
        Kathryn Stefanowycz (816) 861-4700 x55644
           
June 3, 2017 C Sparta NJ Jennifer Stivers (973) 463-9600 x354
        Kathy Rathbone (973) 726-9777
           
June 9, 2017 B Chicago IL Donald Donahue (708) 202-4952
        Brian McLaughlin (708) 457-8805
           
June 9, 2017 C San Luis Obispo CA Michael Young (805) 782-9101
        George Moran (805) 782-9101
           
June 10, 2017 C Goshen IN Steven Prater (260) 426-5431 x72620
        Naomi Nicastro (260) 426-5431 x71662
           
June 10, 2017 C Kalispell MT Shad Barrows (406) 373-3919
        Allen Erickson (406) 756-7304
           
June 15, 2017 C Madison IN Jamie Watts (502) 287-4176
        Angie Moody (502) 287-4178
           
June 16, 2017 C Flint MI Eric Norman (989) 497-2500 x11773
        Melton Harvey (989) 497-2500 x11685
           
June 16, 2017 B Klamath Falls OR Brooklyn Gartman (541) 826-2111 x3990
        Tammi DeForrest (541) 331-9975
           
June 16, 2017 C Worcester MA Kate Nye (413) 564-9654
        Jim Seney (413) 584-4040 x2133
           
June 23, 2017 C Buffalo NY Sean Lindstrom (716) 862-8885
        Alicia Sholtz (716) 862-8885
           
June 28, 2017 C Bend OR Tasha.Sloan (360) 696-4061 x34399
        Tory Flory (541) 383-2793
           
July 1, 2017 C Coarsegold CA Demetri Henry (559) 225-6100 x4174
        Preston Yanez (559) 225-6100 x4179
           
July 12, 2017 C Wheaton IL Donald Donahue (708) 202-4952
        Christine Madsen (630) 871-8387 x601
           
July 21, 2017 A San Diego CA Darcy Pavich (619) 497-0142
        Jerry Mailhot (858) 642-3639
           
July 31, 2017 C Port Townsend WA Olivia Reiber (206) 664-1015
        John Braasch (360) 301-9987
           
Aug. 11, 2017 A Antioch CA Tristan Ring (925) 372-2455
        Gerald Wilson (925)222-7596
           
Aug.11, 2017 C Wenatchee WA Zachary Badger (509) 462-2500 x4029
        Mark Harle (509) 885-5559
           
Aug. 17, 2017 C Dayton OH Carmela Daniels (937) 268-6511 x1548
        Kim Powell (937) 268-6511 x2696
           
Aug. 18, 2017 C North Bend OR Berta Balli (541) 613-5802
        Jonathan Harkness (541) 613-5802
           
Aug. 24, 2017 C International Falls MN Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
        Paul Pedersen (218) 722-8763
           
Aug. 24, 2017 A Marysville CA Mike Nichols (530) 749-1036
        Tristan Ring (925) 372-2455
           
Aug. 25, 2017 C Duluth MN Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
        Paul Pedersen (218) 722-8763
           
Aug. 25, 2017 C Gaylord MI Eric Norman (989) 497-2500 x11773
        Arthur Ohlrich (989) 497-2500 x15435
           
Sept. 1, 2017 C Angola IN Steven Prater (260) 426-5431 x72620
        Naomi Nicastro (260) 426-5431 x71662
           
Sept. 7, 2017 B Montgomery AL Mikal Sabree (334) 558-8599
        Springe Love (334) 727-0550 x2838
           
Sept 8, 2017 C Asheville NC Russell Cole Drewes (828) 575-7835
        Lauren Zaloshinsky (828) 298-7911 x5952
           
Sept. 8, 2017 C New Bern NC Candace Parker (252) 830-2149 x3115
        Bob Williamson (919) 286-0411 x6045
           
Sept. 8, 2017 C Welch WV Michael Anderson (304) 894-7568
        Tracie Hamb (304) 255-2121 x4429
           
Sept. 9, 2017 C Bad Axe MI Eric Norman (989) 497-2500 x11773
        Jill Power (989) 497-2500 x15636
           
Sept. 9, 2017 C Havelock NC Candace Parker (252) 830-2149 x3115
        Bob Williamson (919) 286-0411 x6045
           
Sept. 11, 2017 C Portland OR Tasha Sloan (360) 696-4061 x34399
        Alex Glover (503) 280-4673
           
Sept. 12, 2017 C Akron OH Reaver Nelson (216) 882-9371
        Nellie Rogers (216) 701-6503
           
