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2016 Veterans Stand Down Events

Stand Downs are one part of the Department of Veterans Affairs' efforts to provide services to homeless veterans.  Stand Downs are typically one to three day events providing services to homeless Veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, VA and Social Security benefits counseling, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services, such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment.  Stand Downs are collaborative events, coordinated between local VAs, other government agencies, and community agencies who serve the homeless.

The first Stand Down was organized in 1988 by a group of Vietnam Veterans in San Diego.  Since then, Stand Downs have been used as an effective tool in reaching out to homeless Veterans, reaching more than 200,000 Veterans and their family members between 1994-2000.

You can find a list of the upcoming Stand Down Events below:

January 8 - 10, 2016 Tucson, AZ Mark Jensen (520) 792-1450, x5559
January 15, 2016 Wichita, KS Melissa Gronau (316) 651-3684
January 23, 2016 Cleveland, OH Nellie Rogers (330) 761-7054, x2016
January 23, 2016 Fort Myers, FL Jennifer Sprague (727) 398-6661, x17552
January 27, 2016 Adrian, MI Shawn Dowling (734) 845-5058
January 27, 2016 McMinnville, OR Tasha Sloan (360) 696-4061, x34399
January 28 - 29, 2016 Phoenix, AZ Melissa Meierdierks (602) 568-7843
January 28, 2016 Waco, TX Michael Ormsby (254) 297-5222
January 29 - 31, 2016 Harrisburg, PA Keisha Kerr (717) 926-0894
January 30, 2016 Washington, DC Kevin Morton (202) 636-7660, x3666
February 5, 2016 Grants Pass, OR Heather Jenard (541) 826-2111, x3990
February 18, 2016 Davenport, IA Sarah Oliver (563) 370-1779
February 27, 2016 Birmingham, AL Rick DeFilippo (205) 933-8101, x5951
February 27, 2016 Lancaster, CA Michael Johnson (310) 478-3711, x42537
February 27, 2016 Milwaukee, WI Roy Bishop (414) 384-2000, x43583
February 29, 2016 Monroe, LA Vicki LaBorde (318) 990-4421
March 1, 2016 Kyle, SD Jamison Hild (605) 490-8587
March 2, 2016 Mission, SD Jamison Hild (605) 490-8587
March 4 - 5, 2016 Bullhead City, AZ Leroy Elder (928) 897-1273
March 4, 2016 Rochester, NY Kathryn Stevens (585) 463-2600, x32540
March 12, 2016 Lyndonville, VT Linda Neily (802) 295-9363, x5769
March 14, 2016 Brunswick, GA Nicole Solomon Sanders (478) 304-2528
March 17, 2016 Vanderburgh County, IN Adam Coleman (618) 694-1111
March 26, 2016 Cocoa, FL Angela Washington (321) 637-3788, x42639
April 1, 2016 Omaha, NE Kerry Miller Loos (402) 599-0083
April 2, 2016 Bay Pines, FL Jennifer Sprague (727) 398-6661, x17552
April 2, 2016 Florence, AZ Keith Hamblin (520) 882-0333
April 7, 2016 North Platte, NE Kerry Miller Loos (402) 599-0083
April 8, 2016 El Paso, TX Charm Mizer (915) 487-8753
April 9, 2016 Nampa, ID John Poarch (208) 695-5124
April 11, 2016 Tifton, GA Nicole Solomon (478) 304-2528
April 12, 2016 Scottsbluff, NE Jamison Hild (605) 490-8587
