Veterans Helping Veterans, established 1999


Stand Down's philosophy is a hand up, not a hand out.  The hand up is made possible each year by the dedication of thousands of volunteers and numerous sponsors.

What happens at a Stand Down?

Stand Down 2018 will be held August 23-25, 2018 at Marysville‚Äôs River Front Park.  During the three day event, hundreds of veterans will be provided a wide range of necessities

  • They will be greeted with respect and open arms
  • They will be offered three complete meals each day and shelter for the night.


Their immediate physical needs will be addressed.

  • A visit to the clothing tent
  • Showers
  • Barbers
  • Medical
  • Dental


There are the many other services:

  • The VA and EDD   
  • Counseling
  • Veterans benefits
  • Employment and job counseling services
  • Massage therapy
  • Recovery providers
  • Chaplains services
  • 12-step meetings for everyone


Stand Down is a place of miracles. Lives are changed and lives are saved. The founders of Stand Down had a dream. They made it a reality, one which continues to offer a true stand down for all homeless veterans.

Who organizes and delivers these services?

Hundreds of caring volunteers and professionals give their time and expertise to address the unique needs of veterans. 

Would you like to volunteer?

Give us a call at the Yuba Sutter Veterans Stand Down Office

(530) 749-1036


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