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)|
|VA Disability Claims processing||Voter Registration|
|Permanent Housing Assessment||Hearing and glucose testing|
|Legal Counsel and/or Veterans Court||Personal care items|
|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.