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Annual veteran homeless Stand Down is Tuesday

September 18, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Homeless veterans will be offered assistance during a Stand Down from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Hershel “Woody” Williams and VA Homeless Community Resource & Referral Center at 624 9th St., Huntington.

“The Stand Down is an opportunity for homeless veterans and those at risk for homelessness to access free services provided through the VA and our partners in the community,” said Tammy Miller, Homeless Veterans Program coordinator. “Veterans will be able to get basic medical screenings, haircuts, job and housing referrals and information about benefits and assistance programs while enjoying a hot meal and some fun musical entertainment.”

More than 200 veterans and family members participated last year, and nearly 80 local agencies provided information and support to the Stand Down, according to a news release. Tables will be set up in the street with community homeless providers, social service providers and other area providers such as barbers giving haircuts. Veterans can visit each table to get information, goodies and giveaways. VA social workers will be available to assess homeless veterans and refer to homeless providers on the spot.

For more information, contact the VA Community Resource and Referral Center at 304-529-9142.

The Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center serves veterans in a primary service area that includes 10 counties in West Virginia, two counties in southern Ohio and 12 counties in eastern Kentucky.

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