STATE CAPITOL: Annual Homeless Stand Down This Weekend

Wish they would do this in our state! –T.J.

Central Iowa’s homeless population is invited to the Iowa State Capitol grounds this weekend where there will be people waiting to help them turn their lives around.

The annual Homeless Stand Down begins Friday afternoon.

Hosted by Polk County Veteran Affairs, the Homeless Stand Down will be on the east side of the capitol building.

The event offers comfortable beds, hair-cuts and hot food for the homeless.

Representatives from the Social Security administration, Veterans Affairs, Iowa Legal and other agencies will be there to help people find resources that can help.

The Homeless Stand Down was named for the military term.  For the military, stand down means the short break given to soldiers after long stretches on the front line.


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About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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