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Volunteers of America’s Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program participates in “Stand Down” in Huntington, West Virginia

More than 65 community partners and 137 veterans and family members attended a “Stand Down” in Huntington, West Virginia.

“Stand Down,” a military term referring to an opportunity to achieve a brief respite from combat, has been adapted to annual events that include more than 100 organizations, including Volunteers of America, that partner with local businesses, government agencies and community- and faith-based service organizations to provide services for homeless veterans and their families.

On September 9th, more than 65 community partners and 137 veterans and family members attended a “Stand Down” in Huntington, West Virginia. Volunteers of America was proud to participate with its Supportive Services for Veterans Families program (SSVF) in attendance. The day’s events started at 10:00 a.m. and ended at 2:00 pm. 

Volunteers of America worked two tents, handing out literature explaining the Supportive Services for Veterans Families program. In addition to great networking opportunities, the SSVF’s staff enrolled two new clients and interacted with many more. In addition, the event was covered by local television stations WOWK and WSAZ.


The services available at “Stand Down” range from temporary shelter, showers, haircuts, and meals to legal advice, veterans benefit information, employment services, and referrals to other supportive services. For more information about Volunteers of America’s services for veterans, please click here.