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InterTribal Homeless Veterans Stand Down

Date: Friday, October 05, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM (CST)  
Location: 7 Cland Paradise Event Center, Red Rock, OK
Web Site: https://www.oklahoma.va.gov/pressreleases/VA_and_Otoe_Missouria_Tribe_Host_Stand_Down_for_Veterans.asp
   
Event:
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe are hosting an InterTribal Homeless Veterans Stand Down offering services to veterans from across the State of Oklahoma.
Date:
Friday, October 5, 2018
 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location:
7 Clans Paradise Event Center
 
7500 Hwy. 177
 
Red Rock, Oklahoma
 
Background:
The event focuses on assisting homeless veterans and Native American veterans, but is open to any who have served in the military. A variety of free services including health care, mental health, drug counseling, housing, vocational rehabilitation, flu shots, job and employment services, social security services will be available.
 
Legal offices such as Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Special Trustee, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Oklahoma BAR Association and Legal Aid of Oklahoma will also provide information on services available to veterans.
 
Several barbers will be on hand to provide free haircuts, and a clothing room focused on cold weather items will also be available for the veterans. Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Council.
 
While the focus of the event is on the Native American homeless veteran population, all veterans who attend will be serviced. Please note that only veterans may enter the clothing room with priority given to homeless veterans first. Veterans must be present to receive clothing/gear. Handicap access is offered at the event.
 
Veteran Information: 
If you are a veteran and interested in attending this upcoming event, please bring the following documents if available. This will help expedite and complete your claim quicker and more efficiently.
  • medical records/medical evidence (doctor or hospital reports);
  • any documents that provide historical or military information needed for the disability you are claiming;
  • discharge or separation papers (DD 214 or equivalent);
  • dependents records (marriage certificate, death certificate, Child’ birth certificates); (Spouses/widows may be eligible for Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) when a veteran dies’ because of these presumptive disabilities)
For more information contact:
  • Mary Culley, VA Tribal Government Relations Specialist, (405) 626-3426, Mary.Culley@va.gov
  • Heather Payne, Otoe-Missouria Public Information Officer, (580-723-4466 ext. 217