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Stand Down

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.

FY 2016-2017 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.

Please continue to check back for newly posted Stand Downs.

Date

City

State

Contact

Phone

February 2, 2019

Fort Myers FL

Lisa Harmon

(727) 398-6661, x17552

     

Michelle Laycox

(727) 398-6661, x10334

February 7 - 10, 2019

Vista CA

Robert West

(858) 336-6098

     

Matthew Foster

(760) 208-7246

February 15 - 17, 2019

Harrisburg PA

Keisha Kerr

(717) 926-0894

     

Deborah Benner

(717) 272-6621, x5779

February 21, 2019

Gainesville FL

Lisa Feagin

(352) 548-1816

     

Marshelle Moore

(352) 225-1535

February 22, 2019

New Bern NC

Alex Averell

(252) 830-2149, x3348

     

Candace Parker

(919) 286-0411, x6045

February 23, 2019

Milwaukee WI

Gayle Williams

(414) 263-6288

     

Dorothy McCollum

(414) 263-6242

February 26, 2019

New Bern NC

Alex Averell

(252) 830-2149, x3348

     

Candace Parker

(919) 286-0411, x6045

March 1 - 2, 2019

Bullhead City AZ

Myron Nieszczur

(928) 718-7368

     

Pat Farrell

(928) 716-3001

March 12, 2019

Tampa FL

Nicole Cineas

(813) 532-5692

     

Officer Krager

(813) 242-5540

March 13 - 15, 2019

Tucson AZ

T.J. Rizzuti

(520) 429-8291

     

Cliff Wade

(520) 788-5029

March 14, 2019

Everett WA

Shawnlee Baza

(425) 252-9701

     

Robert Hersey

(253) 565-7038

March 15, 2019

Grants Pass OR

Brooklyn Gartman

(541) 826-2111, x3990

     

Pete Pringle

(541) 776-6094

March 15, 2019

Spartanburg SC

Sherry Martell

(803) 223-1417

     

Craig Burnette

(864) 384-6593

March 23, 2019

Lancaster CA

Michael Johnson

(424) 214-8371

     

Steve Baker

(661) 940-5272

March 29, 2019

East Los Angeles CA

Michael Johnson

(424) 214-8371

     

Mike Garcia

(323) 415-5052

March 29, 2019

Omaha NE

Kathy Foster

(402) 489-3802, x6862

     

Kerry Miller Loos

(402) 995-5529

March 30, 2019

Bay Pines FL

Blossom Kapper

(727) 398-6661, x17829

     

Kenneth Quirk

(727) 257-1899

April 5, 2019

Burlington WA

Susan Brisby

(206) 518-1593

     

Chris Horner

(425) 290-8499

April 10, 2019

Fort Pierce FL

Melanie Swencki

(561) 596-8578

     

Jana Shiffert

(561) 422-8262, x2046

April 12, 2019

Hickory NC

Russell Cole Drewes

(828) 575-7835

     

Ric Vandett

(828) 302-0293

April 13, 2019

Sarasota FL

Lisa Harmon

(727) 398-6661, x17552

     

Jocey Henderson

(941) 366-2224, x125

April 17, 2019

Las Vegas NV

Peter McCoy

(702) 791-9077

     

Lisa Hewitt

(702) 791-9077

April 17, 2019

North Platte

NE

Kathy Foster

(402) 489-3802, x6862

     

Kerry Miller Loos

(402) 995-5529

April 20, 2019

Tacoma WA

Tony Starber

(253) 348-1475

     

Shawn Durnen

(253) 576-2146

April 26-27, 2019

Oakhurst CA

Demetri Henry

(559) 908-8554

     

Brandon Murray

(559) 676-8463

April 27, 2019

Hollywood CA

Michael Johnson

(424) 214-8371

     

Jesse Ortiz-Barreto

(323) 860-7368

April 27, 2019

Bremerton WA

Derrick D'Abreau

(253) 583-1774

     

