They were there when we needed them . . . We must be there now that they need us.
What is a Stand Down?
In times of war, exhausted combat units requiring time to rest and recovery were removed from the battlefields to a place of security and safety. Today, Stand Down refers to a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help the nation’s estimated 67,000 homeless veterans transition from life on the streets back to civilian life.
Operation Stand Down is a time for the community to connect with our homeless and at-risk veterans to help break down the barriers that are keeping these heroes on the streets. The “hand up, not a hand out” philosophy of Stand Down requires the work of countless volunteers, businesses, and local, state and national organizations. Organizations will be available to provide direct services (including medical, dental, legal, spiritual) to ensure Veterans are getting benefits they are entitled to and provide referrals for those struggling with mental health, unemployment, homelessness and addiction issues.
Operation Stand Down
Oct 18 – 20, 2019
Concourse Rotary Pavilion, 11919 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills, FL 34610
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Does it make a difference? YES
Over the past six years, we have been able to work with over 1000 struggling veterans and their family members to connect them to services and resources.
- 362 Homeless and at-risk veterans attended and received services
- 93 Veterans received $32,195 in free dental services
- 157 Veterans court cases were heard, $82,159 in court costs waived
- 12 Veterans had their drivers licenses restored
- 14 Homeless veterans found permanent housing