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Community Hope Hosts The
SIXTH ANNUAL MORRISTOWN VETERANS STAND DOWN

Supporting homeless and at-risk veterans successful transition to self-sufficiency

Thursday, September 28, 2017
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Ukrainian American Cultural Center
60 N. Jefferson Road, Whippany, NJ 07981

Registration required for all resource and service providers or volunteers
Registration Forthcoming

This event offers New Jersey's homeless and at-risk veterans personalized, one-on-one guidance to over 50 FREE Federal, State, public and private supportive services, information and resources.
In addition to Community Hope's housing and homeless prevention programs, representatives at the event provide: social and personal care (including haircuts), legal resources, health and dental screenings, clothing, nutritious meals, housing referrals, VA benefits, and employment assistance.



At-risk and Homeless Veterans FREE Supportive Services,
Care and Resources
:

  • Benefits through the VA
  • Clothing
  • Employment assistance
  • Flu shots
  • Health and dental screenings by Zufall Health
  • HIV testing provided by Atlantic Healthcare
  • Housing referrals
  • Legal resources provided by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
  • Meals
  • Morris County ID cards
  • Personal care kits courtesy of the American Red Cross
  • Professional hair cuts and
  • Much more!

All veterans attending must present their DD-214 or VA ID at registration.

Stand Downs - A military heritage offers a contemporary approach to serving homeless or at-risk veterans.

"Stand Downs provide the opportunity to engage with our neediest veterans," said J. Michael Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of Community Hope. The agency will provide housing and services to more than 1,000 homeless veterans and at-risk veteran families in the next year. "We have the programs in place to help homeless veterans and the Stand Down allows us to reach those that need the most help, try to engage with them and earn their trust so that they are willing to accept the basic essentials they need and the services we provide."

In times of war, exhausted combat units requiring time to rest and recover were removed from the battlefields to a place of relative security and safety. At secure base camp areas, troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment.

Today, a Stand Down refers to a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help the nation's homeless veterans on any given night "combat" life on the streets. Homeless veterans are brought together in a single location for one to three days and provided access to the community resources needed to address their individual needs. We invite you to join us in this cause across America to support those who have served us.