Stand Up for Stand Down veterans St. George
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A “Stand Up for Stand Down” event for homeless and at-risk veterans—hosted by the St. George Veteran’s Advisory Board, the Switchpoint Community Resource Center, and various veteran service organizations—will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Switchpoint, located at 948 N 1300 W in St. George. The event will provide and link multiple veteran services and program information at one convenient location.

The Stand Up for Stand Down event will connect homeless veterans and veterans at risk of being homeless with information and services such as physicals, dental checks, legal clinics, and VA services. These services include healthcare enrollment, pension and disability claim assistance, Veteran CarePaks (hygiene kits, blankets, warm clothes, and other items), education and employment opportunities, free haircuts, mental health services education, substance abuse services education, social and family services, female-specific veterans information, and more.

Local veterans organizations, along with the Switchpoint Community Resource Center, are committed to serving the needs of homeless veterans in the St. George and southern Utah community. Stand Down events present unique opportunities to promote health, wellness, and connection to valuable VA and community resources for this vulnerable population. Many veterans are only one paycheck away from being homeless. Veterans should consider whether experiencing legal issues or living paycheck to paycheck may contribute to being at risk of being homeless. Transportation is available to the St. George event, and lunch will be provided.

If you know of a veteran in need or would like to take part in Stand Up for Stand Down, please call the Switchpoint Community Resource Center at (435) 627-4663 for more information.

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