Today, veteran homelessness has been greatly reduced in North Florida. In addition to the complex set of factors affecting all homeless and at-risk individuals (job layoffs, substance abuse, shortage of affordable housing and lack of health care) our homeless and at-risk Veterans often live with the effects of combat related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well as other challenges. These hardships, often compounded by a loss of family and social support networks, make the issue of homelessness a difficult social challenge.

 

Stand Downs provide the following to qualified homeless and at-risk veterans during the Stand Down at no charge:

 

Chiropractic care Infectious diseases screening/testing
Veterans Service Officer Assistance Social Security Benefits (Food Stamps, SSI & Disability)
Meals Vision examinations
VA Disability Claims processing Voter Registration
Permanent Housing Assessment Hearing and glucose testing
Legal Counsel and/or Veterans Court Personal care items
Clothing Pharmacy services
Bicycles Various gift cards
Hot showers 12 Step and PTSD/TBI Counseling
Employment applications, counseling and resume’ assistance Veterinary services/Pet therapy (2 pet limit)
Haircuts men/women’s hair styling Dental examinations
Healthcare screenings Military Sexual Trauma counseling
Medical appointment referrals Medicaid applications
Military personnel records check State Photo ID cards (Need Birth Certificate and Social Security Card)
Birth Certificate applications Bus pass information

 

Thank you to the following 2017 North Florida Homeless and At-Risk Veterans Stand Down Sponsors:

City of Tallahassee

Leon County Commissioners

Tallahassee Community College (TCC)

Florida Veterans Foundation

Elks Lodge #937

PanCare of Florida, Inc.

Veterans Affairs

Second Harvest

Farm Share, Quincy

Dr. Brown, Northwood Animal Hospital

Sodexho

AARP

Sharkey’s Catering

Bradfordville First Baptist Church

Dr. Palmer Eye Center

Community Coffee

Red Cross

Dr. Rob Callahan, Health Source Chiropractic

Randazzles Hair Company

Palmer Chiropractic College

FDVA

Jason and Vivian Moore

Dr. Brian and Jasmine McIntyre

John and Josephine Haynes

Sun World

Battery Source

Marine Corps League #472

Miller’s Tree Service, LLC

MAD DOG Construction

MOPH #758

Florida Pest Control

Tallahassee Lawn & Landscapes, LLC

Krispy Kreme Donuts

Dunkin Donuts

Chili’s

Firehouse Subs

Marco Pizza

Olive Garden

Sonny’s BBQ

Alsco

AMVETS Post 176

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Bonefish Grill

COSTCO

Aaron’s Rental

Sam’s Club

Centennial Bank