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There’s hope for homeless Lexington County veterans with help from the VA

Columbia, SC - The Columbia VA Health Care System, in collaboration with local community organizations, is determined to stamp out homelessness amongst the Veteran population in Lexington County and any area of South Carolina.

They continue this drive in 2019 with the annual ‘Stand Down for the Homeless’ event which will be held Friday, October 18, at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center, 6439 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, with registration beginning at 8 a.m.

This event is open to all Veterans and is targeting those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. If you know a homeless veteran in Lexington County or elsewhere, please advise of these men or women that there’s hope for them to get their life in order with help.

The event will provide education, food, health screenings, VA counseling, and referrals to a variety of other services such as housing and substance abuse treatment. Clothing and donations will be provided to homeless Veterans.

Veterans must bring their VA identification, DD214 or some form of military service record.

For more information, please contact Michelle Howell, HUD/VASH Intake Social Worker at Dorn VA Medical Center by calling 803.776.4000, ext. 4621.

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