2013 Stand Down


We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You!

All of us at Goodwill Southern California would like to express our sincere gratitude to every partner and volunteer that helped to make our first Veteran Stand Down a success. We were able to serve over 340 homeless and at-risk veterans at the two-day event.

With the help of many, we provided food, clothing, education, housing and employment information, haircuts and makeovers, care packages, health services, mental health counseling, access to support services, phones and email, yoga, tai chi, massage, art, music, books, pet care, children’s activities and more.

We were inspired by the overwhelming generosity of so many people, businesses and organizations. We were humbled by the courage and spirit of those we were able to serve. And we are looking forward to doing it all again in 2014. Thank you again for your support!


2013 Stand Down Partners

211 .  Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) . Angela Lott – Yoga Instructor .  Beyond 21st Century Beauty Academy . Bruce’s Catering . CA DMV . California Lifeline . Cavalier Counseling . Century Villages at Cabrillo . Chrysalis . Clinica Romero . Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services . Dr. Pepper/Snapple . East LA College . East LA Vet Center . EDD . Frito Lay . GSC HVRP . GSC WIPA Program . Homeless Health Care Los Angeles (HHCLA) . Human Potential Consultants, LLC . LA BBQ King . LA County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) . Mad Dog Video Game Truck . MakeOvers That Matter . McCready Baker – Yoga Instructor . Meet Yourself Yoga Therapy . Midnight Mission . Narcotics Anonymous (NA) . National Veterans Foundation . New Directions for Veterans . Operation Gratitude . People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) . PV Jobs . Red Cross . Saban Community Clinic . Serene Haven . Shelter Partnership . Society of St. Vincent De Paul . Southern California Health Institute (SOCHI) . Sparkletts . TELACU . TelePacific . The Hook-Up Resource Center . The Salvation Army Bell Shelter . The Salvation Army Haven . The Soldiers Project . U.S. Vets . U.S. Vets Long Beach . UCLA Welcome Back Veterans . Union Rescue Mission . Veteran Affairs (VA) . Veterans and Loved Ones Recovery (VALOR) . Volunteers of America (VOA) . Wei Wu Tai Chi . Wilmington Community Clinic . Yoga Across America . Yoga Everyone . Yogis Anonymous

A special thank you to Southern California Edison for your generous support.