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 2021 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


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.

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