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Upcoming Events

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Operation Reveille

Operation Reveille events aim to provide Veterans with the housing and wraparound services they need to successfully exit homelessness—in just one day. To share more about this groundbreaking collaborative effort, VA recently hosted a webinar with community partners.

Operation Reveille events bring together government agencies, faith-based organizations, housing providers, nonprofit agencies, and local businesses to connect homeless Veterans with permanent supportive housing; intensive case management; benefits eligibility screening; and employment, legal assistance, and mental health services. Since 2014, annual Operation Reveille events held in Tampa, Florida, have placed more than 100 Veterans in permanent supportive housing over the initiative’s three years.

During the Operation Reveille webinar, we discussed best practices for event hosting and promotion, shared “how-to” information on involving local collaborators, and addressed common questions. Learn more about Operation Reveille events by downloading the webinar slides below, which include an event checklist to help guide your planning efforts.

Learn more about Operation Reveille events by downloading the webinar slides, including an event checklist to help guide your planning efforts. For more details on planning and hosting an Operation Reveille in your community, download the full webinar transcript or reach out to the points of contact listed below.

Points of Contact for Operation Reveille Events

These points of contact are for inquiries concerning Operation Reveille ONLY. For questions regarding Stand Down events, please see next section.

Anthony Love, Senior Advisor and Director of Community Engagement, Veterans Health Administration Homeless Programs
Anthony.Love@va.gov

Antoinette Hayes-Triplett, CEO, Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative
TriplettA@thhi.org

Materials

Download the Operation Reveille Webinar PDF
Download the Operation Reveille Transcript PDF

Upcoming Events

DatesName of EventLocationMore Information

Stand Downs

Stand Downs are typically one- to three-day events providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. They are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers.

Below are upcoming Stand Downs. New events are added regularly, so check this page often for updates. To add upcoming Stand Downs not listed below, please submit a notice of proposed event form to the VA Homeless Coordinator or VA Stand Down point of contact (POC) at your local VA Medical Center.

To participate in an upcoming Stand Down, please contact the VA primary POC listed below.

