Volunteers in the Triad for one special weekend pull together to help Homeless Veterans at the Triad Veterans Stand-Down. This is not just a special day for homeless veterans, it is a special day for the veterans and patriots who volunteer to give back to those who serve this great Nation, in this case, those who have encountered hardships in their life or during their service. Why are they special? They served in the armed forces of the United States of America and for their commitment to protect us we have a duty to respect them in their time of need. Look at it as simply returning a favor.
Triad Stand-Down is typically held on the 4th Friday in September each year. Located in Greensboro and serving homeless veterans in the Triad area, it serves well over 100 homeless veterans every year, providing services ranging from job training and IRS tax preparation to haircuts and dental care.
Services provided last year included:
Substance Abuse Services – screening, intervention and linkage
Senior/Aging Services – Alzheimer’s information, SHIIP, resources for seniors, Medicare
Diabetes Services – information, counseling and screening.
VA Benefits Assistance
Deaf and Hard of Hearing – information about available services
Housing Services – information on vouchers, VASH, how to find housing, fair housing, healthy homes, mortgage assistance, ability to apply for admission to GPD programs, SSVF, rapid rehousing information
Mental Health Services – screening, counseling, information
Child Support Information
Health Services including Flu Shots
Assistance w/Social Services – food stamps, Medicaid, financial assistance
Legal Information and Advocacy including expungement assistance
Horsepower Therapeutic Program
Employment Services – referrals, information, assistance with job search, information on local job readiness/training program, temp agency