Bay Pines VA Hosting Stand Down
Bay Pines, FL – The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is hosting a Stand Down for homeless Veterans and those at risk of becoming homeless.
October 22, 2011
A Stand Down for homeless Vets is 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 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. That is the purpose of the Stand Down for homeless Veterans, an opportunity for some of our most at-risk Veterans to find the help that they need to get off the streets.
What will the event offer? A variety of community and VA services will be available to answer questions and help Vets in need.