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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

Dec. 8, 2017

C

Newport

OR

Tasha Sloan

(971) 200-0351

 

 

 

 

Jerry Flores

(541) 265-8891

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 12, 2017

C

Brandon

FL

Bruce Roberts

(813) 785-4724

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Krager

(810) 210-0072

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 14, 2017

C

Horseheads

NY

Donald Benelli

(607) 664-4541

 

 

 

 

Darlene Prutsman

(607) 664-4319

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 14, 2017

B

Seattle

WA

Kristin Huson

(206) 353-2647

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Murch

(425) 802-6628

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 16, 2017

C

Dallas

TX

Linda Saucedo

(214) 927-4501

 

 

 

 

Kevin Hosey

(214) 498-1176

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 23, 2017

A

Yuma

AZ

Sheryl Derby

(520) 240-5143

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Washington

(928) 317-9973

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 17, 2018

C

Gainesville

FL

Lisa Feagin

(352) 548-1816

 

 

 

 

Laurie Reisman

(352) 548-1809

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 19-21, 2018

A

Harrisburg

PA

Keisha Kerr

(717) 926-0894

 

 

 

 

Deborah Benner

(717) 272-6621, x5779

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 20, 2018

C

Cleveland

OH

Reaver Nelson

(216) 391-0264, x2027

 

 

 

 

Tracie Squire

(216) 391-0264, x2028

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 20, 2018

C

Fort Myers

FL

Lisa Harmon

(727) 398-6661, x17552

 

 

 

 

Michelle Laycox

(727) 398-6661, x10334

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 25-27, 2018

B

Phoenix

AZ

Jeff Willgale

(602) 320-1986

 

 

 

 

David Donaldson

(602) 402-1265

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 25-28

A

Vista

CA

Robert West

(858) 336-6098

 

 

 

 

Jerry Mailhot

(858)642-3639

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 27, 2018

C

Washington

DC

Kevin Morton

(202) 745-8000, x5-7302

 

 

 

 

Cybil Mewborn

(202 745-8000, x5-8258

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 30, 2018

C

Waco

TX

Michael Ormsby

(254) 297-5222

 

 

 

 

Tiffany Love

(254) 652-2482

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 28, 2018

C

Brimingham

AL

Rick DeFilippo

(205) 933-8101 x5951

 

 

 

 

Willie Fields

(205) 933-8101, x6751

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar. 2-3, 2018

B

Bullhead City

AZ

Myron Nieszczur

(928) 718-7368

 

 

 

 

Dorn Patrick Farrell

(928) 716-3001

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar. 16, 2018

C

Grants Pass

OR

Brooklyn Gartman

(541) 826-2111, x3990

 

 

 

 

Amanda Doemland

(541) 826-2111, x3994

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 26, 2018

C

Huntsville

AL

Willie Fields

(205) 933-8101, x6751

 

 

 

 

Rick DeFilippo

(205) 933-8101, x5951

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 27, 2018

C

Portsmouth

OH

Amy Combs

(740) 773-1141, x6477

 

 

 

 

Amy Jones

(740) 773-1141, x7705

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr. 28, 2018

C

Bremerton

WA

Tony Sparber

(253) 348-1475

 

 

 

 

Andrew Sargent

(360) 337-4811

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 23, 2018

C

Atlantic City

NJ

Mae Delguercio

(302) 932-0734

 

 

 

 

Bob Looby

(908) 894-0746

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 23, 2018

C

Lancaster

OH

Amy Combs

(740) 773-1141, x6477

 

 

 

 

Amy Jones

(740) 773-1141, x7705

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug. 23-25, 2018

A

Marysville

CA

Tristan Ring

(925) 372-2455

 

 

 

 

Michael Nichols

(530) 749-1036

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 11, 2018

C

Wichita

KS

Stephani Jo Dykes

(316) 644-5468

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Jenkins

(316) 265-6788

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 28, 2018

C

Vancover

WA

Tasha Sloan

(971) 200-0351

 

 

 

 

Nick Herber

(360) 693-7030

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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