VA Western New York Healthcare System
July 31, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Evangeline Conley, Public Affairs Officer
Phone: (716) 862-8753 Cell: (716) 512-9338
“Stand Down” Event
For Homeless and at Risk Veterans
Reminiscent of safe-havens for soldiers in the Vietnam War, a “Stand Down” will be held on Wednesday, August 6 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Connecticut Street Armory, 184 Connecticut Street in Buffalo.
This event will provide homeless and Veterans at risk of being homeless with information regarding: VA health care and other Veterans benefits information, education and employment opportunities, housing, free haircuts, HIV and Hepatitis C screenings, legal advice, safe sex contraceptives and education, social and family services, women Veterans information and more. “VA Western New York Healthcare System is committed to serving the needs of homeless Veterans in our community,” says Kristen Weese, VA Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program Manager. “Each year, approximately 350 Veterans attend the annual Stand Down. Stand Downs present unique opportunities to promote health, wellness and linkage to valuable VA and Community resources for this vulnerable Veteran population.”
Transportation is available and lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by: VA Western New York Healthcare System, WNY Veterans Housing Coalition, Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York and VA Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program.
For more information please contact (716)862-8885 or email VeteranStandDown@yahoo.com.