Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Homeless vets events are Oct. 8-9

Posted on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 12:41 PM

The tenth annual Veterans Stand Down for Homelessness Resource and Job Fair will be held October 8 & 9 at the Savannah Civic Center from 8 am until 2 PM.

The Stand Down is a collaborative effort by area veteran’s organizations and local nonprofits to reach veterans and others in the Savannah area that are facing homelessness.

Representatives from more than 40 Social Service agencies will be available to provide information and outreach on a variety of services including housing options, job resources, resume writing tips, substance abuse treatment, income tax assistance, and accesses to Social Security and Veteran’s Administration services.

The Stand Down was adapted by two Vietnam era veterans in 1988 that recognized veterans were highly represented in the homeless population. Participants will be offered a hot meal, haircuts, showers and opportunities for a variety of health screenings. The Stand Down is intended to serve homeless veterans but is open to all individuals and families impacted by homelessness. There is no cost to attend.

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