Annual Event Provides Resources for Homeless Veterans
Next week, the City of Jacksonville will host the annual Homeless Veteran Stand Down on Thursday, Oct. 10, through Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds (510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202). This three-day event consists of a Job Fair Prep Day, Job Fair, and Resource Fair. Parking is free. For additional information, please contact the Military Affairs and Veterans Department at (904) 255-5550.
October 10, 2019
Job Fair Prep Day
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Prepare for Friday’s Job Fair with resume assistance, interview preparation, and work clothing.
October 11, 2019
Homeless Veterans Job Fair
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.
October 12, 2019
Homeless Veterans Resource Fair
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Resource Fair 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).
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.
About the City of Jacksonville: The City of Jacksonville is the largest city by land mass in the contiguous United States, serving approximately 900,000 residents. Located in Duval County, City of Jacksonville leadership includes the mayor and a 19-member City Council.