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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
           
Nov. 2, 2017 C Denver CO Ron Marble (303) 914-5763
        Chuck Bruen (303) 914-5905
           
Nov. 3, 2017 C Corups Christi TX Carrie Myers (361) 806-5600, x62294
        Melinda Rosson (361) 806-5600, x62300
           
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 Kansas City KS Aarikca Thompson (816) 861-4700, x54795
        Teai Culton (816) 861-4700, x52497
           
Nov. 3, 2017 C Lima OH Jason Vinson (937) 268-6511, x4033
        Kim Powell (937) 268-6511, x2696
           
Nov. 3, 2017 C Saint Thomas VI Daniel Aponte Ramos (787) 641-7582, x12556
        Solidarity Day to Homeless People (787) 294-5836
           
Nov. 3, 2017 C San Antonio TX Katie Herrera (210) 616-9915
        Richard Rocha (210) 354-4892
           
Nov. 3, 2017 C Columbia SC Darryl Washington (803) 776-4000, x5261
        LaCresha Brumfield (803) 776-4000, x6084
           
Nov. 3, 2017 C Kokomo IN Steven Prater (260) 426-5431, x72620
        Naomi Nicastro  (260) 426-5431, x71662
           
Nov. 4, 2017 C Fort Myers FL Lisa Harmon (727) 398-6661, x17552
        Michelle Laycox (727) 398-6661, x10334
           
Nov. 4, 2017 C Idaho Falls ID Sy Williams (208) 530-0666
        Brian Smith (208) 232-6214, x6082
           
Nov. 4, 2017 C Kenosha WI Aloysius Nelson (262) 605-6690
        Brad Behling (262) 638-6667
           
Nov. 4, 2017 C Lafayette IN Deborah Walls (317) 988-1435
        Tim Hilton (765) 496-3403
           
Nov. 4, 2017 C Lake Havasu AZ Myron Nieszczur (928) 718-7368
        Colene Lowery (928) 453-0705, x3010
           
Nov. 4, 2017 C Leimert Park CA Michael Johnson (424) 214-8371
        Angela Russell (424) 215-3672
           
Nov. 4, 2017 C Martinsburg WV Michelle Cooke (304) 263-0811, x4014
        Rochelle Baltimore-Swan (304) 263-0811, x2075
           
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. 4, 2017 C Lake Isabella CA Micael Johnson (424) 214-8371
        Samantha Kessler (760) 985-9547
           
Nov. 6, 2017 C Hoquiam WA Tasha Sloan (971) 200-0351
        Odis Warren (360) 903-7699
           
Nov. 8, 2017 C Warsaw IN Steven Prater  (260) 426-5431, x72620
        Naomi Nicastro   (260) 426-5431, x71662
           
Nov. 9, 2017 C Jeffersonville IN Jamie Watts (502) 287-4176
        Angie Moody (502) 287-4178
           
Nov. 9, 2017 C Kennewick WA Jill Juers (509) 525-5200, x26284
        Wesley Sylvester (509) 876-6118
           
Nov. 9, 2017 C Rapid City SD Jamison Hild (605) 490-8587
        Willem Fahrenbruck (605) 720-7305
           
Nov. 11, 2017 C Evansville IN Erin Horner (253) 583-2825
        John Moysiuk (360) 704-3614
           
Nov. 11, 2017 C Hanford  CA Tasha Sloan (971) 200-0351
        Patrick Preston (503) 325-4821, x227
           
Nov. 11, 2017 C Olympia WA Angela Heil (701) 239-3700, x4567
        Rachel Salquist (701) 239-3700, x4398
           
Nov. 13, 2017 C Tillamook OR Tasha Sloan (971) 200-0351
        Patrick Preston (503) 325-4821, x227
           
Nov. 14, 2017 C Albany GA Nicole Sanders (478) 272-1210, x2122
        Ronald Johnson (478) 272-1210, x2035
           
           
Nov. 14, 2017 C Fargo ND Angela Heil (701) 239-3700, x4567
        Rachel Salquist (701) 239-3700, x4398
           
Nov. 14, 2017 C Laredo TX Carrie Myers (361) 806-5600, x62294
        Jennifer Roby (956) 341-3368
           
Nov. 14, 2017 C Mankato MN Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
        Sue Worlds (507) 345-8655
           
Nov. 14, 2017 C Richmond VA Clinton Olive (804) 675-5000, x4538
        Brian Sangutei (804) 675-5000, x4191
           
Nov. 15, 2017 C Fort Worth TX Artie Williams (817) 255-7123
        Shanna Ruppert (817) 255-7150
           
Nov. 15, 2017 C Salem VA Tanyia Jones (540) 982-2463, x3936
        Katherine Donaldson (540) 982-2463, x2215
           
Nov. 15, 2017 C Springfield MO Brian McAnally (479) 443-4301, x65143
        Michelle Reinmiller (479) 443-4301, x61333
           
Nov. 17, 2017 C Biloxi MS Jodie Picciano-Swanson (228) 523-5018
        Jocelyn Lane (228) 523-4247
           
Nov. 17, 2017 C Chicago IL Donald Donahue (708) 202-4952
        Brian McLaughlin (708) 457-8805
           
Nov. 17, 2017 C Decatur IL Natalie Long (217) 554-5679
        Andi Phillips (217) 554-6308
           
Nov. 17, 2017 C Jamestown NY Sean Lindstrom (716) 862-8885
        Alicia Sholtz (716) 862-8885
           
Nov. 17, 2017 C Omaha NE Kerry Miller Loos (402) 599-0083
        Linda Twomey (402) 995-5124
           
Nov. 17, 2017 C Saint John VI Daniel Aponte Ramos (787) 641-7582, x12556
        United Way of Santa Cruz (831) 406-1742
           
Nov. 17, 2017 C Warrenton OR Tasha Sloan (971) 200-0351
        Patrick Preston (503) 325-4821, x227
           
Nov. 18, 2017 C Hampton VA Verneka Hudson (757) 722-9961, x2137
        Marti Chick-Ebey (757) 722-9961, x1285
           
Nov. 18, 2017 C Pittsburgh PA Mary Frances Pilarski (412) 822-1272
        Thomas Matusky (412) 822-1310
           
Nov. 19, 2017 C Terre Haute IN Deborah Walls (317) 988-1435
        Martina Thompson (812) 229-1775
           
Nov. 21, 2017 A Yuma AZ Sheryl Derby (520) 240-5143
        Kimberly Washington (928) 317-9973
           
Nov. 24, 2017 C Saint Croix VI Daniel Aponte Ramos (787) 641-7582, x12556
        United Way of Santa Cruz (831) 406-1742
           
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 (727) 688-1006
           
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. 27, 2018 C Washington DC Kevin Morton (202) 258-0242
        Cybil Mewborn (202) 745-8258
           
May 23, 2018 C Atlantic City NJ Bob Looby (908) 894-0746
        Jim Scanlon (732) 306-9268
           

 


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