This year, the Chino Valley Quilters is proud to work with the Arizona Veterans Stand Down program. The program targets veterans who may be dealing with housing issues including homelessness.
They also provide a range of services, e.g., medical, dental, clothing and etc. The services are provided to them over a two day event in September.
Arizona Veterans Stand Down Alliance
OUR GOAL: To raise awareness of the issue of homelessness among veterans while teaching agencies how to collaborate throughout the year and end homelessness among veterans.
'Stand Down' is a military term that refers to the brief period of time given to a soldier to leave an active combat area in order to rest and regain strength before returning to battle.
A StandDown event or resource fair: is a community-based event in which organizations come together to provide annual one to three day events to serve veterans and their families who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness, and connecting them with critical supportive services to help them gain and maintain housing stability.
Chino Valley Quilters Stand Down Quilt Pattern