Reintegrating displaced and at-risk veterans and their families back into the communities to sustain independent living, restoring their dignity and promoting community awareness.
WAYS TO HELP
Serving our veteran community is at the heart of everything we do at Stand Down. We offer a variety of ways to help the veteran community from buying a brick for our Wall of Pride to attending the Annual Gala. Financial contributions help our non-profit organization to continue to provide much needed services & support to our veterans, active duty service members and their families.
Stand Down is the premier provider of Veteran Services in Palm Beach County. We treat the seen and unseen wounds of the veterans and their families by providing supportive services, financial services, mental health, housing and vocational services. If you or a loved one is struggling with PTSD, homelessness or any physical wounds, Stand Down is here to help.
VILLAGE OF VALOR
Stand Down has embarked on a new initiative to provide safe and affordable housing to our military heroes and their families who have given so much. The Village of Valor will be a place that honors veterans and provides on-site resources. Our long-term plan is to end homelessness of our veterans and families in Palm Beach County. We will continue the fight until not one is left behind.
Stand Up for Those Who Served
Did you know that 11% of the adult homeless population is made up of veterans? Roughly 45% of all homeless veterans are African American or Hispanic, despite only accounting for 10.4% and 3.4% of the U.S. veteran population, respectively.
Jeff, U.S. Navy Veteran
“I tried to get clean on my own. My life was pretty unmanageable. It always just ended up in a negative outcome. Stand Down was there every step of the way. I am so grateful for them. They really changed my life. They actually help you when you’re homeless and teach you the skills you need to prevent homelessness in the future. Even after you graduate they are still there to help you.”
Yolanda, U.S. Navy Veteran
“I was homeless with four children. Stand Down helped us by paying a security deposit, paid our first month’s rent, and the utilities deposit needed to turn on the electric and water. We would probably be on the street if it wasn’t for Stand Down. I no longer have to worry about where we are going to sleep tonight, tomorrow or next week.”