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September 17, 2014

Community Stand Downs help serve at-risk veterans

Indiana communities are responding to at-risk veterans’ needs by staging local Stand Downs to help connect heroes with resources.

Stand Downs are generally one- to three-day events that focus on connecting homeless and at-risk-for-being homeless veterans with a wide variety of services, such as employment and housing referral, VA and medical benefit counselors, resume-building opportunities and other support services. In a 2013 report, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimated that 57,849 veterans were homeless on any given night.

The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University offers small grants to support community Stand Downs, and also provides toolkits that help communities organize these events. Between now and the end of November, more than a dozen Stand Downs will be held throughout the state.

The following Stand Downs are supported by MFRI. To add your Stand Down to the list below, please contact mfri@purdue.edu with its information. For help for homeless veterans, contact 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838).

Upcoming Stand Downs in Indiana

CITY LOCATION DATE
South Bend South Bend Community Based Outpatient Clinic Sept. 25, 2014
Michiana North of Four Winds Field Sept. 25, 2014
Muncie Muncie Mission Ministries Sept. 26, 2014
South Bend SB CBOC Oct. 2, 2014
Grant County YMCA, Marion Oct. 3, 2014
Anderson Anderson Oct. 17, 2014
Churubusco Churubusco Community Child Care Center, Churubusco Oct. 18, 2014
Southern Indiana Nachand Field House, Jeffersonville IN Nov. 5, 2014
Kokomo VFW Post Nov. 7, 2014
Tippecanoe County Tippecanoe Fairgrounds, Lafayette Nov. 8, 2014
Terre Haute Vigo County Fairgrounds Nov. 14, 2014
Fort Wayne Safe Haven Facility, Fort Wayne Nov. 21, 2014

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