Orange County Stand Down


The official website of the Orange County Stand Down

Our Mission is to help United States Veterans who are homeless, displaced, disabled or otherwise in transition become integrated into our community by providing them a continuum of opportunities through the Stand Down for Homeless Veterans and Veterans Resource Expo.

Our intention is to host two events in 2016 that will target Veterans who are seeking a hand up and not a hand out.

.               Our first event will focus on “Veteran’s Employment” and will be held in Anaheim as part of the 9/11 Day of Service Rally, in partnership with OneOC.  Since this will be the 15th anniversary from the time when the tragedies hit our U.S. shores, this rally will be a great way to bring our community together to support veteran initiatives and community volunteerism.

We will invite a number of staffing agencies who will present workshops on Linked In, Resume writing and Interviewing techniques and send out an open invitation to any Veteran, working or not, to attend at no cost.

.               The second event will focus on healthcare, housing and legal services to be hosted by the VA and the Orange County Rescue Mission at a site near our homeless veterans.  An array of services will be available to any veteran at this event, scheduled for November 5.

Family services, clothing, and educational information will be valuable additions to this event and we encourage all of you to participate.

In order to accomplish these new goals, we will continue to need support of our partners, community groups and volunteer peer mentors as well.  If you are interested in being part of these high-impact service events, please respond to this email directly.  We will be posting updates on our website.

For more information on the event schedule, how to get involved and how to contact us, click on the tabs on the menu to the left. Thank you for helping us serve our Veterans!

Thank to our 2015 sponsors

Standard Pacific Homes   •   DELL / SonicWALL   •   The Home Depot Foundation
The Boeing Company   •    Goodwill of OC   •    Autobytel   •    Sun Trust    •    Bracken’s Kitchen
PIMCO   •    Sure Haven   •    Plaza Bank   •    Wounded Warrior Project   •    Plain Joe Studios
Power Plus   •    City of Tustin   •    Working Wardrobes   •    Orange County Rescue Mission
Eagle Communications   •    Bonnie Toth Advertising & Design   •    Kenny the Printer   •   SCE
Orange County Business Journal   •    So Cal Sandbags   •    Nestle Water North America
OneOC   •    Furnishing Hope   •    US Department of Labor    •    The Integration Works LLC

Founded by Veterans First back in 2010…Now in its 5th year, the OC Stand Down will was held on October 23-25, 2015 and is co-chaired by the Orange County Rescue Mission & Working Wardrobes.   Set up like a military base camp, homeless, at-risk and employment seeking veterans as well recently as their families will be able to come in off the streets and or receive basic social services from a variety of nonprofits, community organizations and government agencies as well as OCTA Transportation options are easily accessible.

 We Need YOU…to spread the word!

The 2016 Stand Down dates will be announced soon.

For ALL inquires contact the OC Stand Down Headquarters directly at (Ph) 714-247-4311 (Fax) 714-566-6443

Visitors can navigate the website using the left hand side of this page.

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