Santa Barbara County hosted the 10th annual Veterans Drive to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families by providing services such as clothing, health screenings, shelter and food.
The event took place at the Santa Maria Fairpark.
This waiver was limited to 500 veterans and their legal spouses and children under the age of 18.
Many resources are provided including transportation, alterations and repairs, crisis counseling and job search assistance.
Veterans and their families are also welcome to bring their pets, who receive free grooming and veterinary services.
“For a lot of veterans, especially those who are homeless, it gives them an opportunity to reach out to their other agencies that can help them, housing, health care, it helps them get some of those, frankly, they really help them with their haircuts.” to work with your pets it’s just a wonderful program that Santa Barbara County does,” said United States Air Force veteran Henry Davis.
Stand downs are joint events coordinated by government and local agencies along with local veterans affairs groups.
Since their inception in 1988 in San Diego, the breaks have benefited more than 200,000 veterans and their families.
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