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DHS News July 2011

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Stand Down 2011

On August 20, 2011, DHS will co-sponsor Stand Down 2011, an intensive service fair for homeless veterans and their families, offering them a day-long respite from the streets and a real opportunity to put their lives back together.

The phrase “stand down” is military terminology referring to fresh troops providing a reprieve for exhausted combat troops. In stand down, the exhausted troops are removed from the battlefield and placed in a safe, secure environment.

When in stand down, the soldiers are also given medical attention, food, fresh clothing and the chance to clean up, rest and recuperate.

Similarly, on August 20, the Pittsburgh community will come together to host Stand Down 2011 at Shepherds Heart Ministry, 13 Pride Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Stand Down event will include information and services related to housing assistance, food, medical care, eye exams and glasses, dental care, job search support, showers, social services, legal help, haircuts, foot care, veterans benefits and more.

In addition to DHS, Stand Down 2011 will also be sponsored by Shepherds Heart Ministry, Veterans Leadership Program, Operation Safety Net, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, PA CareerLink, Healthcare for Homeless Veterans and Disabled American Veterans.

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