The North West Montana Veterans Stand Down & Food Pantry is dedicated to extending a helping hand up to homeless, low-income and at-risk veterans and their families. These heroes have sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution and people of the United States of America and now we must uphold them in their time of need.

We administer a multi-faceted operation designed to accommodate each individual’s unique needs. Our mission is to offer wraparound services to our qualifying veterans through the many aspects of our program which include:

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According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, numbers released in January 2014 show nearly 50,000 Afghanistan and Iraq veterans were either homeless or in a federal program aimed at keeping them off the streets in 2013. This is nearly triple the number in 2011, an increase that can be attributed to several socioeconomic factors. The latest generation of veterans serves multiple deployments which can cause mental health issues such as PTSD after which they return home to changed families, a lagging economy and rising housing costs. Most experts believe the already critical shortage of housing targeting homeless and at-risk veterans will reach a crisis stage in the coming years as increasing numbers of veterans return home from combat duty.