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The Homeless Stand Down (HSD) is a two-day event for individuals and families facing poverty and homelessness.
Day 1- The Main Homeless Stand Down Day - (Saturday, January 23, 2016):
Est. 1,500 guests enjoy access to social service providers, haircuts, medical screenings, live entertainment, professional portraits, breakfast and lunch, and free winter clothing, personal care kits, bus passes and much more.
Day 2 -The CareVan Days - (Sat. January 30/Sun. January 31, 2016) the same services (e.g. haircuts, bagged lunches, winter clothing, etc.) are packaged into a cars/trucks and driven to guests living at permanent supportive housing sites around Greater Cleveland.
The Homeless Stand Down is only possible because of YOU, the congregations, organizations, agencies, corporations and civic groups that come together to serve the greater Cleveland community. From preparing bagged lunches, and hosting winter glove and hat drives, to fundraising, sorting donations, and serving meals there are endless ways to be involved with the Homeless Stand Down.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" With that spirit in mind and in honor of Dr. King’s legacy through service, this year’s Homeless Stand Down will happen in conjunction with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in January 2016.