Andrew Sargent

(360) 337-4811

April 27, 2019

Safford AZ

Bob Pilcher

(520) 305-6993

     

Lisa Lane

(928) 432-6933

May 2, 2019

Forks WA

Oliver Reiber

(206) 664-1015

     

John Braasch

(360) 301-9987

May 4, 2019

Springfield IL

Heather Schmid

(217) 474-4238

     

Archie Ford

(217) 493-6386

May 11, 2019

Coeur d'Alene ID

Kevin Copelin

(509) 319-5332

     

Eric Swanbeck

(208) 664-3095

May 14-16, 2019

Roseville CA

Tristan Ring

(925) 372-2455

     

Tony Solis

(916) 969-0320

May 15, 2019

Rome NY

Jessica Horning

(315) 425-4400, x53907

     

Nicole Costa

(315) 425-4400, x53918

May 17, 2019

Orange TX

Lewis Harris

(409) 347-0124

     

Belinda Richard

(409) 347-0124

May 17, 2019

Flagstaff AZ

Joshua Wear

(928) 445-4860

     

John Davison

(928) 286-7446

May 18, 2019

Chicago IL

Corinne Donley

(312) 569-8387

     

Mark Mulroe

(847) 280-1352

May 18, 2019

Memphis TN

Shalanda Rose-Snearley

(901) 523-8990, x7142

     

Emily Connell

(901) 523-8990, x7753

May 22, 2019

Atlantic City NJ

Mae Delguercio

(302) 932-0734

     

Jenn Sanders

(302) 518-3729

May 22, 2019

Redmond OR

Tasha Sloan

(971) 200-0351

     

David Nieradka

(541) 383-2793

May 23, 2019

Rainelle WV

Tracie Hamb

(304) 255-2121, x4429

     

Kenneth Lester II

(304) 255-2121, x4429

May 25, 2019

Nampa ID

John Poarch

(208) 695-5124

     

Anna Johnson-Whitehead

(208) 422-1000, x7806

June 7, 2019

Flint MI

Staci Ferguson

(989) 497-2500, x11798

     

Carly Huffman

(989) 497-2500, x11694

June 8, 2019

Kalispell MT

Jeni Leary

(406) 447-6796

     

Allen Erickson

(406) 756-7304

June 14, 2019

Brookings OR

Katie Kelly

(541) 315-6471

     

Tony Voudy

(541) 247-3205

June 14, 2019

Worchester MA

Jim Seney

(413) 584-4040, 2133

     

Erin Stelmach

(508) 791-1213, x1154

June 19, 2019

Buffalo NY

Sean Lindstrom

(716) 392-5606

     

Thomas Szczygiel

(716) 697-3072

June 28-30, 2019

San Diego CA

Robert West

(858) 623-1821

     

Darcy Lovgren Pavich

(619) 497-0142

July 25-26, 2019

Chicago IL

Donald Donahue

(708) 202-4952

     

Brian McLaughlin

(708) 457-8805

July 25, 2019

Hastings NE

Kathy Foster

(402) 489-3802, x6862

     

Kerry Miller Loos

(402) 995-5529

July 27, 2019

Newport WA

Kevin Copelin

(509) 319-5332

     

Brad Hansen

(509) 447-3812

July 29, 2019

Port Townsend WA

Olivia Reiber

(206) 664-1015

     

John Braasch

(360) 301-9987

August 9, 2019

Ulster NY

Allison Smith

(518) 817-3969

     

Steven Massee

(845) 340-3190

August 10, 2019

Fairbanks AK

Brad Bunnell

(907) 456-4238

     

Nancy Smoyer

(907) 479-7940

August 16, 2019

North Bend OR

Berta Balli

(541) 613-5802

     

Jason Dado

(541) 670-9109

August 17, 2019

Richton Park IL

Corinne Donley

(312) 569-8387

     

