Veteran Stand Down

3rd Annual Denton County Homeless Veteran Stand Down and Resource Fair

Thursday, October 26, 2017
9am to 1pm

Denton Civic Center
321 E. McKinney St Denton TX 76201

The original Stand Down for homeless veterans was modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations. 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. Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being.

This event remains a grassroots, community-based intervention where homeless veterans are brought together in a single location to access community resources and supplies needed to begin addressing their individual problems and rebuilding their lives. Homeless veterans are provided with a broad range of necessities including, food, clothing, medical and mental health care, legal, job counseling and referral and most importantly, companionship and camaraderie.

Form of Military or Veteran ID needed to access resources.