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Harbor Care hosts 16th annual Veterans Stand Down event

By Staff | Sep 29, 2022

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NASHUA – The 16th annual Veterans Stand Down convened more than 50 service providers to connect resources with local veterans experiencing, or at-risk of homelessness.

Hosted by Harbor Care in partnership with the Departments of Labor, Veterans Affairs and dozens of local service providers, the event took place Friday, September 23, 2022. Resources on hand included employers and employment services, medical, dental, mental health care, social and legal services, a hair dresser providing haircuts, and more.

“We were thrilled to once again host this important community event for veterans in our state,” said Peter Kelleher, President and CEO of Harbor Care. “We deeply appreciate all of our partners coming together to make it easy for veterans to access the care and support they need. At Harbor Care, we are committed to ending veteran homelessness across New Hampshire. This event was one step forward towards that important goal.”

Local service providers and businesses brought together over $8,000 in donated goods, including food, clothing, and blankets.

Stand Down events take place each year across the country and are modeled after the Stand Down concept used during the Vietnam War to provide a safe retreat for units returning from combat operations.


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