The Homeless Stand Down provides homeless individuals, families, and veterans a day of respite from the elements, renewal of the human spirit, and reconnection to needed services that assist in the totality of human wellness and sustainability. In addition to the main event, HandsOn Northeast Ohio hosts mini-Stand Downs throughout the community known as CareVan Days. Homeless shelters, veterans' facilities, and transitional housing locations are the focus of CareVan Days.
2013 Attendance: 1,239 (Up 28% from 2012)
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Cleveland Public Auditorium
500 Lakeside Avenue (at the corner of E. 6th St.)
Cleveland, OH 44114
How you can help:
If you are interested in volunteering, initiating a corporate/employee giving program, providing in-kind goods and services, or hosting a donation drive please contact HSD@HandsOnNEO.org.
Intended Services and Donations Provided at HSD
Intended Services: Haircuts, Mini Checkups, Dental Screenings, Podiatry Screenings, STD and HIV Testing, Blood Pressure Screenings, Glucose Screenings, and much more!
- Dentists, Doctors, RNs and Physicians Assistants
- Drivers with large capacity vehicles for donation transporting to CareVan sites
- Passenger transport services to bring residents from homeless shelters to the Homeless Stand Down
- Coats - Men, Women, and Children sizes
- Boots - Waterproof is preferred; larger sizes for both Men and Women are needed most
- Gloves - Waterproof is preferred
- Underwear - Men, Women, and Children sizes
- Hygiene Kits - may include toothbrush, toothpaste, washcloth, soap, deodorant, shaving cream and disposable razors, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, small hand sanitizer
- Bus Passes - A one-day bus pass can provide access to follow-up medical or social services from the Stand Down
- Bagged Lunches - PB & J sandwich, apple or orange, cookie
- Household Cleaning Supplies, including laundry detergent
- Twin bed sheet sets
- Diapers, baby wipes
- Gently used, warm clothing is also accepted
- Feminine hygiene products
- Reusable cloth bags
- Paper plates, cups, napkins, eating utensils
Please email HSD@HandsOnNEO.org to learn more about how you, your company, or congregation can support the Homeless Stand Down.
February 1-2, 2014
Teams of volunteers host mini-Stand Downs at various Housing First and transitional housing facilities throughout northeast Ohio. Guests receive a selection of items and services of most critical need including haircuts, mini checkups, a variety of winter clothing, hygiene items, and cleaning supplies.
To find out more about the history of the Homeless Stand Down and its impact click here.