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Stand Down 2013

November 8, 2013  - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

at the

Veterans Resource Center

4900 S. Lancaster Ave.

Dallas, TX 75216

 

What is a Stand Down?

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. Homeless Stand Down refers to a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help Dallas homeless combat life on the streets. It is a hand up, not a handout philosophy. The event is carried out through the work of hundreds of volunteers and organizations throughout the city. Stand Downs are conducted throughout the nation.

What happens at a Stand Down?

Hundreds of homeless (veterans and non-veterans) are provided with a broad range of necessities including, but is not limited to: medical, legal and mental health assistance, job counseling and referrals, and most importantly, companionship and camaraderie. It is a time for the community to connect with the homeless population and address this crisis that affects each and every town, city and state in this country.

How does the community benefit from this event?

Brings agencies and community together to address the needs of the homeless. Educates and informs the homeless of services available within their community.  This event serves to address a part of the City of Dallas Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.  It links the homeless person with on-site services.  It encourages a continuum of care model with collaboration among agencies.

 

 

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