Media Release

Homeless Veteran Stand Down Event

Thursday, September 10, 2009 2:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The 2009 Homeless Veteran Stand Down Committee is pleased to announce this year's 2 day event.  The Stand Down/Resource Fair will be held at the C.R. Layton Army Reserve Center (1125 NE 8th Avenue, Gainesville) on October 23 and 24, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. both days.  Service providers wanting to participate may contact Mary Jane Deedrick at the Alachua County Veteran Services Office at 352-264-6740.

The annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down/Resource Fair offers services including: medical screening, dental screening, haircuts, VA enrollment, VA claim assistance, Food Stamp information/application assistance, Social Service assistance, job information, veterans' organizations and volunteers, VA Homeless Program, food and clothing. Lunch will be provided.

"Stand Down" is a term initiated in the military for soldiers to return to the rear from the front lines for personal care and relaxation.

For more information, contact Alachua County Poverty Reduction Program Director, John Skelly at 352-264-6749, or Florida Works Veterans Employment Representative, James Mash at 352-244-5102.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).