Stand Down Seattle 2011

Stand Down Seattle

Sept. 15, 2011: Young Vets Give a Hand Up to Homeless Brothers & Sisters

The Project on Family Homelessness partnered with host Seattle Central Community College to help present Seattle's first large-scale event to help U.S. military veterans experiencing homelessness:  the Stand Down, Thursday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Seattle Central Community College's Mitchell Activity Center, 1718 Broadway.   

Young veterans, including members of the Seattle U Veterans Committee, drove this event, which served 300 veterans.  Seattle U junior and Strategic Communications major Samuel Barrett served as director.

See sample media coverage of the event and hear interviews:  

September 12, 2011,  The Bob Rivers Show – KJR 95.7 FM: Live interview with Stand Down Director Sam Barrett and on YouTube   

September 15, 2011, KCPQ 13 TV: “Seattle Stand Down steps up to help veterans” 

September 16, 2011, KUOW 94.9 FM (NPR), Patricia Murphy report: “Stand Down Event Draws Hundreds” 

September 16, 2011, Seattle Times – article by Hal Bernton, color photo by Greg Gilbert: “’Stand Down’ offers homeless vets access to services, benefits, clothes”   

If this project motivated you to take action, please view, "What Can We Do?"  to learn about ways you can make a difference.   


Contact Us

Larry Hubbell, PhD

Catherine Hinrichsen
Project Director
Phone: 206.398.4457