Adopt-a-VA

Serving our nation's Veterans

Supporting Veterans at the local level in partnership with the

Department of Veterans Affairs

What is a Stand Down?

 

A Stand Down for homeless veterans is modeled after the 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. A Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being.

 

That is the same purpose of a Stand Down for homeless veterans. 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.

 

This link will provide a current list of planned Stand Downs for 2017.

 

By working with your adopted VA facility personnel you will know what goods and services you can provide in helping our homeless Veterans.

Every VA facility is different. There is no "cookie cutter" one fit all program to address a system with hundreds of medical facilities across the nation. As each facility is adopted new opportunities to serve will be presented. Military Outreach USA asks that as you work with your adopted VA facility that you provide us with what you have done in service to our Veterans. We will share that information with others in the Adopter Network to use in their community.

 

Just send us an email, and pictures are always appreciated, to: info@militaryoutreachusa.org

Military Outreach USA-3020 Milwaukee Ave.-Northbrook, IL  60062

Phone (877) 734-4244

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