North County Veterans Stand Down NCVSD is a four-day event in Vista, California,
that enables veterans to receive much-needed services in a
friendly, safe and secure environment.
We run on volunteer power NCVSD is a non-profit completely run by volunteers.
Learn more about what you can do
to serve those who have served.
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A Heritage of Healing NCVSD is a four-day event in Vista, California,
at the beautiful and relaxing Green Oak Ranch.
Guests are welcome to stay overnight in cabin during NCVSD.
What to Expect About the Ranch

Thank you to all who attended, volunteered and donated to the 5th Annual North County Veterans Stand Down which took place on September 16-19, 2021

We will be updating the site shortly with all the images from this year and information on our next Stand Down in 2022.

In January 2019 during the annual Point-In-Time Count, 37,085 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, just over 2,472.

While the overall number of homeless Veterans did go down in America, San Diego City and County has the second largest homeless Veteran population, second to Los Angeles.

The North County Stand Down is an event for all Veterans regardless of housing, employment, and financial status.

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How To Get Involved

Help us give Veterans a hand up in 2022 by volunteering your talents. We need shuttle drivers, pet zone helpers, clothes sorters, registration aides and more. From our board members to our one-day volunteers, we run fully on volunteer power. Click on the volunteer button to find out more. Interested in helping year round? Contact us at

What We Have Accomplished

The Impact We Make By The Numbers


Veterans & their Familes

We provide all Veterans, homeless or in need, with the tools and resources to be self-sustaining members of society. 100 of these Veterans gained permanent housing.


Eye Glasses

Eyeglasses were made and distributed on site along with eye exams.


Court Fines Forgiven

Fines cleared for infractions such as loitering, camping, or sleeping in your car. This enables Veterans to get a job and be able to pay for their living expenses.


Dental Work Provided

With the support of various organizations and business, we have been able to provide Veterans with necessary dental work at no expense to them.

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.