July 20-22
(San Diego Sports Arena)

Planning for Stand Down 2024 will start soon! Check back for updates.

VVSD STAND DOWN is a 3-day encampment each summer designed to guide homeless veterans, and those at risk of homelessness, to services that rapidly remove barriers caused by medical, legal, mental health, and substance use concerns.

We are grateful for the 100+ agencies and over 3,000 volunteers who have offered personalized care to each veteran.

For information please contact:


Veteran Services at Stand Down 2023 (Subject to Change)

  • Access to multiple Veteran-centric programs
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Clothing/Shoes
  • Employment Information
  • Homeless Programs and Services
  • Homeless Resource Center
  • Hygiene Items
  • Homeless Court/Legal Services
  • Medical Services/Resources
  • Pet Resources
  • Entertainment
  • Haircuts

Stand Down 2021 Service Providers (subject to change):

  • Adjoin
  • Advocate Health, LLC
  • American Red Cross
  • Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy
  • County of San Diego Office of Homeless Solutions
  • Courage to Call/MHS
  • Del Mar/Solana Beach Rotary Club
  • Eastlake Family Dentistry
  • Employment Development Department (EDD)
  • Family Health Centers
  • Father Joe’s Villages
  • Feeding San Diego
  • Healing California
  • Healing Waves Aquatics
  • Homeless Court Program
  • Kitchens for Good
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Prana Hands Acupuncture
  • Retirement Time Advisors
  • Regional Task Force for the Homeless (RTFH)
  • San Diego Humane Society
  • San Diego Vet Center
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc.
  • St. Paul’s PACE
  • Staffmark
  • Team Red, White and Blue (Team RWB-San Diego)
  • The Phoenix
  • VA San Diego Healthcare System
  • Veterans Legal Clinic – University of San Diego
  • Volunteers of America (VOA) Chaplain
  • Volunteers of America (VOA)
  • VVSD Services

And…a special appearance by the San Diego Padres Friar and the Pad Squad! 

There will also be showers and a book library available to participants.


NAIOP San Diego Foundation

San Diego Padres

Pechanga Arena San Diego

Midway Foundation

Northrup Grumman

Hewlett Packard

Hello Auto Group

Military Officers of America (MOAA)

365 Events San Diego

Lions Club

IBEW Auxiliry Group

Department of Labor

Gary Sinise Foundation

SD Vets Coalition

Combat Vets Coalition

Navy Federal Credit Union

California Coast Credit Union

Able-Disabled Advocacy, Inc


Advocate Health LLC

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

American Red Cross

Banyan Treatment Centers

CA Department of Rehabilitation

Champions for Health

Chaplain Services/Christian Services/Pastor

CoSD HHSA Office of Homeless Solutions

County Assessor/Recorder (birth certificates)

County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk

Courage to Call

Del Mar-Solana Beach – Rotary Club

Denny’s (Denny’s Mobile Dinner)

Department of Motor Vehicles

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Employment Development Department

Family Health Centers of San Diego

Father Joes Villages

Ft. Rosecrans & Miramar National Cemetery

Functional Performance Institute Chiropractic and Sports Medicine

Healing California


League of Women Voters/Registrar of Voters

Legal Aid Society of San Diego

Metro Community Ministries

Military Law Center

Narcotics Anonymous

Optimist Club of Allied Gardens

People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)

Salvation Army – Adult Rehab Center

San Diego County Dental Foundation

San Diego Housing Commission

San Diego Reiki Corps

San Diego Rescue Mission

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program

Sober Life Recovery Solutions/Healthy U Behavioral Health

Social Security Administration


Southeast Al-Anon

Strategic Initiatives and Homeless Innovations Department

The American Legion Borrego Springs, Post 853

The Hill Church

The Inn Spot Community Acupuncture

The San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Thomas Jefferson School of Law – Veterans Legal Assistance


USD Veterans Legal Clinic

VA San Diego Healthcare system


Veterans Administration

Veterans Benefits Administration San Diego

Veterans Health Initiative with Spartan Medical and Tangelo

The list of Community Partners is growing daily!

Thank You, San Diego!