October 3, 4 & 5th 2019*
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Humboldt County Fairgrounds, Ferndale CA
As the North Coast Stand Down hosts its 13th year at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds, we can proudly say we have served 1000’s of veterans and family members. Likewise, 1000’s of individuals, agencies, and Organizations have come out on a weekend and worked tirelessly to provide basic needs and services. We strive to help improve physical, mental and spiritual health in a community that cannot be divided.
A Community Effort
Each year, with the help of community organizations, businesses and individuals, the North Coast Stand Down provides local Veterans and their families with food, lodging and vital services in a supportive environment. As more Veterans return home we anticipate the need for our services to increase.
Stand Downs are so successful because they bring multiple services to one location at one time, removing many of the barriers to accessing benefits and reconnecting with the community.
Today, more than 160 organizations across the country partner with local businesses, government agencies and community and faith-based service providers to hold Stand Downs for veterans and their families. The critical services provided can be a catalyst for the participants, leading to a greater sense of self, and improving their chance of achieving a higher level of stability.
Above and Beyond
There are Stand Down events around the country, but the North Coast Stand Down is in a league of its own. Our three-day event welcomes and provides vital services to veterans of all stripes, and stands ready to serve all members of their immediate family as well.
We also provide housing and veterinary care to the pets of participants. For many veterans their pet or service animal is the closest thing they have to a family.
*Please note change in DAYS: Thursday, Friday, Saturday. In order to help out our service providers and their schedules. We have changed the North Coast Standdown to two business days and one weekend day. Services will be on site from 9:00 – 4:30.