Support National Stand DownIn 1988, Robert Van Keuren was VVSD's Executive Director and Dr. Jon Nachison the VVSD Clinical Director. They decided to create a Stand Down for homeless veterans and integrate, at one site, veteran services which were scattered throughout San Diego County.
Today the need is greater than ever. Last year nearly 1,000 veterans came to Stand Down for assistance and VVSD is asking for your support. Please help us serve our veterans by donating $25 dollars. THANK YOU
Volunteer for Stand Down - A list of volunteer opportunties is available. Choose how you would like to help, go to the registration form, or call us with the days and hours you are available. We will get back to you within three working days.
How to Provide Services at Stand Down - Only open to agencies that provide free services to our veterans. PLEASE - NO SALES ALLOWED. Link is to the Registration Form, Guidlelines and After Action Report.
Sponsor Stand Down Tent - Sponsor one of our tents at Stand Down. Sponsorships range from a One-Star Tent at $500, to $5,000 for a Four-Star Tent.
How to Donate Clothing - VVSD is holding a Drive-Thru Clothing Drive on June 21, 2013 0600-1500hrs See Flyer
Donate Money Online with your Credit Card, Through PayPal or Network For Good
Veterans Village of San Diego and mail to 4141 Pacific Highway, San Diego, California 92110.
Stand Down started in 1988 with the basic premise that it would be a community intervention encouraging wide participation among service providers, both veteran specific and general.
The dream became a reality and more. Each year since the first, Stand Down has grown and been refined to meet the needs of our homeless veterans. Today, many years from when the first homeless walked on the field, we have over 150 organizations/agencies and more than 3,000 volunteers from all walks of life that make Stand Down possible.