Here’s an opportunity for homeless veterans in Pinellas County as well as those in need of help with employment, medical, legal or mental health services.
The Stand Down is scheduled Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m at Bay Pines VA, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd., Bay Pines, FL.
Akin to a military “Stand Down” – the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) access to an array of services and resources in the courtyard located near building 37 at the medical center campus located in Bay Pines.
Organizers promise the event will be held rain or shine. Services available will include access to medical care; free meals, toiletries and clothing items; VA health care, benefits and housing information; employment assistance and more.
Veterans should bring a copy of their DD214 “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty,” birth certificate, social security card and two documents that can verify their mailing address. Veterans living in a shelter should try to bring a copy of their shelter statement.
Details about the Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event hosted by the Bay Pines VAHCS, are available by calling 727-398-6661 extension 7552.
For more information about the Bay Pines VAHCS, please visit www.baypines.va.gov.