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Stand Down Weekend

September 17th & 18th, 2021

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) is set to kick off its 30th annual outreach weekend on September 17th at 8 a.m. Stand Down Weekend will be held at OSDRI’s Veteran Service Center located at 1010 Hartford Avenue in Johnston. Services will be available from 8:00 – 4:30 both days. Dinner will be served on Saturday only beginning at 5 PM until 6:30 PM.

“Since its inception in 1993, the annual event has provided thousands of veterans with access to important services including health, dental, and substance abuse care, as well as employment, legal, and housing services. After holding a scaled back Stand Down Weekend during the pandemic last year, OSDRI expects a full roster of service providers this September. ” said Erik Wallin, Esq. Executive Director of Operation Stand Down RI.

The event will be held at OSDRI’s Veteran Service Center, located at 1010 Hartford Avenue in Johnston. Veterans may access the location via RIPTA bus Route 28 which operates out of Kennedy Plaza and stops at the corner of Hartford and Bordon Avenue. Those arriving via their own vehicle must park and take a shuttle from Johnston War Memorial Park, 1583 Hartford Avenue, Johnston.

Although no overnight lodging is available, lunch will be provided on both Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th from 12:00 – 1:30. A dinner will be provided for veterans on Saturday from 5:00 until 6:30.

Veterans seeking to appear before the Rhode Island District Court or Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal should attend on Friday to speak with attorneys and again on Saturday morning to appear before the courts.

The event will follow whatever the then current guidance is as it relates to Covid-19 precautions.

If you are an organization wishing to attend as a service provider you will need to contact jmiller@osdri.org.

If you are an organization wishing to sponsor a tent please register here or contact adriscoll@osdri.org for more details.

Here is a list of providers we currently have as confirmed coming to Stand Down Weekend:

*Please note this isn’t an exhaustive list, it is still being updated daily.

AGENCY / ORGANIZATION SERVICE PROVIDED FRIDAY SEP 17 HOURS SATURDAY SEP 18 HOURS
VETERAN SPECIFIC SERVICES
OSDRI VA Discharge Upgrades Discharge Upgrades 0800-1630
OSDRI VA Disability Claims Assistance VA Disability Claims & Appeals 0800-1630 0800-1630
VA Regional Office Providence Veteran Services 0800-1630 0800-1630
Rhode Island Office of Veteran Affairs RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, RIServes Coordinated Care Network , & Misc. 0800-1600 0800-1600
HOUSING
OSDRI Housing and SSVF Services  Housing Assistance, Rental Assistance 0800-1630 0800-1630
RI Housing
HEALTHCARE SERVICES
Providence VA Medical Center (Medical Services) Flu Shots, COVID Vaccine Shots & Pneumonia, Hep Vaccine, General Wellness & VA Healthcare 0800-1630 0800-1630
Thundermist Dental Onsite Screening & General Dental Care 0800-1630 0800-1630
Million Veteran Program Veteran Wellness Survey 0800-1630 0800-1630
My Healthy Vet Healthcare Resources 0800-1630
Providence Community Health Centers Healthcare Resources 11:30-4:30
BH Link Healthcare Resources & Program Awareness 0830-1330 0830-1330
Vet Center Mental Health, Outpatient Clinical Services, Activity Groups, Resource Referrals 0800-1600 0800-1600
Tri-County Community Action Agency Healthcare Resources & Program Awareness 0800-1630 0800-1630
Center for Southeast Asians SNAP, Affordable Care Act, Free Tax Prep, Rent Relief, COVID testing 0900-1600 0900-1600
SOCIAL, FINANCIAL & GENERAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Office of the RI General Treasurer Unclaimed Property Information 0800-1630 0800-1630
National Grid Utility Assistance Information/Payment Plans & Discount Rates 0900-1600
Office of Child Support Services Assistance Navigating Child Support System 0800-1600 0800-1600
Internal Revenue Service Tax Information, Assistance & Filing 0830-1630 0830-1630
Citizens Bank Financial & Credit Counseling 0800-1600 0800-1600
RI Division of Elderly Affairs Resources for Aging Veterans & Families 1200-1630 0800-1630
Westbay Community Action Heating Assistance, Fraud Protection, Medicare Information & Referrals 0800-1630 0800-1630
RISE Real Estate Consultants Real Estate Information 0800-1630 0800-1630
BayCoast Bank Financial Services: Banking, VA Loans, Credit Counseling, & Refinancing Information 0800-1630 0800-1630
EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION
Amazon 0800-1630 0800-1630
Ashland/ISP Freetown Fine Chemicals 0900-1600 0900-1200
Buckhead Meat of New England 0800-1630 0800-1630
Cardi’s Furniture 0800-1630 0800-1630
Electric Boat 0800-1630 0800-1630
Employment Resource Center (VA) 0800-1630
Home Depot 0800-1630 0800-1630
IGT 0800-1200
Liberty Floor Covering 0800-1630 0800-1630
Lifespan 0800-1630
Panera Bread 0900-1500 0900-1600
Toray Plastics 0800-1200
Twin River Casino 0900-1600
PCVI 0830-1630 0830-1630
Voc. Rehab
Lowes 0830-1630
LEGAL ASSISTANCE
OSDRI Legal Assistance for Warriors Program Legal Assistance 0800-1630 0800-1630
Rhode Island Legal Services Legal Assistance & Tax Preparation, Credits, and Stimulus Payment Information 0900-1630 0900-1630
RI Office of the Public Defender Legal Assistance 0800-1630 0800-1630
Roger Williams University School of Law Legal Assistance 12noon-4:30 0800-1:00
The Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien, LLC Family Law 0900-12Noon
COURT HEARINGS AND DMV
RI Division of Motor Vehicles Services License matters , veteran state ID’s 0830-1600 0800-1630
Rhode Island Judiciary (District Court) Address bench warrants, motions to expungement, Misdemeanor Matters 0900-1230
Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal Traffic Court 0900-1230
Office of the Rhode Island Attorney General Expungement Matters 0800-1230
BASIC HUMAN NEEDS / COMFORT & SUPPORT
Haircuts Free Haircuts 0800-1630 0800-1630
The American Red Cross Comfort Station 0800-1630 0800-1630
Amenity Aid Free Toiletries 0800-1600 0800-1600
East Providence Elks Lodge Free Socks, T-shirts, Underwear 0800-1630 0800-1630
Hope Comfort Dogs 0800-1600 0800-1600
Military Surplus 0800-1630 0800-1630

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