On Jan. 26, the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center hosted its 25th Winterhaven Stand Down, a resource event for homeless and at-risk veterans. The day included on-the-spot hiring, legal aid, warm meals and more.
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A poem about war and conflict
The VA Medical Center offered resources ranging from health care to employment counseling for more than 400 participants that registered for the annual Winterhaven Homeless Veterans Stand Down event.
A cry from the heart to bring the soldiers home.
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Volunteer Rodney Choice’s photo essay on the Summerhaven Stand Down event for homeless veterans
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