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Veterans Stand Down and Resource Fair

September 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Hospice Services of Lake County is proud to participate in the 2021 Veterans Stand Down, please share information to as many you can. Your support in this effort is greatly appreciated.  

 Free resources and lunch will be available for Lake & Mendocino County veterans. For more information contact Bob Hopkins at lcvc4321@gmail.com.

Representatives from up to 40 agencies and organizations will be present to assist veterans with housing, legal, health, medical insurance, educational needs and more.

Event organizers are encouraging all veterans experiencing homelessness, job loss, or those who are at risk of losing their housing to attend Stand Down.

Lake County – The Lake County Vet Connect Volunteers will host the annual Lake and Mendocino Stand Down and Resource Fair at the Lake County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, September 22 between 10am – 4pm located at 401 Martin Street in Lakeport.  The event offers immediate intervention support to at-risk and homeless veterans. Lunch will be provided. Veterans must provide their ID card or DD Form 214.

Services and resources will be provided covering topics including veterans’ services, housing and homeless assistance, employment, legal, medical insurance counseling, advance care planning, behavioral health provided will, employment assistance, legal consolations and more. Lunch will be provided.

Representatives from regional veterans’ services and many local organizations will be present to meet with veterans attending the Stand Down.

Today, Stand Down refers to grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help the nation’s homeless veterans “combat” life on the streets. Homeless veterans are brought together in a single location and are provided access to the community resources needed to begin addressing their individual problems and start rebuilding their lives.

In the military, Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment.

The Lake County Veterans Council asks the public to spread the word regarding the event, so that local homeless or near homeless veterans can be reached and may benefit from the assistance provided at the event.

The Veterans Stand Down will follow protocols recommended by the County of Lake Public Health Department to reduce the spread of COVID. Masks are required and will be provided.

For more information contact Bob Hopkins at 350 -1411 or email lcvc4321@gmail.com. For updates visit the Vet Connect Hookup Hub on Facebook.