DatesLocationVA Primary POCAlternate POC
January 19, 2019 Lake Isabella, CA Michael Johnson
(424) 214-8371
Michael.Johnson33fc51@va.gov
Samantha Stockton
(760) 985-9547
sjkessler211982@aol.com
January 20, 2019 Cleveland, OH Reaver Nelson
(216) 391-0264, x2027
Reaver.Nelson@va.gov
Denise Smith
(216) 471-7411
Denise.Smith26071d@va.gov
January 23, 2019 Longview, TX Chocka Sullivan
(318) 990-4407
Chocka.Sullivan@va.gov
Lori Thomas
(903) 316-6478
Lori.Thomas@CommunityHealthcore.com
January 24 - 26, 2019 Phoenix, AZ Jesse Ruelas
(602) 248-6040
Jesse.Ruelas@va.gov
Jeff Willgale
(602) 248-6040
Jeff.Willgale@va.gov
January 25, 2019 Spokane, WA Kevin Copelin
(509) 319-5332
Kevin.Copelin@va.gov
Rebekah Tuno
(509) 685-6321
January 26, 2019 Melbourne, FL Tracye Ehrich
(321) 637-3788, x42639
Tracye.Ehrich@va.gov
Ernest Duncklee
(321) 637-3788, x42636
Delbert.Duncklee@va.gov
January 26, 2019 Washington, DC Kevin Morton
(202) 258-0242
Kevin.Morton@va.gov
Aldean Swan
(202) 745-8320
Aldean.Swan@va.gov
January 29, 2019 Waco, TX Michael Ormsby
(254) 297-5222
Michael.Ormsby@va.gov
Tiffany Love
(254) 652-2482
Tiffany.Love@va.gov
February 2, 2019 Fort Myers, FL Lisa Harmon
(727) 398-6661, x17552
Lisa.Harmon3@va.gov
Michelle Laycox
(727) 398-6661, x10334
Michelle.Laycox@va.gov
February 7 - 10, 2019 Vista, CA Robert West
(858) 336-6098
Robert.West3@va.gov
Matthew Foster
(760) 208-7246
Mjfoster58@gmail.com
February 15 - 17, 2019 Harrisburg, PA Keisha Kerr
(717) 926-0894
Keisha.Kerr@va.gov
Deborah Benner
(717) 272-6621, x5779
Deborah.Benner@va.gov
February 21, 2019 Gainesville, FL Lisa Feagin
(352) 548-1816
Elizabeth.Feagin@va.gov
Marshelle Moore
(352) 225-1535
Marshelle.Moore@va.gov
February 22, 2019 New Bern, NC Alex Averell
(252) 830-2149, x3348
Alexander.Averell@va.gov
Candace Parker
(919) 286-0411, x6045
Candace.Parker@va.gov
February 23, 2019 Milwaukee, WI Gayle Williams
(414) 263-6288
Gayle.Williams3@va.gov
Dorothy McCollum
(414) 263-6242
Dorothy.McCollum@va.gov
February 26, 2019 Rochester, NY Kathryn Stevens
(585) 474-2659
Kathryn.Stevens@va.gov
Erin Militello
(585) 393-7367
Erin.Militello@va.gov
March 1 - 2, 2019 Bullhead City, AZ Myron Nieszczur
(928) 718-7368
Myron.Nieszczur@va.gov
Pat Farrell
(928) 716-3001
president@javc.org
March 13 - 15, 2019 Tucson, AZ T.J. Rizzuti
(520) 429-8291
Anthony.Rizzuti@va.gov
Cliff Wade
(520) 788-5029
cliffwade56@gmail.com
March 15, 2019 Grants Pass, OR Brooklyn Gartman
(541) 826-2111, x3990
Brooklyn.Gartman@va.gov
Pete Pringle
(541) 776-6094
Peter.J.PRINGLE@oregon.gov
March 15, 2019 Spartanburg, SC Sherry Martell
(803) 223-1417
Sherry.Martell@va.gov
Craig Burnette
(864) 384-6593
craigburnette@hotmail.com
March 30, 2019 Bay Pines, FL Blossom Kapper
(727) 398-6661, x17829
Blossom.Kapper@va.gov
Kenneth Quirk
(727) 257-1899
Kenneth.Quirk@va.gov
April 13, 2019 Sarasota, FL Lisa Harmon
(727) 398-6661, x17552
Lisa.Harmon3@va.gov
Jocey Henderson
(941) 366-2224, x125
jhenderson@jfcs-cares.org
April 20, 2019 Tacoma, WA Tony Sparber
(253) 348-1475
Anthony.Sparber@va.gov
Shawn Durnen
(253) 576-2146
8miledurnen@gmail.com
May 15, 2019 Syracuse, NY Jessica Horning
(315) 425-4400, x53907
Jessica.Horning@va.gov
Nicole Costa
(315) 425-4400, x53918
Nicole.Costa@va.gov
May 18, 2019 Chicago, IL Corinne Donley
(312) 569-8387
Corinne.Donley@va.gov
Mark Mulroe
(847) 280-1352
mmulroe@asafehaven.com
May 22, 2019 Atlantic City, NJ Mae Delguercio
(302) 932-0734
Mae.Delguercio@va.gov
Jenn Sanders
(302) 518-3729
Jennifer.Sanders2@va.gov
May 25, 2019 Nampa, ID John Poarch
(208) 695-5124
John.Poarch@va.gov
Anna Johnson-Whitehead
(208) 422-1000, x7806
Anna.Johnson-Whitehead@va.gov
June 19, 2019 Buffalo, NY Sean Lindstrom
(716) 392-5606
Sean.Lindstrom@va.gov
Thomas Szczygiel
(716) 697-3072
Thomas.Szczygiel@va.gov
July 27, 2019 Newport, WA Kevin Copelin
(509) 319-5332
Kevin.Copelin@va.gov
Brad Hanson
(509) 447-3812
hhseniorcenter@gmail.com
August 10, 2019 Fairbanks, AK Brad Bunnell
(907) 456-4238
Bradford.Bunnell@va.gov
Nancy Smoyer
(907) 479-7940
nrsmoyer@alaska.edu
August 16, 2019 North Bend, OR Berta Balli
(541) 613-5802
Berta.Balli@va.gov
Jason Dado
(541) 670-9109
Jason.Dado@va.gov
August 17, 2019 Richton Park, IL Corinne Donley
(312) 569-8387
Corinne.Donley@va.gov
Bill Browne
(708) 705-6090
billbrowne1225@comcast.net
August 21 - 23, 2019 Marysville, CA Tristan Ring
(925) 372-2455
Tristan.Ring@va.gov
Michael Nichols
(530) 749-1036
nichols.mikea@comcast.net
August 29, 2019 Fairmont, WV Amber Kovach
(304) 623-3461, x2068
Amber.Kovach@va.gov
Bob Fox
(304) 623-3461, x2021
Robert.Fox4@va.gov
September 20 - 22, 2019 Cumberland, RI Elizabeth Johnson
(401) 255-0859
Elizabeth.Johnson6@va.gov
Sherry Elderkin
(401) 261-9468
Selderkin@osdri.org
September 20, 2019 Ridgecrest, CA Michael Johnson
(424) 214-8371
Michael.Johnson33fc51@va.gov
Carol Coy
(760) 608-9251
coy_carol@verizon.net
September 27, 2019 Cherry Hill, NJ Amanda Hooton
(215) 360-6368
Amanda.Hooton@va.gov
Jim Maher
(609) 315-1059
standdownsj@gmail.com
October 4, 2019 Springfield, MA Luz Marcano
(413) 584-4040, x6114
Luz.Marcano@va.gov
Dennis Konadu
(413) 584-4040, x6113
Dennis.Konadu@va.gov
October 19, 2019 Boise, ID John Poarch
(208) 695-5124
John.Poarch@va.gov
Anna Johnson-Whitehead
(208) 422-1000, x7806
Anna.Johnson-Whitehead@va.gov
October 19, 2019 Santa Maria, CA Cynthia Conn
(805) 782-9101
Cynthia.Conn@va.gov
Sandy Agalos
(805) 346-8402
sandy.agalos@gmail.com
October 24 - 26, 2019 Anderson, CA Joshua Roberts
(530) 899-6331
Joshua.Roberts@va.gov
Terry Mikesell
(530) 221-6248
stevebow@c-zone.net
November 5, 2019 Charleston, IL Alwin Abraham
(217) 918-7426
ALWIN.ABRAHAM@va.gov
Laura Severson
(217) 639-5150
lauras@colescouncilonaging.org