April 16, 2016 Sarasota, FL Jennifer Sprague (727) 398-6661, x17552
April 20, 2016 Prestonsburg, KY LeeAnn Bills (304) 529-9141
April 22 - 23, 2016 Tallahassee, FL Denna Green-Corbett (850) 521-5767
April 28, 2016 Fergus Falls, MN Mike Danielski (701) 239-3700, x2731
April 29, 2016 Newton, NC Cole Drewes (828) 575-7835
April 29, 2016 St. Cloud, MN Tanya Greene (320) 252-1670, x6169
April 30, 2016 Tacoma, WA Jessica Thomas (253) 583-2827
May 5, 2016 Forks, WA Jessica Thomas (253) 583-2827
May 7, 2016 Coeur d'Alene, ID Zachary Badger (509) 462-2500, x4001
May 7, 2016 Sparta, NJ Jennifer Deignan (908) 647-0180
May 11, 2016 Ames, IA Kimberly Neal (515) 699-5999, x4036
May 12, 2016 Casper, WY Jennifer Fairbanks (307) 675-3248
May 13, 2016 Salisbury, NC Jennifer Herb (704) 638-9000, x3011
May 14, 2016 St. Louis, MO Shaleen Robertson (314) 652-4100, x55475
May 17 - 18, 2016 Nashville, TN John Bradley (615) 339-5863
May 20, 2016 Flagstaff, AZ Markham Breen (928) 445-4860, x5305
May 20, 2016 Northport, NY Greg Curran (631) 261-4400, x2204
May 20, 2016 Safford, AZ Bob Pilcher (520) 305-6993
May 21, 2016 Oakhurst, CA Demetri Henry (559) 225-6100, x4179
May 24, 2016 Rochester, MN Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
May 24 - 26, 2016 Roseville, CA Tristan Ring (925) 372-2455
May 25, 2016 Lancaster, OH Amy Combs (740) 773-1141, x6477
May 25, 2016 Lansing, MI Tiyanna Whitt (269) 967-2714
May 26 - 27, 2016 Rainelle, WV Mike Anderson (304) 255-2121, x4429
May 26, 2016 Sandusky, OH Nellie Rogers (330) 761-7054, x2016
May 27, 2016 Kansas City, MO Wayne Smith (816) 861-4700, x56696
June 4, 2016 Goshen, IN Steven Prater (260) 426-5431, x72620
June 10 - 11, 2016 Chicago, IL Jeanne Douglas (708) 457-8805
June 10, 2016 Cincinnati, OH Christie Watson (513) 977-6823
June 10, 2016 Grand Rapids, MI Meghan Fugitt (616) 356-1746
June 10, 2016 Kalispell, MT Shad Barrows (406) 874-5617
June 10, 2016 Tucson, AZ T.J. Rizzuti (520) 792-1450, x4164
June 17, 2016 Worcester, MA Kate Nye (413) 584-4040
June 24, 2016 Bend, OR Tasha Sloan (971) 200-0351
June 29, 2016 Buffalo, NY Sean Lindstrom (716) 862-8885
July 9, 2016 Coarsegold, CA Demetri Henry (559) 225-6100, x4179
July 13, 2016 Wheaton, IL Erin Silanskis (708) 202-2110
July 15, 2016 Gary, IN Sheila Mitchell-Erb (815) 227-9002
July 16, 2016 Bremerton, WA Jessica Thomas (253) 583-2827
July 22 - 24, 2016 San Diego, CA Darcy Pavich (619) 393-2040
July 23, 2016 Birmingham, AL Rick DeFilippo (205) 933-8101, x5951
July 23, 2016 Chicago, IL Laura McGee-Otunde (312) 569-5751
July 24, 2016 Kalispell, MT Shad Barrows (406) 874-5617
July 25, 2016 Port Townsend, WA Jessica Thomas (253) 583-2827
July 29 - 31, 2016 Ventura, CA Michael Johnson (310) 478-3711, x42537
July 29 - July 31, 2016 VENTURA COUNTY, CA VENTURA COUNTY STAND DOWN Yasmin.Morrison@ventura.org (805) 987-3118
August 2 - 3, 2016 Minneapolis, MN Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
August 5, 2016 Wenatchee, WA Zachary Badger (509) 462-2500, x4001
