In early 2018 during the annual Point-In-Time Count, 37,878 homeless veterans across the United States were counted.

With just under 11,000, California easily topped all states with the most homeless veterans in the country with the next being Florida, at just over 2,500.

While the overall number of homeless veterans did go down in America, San Diego City and County was the only major area to see a significant increase at 23 percent from the previous year.

Even more alarming is that with 1,312 – if San Diego County was its own state – it would have more homeless veterans than 45 states and the District of Columbia.

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How To Get Involved

Everyone has a place, choose how you get involved.

What We Have Accomplished

The Impact We Make By The Numbers


Meals Served

Everyone needs a warm meal, and our Veterans get exactly that at the Stand Down.


Eye Glasses

150 eyeglasses were made and distributed on site, and 100 eye exams given to Veterans.


Court Fines Forgiven

Fines cleared for things like loitering. Enabling the Veterans to get a job more easily.



Our sponsors continue to support us each year, to help to make an impact for our Veterans.

North County Veteran Stand Down is a four-day event in Vista, California, that enables homeless veterans to receive much-needed services in a safe, friendly, drug-free and secure environment.

Upcoming Stand Down Event - February 6-9, 2020