Operation Stand Down Nashville, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   44 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 1125 12th Avenue South Nashville TN 37203 USA

Mission: To provide social services to honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, including employment, transitional housing, or referrals and coordination of the activities of other agencies in the delivery of such services.
Geographic areas served: Middle Tennessee
Programs: Provide social services for more than 1600 veterans annually, including: personal identification needs (social security, birth certificates, state ID), phone/fax/computer services, mail delivery, banking, social services (information and referral) and outreach. Our service center features a full complement of advocacy work including benefits information, healthcare referrals,  computer access, coordination and referrals with other agencies, job listings, telephones and personal care items. All services for veterans are free in the OSDN Service Center .OSDN not only works with the homeless veteran population but is a service center for ALL honorably discharged veterans.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to this organization in 1999 as a client, when they helped me through a dark period of my life. I felt so grateful to this organization that I served on the Board for the next ten years. Now to further give back to OSDN's mission and our military veterans, I have been employed by them for over four years. OSDN has helped many thousands of veterans through difficult times in their lives. Thanks Richard

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7 people found this review helpful

I was first referred to Operation Stand Down by my V.A. Rep. in Lawrenceburg,TN after my business was wiped out by 911 and I found myself back in the job market after over thirty years of business; much had changed and I had to return to school to catch up on technology. After thirty credit hours, I qualified for a co-op education program, which gave school credits for returning to work, I had been unempoloyed for two years and I had no income. I had to relocate to Nashville about 100 miles away. I called and spoke with a OSD counsoler and he called back in two days and said that he had located a place for me to stay, that would give me time to find work, and get my school grant. When I arrived, OSD helped me find employment, and when I qualified for a State Internship, OSD was my third reference. When the engine in my car blew, driving to school, OSD helped me with bus passes for work and school all the way through my last simester. Now, due to all the assistance that I received from OSD, I have a degree in Computer Technology Management, with a minor in Business Adminstration and have several honors and awards as well as job referrences from the State Senate and House of Representatives and am a proud volunteer for Operation Stand Down. Sincerely, Garry L. Thomas

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Help with housing, employment, transportation and referrence for internship.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them with additional finances.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The respect and kindness with which I have been treated.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wonderful, helpful and respectful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help a lot more Veterans.

Ways to make it better...

They were better funded and were able to do all that they wanted to.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funding to increase the number of programs that they can help with.

One thing I'd also say is that...

That I have never been slighted by any staff member in any way, they are always willing to listen to a veteran and if they cannot help directly, make recommendations where help can be found.

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About every month

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3 people found this review helpful

I am one of several Vietnam veterans that have attended Thursday night meetings at Operation STand Down for as long as thtey hve been an organization. We actually stearted about 20 years ago with another organization, but the folks at OSD welcomed us with open arms. We meet every Thursday night and share supper and help each other by listening and giving teh same we did in 'Nam - our lives. We are as close as we were with our battlefield companions from so long ago and are the epitomy of brothers in arms. We'd fight and die for each other the same as in our combat days; thankfully, that is no longer required! They charge us nothing, and gain only an occasional left-over brownie and the satisfaction of knowing they are helping us. We are known at VA as the Thursday night PTSD group, and though not sanctioned by them, we have helped about 50 veterans receive disabilities and get thier lives back on a livable track. We march every year with the OSDN group in the Veteran's Day parade and give back our personal services when we can. If there is a better organization serving veterans in the middle Tennessee area, I don't know of it. We appreciate their confidence and friendship and they rank first in our hearts.

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participating with them in helping our group and many, many others.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that they are real people helping re3al people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach even MORE deserving veterans.

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About every week

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