MLSA is pleased to attend Veteran Stand Downs across Montana this spring through fall.
MLSA AmeriCorps "Justice for Montanans" members, MLSA staff, and Justice for Montanans members from the Montana Court Help Program and the Montana Office of Consumer Protection will provide general legal information, self-help resources, and legal referrals to Stand Down attendees.
Veteran Stand Downs provide homeless veterans with life resources such as food, clothing, healthcare, legal help, job counseling, etc. More than that, Stand Downs also help to provide struggling veterans with a sense of community and acceptance.
Vietnam veterans Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachinson held the first Veteran Stand Down in 1988 in the city of San Diego. Since then, Stand Downs have grown in popularity, and events are now held in hundreds of locations across the nation every year.
May 10 – Anaconda: Anaconda Armory / 101 Polk Ave / Saturday 9am-4pm (MLSA will not attend Sunday.)
May 31 – Kalispell
June 7 – Bozeman
June 28 – Missoula: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Missoula Armed Forces Reserve Center (New Armory) 9883 Running W Road, Missoula (Across from Yogi Bears Jellystone Park on Hwy 93 North)
June 28- Trout Creek: 8am to approx. 1pm
Trout Creek Park (9 Park Street)
August 1 and 2 – Hamilton: MLSA will attend both days from 9am – around 3pm, National Guard Armory
September 12 – Dillon: MLSA will be in attendance from 9am to 3pm, Armory Readiness Center (1070 Highway 41 N. Dillon)
October 16 – Billings, Shrine Auditorium-1125 Broadwater Ave
October 18 – Helena, St. Paul's Church, 512 Logan St