Operation Stand Down Tennessee COVID-19 Statement
We still lean forward. Our operations continue to adapt to limit the spread of this deadly virus and to cooperate with local, state, and federal directives. Operation Stand Down Tennessee remains open for essential services only. These services include: transitional housing for Veterans experiencing homelessness, emergency financial assistance, VA benefit claims, career services, and basic needs such as food and hygiene supplies. We have implemented the following changes, effective immediately:
* Staff will work primarily from home with less than five employees in the Welcome Centers each day. No more than 10 individuals will be allowed in the buildings at any point.
* All services will be by appointment only, either in-person and virtually. Walk-in traffic can be accommodated by phone to coordinate their appointments same day.
* Computer labs will be open for essential services like telehealth, banking, resume, or benefit applications and will be limited to 30 minutes per person.
To make appointments, contact:
Nashville@osdtn.org or (615) 248-1981
Clarksville@osdtn.org or (931) 896-2184
One of our largest revenue sources has been affected by these changes as we can only be reimbursed for in-person services, not for services conducted by phone or online. We made the decision to serve Veterans as virtually as possible because the health of our clients, staff, and community is our highest priority. This was the right decision but it will have financial implications as the pandemic continues. We have been honored by the support of our donors and invite all our supporters to make gifts as they are able. Please visit www.osdtn.org/donate. The Heroes Breakfast scheduled for August 28, 2020 remains unchanged at this time. A decision will be made at the end of May as to whether to move ahead, reschedule, or convert to a virtual event. We can accomplish so much together and from 6 feet apart.
If you or a Veteran in your life needs help, please count on Operation Stand Down Tennessee. Every day we choose to keep our doors open so that no Veteran faces this battle alone. Mission first, people always.
Be safe and well,