Announcing 4th Annual Homeless Military Veteran Stand Down


Chicago, IL, March 15, 2017–On Saturday May 20, 2017, A Safe Haven Foundation is hosting 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, Chicago, IL 60608. A Safe Haven will gather over 500 military veterans to receive over 60 services from Chicago’s top health, education, housing, and employment organizations.


The Stand Down provides men and women military veteran’s immediate access to a multitude of services through the generous support of Jesse Brown V.A. Medical Center, the U.S. Department of Defense, sponsorships from community business and partners, and committed volunteers. The event receives oversight by a Stand Down host committee, made up of top veterans and veteran advocates in Illinois.


“As the leading provider of transitional and affordable housing for veteran’s services in the State of Illinois, A Safe Haven is honored and excited to host our Fourth Annual Stand Down. Each year, this worthwhile event engages hundreds of homeless military veterans and connects them to necessary services. While A Safe Haven serves veterans each and every day of the year, our Stand Down is unique in that we are able to engage a multitude of community stakeholders, volunteers, and organizations to join us in creating a better life for veterans in need. Most importantly, A Safe Haven’s Stand Down is a chance for us to give back to those who have given so much for our nation,” 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 Veterans 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 or e-mail