Stand Down 2019

Footwashing at Stand Down 2018

Did you miss Stand Down in 2019? Curious about what it entailed? Please see this video from Louisville Metro TV.

The Coalition for the Homeless, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Metro Louisville invite you to join us at Stand Down/Project Homeless Connect on Wednesday, 10/2/19, at Salvation Army (located at the old Male High School, 911 S. Brook Street).

Stand Down/Project Homeless Connect is an annual one-day resource fair that connects 600 homeless Louisvillians with services they need, including healthcare, housing assistance, official IDs, clothing, food, job resources, and more. (See photos from previous events herehere, and here.)

Again this year, we are looking for volunteers and donors to help us serve the less fortunate.

We are seeking volunteers for morning or afternoon shifts to help guide clients through services or assist at a station. To sign up, email Jami Anna Williamson (Community Employment Coordinator at the VA) at or call her at 502-287-4177 with your name, a call-back number, and your availability.

We are seeking volunteers ideally in shifts from 8-11:30am and 11am-3pm, but will gratefully take whatever time you have to give.

For the sixth year, Stand Down/Project Homeless Connect will include foot washing. Many homeless people have major concerns with their feet due to diabetes, frostbite, and other exposure. Foot washing helps the homeless clean their feet and provides an opportunity to make referrals to those with needs to local podiatrists.

We need volunteers to fill basins with water and help wash feet on October 2 from 8:30am to 2pm. You can sign up to volunteer any portion of this period by contacting Natalie Harris at with your name, contact, and time you wish to volunteer.

If you cannot volunteer, we are still seeking donations of gently used or new washcloths and towels. If you have items to donate, contact Erica at or 502-636-9550 x214.

Thanks for your compassion and willingness to help.