Sept. 15, 2017 A Cumberland RI Elizabeth Johnson (401) 255-0859
        Sherry Elderkin (401) 261-9468
           
Sept. 15, 2017 C Dayton OH Jason Vinson (937) 268-6511 x4033
        Kim Powell (937) 268-6511 x2696
           
Sept. 15, 2017 A Des Moines IA Kimberly Neal (515) 669-3732
        Richardine Jackson (515) 250-2531
           
Sept. 15, 2017 C Oklahoma City OK Christine Cleary (405) 456-1710
        Kevin Acers (405) 456-1709
           
Sept. 16, 2017 A Compton CA Michael Johnson (424) 214-8371
        Charlie Lonon (562) 826-5373
           
Sept. 16, 2017 C Moses Lake WA Zachary Badger (509) 462-2500 x4029
        Eileen Boylston (509) 766-4111
           
Sept. 16, 2017 C Tulsa OK Melanie Stewart-Goldman (918) 231-2974
        Christina Perez-Lanik (918) 978-4407
           
Sept. 19, 2017 A Fresno CA Demetri Henry (559) 225-6100 x4174
        Preston Yanez (559) 225-6100 x4179
           
Sept. 19, 2017 C Savannah GA Ruth Keith (912) 920-0214 x2100
        Irena Raagas (912) 920-0214 x2086
           
Sept. 20, 2017 C Billings MT Shad Barrows (406) 373-3919
        Bill Holder (406) 259-5368
           
Sept. 21, 2017 C Panama City FL David Middleton (850) 609-2604
        Jennifer Bannister (850) 872-4340 x160
           
Sept. 22, 2017 C Greensboro NC Shanna Reece (336) 275-8585 x301
        Bruce McKenna (704) 310-9113
           
Sept. 22, 2017 C Muncie IN Steven Prater (260) 426-5431 x72620
        Naomi Nicastro (260) 426-5431 x71662
           
Sept. 22, 2017 C Mrytle Beach SC Scott Perez (843) 477-0177 x2620
        Walter Gibbins (843) 477-0177 x2516
           
Sept. 22, 2017 C Ridgecrest CA Michael Johnson (424) 214-8371
        Carol Coy (760) 608-9251
           
Sept. 23, 2017 C Barre VT Linda Neily (802) 295-9363 x5769
        Keith Shelton (802) 295-9363 x6095
           
Sept. 27, 2017 C Bemidji MN Jennifer Kimball Walter (701) 239-3700 x94568
        Paul Pedersen (218) 722-8763
           
Sept. 27, 2017 C South Bend IN Jennifer Kimbrough (260) 426-5431 x72876
        Steven Prater (260) 426-5431 x72620
           
Sept. 28, 2017 C Grand Rapids MN Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
        Paul Pedersen (218) 722-8763
           
Sept. 28, 2017 B Great Falls MT Shad Barrows (406) 373-3919
        Wally McManigle (406) 868-9337
           
Sept. 28, 2017 C Nashua NH Emily Reisine (603) 624-4366 x3622
        Robert Mottola (603) 624-4366 x2129
           
Sept. 28, 2017 C Whippany NJ Jennifer Deignan (908) 647-0180 x4485
        Jennifer Stivers (973) 463-9600 x354
           
Sept. 29, 2017 C Alexandria LA Rena Powell (318) 466-2773
        Bradley Allison (318) 466-4067
           
Sept. 30, 2017 C Atlanta GA April Edwards (404) 321-6111 x2412
        Adriane Thomas (404) 321-6111 x4668
           
Sept. 30, 2017 C Bremerton WA Tony Sparber (253) 348-1475
        Andrew Sargent (360) 337-4811
           
Sept. 30, 2017 C Vancouver WA Tasha Sloan (971) 200-0351
        Nick Herber (360) 693-7030
           
Sept. 30, 2017 B Libby MT Zachary Badger (509) 462-2500 x4029
        Allen Erickson (406) 756-7304
           
Oct. 4, 2017 B Durango CO Jason Ramos (505) 503-5988
        Joseph Gutierrez (505) 506-0401
           
Oct. 4, 2017 C Louisville KY Jamie Watts (502) 287-4176
        Angie Moody (502) 287-4178
           
Oct. 5, 2017 C Port Angeles WA Olivia Reiber (206) 664-1015
        John Braasch (360) 301-9987
           
Oct. 6, 2017 C Gallup NM Jason Ramos (505) 503-5988
        Joseph Gutierrez (505) 506-0401
           
