VA Black Hills Health Care System
Friday, November 2, 2018Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS) to host Veteran Stand Down and Resource Fair
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS) will host a Veteran Stand Down and Veteran Resource Fair on Thursday November 8, 2018. The event is open to all Veterans and their families 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 as well as cold weather clothing at the event.
The focus of the Stand Down and Resource Fair is to reach out to Veterans who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness in addition to providing services to all Veterans who have questions about VA benefits and health care. “A variety of community partners and VA departments will be on hand to help Veterans access a broad range of specialized resources and services”, said Jamison Hild, Health Care for Homeless Veterans Coordinator, VA BHHCS, “A Stand Down is a great opportunity to connect all 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 housing and employment assistance as well as flu vaccines. Lunch will be provided. Stylists from The Man Salon will offer 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 distributed.
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.
For more information about the Stand Down contact Jamison Hild, VA BHHCS at 605-490-8587.
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