2017 Summer Standdown for Homeless Veterans

Dates:
Friday, June 9, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location
General Jones Armory

5200 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60615


(Click the address above for directions)

Services Provided

On both Friday, 6/9/17, and Saturday, 6/10/17, we will provide the following services:

  • Medical services
  • Optical services
  • Housing information/applications
  • VA benefit information, review of possible discharge upgrades
  • Department of Human Services and Social Security information/applications
  • Employment opportunities
  • Legal Assistance
  • Haircuts, clothing, entertainment, recreational activities
  • Women’s services
  • Friendship, bonding, and camaraderie
  • Delicious meals and food to go


Our Goals

The stated goals of a Chicago Standdown are to:

  • Provide a respite from the rigors of life on the street;
  • Help veterans obtain housing and establish a source of income; and
  • Stabilize medical conditions.

However, just as important as these, is the opportunity to acknowledge the contribution veterans have made for all of us.