VA Black Hills Health Care System
Rapid City Stand Down
Tuesday, October 29, 2019The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS) will host a Veteran Stand Down and Resource Fair on November 5, 2019. The event is open to all Veterans and their family members from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rushmore Hall, C&D. Goodwill of the Great Plains will provide the meal at the event.
The focus of the Stand Down is to reach out to Veterans who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness. “Over forty of our community partners and a variety of VA departments will be on hand to help Veterans access a broad range of specialized resources and services aimed at assisting Veterans in need”, said Jamison Hild, Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program Manager, VA BHHCS, “A Stand Down is a great opportunity to connect Veterans to the services and the benefits they’ve earned and deserve.”
Veterans will find helpful information and on-the-spot services. VA Black Hills staff will offer basic health screenings and flu shots and stylists from The Man Salon will give haircuts. Veterans can ask questions and receive immediate assistance on VA benefits, special programs, legal assistance, and health care enrollment. To help prepare for winter, personal items such as cold weather clothing, blankets, hygiene kits, and duffel bags will be available.
All Veterans are invited to attend and there is no charge for any of the services provided. Veterans who have not previously enrolled with the VA are requested to bring a copy of their military discharge papers, DD 214 or Vet Card, to the Stand Down.