On September 8th the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center will be hosting a veteran safety stand down. We encourage all veterans in need of medical support, social worker assistance, and hygiene needs to attend and utilize this opportunity for assistance. This event will feature several stations set up to streamline health support and address mental health needs in an orderly self serve manner. The Stand Down for this year is significantly bigger than the past years’ events and an emphasis has been placed to assist homeless veterans and those in the HUD/VASH programs. Veterans will be able to come to this event and receive a hot meal, hot shower and even a hair cut. There will be primary care teams available to do medical exams, dental exams, as well as see a veternarian for those with pets. There will also be specialty clinics to provide services and ensure proper education of their programs for veterans to use and enroll into. After each veteran has been to every station they see fit to address their health needs, there will be boxed lunches provided for an afternoon snack.
The Stand Down has taken into consideration all the needs veterans will face during the hard upcoming Colorado winter and holidays. Clothing will be provided for those in need and can also be enrolled into upcoming events that will have clothing and food pantries ready to assist. Programs that have no sew blankets and teams that knit warm items will be there to hand out supplies as well. Mental Health services will be present to address any issues that veterans feel need to be treated as well as preventative mental health programs that can assist. This day of support is aiming to cross off all veteran needs and set them up for success for a hopeful future in the state of Colorado.