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2013 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:

Date City Contact Phone Number
March 08, 2013 Phoenix, AZ Michael Leon 602-277-5551 x7656
March 15, 2013 Sedalia, MO Katie Burnham Wilkins 573-814-6244
March 15, 2013 Ames, IA Kimberly Neal 515-699-5999 x4036
March 16, 2013 Miami, FL Cherry Smart 305-541-5864
March 27, 2013 Las Vegas, NV Shalimar Cabrera 702-366-0456
April 05, 2013 Tallahassee, FL Denna Green-Corbett 850-521-5700 x1217
April 05, 2013 Tallahassee, FL Washington Sanchez 850-488-4181 x4182
April 25, 2013 Detroit Lakes, MN Paul Pedersen 218-722-8763
April 27, 2013 Columbus, GA A. Harrison 706-593-3393
May 9, 2013 Fresno, CA John Schuler 559-977-3697
Jun 14, 2013 Klamath Falls, OR Orlando Williams 541-850-4554
Jun 15, 2013 Sand Point, ID John Davis 509-462-2500 x4001
Jun 19, 2013 Long Beach, CA http://www.usvetsinc.org/longbeach  
July 26-28, 2013 Army National Guard Armory in Ventura, CA clhope@aol.com 805-987-3118
Aug 06, 2013 Minneapolis, MN Nathaniel Saltz 651-224-0290
Aug 16, 2013 Fairbanks, AK Nancy Smoyer 907-479-7940
Aug 23, 2013 Duluth, MN Paul Pedersen 218-722-8763
Sept 12, 2013 Des Moines, IA Kimberly Neal 515-699-5999 x4036
Sept 12, 2013 Indianapolis, IN Cindy Thomas 317-951-0688
Sept 14, 2013 Hamilton, MT George Mayer 406-360-5435
Sept 17, 2013 Roseville, CA Terry Morgan 916-259-1001
Sept 17, 2013 Fresno, CA John Schuler 559-977-3697
Sept 17-19, 2013 Roseville, CA http://placercountystanddown.org 916-259-1001
Sept 20, 2013 Anderson, IN Emily Quillen 765-642-4981 x264
Sept 20-22, 2013 Rancho Cordova, CA sacramentostanddown@yahoo.com
*Veterans must arrive on Friday and stay until Sunday
*Registration deadline Sept 11, 2013
916-646-6004
Oct 04, 2013 Dover, NC Elizabeth Byers-Jiron 302-349-4898
Oct 15-17, 2013 Dixon, CA http://nbstanddown.org/ 707-784-6590
Oct 17-18, 2013 Albuquerque, NM Wendy, Fermin or Elinor 505-265-0512
Oct 25, 2013 Greenville, NC QSA Foundation 313-408-0683
Nov 21, 2013 Fresno, CA John Schuler 559-977-3697

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