October 7, 2017 12:00 am

Umatilla/Morrow County Veterans Stand Down sponsored by CAPECO, Home 4 Hope and veterans services in Umatilla and Morrow counties. Date/Time: October 7, 2017 10:00 AM. Location: Pendleton Convention Center 1601 Westgate, Pendleton. The upcoming event is Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate. Free transportation is available through Kayak Public Transit. Also, Pendleton Animal Welfare Shelter (PAWS) volunteers will provide “doggie day care” onsite while participants are attending the event. Stuvland said they want to provide a welcoming environment and eliminate barriers for people to attend. In addition, there will be many giveaways. People who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless and veterans are invited to enjoy a hot meal, learn about available resources and to receive such services as a haircut, health screenings, dental care, vision examinations, pet care, clothing and hygiene supplies. Professionals will be on hand to provide information about housing resources, employment opportunities, adult education services, legal help (including information specific to expungement), application assistance for the Oregon Health Plan and more. Other supportive services represented will include Domestic Violence Services, Umatilla-Morrow Head Start, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the Department of Human Services. Also, veterans services representatives will be on hand to discuss specific resources available to veterans, such as employment, benefits information, healthcare and mental health services. Contact: Susie Stuvland 800-752-1139 http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/community-news/20170918/it-takes-a-village-x2014-connecting-people-to-resources

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