August 10, 2016 Hastings, MI Lauren McKeown-Schaefer (269) 966-5600, x33148
August 10, 2016 Vancouver, WA Tasha Sloan (971) 200-0351
August 12 - 13, 2016 Fairbanks, AK John Duncan (907) 456-4238
August 12, 2016 Kingston, NY Carrie Blanchard (518) 626-5157
August 13, 2016 Helena, MT Shad Barrows (406) 874-5617
August 18, 2016 Allegan, MI Tiyanna Whitt (269) 967-2714
August 19 - 21, 2016 Seaside, CA Derek McGinnis (650) 906-4426
August 19, 2016 Sierra Vista, AZ Bob Pilcher (520) 305-6993
August 25, 2016 Bismarck, ND Diana Hall (701) 239-3700, x3472
August 25 - 27, 2016 Marysville, CA Melissa Davis (916) 843-2722
August 25, 2016 Virginia, MN Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
August 26, 2016 Duluth, MN Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
August 26, 2016 Jackson, MS Kimberly Knight Moore (601) 362-4471, x5504
August 27, 2016 Sioux City, IA Candice Cummings (605) 336-3230, x6135
August 27, 2016 Whiteriver, AZ Randy Carman (602) 568-8716
August 31, 2016 Salem, OR Rosy Macias (503) 362-9911
September 2, 2016 Tampa, FL Diane Cavenaugh (813) 785-9411
September 9, 2016 Asheville, NC Russell Cole Drewes (828) 575-7835
September 9, 2016 Benton Harbor, MI April Coleman (269) 966-5600, x32723
September 9, 2016 Cedar Rapids, IA Sarah Whitmore (319) 365-0898
September 9 - 11, 2016 Levittown, PA Casey McCollum (215) 823-5800, x3680
September 9, 2016 Portland, OR Tasha Sloan (360) 696-4061, x34399
September 9, 2016 Wagner, SD Crystal Wilkinson (605) 336-3230, x7895
September 10, 2016 Greenville, MS Ovul Peric (901) 523-8990, x7085
September 10, 2016 Moses Lake, WA Zachary Badger (509) 462-2500, x4001
September 10, 2016 Tulsa, OK Christina Perez-Lanik (918) 978-4407
September 13, 2016 Savannah, GA Ruth Keith (912) 920-0214, x2100
September 14 - 16, 2016 Fresno, CA Demetri Henry (559) 225-6100, x4179
September 15 - 16, 2016 Columbus, GA Springe Love (334) 727-0550, x2838
September 15 - 16, 2016 Montgomery, AL Springe Love (334) 727-0550, x2838
September 15 - 16, 2016 Tuskegee, AL Springe Love (334) 727-0550, x2838
September 15 - 17, 2016 Rock Island, IL Sarah Oliver (563) 370-1779
September 16 - 18, 2016 Cumberland, RI Elizabeth Johnson (401) 255-0859
September 16 - 18, 2016 Des Moines, IA Kimberly Neal (515) 699-5999, x4036
September 16, 2016 Durham, NC Bob Williamson (919) 286-0411, x6045
September 16, 2016 Gainesville, FL Bridget Fitzgerald (352) 548-1800
September 16, 2016 Kalamazoo, MI LaTangie Magee (269) 966-5600, x35630
September 16, 2016 New Bern, NC Candace Parker (252) 830-2149, x3115
September 16, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK Christine Cleary (405) 456-1710
September 16, 2016 St. Helens, OR Tasha Sloan (971) 200-0351
September 17 - 19, 2016 Compton, CA Michael Johnson (310) 478-3711, x42537
September 17, 2016 Milwaukee, WI Roy Bishop (414) 384-2000, x43583
September 21 - 22, 2016 Clearlake, CA Jake Martin (415) 281-5133
September 21, 2016 Huntington, WV LeeAnn Bills (304) 529-9141
