City To Host 2019 Homeless Veteran Stand Down

August 15, 2019  

The annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down is being held October 10, 2019 – October 12, 2019. This three day event consists of a Job Fair Preparation Day, Veterans Job Fair, and Homeless Veterans Stand Down.

The City of Jacksonville Military Affairs and Veterans Department is preparing to receive the torch from the "keepers of the flame," the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. Jacksonville has been entrusted with providing a place of sanctuary for Veterans who call the streets of Jacksonville home. 

The "Stand Down" is a time in which combat regiments returning from the theater of war were placed in safety zones. During the Stand Down, troops could put down their weapons and concentrate on personal matters such as sending and receiving correspondence to family and friends and taking care of their personal hygiene. This time gave troops the chance to decompress and not worry about their personal safety. 

Dates:

October 10, 2019
Job Fair Prep Day
10 A.M. - 12 P.M.

The Job Fair Prep Day is being held Thursday, October 10, 2019. Prepare for Friday's Job Fair with resume assistance, interview preparation and work clothes.

Jacksonville Fairgrounds
510 Fairgrounds Place 
Jacksonville, FL 32202

October 11, 2019
Homeless Veterans Job Fair
10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
All Veterans invited to attend.

The Homeless Veterans Job Fair is being held Friday, October 11, 2019. This event is a great opportunity for veterans, active duty and transitioning military, reservist, and retired military to connect with employers who are committed to supporting and employing veterans.

Jacksonville Fairgrounds
510 Fairgrounds Place 
Jacksonville, FL 32202

October 12, 2019
Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Resource Fair
9 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Homeless and At-Risk Veterans invited to attend. 

The Resource Fair provides Homeless Veterans with a safe haven so that they may receive dental and healthcare screenings, food/clothing, haircuts, disability claims assistance, supportive services, and other various types of counseling (mental health, substance abuse, and military sexual trauma).

Jacksonville Fairgrounds
510 Fairgrounds Place
Jacksonville, FL 32202

For more information, please call (904) 255-5550.