From the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA):
ABOUT STAND DOWN 2021
The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is pleased to announce that we are holding Veterans STAND DOWN 2021 on September 22nd, 23rd, & 24th. While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues our commitment to serving Connecticut’s Veterans by providing this “one stop” access to a range of programs and services offered by state and federal agencies, Veterans organizations, and community based non-profits through online webinars and at five regional sites across the State. We hope this approach to Stand Down will help more Veterans across Connecticut connect with the programs and benefits they have earned.
PROGRAMS AND BENEFITS ONLINE PRESENTATIONS
Wednesday September 22, 2021 & Thursday September 23, 2021 9:00am – 4:00pm
STAND DOWN 2021 will begin with a kickoff ceremony on September 22, 2021 at 9:00am which will be broadcast live via social media from the DVA Auditorium at our Rocky Hill Campus. This will be followed by informational webinars on Sept. 22nd and 23rd on a variety of topics will be conducted by the DVA, Federal VA, State & Federal agencies, and community providers.
REGIONAL SITES ACROSS CT – INPERSON SERVICES
Friday September 24, 2021 8:00am – 2:00pm
Veterans attending will have access to a variety of in-person services, personal need items, vaccinations, legal services, medical screenings and meals to go provided by the DVA, Federal VA, Veteran Organizations, many other State & Federal agencies, and community providers.
- Bridgeport: Port 5 National Association of Navy Veterans, 69 Brewster Street
- Danbury: Danbury War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive
- Danielson: Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple Street
- Norwich: Easter Seals Veterans Rally Point, 24 Stott Avenue
- Rocky Hill: CT DVA Rocky Hill Campus 287 West Street