Veterans Inc.

Stand Down


Friday, June 16, 2017

Veterans Inc., 69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA

To sponsor the 2017 event,
please contact (508) 791-1213 ext. 1162 or

View our stand down flyer!

2017 Stand Down Provider Reg Form

 See how we help veterans in need and their families each year at our annual Stand Down!

Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors!


Brigade Sponsors



Company Sponsor


2016 Stand Down Employers and Providers

Accelerant (Employer)
AFC/Doctor Express Urgent Care (Medical)
Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy (ABCT) for Military Families (Service)
Allied Barton (Employer)
American Red Cross
BCNE (Service)
Berkshire Bank (Service)
The Bridge of Central MA (Employer)
Brookhaven Hospice (Service)
Center for Living and Working (Service)
Centerline (Employer)
City of Worcester Human Resources (Employer)
The Clemente Course in Humanities (Education)
CLP Resources (Employer)
Combined Insurance (Employer)
Commonwealth Care (Employer)
Community Healthlink (Employer)
Community Legal Aid/Central West Justice Center (Service)
Consumer Credit (Service)
David Clark Company (Employer)
DCRM/Bluetracs (Employer)
Dental Smiles Center (Dental)
Department of Revenue (Service)
Department of Telecommunications and Cable (Service)
Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) (Service)
Division of Professional Licensure (DPL), Commonwealth of MA (Education)
Dress for Success Worcester (Service)
Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc. (Service)
Elderwood Home Care (Service)
Elements The Salon (Service)
Eliot Community Human Services (Employer)
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)  (Service)
FedEx (Employer)
Golden Age Home Health, LLC (Employer, Service)
Harvest Home Healthcare (Medical)
Home Base (Service)
The Home Depot (Employer)
Home Staff, LLC (Service)
Imperial Distributors (Employer)
Krystle DeFazio Hair and Makeup (Service)
Lake View Congregational Church (Service)
Masis Staffing Solutions (Employer)
Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (Service)
Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (Service)
Massachusetts National Guard Family Programs (Service)
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission – Disability Determination Services (Service)
Massage Therapy – Pam Kotoch (Health and Wellness)
Mass Relay/Mass Edp (Service)
MCPHS University Optometry (Medical)
Mission Direct Vet (Service)
MorphoTrust USA Resume and Interview Techniques (Service)
National Aviation Academy (Education)
National Grid (Service)
New England School of Barbering (Service)
NexDine (Employer)
Nouria Energy (Employer)
Operation Green Zone (Service)
Phoenix Marketing & Advertising, Inc. (Service)
Quinsigamond Community College (Education)
Quinsigamond Community College Veterans Services (Education)
Rand-Whitney (Employer)
Registry of Motor Vehicles (Service)
Renewal by Andersen Corp. (Employer)
RSVP Worcester (Service)
Securitas Inc. (Employer)
Seven Hills (Employer)
Social Security (Service)
Snapchef (Employer)
Summit Eldercare – Fallon Health (Service)
Therapeutic Massage (Health and Wellness)
Tri State Truck Center, Inc. (Employer)
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Service)
VA Bedford Medical Center: Homeless Services (Service)
VA CWM Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) (Service)
Veterans Assembled Electronics (Education)
Veterans Inc. – Independence Hall (Service)
Veterans Inc. – SSVF (Service)
Veterans Legal Representation Fund (Service)
Vietnam Veterans Table – 50th Anniv Pins (Service)
Viewpoint Massage (Health and Wellness)
Volunteers of America – SSVF (Service)
Volunteers of America – Veterans Employment Network (Service)
Walmart (Employer)
Washington Inventory (Employer)
WIS International (Employer)
Worcester Regional Transit Authority (Employer)
Worcester Senior Center (Service)
Worcester State University (Education)
Worcester Vet Center (Service)
Workforce Central (Service)

Thank you to the following businesses for
providing food the day of the event!

The Dogfather
Say Cheese Trailer

Career Fair

Thousands of veterans and their families have received assistance through our Stand Down event since it began in 2006. The event provides counseling & substance abuse referrals, employment & training, healthcare services, housing resources, legal services, wellness activities, and a career fair. Veterans and their families are also be able to receive FREE clothing, meals, haircuts, and personal care items. Giveaways and Raffle Items are also given out.

Stand Down

The Stand Down is open to homeless and in-need veterans and their families. All services and items are provided free of charge. Veterans should bring a DD-214 or VA card as proof of veteran status.

Health and Wellness

Stand Down is a term that originated during the Vietnam War used to describe the practice of removing combat troops from the field and taking care of their basic needs in a safe area. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, the Stand Down was “a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations” where troops had access to clean uniforms, warm meals, medical and dental care, mail, and camaraderie, all in a safe environment.