5th Annual Veteran Stand Down
Announcing A Safe Haven Foundation’s
5th Annual Homeless Military Veteran Stand Down
Chicago, IL, April 20, 2018–On Saturday May 19, 2018, A Safe Haven Foundation will host one of Chicago’s most anticipated Annual Homeless Veteran Stand Downs. The event will take place between 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., on the entire block of 2501West Taylor Street in Chicago. A Safe Haven will gather over 500 military veterans to receive services provided by nearly 75 Veteran Service Organizations from Chicago’s top Medical, Behavioral Health, Housing, Workforce Development and Human Service organizations.
The Stand Down provides all homeless military veteran attendees immediate access to a multitude of services through the generous support of Jesse Brown V.A. Medical Center and the U.S. Department of Defense; sponsorships from Boeing Global Engagement Fund, Oberweiler Foundation, Disabled Veterans National Foundation and The McCormick Foundation; in collaboration with community stakeholders, partners, and committed volunteers. The event Chair is Military Veteran, Brian M. Rowland, A Safe Haven’s Chief Executive Officer, supported by an Honorary Host Committee comprised of top veteran advocates from Chicago and throughout Illinois.
“A Safe Haven is honored and excited to host our Fifth Annual Veteran Stand Down. As a proud provider of transitional and affordable housing and other critical services for veterans in the State of Illinois, A Safe Haven works to meet their needs on a daily basis. Hundreds of homeless military veterans are invited to join us for this meaningful Stand Down event to enjoy a peaceful day and connect with needed services. The event draws community stakeholders, volunteers, and organizations who collaborate on this special day to make an impact for veterans in need. A Safe Haven’s Stand Down is a chance for us to give thanks to those who have given so much for America,” said Neli Vazquez Rowland, President of A Safe Haven Foundation.
The Stand Down will provide veterans access to services and ongoing support, including: medical and dental screenings, clothing, housing, veteran’s benefits, employment and job counseling, recovery and mental health services, housing and emergency shelter, legal services, chaplain services, and education. ASHF’s Veteran Stand Down is supported solely through grants, fundraising, in-kind contributions, and the work of hundreds of volunteers. Those wishing to become an event sponsor, make a donation, volunteer, or learn more about A Safe Haven’s important role in ending veteran homelessness in Chicago may visit www.asafehaven.org or e-mail info@ASafehaven.org.