Event To Offer Homeless Veterans Free Medical Care, Other Services
The 24th annual Ventura County Stand Down's goal is to connect veterans with free, available resources. "I haven't had any income for a year and a half, so they're trying to help me get some assistance," says Larry Martinez, 58. "I got my teeth cleaned, and I hope to see an optometrist today." A separate event in Santa Rosa will offer free dental care to homeless vets on Saturday.
Ventura County Star:
Homeless Vets Welcomed For 3 Days, 2 Nights In Ventura
About 200 veterans are expected to receive free clothes, showers, meals, medical care and more at the 24th annual Ventura County Stand Down at the Army National Guard Armory in Ventura. The event began Friday and ends Sunday, with tents erected on site for veterans who want to stay throughout the weekend...The Ventura County Health Care Agency is among the 34 groups offering free services such as counseling on eligibility for Social Security benefits, assistance with rehabilitation and education programs, and referrals to drug and alcohol prevention programs. (Doyle, 8/4)
Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
Santa Rosa Program Will Give Free Dental Care To Homeless Veterans
Free dental care will be offered Saturday to homeless veterans at a reconditioned Santa Rosa motel that now houses 116 formerly homeless people, including vets.The one-day program at The Palms is co-sponsored by Michael Ottolini Amvets Post 40 and Rohnert Park Smiles Dentistry, which has rounded up a team of five volunteer dentists and about 20 support staff, including hygienists and dental assistants, for the clinic from 9 a.m. until about 3:30 p.m. (Kovner, 8/4)