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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

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Stand Downs

Stand Downs are typically one- to three-day events during which VA staff and volunteers provide food, clothing and health screenings to homeless and at-risk Veterans. In addition, Veterans also receive referrals for health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment, mental health counseling and other essential services.

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 23 - 24, 2020 Phoenix, AZ Jeff Willgale
(602) 248-6040
Jeff.Willgale@va.gov
Jesse Ruelas
(602) 248-6040
Jesse.Ruelas@va.gov
January 25, 2020 Ft. Myers, FL Blossom Kapper
(727) 398-6661, x17829
Blossom.Kapper@va.gov
Yvonne Morales
(727) 398-6661, x12943
Yvonne.Morales@va.gov
January 25, 2020 Spokane, WA Kevin Copelin
(509) 319-5332
Kevin.Copelin@va.gov
Rebekah Tuno
(509) 625-6321
rtuno@spokanecity.org
January 25, 2020 Washington, DC Kevin Morton
(202) 258-0242
Kevin.Morton@va.gov
Sha-Ron Haddock
(202) 230-6399
Sha-Ron.Haddock@va.gov
January 28, 2020 Waco, TX Michael Ormsby
(254) 297-5222
Michael.Ormsby@va.gov
Miriam Blackmon
(254) 297-5222
Miriam.Blackmon@va.gov
February 6 - 9, 2020 Vista, CA Robert West
(858) 336-6098
Robert.West3@va.gov
Matthew Foster
(760) 208-7246
Mjfoster58@gmail.com
February 15, 2020 Lancaster, CA Michael Johnson
(424) 214-8371
Michael.Johnson33fc51@va.gov
Steve Baker
(661) 940-5272
graceresources.org
February 20, 2020 Gainesville, FL Ingrid Bethel-Constable
(352) 213-6379
Ingrid.Bethel-Constable@va.gov
Lisa Feagin
(352) 317-6401
Elizabeth.Feagin@va.gov
February 21 - 23, 2020 Harrisburg, PA Keisha Kerr
(717) 926-0894
Keisha.Kerr@va.gov
Deborah Benner
(717) 272-6621, x5779
Deborah.Benner@va.gov
February 21, 2020 New Bern, NC Alex Averell
(252) 830-2149, x3348
Alexander.Averell@va.gov
Candace Parker
(919) 286-0411, x6045
Candace.Parker@va.gov
February 22, 2020 Havelock, NC Alex Averell
(252) 830-2149, x3348
Alexander.Averell@va.gov
Candace Parker
(919) 286-0411, x6045
Candace.Parker@va.gov
February 22, 2020 Milwaukee, WI Gayle Williams
(414) 263-6288
Gayle.Williams3@va.gov
Dorothy McCollum
(414) 263-6242
Dorothy.McCollum@va.gov
February 29, 2020 Birmingham, AL Willie Fields
(205) 933-8101, x6751
Willie.Fields@va.gov
Rick DeFilippo
(205) 933-8101, x5951
Rick.DeFilippo@va.gov
March 10, 2020 Rochester, NY Kathryn Stevens
(585) 474-2659
Kathryn.Stevens@va.gov
Michelle Laraby
(585) 474-0644
Michelle.Laraby@va.gov
March 11 - 13, 2020 Tucson, AZ T.J. Rizzuti
(520) 429-8291
Anthony.Rizzuti@va.gov
Deborah Garibay
(520) 878-7184
Tucsonveterans.deborah@gmail.com
March 13, 2020 Spartanburg, SC Sherry Martell
(803) 776-4000, x7887
Sherry.Martell@va.gov
Anne Ring
(864) 978-7201
three.rings@yahoo.com
March 19, 2020 Everett, WA Shawnlee Baza
(425) 252-9701
Shawnlee.Baza@va.gov
Robert Hersey
(253) 565-7038
Robert.Hersey@va.gov
March 21, 2020 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Marsha Latham
(305) 575-7000, x12513
Marsha.Latham@va.gov
Marcia Williams
(305) 575-7000, x14262
Marcia.Williams@va.gov
March 25, 2020 Durham, NC Ellecia Thompson
(919) 286-0411
Ellecia.Thompson@va.gov
Bob Williamson
(919) 286-0411
Bob.Williamson@va.gov
March 28, 2020 Los Angeles, CA Michael Johnson
(424) 214-8371
Michael.Johnson33fc51@va.gov
Ricardo Flores
(323) 276-3015
Ricardo.x.flores@lacity.org
March 28, 2020 Wallace, ID Kevin Copelin
(509) 319-5332
Kevin.Copelin@va.gov
Sharon Howard
(208) 753-4255
SHARONHOWA@msn.com
April 4, 2020 Bay Pines, FL Blossom Kapper
(727) 398-6661, x17829
Blossom.Kapper@va.gov
Yvonne Morales
(727) 398-6661, x12943
Yvonne.Morales@va.gov
April 7, 2020 Mason City, IA David Rowell
(515) 242-4666
David.Rowell2@va.gov
Paulette Anderson
