Spring Stand Down offers services, resources to veterans April 28

Kitsap County News Release

Services include housing, employment, education assistance, dental screenings

April 11, 2018


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Stand Down April 2018

Stand Down offers information, resources and services to veterans and their families

Veterans and their families are invited to the Spring 2018 Veterans Stand Down, which takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Ave.  in Bremerton.

Complimentary services for women and men veterans and their families will be available including dental screening, Veterans Assistance, housing, employment, education, counseling and more. Qualifying veterans and family members may also receive free clothing, sleeping bags, groceries, and personal hygiene items.

This event is open to Kitsap County veterans and their families only.  Please provide DD214, military retiree ID card, or VA card.  Unaccompanied family members must bring a DD214 and proof of relationship.  Active duty transitioning out of the military or retiring by the end of 2017 are encouraged to attend to gather information and resources to assist in their transition to civilian.

Service providers include Department of Veterans Affairs, Olympic College, Veteran Service Organizations, Northwest Justice Project, Washington Department of VA, Abraham House, Asset Building Coalition, Housing Solutions Center, WorkSource, Department of Social and Health Service, Red Cross, Kitsap Community Resources, and Kitsap Transit.   

The event is sponsored by the Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance (KAVA); VFW 2669 Riders Group, Kitsap Sun, Kitsap Credit Union, Silverdale Chamber of Commerce, City of Bremerton, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, AL-P-109; DAV Chapters 5 & 22 + Women’s Auxiliary; Michael & Karen Johnson; Abraham House; Kitsap County Veterans Advisory Board; and Kitsap Area Veterans Alliance.

For more information, contact the Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program at (360) 337-4811 or asargent@co.kitsap.wa.us.