News from LIFE Inc
Homeless Stand Down was Held in January
Idaho Falls LIFE Inc. helped create and run the Homeless Stand Down held Saturday, January 28, 2017. It was located at the Veterans Memorial Hall downtown. They served a free hot breakfast to veterans all morning.
The many free services offered included: Veterans services, medical screenings, medical vouchers, clothing, cold weather supplies, blankets and sleeping bags, food, flu shots, and links to resources in the community.
This annual event allows community services providers to link up with the homeless, Veterans, and the precariously housed members of our community with services and housing opportunities. The community came together with donations that were distributed during the event.
This annual event gives many hope. Veterans who took advantage of the free hair cuts say it’s a chance to start over. “It’s nice to get a haircut and be taken care of and also it helps you get a job and be presentable and not look trashy in town, you know what I am saying, like homeless actually,” says Vincent Yeama.
Over 100 people attend the event each year and over 200 volunteers help with it.
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