City to Host Homeless Veteran Stand Down

January 24, 2023  
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Annual Event Provides Resources for Homeless, At-Risk & Transitioning Veterans

The City of Jacksonville will host the annual Homeless Veteran Stand Down on Friday, Jan. 27, through Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Parking is free. For additional information, please contact the Military Affairs and Veterans Department at (904) 255-5550.

WHAT:          

Friday, January 27, 2023

Job Fair and Support Services
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.                  
All veterans are invited to attend. This event is an opportunity for veterans, transitioning military and their families to connect with employers who are committed to supporting and employing veterans.       

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Veterans Stand Down
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.         
The Stand Down provides homeless and at-risk veterans with access to important services and resources such as dental and healthcare screenings, food, clothing, haircuts, disability claims assistance, supportive services, housing assistance, and other various types of counseling (mental health, substance abuse, and military sexual trauma).

WHERE:       

Jacksonville Fairgrounds
510 Fairgrounds Place 
Jacksonville, FL 32202
 
About the Stand Down: The "Stand Down" was a time in which combat regiments returning from the theater of war were placed in safety zones. In the military, troops could put down their weapons and concentrate on personal matters such a sending correspondence to family and friends and taking care of their personal hygiene. Today’s Stand Down provides homeless veterans the same opportunity to renew their spirit, health, and overall sense of well-being.