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Posted on: November 12, 2014

[ARCHIVED] 'Stand down' scheduled to help homeless veterans and their families

Nov. 12, 2014 - Hampton’s Military Affairs Committee and the Hampton VA Medical Center will sponsor a “stand down” for homeless veterans, their family members, and veterans at risk of becoming homeless on Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the YH Thomas Community Center, 1300 Thomas St.

A "stand down” is traditionally defined as ceasing all regular operations in order to focus on a defined need. The goal of Saturdays stand down is to provide a full range of services and assistance to homeless veterans and their family members at one convenient location. Food, clothing, showers, health screenings, and referrals to other necessary services will be available.

The “stand down” is a key component of a goal set by the Department of Veterans Affairs to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015. For more information about the Homeless Veteran Stand Down and additional programs to help homeless veterans - or to refer homeless veteran’s in need of services - please contact Marti Chick-Ebey at Martha.Chick@va.gov or 722-9961, ext.1285.

You can also visit the medical center's website at http://www.hampton.va.gov/ or the Military Affairs Committee website at http://www.hampton.gov/mac.

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