Portland Veterans Stand Down
The Portland Veterans Stand Down – Oregon’s largest – honors and supports Veterans, who are often either experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. Women and men who have served in the military access essential supportive resources and services, employment, and connections to local, state, and federal support. This community-led partnership combines local nonprofits, government officials, corporations, and businesses to welcome more than 400 veterans annually.
2021 Portland Veterans Stand Down
Presented by HFO Investment Real Estate
Join us on September 10th at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum from 9 AM - 2 PM. Stand Downs honor and support veterans who have fallen on hard times by helping them access essential supportive services, explore employment opportunities and connect to local, state, and federal support systems. In 2019, more than 450 veterans experiencing homelessness attended the Portland Stand Down, one of Oregon’s largest veteran outreach events. Many who attend the event are connecting to services for the first time - a testament to the engagement potential the Stand Down offers. Led by Transition Projects, this critical community event is a success due to the combined efforts of community partners, corporations and businesses, providers, sponsors, and volunteers all coming together with the focus on connecting with veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Become a Sponsor. Support veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness attending this critically important event. Help cover event costs through a financial and/or product donation needed for the event’s success.
Become a Volunteer. Join with over 75 volunteers providing event support. Volunteer roles include greeters and way-finders, registration, event set-up/take-down, and much more! Please note that volunteers will need to attend a mandatory orientation the evening before the event.
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Become a Resource or Service Provider. Represent your organization or company and provide resources, services, and programs for veterans. Participating providers include medical, dental, vision, library, social security, legal clinic, national and local veteran-specific services, programs, and much more!
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Become a Job Provider. Join with outstanding local and national companies seeking veteran candidates for jobs. During the event, you'll have the opportunity to interview on the spot! Joining our job fair costs $175/table and includes lunch for two.
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480 veterans and their families accessed resources, services, and programs
250+ veterans met with employment recruiters at the Job Fair
162 veterans accessed health & wellness services and medical care
60 veterans connected with Transition Projects for the first time
62 female veterans explored services in the new Women’s Lounge
A special thank you to our Stand Down Steering Committee, our event sponsors, and our dedicated Veterans Services team members for their incredible support!
This year's event will serve 500 veterans based in the Portland metro area. If you're already working with us, please contact your Case Manager to ensure that you're registered to participate. If you're a Veteran seeking support, please visit the link below to get connected to support.
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