Bill Browne

(708) 705-6090

August 21 - 23, 2019

Marysville CA

Tristan Ring

(925) 372-2455

     

Michael Nichols

(530) 749-1036

August 29, 2019

Fairmont WV

Amber Kovach

(304) 623-3461, x2068

     

Bob Fox

(304) 623-3461, x2021

September 6, 2019

Bad Axe MI

Jill Power

(989) 497-2500, x15636

     

Carly Huffman

(989) 497-2500, x11694

September 6, 2019

Montgomery AL

Venita Beaty

(334) 558-8543

     

Ian Reed

(334) 450-5639

September 6, 2019

Oklahoma City OK

Christine Cleary

(405) 456-1710

     

James "Kevin" Acers

(405) 456-1709

September 6-8, 2019

Des Moines IA

David Rowell

(515) 242-4666

     

Paulette Anderson

(619) 952-3194

September 11, 2019

Wichita KS

Melissa Garner

(316) 685-2221, x57311

     

Suzanne Jenkins

(316) 685-2221, x53684

September 14, 2019

Wenatchee WA

Kevin Copelin

(509) 319-5332

     

Ron Bruno

(509) 679-2359

September 14-16, 2019

Compton CA

Michael Johnson

(424) 214-8371

     

Charlie Lonon

(562) 400-1485

September 19-21, 2019

Fresno CA

Demetri Henry

(559) 908-8554

     

John Schuler

(559) 977-3697

September 20 - 22, 2019

Cumberland RI

Elizabeth Johnson

(401) 255-0859

     

Sherry Elderkin

(401) 261-9468

September 20-23, 2019

Antioch CA

Tristan Ring

(925) 372-2455

     

Gerald Wilson

(925) 222-7596

September 20, 2019

Ridgecrest CA

Michael Johnson

(424) 214-8371

     

Carol Coy

(760) 608-9251

September 20, 2019

Dover DE

Ryan Poulsen

(302) 304-1508

     

Michael Tiedeman

(302) 530-2786

September 21, 2019

Tulsa OK

Melanie Stewart-Goldman

(918) 610-2058

     

Christina Perez-Lanik

(918) 978-4407

September 25, 2019

Bend OR

Tasha Sloan

(971) 200-0351

     

David Nieradka

(541) 383-2793

September 25, 2019

Roseburg OR

Breana Pritchard

(541) 440-1000, x40056

     

Vernon Jorgensen

(541) 440-1000, x40301

September 27, 2019

Cherry Hill NJ

Amanda Hooten

(215) 360-6368

     

Jim Maher

(609) 315-1059

September 27, 2019

Eugene OR

John Lambeth-Anderson

(541) 671-7497

     

Paul Cook

(541) 613-5922

September 27, 2019

Beaumont TX

Lewis Harris

(409) 347-0124

     

Belinda Richard

(409) 347-0124

September 27, 2019

Lafayette LA

Rena Powell

(318) 466-2773

     

Bradley Allison

(318) 466-4067

September 27, 2019

Myrtle Beach SC

Scott Perez

(843) 300-7297

     

Walt Gibbons

(843) 952-4262

September 28, 2019

Bremerton WA

Derrick D'Abreau

(253) 583-1774

     

Andrew Sargent

(360) 337-4811

September 28, 2019

Moses Lake WA

Kevin Copeland

(509) 319-5332

     

Jerry Gingrich

(509) 754-2011, x2931

September 28, 2019

Hollywood CA

Michael Johnson

(424) 214-8371

     

Jesse Ortiz-Barrelo

(323) 860-7368

September 28, 2019

Vancouver WA

Tasha Sloan

(971) 200-0351

     

Nick Herber

(360) 693-7030

October 3, 2019

Port Angeles WA

Olivia Reiber

(206) 664-1015

     

John Braasch

(360) 301-9987

October 4, 2019

Springfield MA

Luz Marcano

(413) 584-4040, x6114

     

