During Santa Barbara County’s 8th annual Veterans Stand Down event, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Santa Maria Fairpark, homeless and at-risk veterans will receive numerous goods and services including: food, clothing, hygiene products, medical, dental and vision screening, haircuts, and showers.
They will learn about opportunities and programs such as veterans treatment court, California ID Cards, housing, employment and training, mental health, legal assistance, and social services.
Applications for veterans who want to attend the Stand Down are now available at the Santa Barbara County Veterans Stand Down website www.sbcountystanddown.com or by calling Supervisor Steve Lavagnino’s office, 805-346-8402.
Applications can be emailed, mailed or faxed upon request. There is no charge to veterans and their families who attend Stand Down.
— Sandy Agalos for Supervisor Steve Lavagnino.