Oct. 6, 2017 C Havre MT Shad Barrows (406) 373-3919
        Scott Prindiville (406) 265-4641
           
Oct. 6, 2017 C Marion IN Steven Prater (260) 426-5431 x72620
        Naomi Nicastro (260) 426-5431 x71662
           
Oct. 7, 2017 C Freeport IL Brittney Hensley (608) 301-7131
        Joshua Homuth (608) 301-7130
           
Oct. 13, 2017 C Anderson IN Steven Prater (260) 426-5431 x72620
        Naomi Nicastro (260) 426-5431 x71662
           
Oct. 13, 2017 C Eugene OR Mitch Trotter (541) 242-0475
        Floyd Bard (541) 688-4172
           
Oct. 13, 2017 C Farmington NM Jason Ramos (505) 503-5988
        Joseph Gutierrez (505) 506-0401
           
Oct. 13, 2017 C Spartanburg SC Sherry Martell (803) 776-4000 x7887
        Joe Tracy (864) 706-0162
           
Oct. 14, 2017 C Newark NJ Jennifer Deignan (908) 647-0180 x4485
        Dave Cathcart (201) 223-7787
           
Oct. 20, 2017 C Fort Wayne IN Steven Prater (260) 426-5431 x72620
        Naomi Nicastro (260) 426-5431 x71662
           
Oct. 20, 2017 C Greenville NC Candace Parker (252) 830-2149 x3115
        Bob Williamson (919) 286-0411 x6045
           
Oct. 21. 2017 C Augusta ME Susie Whittington (207) 623-8411 x6336
        Peter Cayouette (207) 530-1125
           
Oct. 21, 2017 C Santa Maria CA George Moran (805) 651-0785
        Sandy Agalos (805) 550-2260
           
Oct. 21, 2017 C Troutdale OR Tasha Sloan (360) 696-4061 x34399
        Pete Pringle (503) 669-7112 x264
           
Oct. 26, 2017 B Albuquerque NM Jason Ramos (505) 503-5988
        Joseph Gutierrez (505) 506-0401
           
Oct. 26, 2017 A Anderson CA Bobby Walden (530) 899-6331
        Terry Mikesell (530) 221-6248
           
Oct. 26, 2017 C Cheyenne WY Tatum Webb (307) 778-7352
        Robert Balich (307) 778-7550 x3026
           
Oct. 27, 2017 C Rockford IL Brittney Hensley (608) 301-7131
        Joshua Homuth (608) 301-7130
           
Oct. 27, 2017 C St. Cloud MN Tanya Greene (320) 252-1670 x6169
        Laura Becker-Pallister (320) 252-1670 x6321
           
Nov. 2, 2017 C Denver CO Ron Marble (303) 914-5763
        Chuck Bruen (303) 914-5905
           
Nov. 3, 2017 C Fort Collins CO Tatum Webb (307) 778-7352
        Robert Balich (307) 778-7550 x3026
           
Nov. 3, 2017 C Fort Walton Beach FL David Middleton (850) 609-2604
        Susan McKinnish (850) 609-2605
           
Nov. 3, 2017 C Kokomo IN Steven Prater (260) 426-5431 x72620
        Naomi Nicastro (260) 426-5431 x71662
           
Nov. 3, 2017 C Lima OH Jason Vinson (937) 268-6511 x4033
        Kim Powell (937) 268-6511 x2696
           
Nov. 3, 2017 C San Antonio TX Katie Herrera (210) 616-9915
        Richard Rocha  
           
Nov. 4, 2017 C Kenosha WI Aloysius Nelson (262) 605-6690
        Brad Behling (262) 638-6667
           
Nov. 4, 2017 C Princeton WV Michael Anderson (304) 894-7568
        Tracie Hamb (304) 255-2121 x4429
           
Nov. 4, 2017 C San Angelo TX Michael Zeeb (432) 268-5033
        Harolyn Lenzy (432) 213-7014
           
Nov. 4, 2017 B Sante Fe NM Jason Ramos (505) 503-5988
        Joseph Gutierrez (505) 506-0401
           
Nov. 9, 2017 C Jeffersonville IN Jamie Watts (502) 287-4176
        Angie Moody (502) 287-4178
           
Nov. 11, 2017 C Hanford CA Demetri Henry (559) 225-6100 x4174
        Preston Yanez (559) 225-6100 x4179
           
Nov. 14, 2017 C Mankato MN Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
        Sue Worlds (507) 345-8655
           
Dec. 14, 2017 C Horseheads NY Donald Benelli (607) 664-4541
        Darlene Prutsman (607) 664-4319

 


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