The Wayne D. Horner Memorial Veterans Stand Down invites our veterans experiencing homelessness to a daylong event on October 24, 2015. Veterans will be welcome from Dane, Columbia, Dodge, Jefferson, Rock, Green, Iowa, and Sauk Counties.

October 24, 2015 | 8:00 am-3:00 pm
1420 Wright Street | Madison, WI 53704

In times of war, exhausted combat units requiring time to rest and recover were removed from the battlefields to a place of relative security and safety. At secure base camp areas, troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment.

Today, Stand Down refers to a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help the nation’s estimated 107,000 homeless veterans on any given night “combat” life on the streets. Homeless veterans are brought together in a single location for one to three days and are provided access to the community resources needed to begin addressing their individual problems and rebuilding their lives. In the military, Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being. Today’s Stand Down affords the same opportunity to homeless veterans.

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