• Helping the community strengthen ties with its veterans.


• Assist Veterans and their families so that they can be self-sustaining and better connected to the community.


• Provide a variety of services to all honorably discharged veterans with special emphasis on those who are homeless.

• Coordinate an annual outreach event to inform and provide social and support services for honorably discharged veterans who are homeless.


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Past Events
Stand Down 2012

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Coos Bay Stand Dow is on Facebook!


Send $$ donations to:

Coos Community Foundation/ Veterans Stand Down Fund

1499 N Collier St

Coquille, OR 97423

Dedicated Volunteers
Financial Donations
Hygiene Kit Supplies


2013 Stand Down Poster

2012 Stand Down Poster

2011 Stand Down Poster

Thank you list (2010)
Service Providers (2011)
Thank you list (2011)

South Coast Veterans Assistance Network

Thank you list (2010)

Did you attend? Send your comments or feedback to the webmaster.

The  SCVAN  will again host

Veterans Stand Down on August 15, 2014!


LOCATION: Coos Bay National Guard Armory

TIME: 9 AM - 3 PM


See last year's (2013 Stand Down photos by Christina Gray!
More 2013 Stand Down photos by Martin Zucker!

2013 Stand Down Stats 2013 Stand Down Financial Supporters
Stand Down 2013 Flyer
2013 Stand Down Flyer

Thank YOU!


Vet Center


• Event Registration
• Vet Center Mobile Van
• PTSD Counseling
• MST Counseling

North Bend VA Clinic

Veterans Administration
• Primary Care Team
• Register for VA Health Care
• Enroll in MyHealtheVet
Oregon Coast Community Action
• Supportive Services for Veterans Families Grant

• Energy Assistance
• Food Bank Info
• Rapid Rehousing
Medical Teams International - Dental Van Dental Van

• Emergency Extractions
Dr. Holt, DDS
Lions Club
• Eye, Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening
• Eyeglass Assistance
Salvation Army
• Hot Breakfast
• Hot Coffee
• Hot Chocolate

American Legion AMVETS Disabled American Veterans Veterans of Foreign Wars

• Social networks and support

• Comraderie and understanding from other veterans who have common experiences

Coos Bay National Guard Armory and the 41st Brigade Combat Team
Oregon Army National Guard - Coos Bay 41st Brigade Combat Team
Coos County Veterans Service Office
Coos County Oregon

• Assisting veteran or dependent in gathering and/or completing necessary entitlement related applications and documentation
Curry County Veterans Service Office
Curry County Veterans Service Office
• Apply for VA disability benefits
Douglas County Veterans Service Office
Douglas County Veterans Service Office

• Identifying potential claims and entitlements to which veteran or dependent may be eligible

Yellow Cab Taxi

• Free in-town taxi rides to and from Stand Down for Veterans
Southwestern Oregon Veterans Outreach
• Veteran Service Officers
• Veterans Service Reps
• Help filling out paperwork
Stand Down features:

• Lee Taft on KWRO's "PartyLine" 100.3 fm

• Event Buddy/Escorts

• Warm Clothing

• Hygiene Kits for homeless veterans

• Special Giveaways
• Showers
• Bathrooms
South Coast Business Employment Corporation
• Resource Room
•On The Job Training
• Job Search Workshops
•Online Assessments
•National Career Readiness Certificate
Oregon Employment Department
• Veterans Employment Reps
• Resume guides
• Job Listings
• Unemployment Insurance
• Work Opportunity Tax Credit Info
Point Man Ministries
Post 101
Point Man Ministries Post 101
• Emergency Assistance
• FOB 101 Support Groups
Southwestern Oregon Community College

• Veterans Education Clerk
• C.A.S.E Grant
• Financial Aid Info
• GED classes
•GI Bill Info
• VRAP Program
South Coast Gospel Mission
• Homeless Shelter
• Meals, clothing & more!
Homeless Veterans

are our

#1 Priority!
Social Security Administration
• Benefits, Retirement, and Disability Counseling
South Coast Hospice

South Coast Hospice & Palliative Care
• We Honor Vets Program

T.H.E. House
• Homeless Shelter
Coos Bay Public Library
• Computer Training
• Computer Access
North Bend Public Library
• Computer Access
Friends of Coos County Animals (FOCCAS)

