Due to COVID-19, Stand Down events may be cancelled or postponed until further notice. To verify, check with your local VAMC or Stand Down POCs.
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
Antoinette Hayes-Triplett, CEO, Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative
|Dates||Name of Event||Location||More Information|
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.
|Dates||Location||VA Primary POC||Alternate POC|
|January 15, 2021||Kingman, AZ||Jolene Cook
|January 23, 2021||Racine, WI||Zachary Zdroik
|February 13, 2021||Cleveland, OH||Reaver Nelson
(216) 391-0264, x48627
|March 5, 2021||Tuscaloosa, AL||Cristina Rice
(205) 554-2000, x4403
(205) 554-2000, x4400
|March 26, 2021||Augusta, GA||Sabrina Faircloth
(706) 733-0188, x6375
|Sherron "Tony" Bostic
(706) 733-0188, x6391
|May 3 - 7, 2021||Auburn, CA||Tristan Ring
|May 14, 2021||Decatur, IL||Thomas Nguyen
|June 18, 2021||Worcester, MA||Stephen Gagnon
(508) 791-1213, x1154
|September 9 - 11, 2021||Marysville, CA||Tristan Ring
|September 14, 2021||Savannah, GA||Ruth Keith
(912) 920-0214, x2100
(912) 920-0214, x2086
|September 24, 2021||Myrtle Beach, SC||Scott Perez