MLSA is pleased to attend the Veteran Stand Down in Great Falls on Sept 17 and 18. The Stand Down will take place at the Montana ExpoPark in the Mercantile Building. MLSA AmeriCorps members will provide general legal information, self-help resources, and legal referrals to attendees.
Veteran Stand Downs provide veterans with life resources such as food, clothing, healthcare, legal help, job counseling, etc.
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.
(Please note, this year surplus gear will only be available to veterans who are determined to be at risk of homelessness).