“Stand Down” Veterans Assistance Event

September 8, 2014

Unfortunately, veteran homelessness continues to be a persistent problem in Connecticut and across the country. These men and women sacrificed immensely to protect us, our freedom, and our way of life. To give down on their luck veterans a little leg up, a “Stand Down” event will be held Friday September 12th. Stand Downs provide needy veterans with medical attention and information regarding state and federal programs designed to help them get back on their feet. A “Stand Down” in the military is a time for servicemen and women to recoup, relax, and get medical attention. Government sponsored Stand Downs are designed to do the same thing for homeless and struggling veterans all across the country.

Please note: veterans do not have to be homeless to participate

The September 12th Stand Down will occur at the Connecticut Veterans Home, 287 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please arrive by 12p.m. to access services.

If you are or know someone who would like to attend, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization will be giving rides to the event from the Dunkin Donuts in Terryville at 311 Main Street at 6 a.m. and from city hall in Bristol at 111 North Main Street at 6:30 a.m.

The DAV and the State Department of Transportation (DOT) will be offering rides at locations all over the state, so if you, or someone you know from a different area needs help making it to the Stand Down please consult the Department of Veterans Affairs website.