Stand Down Weekend
Friday, September 15th- Sunday, September 17th
Diamond Hill State Park
Route 114, Cumberland, RI 02864
What is Stand Down Weekend?
Sponsored by Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, Stand Down Weekend is a three day outreach event which gathers homeless and low income veterans from around Rhode Island and brings them to a military style encampment. While at Stand Down, veterans may remain on premises and are afforded access to services provided by OSDRI and longtime federal, state, and community partners.
Schedule of Services
NEW THIS YEAR: All services begin at 9:00 on Friday and Saturday. NO OPENING CEREMONY has been scheduled in order to serve more veterans in a timely manner.
On Sunday breakfast and lunch will be served. Assistance with housing and employment and training will be available all day on Friday and Saturday and until noon on Sunday.
Rhode Island District Court and Traffic Tribunal
Court will begin on Saturday at 9:30 am. Attorneys will be present on Friday and Saturday in the legal tent. All veterans wishing to address issues before the court must check in and visit with an attorney. It is strongly recommended that if you have DMV Operator Control issues or are interested in sealing a district court case you visit attorneys or Operator Control on Friday so you are prepared to go before the Court on Saturday.
* Veterans wishing to go before the court should visit the legal tent on Friday or come to the main building at 0900 on Saturday!!!
Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles / Operator Controls
*Available Friday & Saturday (Veterans who have DMV issues only and do not wish to seek other services should report to DMV tent at the main building. If you need to appear before the District Court or Traffic Tribunal or if you need legal assistance you will then be directed to fully register for Stand Down Weekend services at the main registration tent.
Optometry (Eye Doctor) will be available on Friday & Saturday. Please check at registration as to the location.
Information and Transportation Questions
RIPTA BUSS and OSDRI SHUTTLES Friday / Saturday
PROVIDENCE: Departure from Kennedy Plaza to Diamond Hill State Park: 7:00 am and 11:00 am.
Return from Diamond Hill State Park to Kennedy Plaza Providence departs 5:00 pm.
WOONSOCKET: (Woonsocket Depot) 9:00 AM (SHUTTLE) Return 5:00 pm
PAWTUCKET: (Pawtucket Salvation Army 9:30 AM (SHUTTLE) Return 5:00 pm
WESTERLY: Call for Details (401-383-4730)
NEWPORT: Call for Details (401-383-4730)
RIPTA BUSS and OSDRI SHUTTLES Sunday
Return trip only from Diamond Hill State Park to Kennedy Plaza, Providence departs 1:00 pm.
Return trip only to Woonsocket and Pawtucket departs 12:30 pm.