About the Event
'When: July 21-23
Time: Multiple Medical Shifts Available
Where: Downtown San Diego @ San Diego High School
Faculty: Prof. LaLicata, Prof. DelaCruz, Prof. Ledesma, Prof. Farquharson, Prof. Kurz, Prof. Woody, Prof. Daniels
What is Stand Down?
Stand Down events happen all over the country, and are typically one- to three-day events providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, court services, job interviews and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. They are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers. Last year San Diego Stand Down for Veterans saw over 1,000 vets during its 3-day event, and 300-500 seen medically.
How we can help?
Through the VA, we can help in the procedure rooms of the medical tent, and in check-in/triage. MD’s and licensed RN’s will be providing medical care to homeless veterans. Often this is the only medical care that these homeless vets will receive all year. In coordination with the VA Hospital and our faculty will be assigned Procedure rooms, and will follow through on orders from the MD.
For more information, about Stand Down or Veterans Village of San Diego, please click a link below.
NUSNA is looking for students to volunteer at the Medical tent for Stand Down for Vets. To sign up, you will need to fill out the form to the right indicating your first and second choice for shifts. We will only allow 5 students per time shift.
We will ask that you be flexible as this is a dynamic event and we need to adjust to need needs and other resources available.
We will do our best to accommodate all preferences, but this is a dynamic & multi-day event with many people involved, and we cannot guarantee preferences.
After registering, please keep an eye out for additional information in emails from both NUSNA Community Service & the VA/VVSD.
On the day of, please plan to arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your shift for check-in/security. You must be ready to go at your set start time, just like the hospital.