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16th Annual Veterans Stand Down at PA Farm Show Complex

by YWCA Greater Harrisburg

Feb 24, 2022
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The 16th Annual YWCA Veterans’ Stand Down will take place at the PA Farm Show Complex on Saturday, February 26th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event will be located in the Main Hall and can be accessed via the Maclay Street parking area and lobby.

For 16 years the Harrisburg Stand Down has been providing a large variety of services and resources that address the needs of homeless, at-risk, and in-need Veterans and their families while building connections between Veterans and their community.

The Stand Down will be open to these Veterans providing access to health, mental wellness, housing, benefits, employment, basic needs items in addition to many other supportive services. The Department of Veterans Affairs will be onsite to assist Veterans with a variety of services to include COVID vaccinations and boosters. Information on accessing mainstream care and recovery services will also be available.

The YWCA is steadfast in their continued purpose to be a driving force that transforms lives. “As one of the largest services providers to Veterans in the State of Pennsylvania, we take great pride in our ability to transform the lives of so many individuals in one setting. The continued support of our partnering organizations and fellow service providers truly multiplies our impact,” said Mary Quinn, CEO.

Each year, more than 200 Veterans benefit from the services provided by Federal, State, and Local agencies, in addition to a large variety of area organizations, businesses, and volunteers. This year, we have added a job fair to assist local businesses in employee recruitment.

Access to the Stand Down is limited to Veterans and proof of Veteran status can be verified onsite for those who served but do not have service documentation. Free lunch and parking will also be provided.

YWCA Greater Harrisburg is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen our community. YWCA Greater Harrisburg serves 35,000 individuals in the Capitol Region and the combined network of YWCA associations impact 25 million worldwide. For comprehensive information about this important work, go to: www.ywcahbg.org and www.ywca.org.

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