Day dedicated to helping vets in need is Friday

The state’s Stand Down event to support veterans in need will take place Friday, Sept. 20 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. at the state Veterans Home in Rocky Hill.

The event will provide veterans who are homeless, suffering from addiction and medical problems, or facing minor legal problems with free information and connect them with service providers.

These providers include public defenders, soup kitchens, and representatives from the state Department of Public Health and Yale School of Nursing.

Transportation can be provided

Transportation for veterans who pre-register for the event will be provided throughout the state. Pre-registration is not mandatory. Veterans should try to arrive before noon.

For more information, call 860-616-3802 or 860-616-3803.

The state Veterans Home is at 287 West St. in Rocky Hill, a town slightly south of Hartford on Interstate 91.