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Veteran Assistance Event

September 15th & 16th, 2022

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Operation Stand Down Rhode Island (OSDRI) is set to kick off its 31st annual Veteran Assistance Event on September 15th at 8 a.m. This Veteran Assistance Event 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 on Thursday 9/15, and 8:00 – 3:30 on Friday 9/16. 

“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 event during the pandemic in 2020, 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 behind the paved parking area ACROSS from Tri-County Community Action Agency: 1133 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919

Although no overnight lodging is available, Lunch will be provided on both Thursday the 15th and Friday the 16th from 12:00 – 1:30.

If you are an organization wishing to attend as a service provider please e-mail osdri@osdri.org.

If you want to sponsor a tent please register here or contact sponsorships@osdri.org for more details.

* UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED SERVICES ARE THURSDAY 8 – 4:30 and FRIDAY 8 – 3:30

VETERAN SPECIFIC SERVICES

OSDRI VA Discharge Upgrades

OSDRI VA Disability Claims Assistance

Veterans Benefits Administration

COURT HEARINGS AND DMV

* RI Division of Motor Vehicles Operator Control Thursday 8 – 4:30 – Friday 8 – 3:00

* RI Division of Motor Vehicles Services Thursday 8 – 4:30 – Friday 8 – 3:00

* Rhode Island Judiciary (District Court) Friday 11 – 2:00

* Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal Friday 11 – 2:00

* Superior Court (Court Costs Only) Friday 11-2:00

* Office of the Rhode Island Attorney General Friday 11 – 2:00

HOUSING

OSDRI Housing and SSVF Services

* RI Housing Thursday 8 – 12:30 – Friday 8 – 3:30

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

* Thundermist Dental Thursday 8:30 – 3:30 – Friday 8:30 – 3:00

* BCBSRI Thursday 8 – 3:30 – Friday 8 – 3:30

* Million Veteran Program Thursday 8 – 2:30 – Friday 8 – 2:30

Vet Center

* Neighborhood Health Plan Friday 8 – 3:30

Tri-County Community Action Agency

PONI (The Miriam Hospital)

VA Providence Healthcare System

* Providence VA Medical Center/My Healthy Vet Friday 8 – 3:30

Center for Southeast Asians

* Rhode Island College Thursday 8 – 4:30

* Providence Community Health Centers Friday 8 – 3:30

Medicare Made Easy

* Zinnia Exeter Friday 8:30 – 3:30

* AMTA RI Friday 9:00 – 3:30

* Home Base Thursday 8 – 4:30

* Bryant University PA Program Thursday 8 – 4:30

SOCIAL, FINANCIAL & GENERAL SUPPORT SERVICES

* Unclaimed Property Thursday 9:00 – 4:30 – Friday 9:00 – 3:30

* Westbay Community Action Thursday 9:00 – 4:30 – Friday 9:00 – 3:30

Social Security Administration

RI Office of Child Support Services

Citizens Bank

Taxpayer Advocate Serviice

Internal Revenue Service- SPEC

* RI Elder Info Thursday 9:00 – 4:30 – Friday 12 – 3:30

Disability Rights Rhode Island

RI Energy

Providence VAMC Caregiver Support Program

* G Gallery Hair Cuts Thursday 11 – 4:00 – Friday 11 – 4:00

BHDDH

EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION

* Blackstone Group Leasing and Management Thursday 9 – 2:30 – Friday 9 – 2:30

International Game Technology (IGT)

Amazon

Providence Clemente Veterans’ Initiative (PCVI)

Stanely Tree Service

VA Employment Services

Team Rubicon

* RI Turnpike and Bridge Authority Thursday 8 – 3:30 – Friday 8 – 12:00

* Cardi’s Thursday 8 – 1:00 – Friday 8 – 1:00

Roger Williams University College

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

OSDRI Legal Assistance for Warriors Program

Lavoie Law, LLC

The Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien

Rhode Island Public Defender

Rhode Island Legal Services – LITC

* Roger Williams University Law Clinic Friday 8 – 4:30

BASIC HUMAN NEEDS / COMFORT & SUPPORT

HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response

Service Dog Questions

South Pointe Christian Church

Amenity Aid

American Red Cross

East Providence Elks Lodge

Potter League for Animals

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  • 1010 Hartford Ave.
    Johnston, Rhode Island 02919