Dorn VA Medical Center and Midland Area Partners Host Stand Down for the Homeless on Nov. 7

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The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center and community partners are joining forces to host the annual “Stand Down for the Homeless” on Nov. 7.

Help for Homeless Veterans

Help for Homeless Veterans

Stand downs are one part of the resolve by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist homeless Veterans and provide them with food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, benefit counseling, and referrals to a variety of other needed services.

The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center and community partners are joining forces to host the annual “Stand Down for the Homeless” on Nov. 7.

The stand down is open to Veterans and others who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. Hours for the stand down are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Midlands Housing Alliance, 2025 Main Street in Columbia, S.C.

Stand downs are one part of the resolve by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist homeless Veterans and provide them with food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, benefit counseling, and referrals to a variety of other needed services.

Cooperating agencies supporting this year’s stand down includes: Angel House; American Red Cross of Fort Jackson; Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association; McEntire Produce; Pepsi; St. Joseph Catholic Church; Krispy Crème Donuts; Providence Home; Target; Sam’s Club; Transitions (Midland Housing Alliance); Vietnam Veterans; and Village of Hope Ministries.

The Dorn VAMC staff programs and services supporting the event include Compensated Work Therapy, Dental Services, Healthcare for Homeless Veterans, Home-Based Primary Care, HUD/VASH, Nursing Services, Public Affairs, Suicide Prevention, Transition and Care Management, Veteran Justice Outreach, Volunteer Services, and Women’s Veteran Program. Additionally, staff from the VA Regional Office of the Veterans Benefits Administration will be available to provide claims information and assistance.

Veterans should bring their VA identification card if available to speed registration. For more information, contact the VA Medical Center at (803) 776-4000 extension 4773 or visit http://www.columbiasc.va.gov.

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