What is a 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/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/veterans.
How you can help with our Veterans Collaborative and the Stand Downs?
We run our Veterans Collaborative and the Stand Downs on a limited small budget. We do not use County funds. If you would like to donate to our Veterans Collaborative and our Stand Down please click on the donate tab.
If your a local business and would like to donate perishable and non-perishable items, please contact Scott Quade at