Two Day Homeless Veterans Stand Down Event Starts Tomorrow

January 28, 2021  
Man receiving a bike at a previous Homeless Veteran Stand Down event.

The Military Affairs and Veterans Department (MAVD) will offer crucial services to all veterans (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves) during its annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down activities.

The events will be held at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds (510 Fairground Place – 32202) Friday, Jan. 29, and Saturday, Jan. 30.

Day 1 – Homeless Veterans Job Fair & Support Services Day, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  • Employment Services
  • Shelter & Housing
  • Medical Services
  • Dental Services
Day 2 – Homeless Veterans Stand Down, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • VA Services
  • Vet Center
  • Food & Clothing
  • Hygiene Kits
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.

For additional information, please contact the MAVD at (904) 255-5550.