‘Stand Down’ 2016 offering valuable resources to veterans in Connecticut

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTNH) — Employees from the Labor Department’s Office for Veterans ‘ Workforce Development will offer employment services to the state’s veterans during Stand Down 2016 being held on Friday. The event will be held on the grounds of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, 287 West Street, Rocky Hill.

More than 70 agencies and social service organizations will take part in Stand Down 2016, organized by the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs. Visitors can access services that include medical and dental screenings, employment and educational assistance, legal and motor vehicle help, state and federal VA benefits information, and housing referrals. Free clothing will also be distributed. Attending veterans should arrive by noon to utilize these services; in past years more than 1,100 veterans have attended Stand Down.

“Connecticut has over a quarter of a million military veterans who call our state home, in addition to thousands who are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. These men and women have provided an incredible service for our state and nation, and we must show them how much we appreciate the sacrifices they have made,” said Governor Malloy.

For veterans needing transportation to Stand Down 2016, the CT Department of Transportation is providing free bus service from locations around the state. Bus stops will be in Bridgeport, Bristol, Danbury, Danielson, Derby, East Hartford, Ellington, Enfield, Hartford, Manchester, Middletown, Milford, Naugatuck, New Britain, New Haven, New London, Newington, Norwalk, Norwich, Stamford, Suffield, Terryville/Plymouth, Torrington, Vernon/Rockville, Wallingford and Waterbury.

Veterans can pre-register for the event, view the transportation schedule, or obtain more information, by calling 860-616-3803 or clicking here.

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