January 25, 2020-Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand-down
The Washington DC VAMC Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand-Down will be Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 8 am to 1 pm. It will be held at the Washington DC VAMC located at 50 Irving St., Washington DC, 20422. If you are interested in being a volunteer, Click Here! Volunteers are requested to be there from 7 am to 4 pm. The deadline for volunteer application submission is December 14, 2019.
Based on the number of veterans that passed through the VA Medical Center last year (775/Male and 65/Female), they are setting a target of 800 of the following supplies, please no used clothing unless it's a gently used coat that has been dry-cleaned:
Men’s T-shirts (Larger Sizes)
Men’s Underwear (Larger Sizes)
Thermal Underwear (Larger Sizes)
Sweat Pants/Shirts (Larger Sizes)
New Winter Coats (Men’s Larger Sizes)
Gently Used Winter Coats (MUST be dry cleaned)
Winter Boots (Men’s sizes 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14)
Winter Boots (Ladies' sizes 8, 9, 10)
Toothbrushes – Full Size
Toothpaste – Full Size
Winter Knit Hats
Go Pack Tissues
90% of the veterans coming through Winterhaven are men. This year, the VA is looking for donors to stock the ladies' cold weather gear - with target numbers of 80 of the items listed above. If you would like to help our female veterans specifically, please consider supplies for women (coats, boots, t-shirts).
Washington DC VA Medical Center Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand-down
On Jan. 26, 2019, the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center reached a significant milestone in partnering with local, state and community organizations to reach homeless and at-risk veterans during its 25th annual Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down.
Gloria L. Hairston, spokesperson for the VA Medical Center explained that since 2008 the VA has housed almost 2,000 veterans with the help of the Department of Housing and Urban Development VASH voucher program where they disseminated over 1,600 vouchers.
Chapter 10 has been providing support for the stand-down for many years. Recently, we provided funding to sponsor breakfast at Wainterhaven. Many of our members volunteered and served that breakfast tou homeless and at-risk veterans. Most recently, Chapter 10 collected items to donate to Winterhaven along with a cash donation.
Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)
The Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center's (DCVAMC) Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) exemplifies the Medical Center's commitment to providing excellent care and services in an environment of compassion that respects homeless and at-risk Veterans.
The CRRC is the first of its kind in the Washington DC area and is open seven day a week to combat homelessness among Veterans. It is one of 31 VA Community Resource and Referral Centers located across the nation. These facilities centralize federal and local partners to provide services to homeless and at-risk Veterans.
Although not a shelter, the CRRC provides services to assist Veterans which include a computer lab ,laundry, showers, social work services and a host of community services.
1500 Franklin Street
Washington, DC 20018
To visit their website, click here