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Welcome To The North Florida Stand Down

During the three-day event, the North Florida Fairgrounds will take on a
military atmosphere as tents and cots are set up for homeless veterans,
who will benefit from a range of services designed to help them escape
the vicious cycle of homelessness.



The North Florida Stand Down offers FREE:

  • Two nights of sleeping accommodations
  • Bus passes within Leon County
  • Three days of hot meals
  • Hot showers & clean clothes
  • Haircuts for men and hair treatments for women
  • Dental examinations
  • Medical examinations and prescriptions written
  • Infectious diseases screenings/testing
  • Vision examinations
  • Hearing and Glucose testing
  • Pharmacy Services
  • 12-step Fellowship Meetings
  • PTSD & TBI Counseling and information
  • Housing Voucher Applications, counseling and services
  • Job and Employment applications/Counseling/Resume writing
  • VA Disability Claims processing
  • Military personnel records checks and replacement application
  • Legal counseling and/or Stand Down Court (sign up by 03/15/2014)
  • State Photo Identification cards (Need Birth Certificate and SS Card)
  • Social Security Benefits (Food Stamps, SSI & Disability) processing
  • Medicaid Applications
  • Birth Certificates ordered
  • GED enrollment
  • Art Therapy
  • Pet Therapy
  • Women and Children Services and Information
  • Voter Registration
  • Veterans and Children day and evening Entertainment
  • Animal Shelter/care/adoptions
  • On-site carpentry construction projects

"Stand Downs” began in San Diego, CA in 1988. Twenty five years later, that organization has celebrated may successes, and was featured in 2010 on CBS "60 Minutes"

The Stand Down is sponsored by:    Florida Veterans Foundation

All services will be provided by our local communities/governments and the Department of Veterans Affairs







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