Community Stand Downs help serve at-risk veteransIndiana 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 email@example.com with its information. For help for homeless veterans, contact 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838).
Upcoming Stand Downs in Indiana
|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|