Stand Down for US Military Veterans is a series of events to combat homelessness among our Veterans. The goal for the Stand Down is to reach out to homeless Veterans, Veterans who are imminent of homelessness, as well as those who are low income. The Stand Down will include surplus gear (sleeping bags, boots, etc.), haircuts, VA service providers, community vendors, a meal and will also feature a Veterans Job Fair bringing local employers together to meet with Veterans needing or seeking reemployment. This event is open to Veterans, Active-Guard-Reserve personnel, and immediate family members or caregivers with escort. Attendees should be prepared to provide proof of service in one of the Uniformed Services.

How to get involved with a Stand Down in your area:

  • Tell veterans about services offered by your organization
  • Join the Job Fair
  • Invite veterans you know to attend

For more information (how to become a vendor, employer, service provider, volunteer) or to refer a Veteran, please contact:

Terry Stephens, HCHV Outreach Specialist ~ 406-447-6045
“As a US Army Combat Veteran, I am thankful for your support of my fellow Veterans. I look forward to working with you.”

The best way to prevent homelessness is not let it happen in the first place.

Upcoming Stand Down Contacts and Dates
City Date Location Contact Phone
Helena September 6, 2013 Gateway Center 1710 National Ave Terry Stephens 406-447-6045
Hamilton September 14, 2013 TBD Daniel Mayer 406-360-5435
Poplar September 14, 2013 Fort Peck Tribal Cultural Center Dan Hutchinson 406-653-6326
Great Falls September 26,27,28, 2013 Montana Expo Park Rodger McConnell 406-799-6709
Libby October 5 & 6, 2013 Armory 1004 Treasure Ave Alan Erickson 406-756-7304
Fort Belknap October 18, 2013 TBD Buck Richardson 406-439-6331
Crow Reservation October 25 & 26, 2013 TBD Buck Richardson 406-439-6331

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