Stand Down event for veterans returns to Port Arthur on Friday

Published 12:22 am Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The annual Stand Down event will return Friday to the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center.

Geared primarily to veterans and those experiencing homelessness; the showcase features more than 30 nonprofits to assist people with clothing, shelter/housing information, medical screenings, mental health screenings, VA benefits and claims, substance abuse treatment info, HIV/AIDS info, SNAP (food stamps) info, survival benefits, services for women and sack lunches. 

Beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m., the walk-through event will be socially distanced and require masks. 

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Those seeking services should bring a form of picture identification and, if applicable, proof of service. 

The Civic Center is located at 3401 Cultural Center Drive.