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This free event has resources for homeless vets

HAMPTON — The Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Hampton Military Affairs Committee is hosting their annual homeless veterans event at the Y.H. Thomas Community Center Saturday.

The event is free and open to homeless veterans, at-risk veterans and their families.

According to the event page, homeless vets can access several resources on-site such as housing information, legal services and health screenings in addition to showers, clothing items and a hot lunch.

There is also free transportation available to veterans with pick-up locations and times across Hampton Roads. See the list below:

Newport News



Virginia Beach

The 2018 Veterans Stand Down event is at Y.H. Thomas Community Center, 1300 Thomas St. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Returning transportation to pick-up sites start at 11 a.m.

For more information, contact Verneka Hudson at 757-722-9961, ext. 2137 or

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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