Stand Down events are typically one- to three-day events organized by Community-Based Veterans Services Organization, Non-Profit Organizations, and Veterans Service Offices with cooperation from a variety of state, federal, and private agencies. Vital services, such as: food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, benefits counseling, and referrals to a variety of other necessary services such as housing, employment, and substance abuse treatment, are provided. In addition, access to Homeless Courts where Veterans are able to resolve minor violations and warrants, are also available. These critical services are often the catalyst that enables homeless veterans to reenter mainstream society.
Annually, CalVet allocates discretionary funds in support of State-wide Stand Down events. Any veteran service provider desiring to conduct a Homeless Veterans Stand Down may be eligible for a grant from the California Department of Veterans Affairs, please contact the Homeless Veterans Coordinator at (877) 741-8532 for further information.
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