Our next Veterans Stand Down is being planned for September 29, 2022 – October 2, 2022.
What is a Stand Down?
A Stand Down, in military terms, is when combat zone soldiers step out of the war zone to take time for themselves in a protected area for their health and welfare. This Stand Down is for our non-combat Veterans that for a weekend will receive medical, dental and vision services, as well as chaplain counseling, legal assistance, housing referrals, clothing and other supplies. The schedule of events includes a program to teach disaster preparedness. Full meals and snacks will be provided. Reveille and Taps will be shared with the neighborhood each day. As camaraderie is a big part of the experience there will be musical entertainment and games for the veterans. Generals and Captains will be on site to maintain military discipline. The final day will include military dignitaries with a formal celebration of the lives lost from all wars that the United States has fought for freedom at home and abroad.
PSLIC participates in, and supports other Stand Downs that are held all around the Bay Area. This Stand Down follows our previous successful Stand Downs:
- San Mateo Stand Down in 2017 that was held in San Bruno
- Foster City in 2018
How can I volunteer for this event?
Lions Clubs, Veterans and Veteran Support Groups, other Service Organizations, Military and Community Leaders and volunteers will all working together to help Veterans with a Hand Up to renew their spirit and sense of well-being.
Fill out a volunteer form today.
What services are available at the event?
This Stand Down is for our non-combat Veterans that for a weekend will receive:
- medical, dental and vision services
- chaplain counseling
- substance abuse assistance
- legal assistance
- DMV assistance
- employment referrals
- housing referrals
- pet care
- hygiene, and other supplies.
- Full hot meals and snacks will be provided.
As camaraderie is a big part of the experience there will be musical entertainment and games for the veterans. Generals and Captains will be on site to maintain military discipline.
The final day will include military dignitaries in a formal celebration of the lives lost from all wars that the United States has fought for freedom and home and abroad.
How can Veterans participate?
Homeless and at-risk veterans and their families should fill out the veteran registration form.
For court cases to be heard you must put the case number and county on the form.
Veterans who would like to volunteer 4 hours of service at the Stand Down can do so by completing our volunteers form.
Can my organization set up a station? Do you need exhibitors?
If you would like to provide services to the Veterans, please fill out an Exhibitor form.
Can I make a monetary donation?
Our most urgent need is for your monetary donation to secure food, clothing, hygiene items and so much more.
For online monetary donations, please fill out the monetary donation form. All major credit cards accepted.
Alternatively, you may send a check to: Attn: “Veterans Stand Down” 151 Flying Cloud Isle, Foster City, CA. 94404.
For in-kind donations, please fill out our sponsorship form.