Since 2007, the YWCA Greater Harrisburg’s Veterans Services Department has served as the primary coordinator for the annual Harrisburg Area Homeless Veterans Stand Down, hosted by the PA National Guard at the Harrisburg Military Post. This multiday event brings together numerous federal, state and local agencies, along with hundreds of volunteers, to provide all homeless and “at risk” veterans with wraparound services. Transportation to and from the event is provided for homeless veterans throughout much of South Central Pennsylvania.

Typical services provided at the Stand Down include: VA medical services; combat veterans services including the VET Center; PA Department of Military and Veterans Affairs referral services; rapid re-housing; employment assistance; legal assistance; dental care; advocacy services; recovery services; mental health services; benefits counseling; connection with military service organizations; overnight shelter and other critical supplies.

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