Authority for the Homeless and other local agencies will host the Ninth Annual Stand
Down for Homelessness. This year’s event will encompass two days, September 25
and 26 in order to provide a resource fair from 8 AM to 2 PM and a job fair daily from 9
AM to 2 PM. These events are open to all at the Savannah Civic Center, located at 301
West Oglethorpe. This two day event will serve as a one-stop shop of resources for the
homeless as well as others in need within our community. People in need will be able
to speak face-to-face with more than 50 vendors gathered to discuss information about
jobs, veterans’ services, housing, and social programs.
On Tuesday, September 25, area homeless will be able to meet directly with local and
state agencies about jobs, housing and healthcare. Other services include resume
writing tips, substance abuse treatment and access to Social Security and Veteran’s
Administration services. Attendees can expect to receive personal attention from
housing providers and case managers. Additionally, attendees will be able to receive
services like flu shots, haircuts and teeth cleaning.
Previous years of success indicate that these events are a great way to directly connect
homeless citizens with the resources they desperately need to help them get back on
their feet. According to Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless, last year 5541
individuals experienced homelessness in Chatham County.
The annual Stand Down event is funded in part by Goodwill Industries of the Coastal
Empire, Inc. Operation Open Doors, US Department of Labor -
Veterans Employment and Training Services, the United States Department of Veterans
Affairs, The Salvation Army, the American Legion and the Chatham-Savannah Authority
for the Homeless.
On Wednesday, September 26, Congressman Jack Kingston will serve as an honorary
co-host along with the collaborative partners for the job fair at the Savannah Civic
Center. This is a great opportunity to find employment and for local businesses to
locate dependable potential employees that are ready to work and qualified to do the
If you or someone you know is in need, contact (912) 790-3400 to seek help today.
To attend the job fair as a prospective employer of veterans, become a community
partner, or serve as a volunteer contact Tabeter Robinson at (912) 663-8187 or