From the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs:

“Stand Downs are typically one- to three-day events providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. They are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers.”

The 2016 Veterans’ Stand Down and Welcome Home on 8 October in Freeport, IL

The 2016 McHenry County Veterans Resource Fair/Stand Down on 28 April in McHenry

 

The Top of Illinois Veterans Stand Down serves Veterans who are struggling in addition to homeless veterans.

The 2017 Top of Illinois Veterans Stand Down on 27 October in Rockford

The 2016 Top of Illinois Veterans Stand Down on 28 October in Rockford

The 2015 Top of Illinois Veterans Stand Down on 30 October in Rockford

The 2014 Top of Illinois Veterans Stand Down on 31 October in Rockford