A Stand Down was originally: A Break for Soldiers / Sailors / Marines / Airmen from battle during Armed Conflict. But now…here in America...
A Stand down is: A Local Event or a A Regional Event To assist homeless Veterans
Where was the First Veteran Stand Down in the U.S. ?? San Diego, California the summer of 1988….and it was: The brain-child of Vietnam Vets: Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachison It is estimated that 100,000 homeless vets nationwide have received assistance in these last two decades. www.vvsd.net
Who Participates in a Stand Down? Partners: VVeteran’s Employment Service Representatives LVER & DVOP VVA Medical Centers (Hospital) Homeless Program and Healthcare Professionals DDepartment of Rehabilitative Services Representatives VVeterans Organizations (VVA, DAV, AL,VFW, Order of the Purple Heart, etc.)
Do Homeless Veterans Want To Work…YES THEY COME TO SEE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE WORKERS ALL THE TIME PEOPLE HAVE PICKED THEM UP FOR YEARS.
Transportation is an important part of recovery from homelessness. HELP BY PROVIDING BUS PASSES OR USE YOUR OWN CAR AND GIVE SOMEONE A RIDE TO AN INTERVIEW.
How many Stand Downs are Slated by Local/Regional Organizations in 2008 62 So Far…
What can you and Your Organization Do? Have a Stand Down We’re going to show you how SIMPLE IT IS…
DECIDE IF IT WILL BE 1-2-3 DAY EVENT CHOOSE PRIMARY SPONSOR(S) COULD BE STATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE VAMC VETERANS ORGANIZATION
Sponsors could include: Grocery Chains Department Stores Sports Stores Physicians, Dentists, etc. News Media (to assist in getting the word out to Concerned Citizens)
How a Stand Down is Formulated… Start 6 months in advance Create a Plan Pick the Target Date? What Services will you Provide? Find a Place to have the Stand Down Invite Partners Meet to Decide How each Partner will Share in the Event
Find Partners State Veteran’s Employment Service Representatives Veteran Service Organizations DAV, VVA, Order of the Purple Heart, etc. Department of Veteran Affairs VHA (VA Hospital) Homeless Vet Coordinator State Rehabilitative Services Credit Counselors C onsumer Credit Counseling…. Non-Profit
Why did we include consumer credit counselors? The 2 leading causes affecting homeless veterans financial recovery. BAD CREDIT AND CHILD SUPPORT.
With The Created Plan THEN Implement the plan Why…are you waiting another day? HAVE A STAND DOWN
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THERE WILL BE HOMELESSNESS AMONG IRAQI AND AFGHANISTAN VETERANS. BE PREPARED FOR THE HURT
How do you FEEL when a Stand Down is…Over? Like All All that hard work and effort was Worth It Lets be first to end the need for a STAND DOWN
Or – If all Else Fails… Call or E-mail: Harry White – 540-561-7473 email@example.com Ron Brown – 540-561-7476 firstname.lastname@example.org Ed Blevins – 540-561-7493 Edward.email@example.com For assistance…
Finally … The Stand Down in Roanoke, Virginia 2006 Copies can be provide upon request.