The 2023 STAND DOWN will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023 from 8:30am-1:00pm at the Cherry Hill Armory, Grove St & Park Blvd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.
The South Jersey Stand Down has been held annually since September 1996. Originally a three-day event, the Stand Down was hosted at Fort Dix New Jersey. After a decision was made to hold a one-day event, it was relocated to the Army National Guard Armory in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Primary support (provisions of the structure, grounds and utilities) is provided by the NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
The Stand Down of South Jersey provides services and products to homeless veterans along with shelter, meals, clothing and medical attention. This annual event is an entirely volunteer effort. Since 1996 this event has served as a catalyst that enables homeless veterans to re-enter mainstream society. In 2022 the SFC Robert H. Yancey Stand Down was able to provide assistance to 162 Veterans.
If you would like to join us for our 2023 Stand Down (Friday, September 22, 2023), as a volunteer or a service provider, click this link to fill out your application or download the flier: 2023 Stand Down of South Jersey (167 downloads )