• Pet Food
• Shade Tent
• Flea Medication
• Spay/Neuter Vouchers
• Vaccinations
• Dewormers
• Water
• Addiction treatment, mental health counseling and prevention
Oregon Law Center
• Administrative Law
• Family Law
• Housing Law
• Employment Law
• Civil Rights Law
Bay Area Senior Computer Club
Bay Area Seniors Computer Club
• Free computer workshops
• Want computer help?
Oregon Department of Human Services - Seniors & Peoples with Disabilities
• Temp Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
• Personal hygiene incidentals
• SNAP Assistance
• Help applying for SSI/SSDI
• Medical Coverage (Adults & Children)
• Family Support & Connections
• Employment-related Day Care Assistance
Coos County Clerk's Office
Coos County Oregon

• Voter Registration
Umpqua Coastal Housing Center Umpqua Coastal Housing Center
Oregon Coast Culinary Institute
Center for Holistic Therapy
Center For Holistic Therapy
• PTSD Counseling
• Vet Center Contractor
Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles
• I.D. card info
Veteran & Disabled Vet plate info
Bay Area First Step

• Transitional Housing for People in Recovery
211 Info

• Free information about more than 7,000 health, community, and social services
Coos County
Mental Health

Coos County Mental Health
• To enable each citizen of Coos County to function at their maximum mental and emotional potential
Waterfall Community Health Center
• Medical care, women's health, mental health and dental care to patients in Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties with a sliding fee scale for patients without health insurance (based on family size and income).

VA Chaplaincy
• Meet Chaplain Landon with VA TeleChaplaincy Program
Awesome Cuts - North Bend, Oregon
• Haircuts!
Congressman Defazio's Coos Bay

Special Thanks to:

>City of Coos Bay, Oregon Bay Area Hospital Oregon Coast Community Action4 Spirits Distillery   Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation   Southwestern Oregon Veterans Outreach41st Brigade Combat Team  Walmart

for their extra generous support of Stand Down 2012!

Stand Down 2013 Financial Supporters:
41st Brigade Combat Team Thank You Ann Drake!Apple Dental Bandon Dunes Baskin-Robbins   Bay Area HospitalBicoastal Media   Cape Arago Rubber Stamps Cash and Carry Smart Foodservice  Cedar Electric Thank You Clark Walworth! City of Coos Bay, Oregon City Subs  Coos Grange Supply - Thanks for the dog food! Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation City of North Bend, Oregon Dawna Cordova - Thank you!E.L. Edwards Realty II  4 Spirits Distillery Frontier Communications  Gib's RV Super StoreGino's Pizza Inn Coos Bay Grocery OutletHonda World Coos Bay Oregon Thank you Joseph Blackwell!  K-Dock 92.9 Radio  Ken Ware Super Store  KGBR Radio - Gold Beach, Oregon Les’ Sanitary  Lions Club North Bend Lanes Northwest NaturalOregon Coast Community Action    Roto-Rooter    South Coast Hospice & Palliative CareC&R Enterprises - Stepping Stone Molds Sargent's Feed - Lakeside, OR   Southwestern Oregon Veterans OutreachSouthwest Physical Therapy & John Breuer Rehab  US Bank Eugene Vet Center Walmart  West Coast ContractorsYeong's PlaceYogurt StopKathie Creasey at the Oregon Employment DepartmentBecky Lunetta at the Oregon Employment DepartmentTom Mills at the Oregon Employment Department

Coos Bay Oregon Stand Down 2013

Thank you volunteers, service providers, and financial supporters of Stand Down 2013!

Coos Bay Oregon Stand Down 2013 Coos Bay Oregon Stand Down 2013


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What is a Stand Down?

Traditionally, during wartime or combat action, exhausted troops in need of rest and recovery were removed from the battlefields and provided a place of relative security and safety. Now, a Stand Down refers to a community-based intervention program designed to help the nation's estimated 200,000 homeless veterans “combat” life on the streets. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Stand Downs have “become recognized as the most valuable outreach tool to help homeless veterans in the nation today”.

Cash donations are welcome and should be addressed to:
The Coos Community Foundation 501(3)(c) Stand Down Fund
1499 N Collier St
Coquille, OR 97423