The Veterans Village Of San Diego Holds 35th Annual Stand Down
The Veterans Village of San Diego is holding their Annual Stand Down event for Veterans and Veteran families experiencing homelessness. This will be the 35th Stand Down organized by VVSD and will provide three-days and 2-overnights of shelter, respite, and comprehensive services including meals, community support, medical, legal, employment, housing referrals, and benefits counseling services.
Annual Stand Down gets all out support
Stand Down is being held at a new location this year. The San Diego community has long supported this transformative event and continues to be essential to its success. This year’s community partners include The Lucky Duck Foundation, The Gary Sinise Foundation, NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association), Feeding San Diego, The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Northrop Grumman, McDonalds of Southern California, Sodexo, The American Red Cross, Scripps Hospital, Family Health Centers of San Diego, The Homeless Court Program (and other community legal providers), The Veterans Administration, Courage to Call, The Paul Mitchell School, and more.
San Diego county is estimated to have 378 unsheltered homeless veterans and 308 sheltered homeless veterans and hundreds more at risk for becoming homeless. VVSD has served the veteran community since 1981 offering transitional and permanent housing, mental health counseling, substance use treatment, and employment and training services. Veteran Stand Down events have been recognized as the “most valuable outreach tool for homeless veterans” by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
For more info about the Annual Stand Down, click here. To keep up to date with the Veterans Village of San Diego, visit their website here and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.
See you there, San Diego!