(619) 952-3194
Panderson515@aol.com
April 25, 2020 Caldwell, ID John Poarch
(208) 695-5124
John.Poarch@va.gov
Anna Johnson-Whitehead
(208) 422-1000
Anna.Johnson-Whitehead@va.gov
May 2, 2020 Sarasota, FL Blossom Kapper
(727) 398-6661, x17829
Blossom.Kapper@va.gov
Yvonne Morales
(727) 398-6661, x12943
Yvonne.Morales@va.gov
May 2, 2020 Tacoma, WA Shawn Durnen
(253) 576-2146
8miledurnen@gmail.com
Veronica Davis
(360) 878-1371
veronica@nine9line.org
May 9, 2020 Coeur d'Alene, ID Kevin Copelin
(509) 319-5332
Kevin.Copelin@va.gov
Eric Swanbeck
(208) 664-3095
eric@stvincentdepaulcda.org
May 15, 2020 Flagstaff, AZ Joshua Wear
(928) 458-8713
Joshua.Wear@va.gov
John Davison
(928) 774-7722
highcountrystanddown2020@gmail.com
May 16, 2020 Memphis, TN Shalanda Rose-Snearley
(901) 523-8990, x7142
Shalanda.Rose-Snearley@va.gov
William Jones
(901) 305-6410
office@osdmidsouth.org
May 20, 2020 Atlantic City, NJ Robert Looby
(908) 894-0746
boblooby@embarqmail.com
Mae Delguercio
(302) 932-0734
Mae.Delguercio@va.gov
May 30, 2020 Kalispell, MT Dennis Hanson
(406) 447-6045
Dennis.Hanson2@va.gov
Allen Erickson
(406) 756-7304
allen@veteransfoodpantry.org
June 12, 2020 Worcester, MA Stephen Gagnon
(413) 588-8820
Stephen.Gagnon@va.gov
Tracy Dill
(508) 791-1213, x1142
tracydill@veteransinc.org
June 24, 2020 Buffalo, NY Sean Lindstrom
(716) 862-8885
Sean.Lindstrom@va.gov
Thomas Szczygiel
(716) 862-8885
Thomas.Szczygiel@va.gov
July 18, 2020 Newport, WA Kevin Copelin
(509) 319-5332
Kevin.Copelin@va.gov
Brad Hanson
(509) 447-3812
hhseniorcenter@gmail.com
August 27 - 30, 2020 Pleasanton, CA Tristan Ring
(925) 372-2455
Tristan.Ring@va.gov
Scott Whitacre
(510) 318-4601
scottwhitacre@hotmail.com
September 10 - 11, 2020 Marysville, CA Tristan Ring
(925) 372-2455
Tristan.Ring@va.gov
Michael Nichols
(530) 749-1036
nichols.mikea@comcast.net
September 11, 2020 Boston, MA Katherine Guay
(617) 839-6302
Katherine.Guay@va.gov
Christopher Dollard
(857) 364-5454
Christopher.Dollard@va.gov
September 18 - 20, 2020 Cumberland, RI Elizabeth Johnson
(401) 255-0859
Elizabeth.Johnson6@va.gov
William Jamieson
(401) 383-4730
WJamieson@osdri.org
September 18 - 20, 2020 Des Moines, IA David Rowell
(515) 242-4666
David.Rowell2@va.gov
Paulette Anderson
(619) 952-3194
Panderson515@aol.com
September 25, 2020 Ridgecrest, CA Michael Johnson
(424) 214-8371
Michael.Johnson33fc51@va.gov
Carol Coy
(760) 608-9251
coy_carol@verizon.net
October 3 - 4, 2020 Libby, MT Kevin Copelin
(509) 319-5332
Kevin.Copelin@va.gov
Allen Erickson
(406) 756-7304
allen@veteransfoodpantry.org
October 17, 2020 Santa Maria, CA George Moran
(805) 651-0785
George.Moran@va.gov
Sandy Agalos
(805) 550-2260
sandy.agalos@gmail.com
October 24 - 26, 2020 Anderson, CA Joshua Roberts
(530) 515-9670
Joshua.Roberts@va.gov
Terry Mikesell
(530) 221-6248
stevebow@c-zone.net
October 28, 2020 Miami, FL Marsha Latham
(305) 575-7000, x12513
Marsha.Latham@va.gov
Jose Fontanez
(305) 637-6700, x26629
Jose.Fontanez@uss.salvationarmy.org

Past Events

DatesLocationVA Primary POCAlternate POC
January 11, 2020 Cleveland, OH Reaver Nelson
(216) 882-9371
Reaver.Nelson@va.gov
Denise Smith
(330) 761-7054
Denise.Smith26071d@va.gov
January 17, 2020 Kingman, AZ Jolene Cook
(928) 718-7359
Jolene.Cook@va.gov
Dorn Patrick Farrell
(928) 377-2487
president@javc.org
January 18, 2020 Lake Isabella, CA Michael Johnson
(424) 214-8371
Michael.Johnson33fc51@va.gov
Samantha Stockton
(760) 985-9547
sjkessler211982@aol.com
January 20, 2020 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Marsha Latham
(305) 575-7000, x12513
Marsha.Latham@va.gov
Sharon Bryant
(954) 764-6488
sbryant356@bellsouth.net
January 23, 2020 Longview, TX Stephen Morgan
(318) 990-4402
Stephen.Morgan3@va.gov
Chocka Sullivan
(318) 990-4401
Chocka.Sullivan@va.gov