Join the ECHO Housing team in spreading details and awareness about the Annual Veteran Stand Down event hosted by multiple Veteran serving agencies in our community. The event will be at the CK Newsome Center on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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. This was referred to as a Stand Down.
Today, Stand Down refers to a 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 or at-risk veterans are brought together in a single location and are provided access to the community resources needed to focus on improving quality of life.
In the military, Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health, and overall sense of well-being. Today’s Stand Down affords the same opportunity to homeless or at-risk veterans within our community.
Local homeless or at-risk veterans are provided with a broad range of necessities including food, clothing, medical, legal and mental health assistance, job counseling and referrals, and most importantly, companionship and camaraderie. It is a time for the community to connect with the homeless and at-risk veteran population and address this crisis that affects our community. The event is free to both veterans and service providers ... See MoreSee Less
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We wanted to thank our partner agency, Aurora Evansville, for the event collaboration and continued partnership to “strike out” homelessness in our community. Our sincerest appreciation goes to Bill Bussing & Evansville Otters for use of Historic Bosse Field, making this an event to remember.
A shout out to our latest Strike-Out Sponsor - Trinity Tech Solutions, your DISH Premier Local Retailer! Aurora Evansville and ECHO Housing Corporation thank you for your support!! ... See MoreSee Less
Umpires Needed! In preparation for our first annual River City WiffleBall Classic, we are still needing umpires. If you or anyone you know is interested in supporting the mission to end homelessness in our community by volunteering their time this Saturday, August 13th as an umpire on historic Bosse Field, please register at the link below! ... See MoreSee Less
Volunteer RSVPIf you would like to be a volunteer for the River City Wiffle Ball Classic on Saturday, August 13th, please fill out this RSVP indicating your areas of interest, and we will get back wit...