September 22, 2016 Nashua, NH Emily Reisine (603) 624-4366, x3622
September 22, 2016 Panama City, FL Shayma Salman (850) 522-6358
September 23, 2016 Beaumont, TX Lewis Harris (409) 347-0124
September 23, 2016 Dover, DE Michael Tiedeman (302) 530-2786
September 23, 2016 El Paso, TX Charm Mizer (915) 487-8753
September 23, 2016 Greensboro, NC Jennifer Herb (704) 638-9000, x3011
September 23, 2016 Muncie, IN Carolyn Bowers (260) 426-5431, x73289
September 23, 2016 Myrtle Beach, SC Debbie Jackson (843) 477-0177, x2628
September 23, 2016 Ridgecrest, CA Michael Johnson (310) 478-3711, x42537
September 23, 2016 Sioux Falls, SD Cathleen Cronk (605) 336-3230, x7896
September 24, 2016 Bapchule, AZ Randy Carman (602) 568-8716
September 26, 2016 Cherry Hill, NJ Casey McCollum (215) 823-5800, x3680
September 28, 2016 Bemidji, MN Mike Danielski (701) 239-3700, x2731
September 28, 2016 South Bend, IN Jennifer Kimbrough (800) 360-8387, x75997
September 29, 2016 Grand Rapids, MN Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
September 29 - October 1, 2016 Hudson, FL Diane Cavenaugh (813) 785-9411
September 29, 2016 Morgantown, WV Amber Brunetti (304) 623-3461, x2068
September 30, 2016 Boston, MA Katherine Paquin (857) 364-5841
September 30, 2016 Charleston, SC Brian Johnson (843) 577-5011, x5603
September 30, 2016 Chillicothe, OH Amy Combs (740) 773-1141, x6477
September 30 - October 2, 2016 Logan, WV LeeAnn Bills (304) 529-9141
September 30, 2016 Pineville, LA Bradley Allison (318) 466-4067
September 30, 2016 Springfield, MA Luz Marcano (413) 584-4040, x6114
October 1, 2016 Atlanta, GA April Edwards (404) 321-6111, x2412
October 1, 2016 Bremerton, WA Jessica Thomas (253) 583-2827
October 1, 2016 Latham, NY Carrie Blanchard (518) 626-5157
October 1 - 2, 2016 Libby, MT Zachary Badger (509) 462-2500, x4001
October 1, 2016 Racine, WI Roy Bishop (414) 384-2000, x43583
October 2, 2016 Greenville, NC Candace Parker (252) 830-2149, x3115
October 5 - 6, 2016 Detroit, MI Linda Jones (313) 576-3870
October 6, 2016 Durango, CO Jason Ramos (505) 265-1711, x5477
October 6, 2016 Goldsboro, NC Kenedi Jason Klein (910) 343-5300, x3579
October 6, 2016 Port Angeles, WA Jessica Thomas (253) 583-2827
October 7, 2016 Athens, OH Amy Combs (740) 773-1141, x6477
October 7, 2016 Carlsbad, NM Jason Ramos (505) 265-1711, x5477
October 7, 2016 Centreville, MI Paul Lawson (269) 966-5600, x33563
October 7, 2016 Gallup, NM Jason Ramos (505) 265-1711, x5477
October 7, 2016 Lake City, FL Mark Hilliard (386) 755-3016, x2010
October 7, 2016 Marion, IN Steven Prater (260) 426-5431, x72620
October 8, 2016 Artesia, NM Jason Ramos (505) 265-1711, x5477
October 8, 2016 Titusville, FL Justin Woods (321) 637-7806
October 12, 2016 Marshall, MN Candice Cummings (605) 336-3230, x6135
October 12, 2016 Porterville, CA Demetri Henry (559) 225-6100, x4179
October 14, 2016 Anderson, IN Steven Prater (260) 426-5431, x72620
October 14, 2016 Eugene, OR Dan Rupe (541) 242-0462
