Posted on September 15, 2020 by admin
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Department of Veterans Affairs will be holding the 2020 Veterans Stand Down virtually on Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th.
This two-day event provides Connecticut’s Veterans with a wide variety of programs and services offered by State and Federal agencies, Veterans Organizations and Community Based Non-profits.
Thursday’s 9:00 a.m. virtual kickoff ceremony will be held at the DVA Rocky Hill Campus broadcast via social media. Following the ceremony, there will be online informational sessions and webinars conducted by the DVA and other agencies and community service providers on topics including supportive services for veterans and their families, Federal VA Benefits, housing and homeless services, state labor/employment and vocational resources, Veteran caregiver support, legal aid and assistance and many more.
Friday’s event will include distribution of personal need items to Veterans by Veterans service organizations and community-based non-profits at four locations:
Important to note
The following COVID-19 mitigation protocols will be in place and strictly adhered to for attendance at all the regional distribution and information locations: