It is a rewarding experience to be support of an event like the Chicago Women Veterans Stand Down where so many different organizations Stand Tall and Together in the service of those who served.

Kudos to United Relief Foundation’s Hope and Help Partner National Women Veterans United for putting together the Stand Down which was held on August 13 at St Elizabeth’s Hall 44 East 41st Street Chicago, Illinois.

The National Women Veterans United and the other organizations certainly did make a difference by being the difference for the women Veterans in attendance.

The interaction with Stand Down attendees and information collected from them will aid in better understanding and responding to the needs of women Veterans.

A Stand Down is being planned in October for women Veterans in Indiana. Check back for details.

In the military, Stand Down afforded battle-weary soldiers the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being. Today’s Stand Down affords the same opportunity to veterans in need.

The concept of Stand Down, as related specifically to the homeless veteran crisis, was the brainchild of two Vietnam Veterans, Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachison, with the support of Vietnam Veterans of San Diego. The first Stand Down was held in San Diego during the summer of 1988.


  • Information on VA Benefits
  • Legal Assistance
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Home Care
  • County Services
  • State Veteran Benefits
  • Employment
  • Personal Services
  • Health Care
  • Breast Cancer
  • Entrepreneur Workshops
  • Crafts
  • Healthy Eating
  • De-stress
  • Dance Fitness
  • Camaraderie & Fun