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

 

On-line registration is now closed.  You may register as a walk-in at the event.