Stand Down, an initiative of Faith Hope Love Charity, Inc. received a Proclamation from the City of West Palm Beach to honor Stand Down and the work that they are doing for the veterans in the West Palm Beach communities.
The Honorable A. Keith James, Mayor of City of West Palm Beach presented Dr. Casimiro Crockett with the Proclamation for Stand Down’s work in the community.
The Honorable A. Keith James, Mayor, City of West Palm Beach &
Casimiro Crockett, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Stand Down
Their work includes programs that provide emergency and transitional housing and support services for male veterans struggling with addictions, mental illness, PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and physical limitations. Additional services and programs include assistance for veterans and their families with childcare, financial assistance and help reintegrate veterans into the workforce at a livable wage through job training and placement.
“We are overjoyed to receive such an honor,” says Casimiro H. Crockett, Ph.D., Deputy Director for Stand Down, “Our staff and volunteers work so diligently to help our veterans and it is so exciting for the Mayor and his staff to feel it is making a large impact on the community.”
Stand Down has five distinct service areas including First Stop Veterans’ Resource Center, a hub for veterans’ services in Palm Beach County, providing prevention and early intervention for veterans and their families. Stand Down House provides emergency and transitional housing and supportive services for male veterans struggling with addictions, mental illness, PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and physical limitations. At Ease offers veterans and their families a variety of needs from housing and childcare to financial assistance. Forward March reintegrates the veterans into the workforce at a livable wage through job training and placement. Village of Valor will be a safe affordable housing community for military heroes and their families in an environment that restores hope and provides veteran support services.
Village of Valor is an initiative that is scheduled to break ground in 2020 and is fully reliant on fund raising efforts. Village of Valor has raised over 28 million dollars to date and is just 3 million dollars away from the needed funds to break ground. “We will not rest until no veteran is left behind,” says Roy Foster, Co-Founder and Executive Director for Stand Down and Faith Hope Love Charity, Inc., “These veterans fought for our country and should not struggle with homelessness. We will do everything in our power to raise the money needed to help them overcome their challenges and live a fulfilled life in the very country they defended.”
PALM SPRINGS, FLA – January 13, 2020
About Stand Down
Stand Down is an initiative of Faith Hope Love Charity, Inc. and their mission is to reintegrate displaced and at-risk veterans and their families back into the communities to sustain independent living, restore their dignity and promoting community awareness. Their programs include First Stop Veterans’ Resource Center, the Stand Down House, At Ease, Forward March and their newest initiative Village of Valor. For more information or to make a donation, visit their website at www.standown.org or call (561) 968-1612.