Posted on September 2, 2021
The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) announced Veterans STAND DOWN 2021 will take place on September 22nd, 23rd, & 24th. While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way agencies and organizations operate, the DVA continues its 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.
Stand Down 2021 includes all National Guard, Reserve and Active-Duty Personnel serving in Connecticut.
PROGRAMS AND BENEFITS ONLINE PRESENTATIONS
Wednesday September 22, 2021 & Thursday September 23, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
STAND DOWN 2021 will begin with a kickoff ceremony on September 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. 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 September 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 / IN-PERSON SERVICES
Friday September 24, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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
For additional information and to register for Stand Down 2021 please visit: https://portal.ct.gov/DVA/Pages/Veterans-Stand-Down