Dennis Konadu

(413) 584-4040, x6113

October 5-6, 2019

Libby MT

Kevin Copelin

(509) 319-5332

     

Allen Erickson

(406) 756-7304

October 11, 2019

Farmington NM

Jason Ramos

(505) 503-5988

     

Joseph Gutierrez

(505) 506-0401

October 16-17, 2019

Detroit MI

Natalie Hayes

(313) 576-1000, x65110

     

Patricia Wolschon

(313) 576-1000, x64249

October 17, 2019

Durango CO

Jason Ramos

(505) 503-5988

     

Joseph Gutierrez

(505) 506-0401

October 18, 2019

Columbia SC

Michelle Howell

(803) 776-4000, x4621

     

Tina Nelson

(803) 776-4000, x4471

October 18, 2019

Gary IN

Shelia Mitchell-Erb

(312) 907-4543

     

Melissa Bohacek

(219) 794-1829, x2311

October 18, 2019

Spartanburg SC

Sherry Martell

(803) 776-4000, x7887

     

Sheila Garbett

(864) 342-0907

October 19, 2019

Augusta ME

Susie Whittington

(207) 623-8411, x6336

     

Arwen Agee

(207) 623-8411, x2950

October 19, 2019

Boise ID

John Poarch

(208) 695-5124

     

Anna Johnson-Whitehead

(208) 422-1000, x7806

October 19, 2019

Pocatello ID

Sy Williams

(208) 705-8918

     

Brian Smith

(208) 232-6214, x6082

October 19, 2019

Santa Maria CA

Cynthia Conn

(805) 782-9101

     

Sandy Agalos

(805) 346-8402

October 19, 2019

Peoria IL

Cara Keplar

(309) 208-0874

     

Johanna Wagner

(309) 339-7326

October 24-25, 2019

Albuquerque NM

Jason Ramos

(505) 503-5988

     

Joseph Gutierrez

(505) 506-0401

October 24 - 26, 2019

Anderson CA

Joshua Roberts

(530) 899-6331

     

Terry Mikesell

(530) 221-6248

October 25, 2019

Fort Walton Beach FL

David Middleton

(850) 609-2604

     

Angela Vannuck

(850) 609-2600, x369

October 25, 2019

Grand Junction CO

Dean Sinclair

(970) 242-0731, x2766

     

Robin Trump

(970) 263-2800, x2745

October 25, 2019

Poplar Bluff MO

Jennifer Lay

(573) 778-4425

     

Stacey Scobey

(573) 778-4746

November 1, 2019

Gallup NM

Jason Ramos

(505) 503-5988

     

Joseph Gutierrez

(505) 506-0401

November 2, 2019

Kenosha WI

Ali Nelson

(262) 605-6693

     

Zachary Zdroik

(262) 638-6667

November 5, 2019

Charleston IL

Alwin Abraham

(217) 918-7426

     

Laura Severson

(217) 639-5150

November 8, 2019

Ames IA

David Rowell

(515) 242-4666

     

Paulette Anderson

(619) 952-3194

November 8-9, 2019

Santa Fe NM

Jason Ramos

(505) 503-5988

     

Joseph Gutierrez

(505) 506-0401

November 11, 2019

Hanford CA

Demetri Henry

(559) 908-8554

     

Norm Boyles

(559) 362-3913

November 13, 2019

Salem VA

Tanyia Jones

(540) 982-2463, x3936

     

Katherine Donaldson

(540) 982-2463, x2215

November 14, 2019

Decatur IL

Alwin Abraham

(217) 918-7426

     

John Buckles

(217) 542-7020

December 12, 2019

Horseheads NY

Michelle Cinque-Guarglia

(607) 664-4339

     

Matthew Clark

(607) 664-4380

December 12-13, 2019 Seattle WA

Rebecca Stephens

(425) 203-7204

     

Rebecca Murch

(425) 802-6628

 


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