September 2, 2016

Veterans receive haircuts at 2015 Veterans Stand Down.

The annual Portland Veterans Stand Down, to honor and support veterans in our community who have fallen on hard times, will take place Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Multnomah County urges men and women, who have served in the military and need access to essential supportive services, employment and connections to local, state, and federal support systems, to attend the event.

Representatives from the Multnomah County Veterans Services Office will be in attendance to answer questions and provide information about state and federal benefits. The office can assist veterans with understanding veterans benefits programs; filing claims with the VA; appealing unfavorable VA decisions, including representation at VA hearings; recovering lost military records; and all other inquiries regarding veterans benefits.

Other agencies and organizations will be available to provide housing assistance, medical and dental care, pet services, haircuts, clothing and employment opportunities.

The one-day event is organized by Transition Projects, a nonprofit organization that provides individuals with the services, resources and tools they need to end their homelessness and secure and maintain housing.

WHAT: 2016 Portland Veterans Stand Down

WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2016 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 300 N Winning Way, Portland

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Veterans are not required to pre-register. Public transportation is encouraged. Free parking is available at the Garden Garage for veterans, volunteers and community partners.