Operation Stand Down in Morristown

The sixth annual Morristown Veterans Stand Down will take place Thursday, September 28 from 11am to 1pm at the Ukranian American Cultural Center, located at 60 North Jefferson Road in Whippany.

This event offers New Jersey’s homeless and at-risk veterans personalized, one-on-one guidance to over 50 free federal, state, public and private supportive services, as well as information and resources. The event also provides social and personal care, including haircuts, legal resources, health and dental screenings, clothing, nutritious meals, housing referrals, information on VA benefits and employment assistance.

Free transportation for veterans is available for residents of the following counties:

Bergen County:
10:00 AM pickup – Returning veterans after event
1 Bergen County Plaza
Hackensack, NJ (building next to the Courthouse)

Essex County:
9:30 AM pickup – Returning veterans after event
East Orange VA Building #1
385 Tremont Avenue
East Orange, NJ (in front of main building)

Morris County:
10:00 AM pickup – Returning veterans after event
Morristown Train Station
122 Morris Street
Morristown, NJ (at front entrance to train station)

Passaic County:
10:00 AM pickup – Returning veterans after event
401 Grand Street
Paterson, NJ (City Administration Building)

Somerset County:
8:30 AM pickup – Returning veterans after event
Lyons VA Building #53
151 Knollcroft Road
Lyons, NJ

*Sussex County:
9:45 to 10:00 AM pickup – Returning veterans after event
Chatterbox Restaurant Park-and-Ride
1 State Highway 15
Augusta, NJ
*Veterans must contact the County in advance to sign up for the bus by calling (973) 579-0480. Bus will return with Veterans after event ends.

Stand Down in Morristown is organized and coordinated by the nonprofit organization
Community Hope. Their mission is helping individuals, including veterans, and their families, overcome mental illness, addiction, homelessness and poverty by providing housing and support services.

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About Michael Swayze

Former county welfare agency administrator, using a combination of social work and computer skills to share information about community resources via the Internet. Online since 1995.
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