VA: Nationwide List of Conferences & Stand Downs Related to Homeless Veterans for the Remainder of 2015

 http://1.usa.gov/1LaeuW7

  • Conferences:  The events listed (link) are directly related to homelessness, Veterans’ issues or have specific tracks or sessions exploring these topics. Please contact event organizers directly for more information or to register to attend.
  • Stand Downs: 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. Listed are the scheduled stand downs for 2015. This list is updated often so check back regularly. To volunteer for or participate in an upcoming stand down in your area, contact the Point of Contact (POC).