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A Day of Relief for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

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In times of war, exhausted combat units requiring time to rest and recover were removed from the battlefields to a place of relative security and safety. At secure base camp areas, troops were able to take care of personal hygiene, get clean uniforms, enjoy warm meals, receive medical and dental care, mail and receive letters, and enjoy the camaraderie of friends in a safe environment. Today, Stand Down refers to a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help the nation’s estimated 107,000 homeless veterans on any given night “combat” life on the streets. Homeless veterans are brought together in a single location and are provided access to the community resources needed to begin addressing their individual problems and rebuilding their lives.

WHO WE HELP

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WHO WE HELP

Veterans striving to live in Madison, regardless of discharge status
In 2016, we helped 107 veterans and families.

Our Stand Down provides direct support and resources to our Veterans in need. We host valuable area service providers and give products to ease the struggle of the homeless experience. We want to bring our Veterans and community together to provide a day of relief to those experiencing homelessness.

  • Occupied Housing

    Only 3% of the multifamily units in Madison are available for rental at any given time.

  • WOMEN VETERANS

    In 2016, we expect to serve up to 20 women who served in our armed forces.

  • Veteran Homelessness

    Almost a quarter of those who are homeless are Veterans.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Our team is comprised of volunteers who have served their country in mutiple campaigns around the globe and are now excited to use their experience to help bring an important day of relief to veterans experiencing homelessness.
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ADAM HOWARTH

President
Adam served as a combat medic with 1/11 ACR while deployed to Iraq in 2005. He is now doing clinical social work to help veterans improve themselves in the Madison area. You can find him guiding others on kayak fishing trips all over Wisconsin.
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SHIRLEY CLAYBORNE

Vice President
Shirley is an Army Veteran of over a decade serving in various roles around the world. She is a very passionate person working to improve the lives of Veterans and our community.
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TAMMY GROSS

Secretary
Tammy brings field-grade leadership and a passion for helping her fellow veterans improve their lives. She has worked with many service members, veterans, and their families throughout her career.
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SAMANTHA RIECHERS

Treasurer
Samantha is still serving our nation in the National Guard while working in logistics as her career. She brings an incredible amount of focus and energy to our leadership team.

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