It’s a chance for homeless veterans to receive the help they need: The 18th annual “Stand Down” event was held in Rochester on Tuesday.
Nearly 40 local service providers were on-hand at the Harro East Ballroom on Chestnut Street. The goal was to connect homeless or at-risk veterans with essential services, from housing to health care, food assistance and legal aid.
“So we’re right downtown, we’re easily accessible for veterans and family members to get to but — at the same time — this is open for everyone,” explained Nina Siverd, Veterans Outreach Center. “It’s also a day for comradery, come in you never know, there may be a service that someone needs and didn’t even realize they’re here.”
The event was hosted by Monroe County, the Veterans Outreach Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs.