Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System
11th Annual Stand Down for Homeless Veterans to be Held in Sapulpa
October 27, 2012
The 11th Annual Fall Stand Down for Homeless Veterans will be held Saturday, October 27 in Sapulpa. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post 36, which is located at 105 East Lee Ave.
The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center (JCMVAMC) Homeless Program, along with numerous community partners, is working hard to eradicate Veteran homelessness. During the Stand Down, Homeless Veterans will learn of the various resources VA and other community providers can assist them with including: 160 housing vouchers, 31 transitional housing beds offering support for up to 24 months, 17 community contract beds offering housing and support for up to six months, legal assistance through community partnerships, and soon to have a 25-bed facility for Homeless Veterans exiting incarceration and/or with substance use disorders.
Homeless Veterans will also have the opportunity to receive food, clothing, health screenings, haircuts, and learn about services provided by the following: Supportive Services for Veteran Families, VA Readjustment Counseling, Veterans Benefits Administration, Mental Health Association of Tulsa, Workforce Oklahoma, 12 & 12, Inc., Legal Aid Services,
Disabled American Veterans, Community Voice Mail, Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa and more.
JCMVAMC co-sponsored Stand Downs typically assist 120-130 homeless Veterans. The VA and its community partners hope this year’s event will reach out to even more homeless Veterans.
For more information, call Melanie Goldman, JCMVAMC Homeless Program Manager, at 918-610-2047.