Veterans can find all kinds of assistance, from health services to legal help, during the sixth annual Santa Barbara County Veterans Stand Down set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Santa Maria Fairpark.
There is no charge to veterans and their families to attend Stand Down.
Homeless and at-risk veterans will receive food, clothing, hygiene products, haircuts, showers and medical, dental and vision screening at the event, said a spokesman for the organizers.
They also can learn about such opportunities and programs as veterans treatment court, California ID cards, housing, mental health, legal, employment and training assistance, social services and more, the spokesman said.
Applications for veterans who want to attend are now available at the Santa Barbara County Veterans Stand Down website at www.sbcountystanddown.com and by calling Supervisor Steve Lavagnino’s office at 346-8402.
Applications can be emailed, mailed or faxed to veterans upon request, the spokesman said.