Saturday, 16 October 2021

Lake and Mendocino Stand Down and Resource Fair

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09.22.2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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LAKEPORT, Calif. — The Lake County Vet Connect Volunteers will host the annual “Lake and Mendocino Stand Down and Resource Fair” on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 401 Martin St. in Lakeport.

All veterans are welcome.

The event offers immediate intervention support to at-risk and homeless veterans.

Veterans must present an ID card or DD Form 214. Lunch will be provided at no cost to attendees.

Services and resources from over 35 organizations will be provided. Topics will include veterans’ services, housing and homeless assistance, employment, medical insurance counseling, advance care planning, behavioral health, employment assistance, Wounded Warriors and more.

Representatives from regional veterans’ services and many local organizations will be present to meet with veterans attending the Stand Down.

Legal Services of Northern California will be available to assist veterans with the “Clean Slate Project,” a program that focuses on helping people who have had contact with the criminal justice system successfully rejoin their communities. Appointments for consultation at the Veterans Stand Down can be made by calling 707-462-1417.

Today, “Stand Down” refers to a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help the nation’s homeless veterans “combat” life on the streets.

Homeless veterans are brought together in a single location and are provided access to the community resources needed to begin addressing their individual problems and start rebuilding their lives.

In the military, Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment.

The Lake County Vet Connect volunteers ask the public to spread the word regarding the event so that local homeless or near-homeless veterans can be reached and may benefit from the assistance available.

The Stand Down event will follow protocols recommended by the County of Lake Public Health Department to reduce the spread of COVID. Masks are required and will be provided.

For more information, contact Bob Hopkins at 707-350-1411 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For updates, visit the Vet Connect Hookup Hub on Facebook.

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