The Seattle Stand Down: serving King County’s veterans

Last week, the South Seattle College Georgetown Campus was bustling as the 9th Annual Seattle Stand Down was in full swing providing services to veterans and their families. The Seattle Stand Down, a two-day long event, is a “one stop” access to resources and services for veterans and families, focusing on veterans that are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

KCVP’s long history of participation in the Seattle Stand Down

Our King County Veterans Program (KCVP) social service professionals were on site during the Seattle Stand Down to offer information about KCVP’s services, hygiene kits, pocket calendars and warm winter hats. The team interacted with veterans, discussed resources and opportunities, and connected veterans in need of stability assistance to KCVP’s programs and partners.

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KCVP Social Service Professionals connected veterans to resources at The Seattle Stand Down

KCVP works with partners across the region to provide financial, housing, employment and other supportive services to veterans, servicemembers and their families throughout King County. To talk to a KCVP social service professional about the type and levels of services and resources that you may qualify for, visit one of our two KCVP locations during walk-in hours:

KCVP Tukwila
645 Andover Park West, Suite 100
Tukwila, WA 98188
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Walk-in hours: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 am
Phone: 206-477-7022

KCVP Seattle
2106 2nd Avenue, 1st Floor
Seattle, WA 98121
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Walk-in hours: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday, 8:30 – 11:00 am
Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Phone: 206-477-8282

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Representatives from many community, local, state and federal organizations offered veterans a varied of services at the Seattle Stand Down, including: housing assistance, employment resources, legal services, state & federal benefit assistance, medical screenings, eye exams, dental services, haircuts, footcare, personal hygiene items, hot meals, case management referrals, veterinarian care for service animals, women-specific services and behavioral health services.

The Seattle Stand Down is committed to assisting military veterans and their families in every aspect of their transition from military to civilian life; whether they just became a veteran or have been a veteran for a long time. To date, the Seattle Stand Down has assisted nearly 4,000 veterans who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in Seattle and King County.