October 14, 2016 Farmington, NM Jason Ramos (505) 265-1711, x5477
October 14, 2016 Hartford, MI Lauren McKeown-Schaefer (269) 966-5600, x33148
October 14, 2016 Madera, CA Demetri Henry (559) 225-6100, x4179
October 14, 2016 Spartanburg, SC Cynthia Davis (803) 776-4000, x7887
October 14, 2016 Tuscaloosa, AL Christina Rice (205) 554-2000, x4403
October 15, 2016 Santa Maria, CA George Moran (805) 782-9101
October 18 , 2016 Greater Columbus Convention Center Exhibition Hall E 400 N. High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 8:30am - 1:30pm Contact Here Website http://www.centralohiostanddown.org/#!event-info/c1flq
October 18 - 19, 2016 Nashville, TN John Bradley (615) 339-5863
October 20 - 21, 2016 Albuquerque, NM Jason Ramos (505) 265-1711, x5477
October 20 - 22, 2016 Anderson, CA M. Susan Tieden (530) 247-7917
October 20, 2016 Denton, TX Linda Saucedo (214) 927-4501
October 21, 2016 Austin, TX Andy Smith (512) 773-0767
October 21, 2016 Battle Creek, MI Lisa Grenon (269) 966-5600, x31726
October 21, 2016 Fort Wayne, IN Steven Prater (260) 426-5431, x72620
October 21, 2016 Wentworth, NC Bob Williamson (919) 286-0411, x6045
October 22, 2016 Madison, WI Heather Dempsey (608) 256-1901, x16422
October 22, 2016 New Orleans, LA James Tardie (504) 756-9050
October 22, 2016 Pocatello, ID Sy Williams (208) 530-0666
October 22, 2016 Troutdale, OR Tasha Sloan (360) 696-4061, x34399
October 27, 2016 Cheyenne, WY Tatum Webb (307) 421-2914
October 27, 2016 Sherman, TX Michele Lee (214) 542-7650
October 28, 2016 Augusta, GA Mary Cunningham (706) 733-0188, x6391
October 28, 2016 Raleigh, NC Bob Williamson (919) 286-0411, x6045
October 28, 2016 Rockford, IL Leon Black (815) 227-9002, x15412
October 28, 2016 St. Cloud, MN Tanya Greene (320) 252-1670, x6169
November 3, 2016 Denver, CO Christine Trujillo (303) 914-5961
November 4, 2016 Columbia, SC Cynthia Davis (803) 776-4000, x7887
November 4, 2016 Fort Collins, CO Tatum Webb (307) 421-2914
November 4, 2016 Kokomo, IN Steven Prater (260) 426-5431, x72620
November 8, 2016 Dallas, TX Michele Lee (214) 542-7650
November 9, 2016 Mankato, MN Jonelle Glubke (612) 313-3246
November 10, 2016 Dallas, TX Michele Lee ( 214) 542-7650
November 10, 2016 Rapid City, SD Jamison Hild (605) 490-8587
November 11, 2016 Hanford, CA Demetri Henry (559) 225-6100, x4179
November 11 - 12, 2016 Sante Fe, NM Jason Ramos (505) 265-1711, x5477
November 12, 2016 Evansville, IN Paul Greene (812) 473-5993, x72102
November 12, 2016 The Dalles, OR Tasha Sloan (360) 696-4061, x34399
November 16, 2016 Angola, IN Steven Prater (260) 426-5431, x72620
November 16, 2016 Fort Worth, TX Linda Saucedo (214) 927-4501
November 18, 2016 Hanford, CA Jessica Thomas (253) 583-2827
November 19, 2016 Solomon, AZ Jodi Frederick (520) 792-1450, x6586
November 22 - 24, 2016 Yuma, AZ Sheryl Derby (520) 240-5143
December 23 - 25, 2016 Yuma, AZ Sheryl Derby (520) 240-5143

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