Volunteers of America’s Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program participates in “Stand Down” in Huntington, West Virginia
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“Stand Down,” a military term referring to an opportunity to achieve a brief respite from combat, has been adapted to annual events that include over 100 organizations, including Volunteers of America, that partner with local businesses, government agencies and community- and faith-based service providers to provide services for homeless veterans and their families.
The services available at the “Stand Downs” ranged from temporary shelter, showers, haircuts, and meals to legal advice, veterans benefit information, employment services, and referrals to other supportive services. Last year, Volunteers of America served nearly 1,200 veterans, as well as 600 of their family members last year. We worked with veterans to end their homelessness and address their housing and financial self-sustainability.