Eighth annual “Seattle Stand Down” will give a “hand up” to homeless Veterans

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, December 14, 2018 - 13:30
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KING
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SEATTLE — Homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families will be offered a “hand up” at the eighth annual Seattle Stand Down on Thursday, December 13, 2018 and Friday, December 14, 2018 on the Georgetown Campus of South Seattle College (SSC).

The Seattle Stand Down is a one-stop shop for resources and services available to Veterans who currently lack permanent housing or simply need a “hand up” in order to prevent homelessness. Representatives from local businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, and all levels of government will be on hand with volunteers to provide medical screenings, eye exams, dental services, legal aid, employment opportunities, housing assistance, case management referrals, haircuts, personal hygiene items, and meals.

The two-day event will also offer employment assistance and legal resources.
Services and resources will be provided at the

Gene Colin Education Hall – Bldg C,
6737 Corson Avenue South,
Seattle, WA 98108.
Free parking passes will be made available to veterans receiving services.
The Seattle College District is the host of the Seattle Stand Down for the eighth year in a row.

The Seattle Stand Down was founded as a community service project of student Veterans at Seattle Central College.
The Seattle Stand Down is unique from other stand down events in that it has a separate area designated for women where they can feel safe and comfortable. Providers will offer services specifically for women Veterans including health care, advocacy, counseling, employment, and personal care.
Major funding for the Seattle Stand Down has been made possible through a Veterans Employment and Training Service grant from the U.S. Department of Labor as well as additional funding through the King County Veterans Program, funded by the Veteran, Seniors and Human Services Levy.
For organizations, individuals, or agencies interested in making tax-deductible donations, providing services, or volunteering, please visit www.theseattlestanddown.org or email Rebecca Murch, Executive Director, The Seattle Stand Down (rmurch@theseattlestanddown.org).

 

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