Veterans Helping Veterans
Helping Veterans get Boots on the Ground and Mission ready for Life
Contact the St. Cloud StandDown, especially in time of need, so we can assist you.
StandDown assists male and female Veterans in Minnesota and the surrounding area with resources and merchandise free of charge. StandDown provides food, clothing, accessories, footwear, job connections, and housing information and resources for Veterans in need, at risk, or homeless.
Our motto is VETERANS HELPING VETERANS. Especially in a time of need, contact us and let us see what we can do to assist you.
The St. Cloud StandDown location consists of multiple operations, all providing complementary resources and services to our beloved Veterans.
Introduced in the fall of 2020, we are so excited to offer a new elite service at the St Cloud StandDown facility.
The silence of women Veterans has become a contributor to the increase in homelessness and suicide rates in the community. The lack of their participation has delayed the development of programs that adequately address the needs of lady Veterans.
To fill that gap and serve the needs of all of our Veterans the Lady Veterans Boutique was designed to empower, encourage, and mentor all Lady Veterans, whether or not they are in need, at risk, or homeless. Lady Veterans deserve to be recognized and validated, that they served, and they earned it on their own, and they are VETERANS!
The Lady Veterans Boutique is open Monday to Thursday from 10 AM-2 PM.
If there is a need outside these hours please email or call us to set up an appointment time.
The boutique’s nail salon opened in November 2020, to provide free nail care to Veterans.
We are blessed to have a volunteer, Loan, who offers manicures and , basic nail care appointments, on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 10 AM – 2 PM.
We have the only salon explicitly for Veterans in the five-state area. Also, when you are at the nail salon, stop into the warehouse for some gear or the boutique to pick out a new outfit.
Lady Veterans Boutique can now offer women-only basic hair cuts and styles with a licensed volunteer in a salon in the community. We would like to offer this service in other counties in MN and add other services and/or make-overs for Veterans in the future. Contact the boutique if you would like to volunteer or discuss options to serve our lady Veteran hair care needs.
However, the Boutique does have a curling iron, hair dryer, and styling aids on hand to make your hair look great after your hot shower.
State of Minnesota Non-profit Organization
501(c)(3) Inc., since 1998, Federal Tax Number:50-0010928
To Empower, Encourage, Mentor, and provide services to all Lady Veterans; whether or not they are in need, at risk, or homeless.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Nail Salon open 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the Month (by appt.)
We partner with local hair professionals to get our Veterans the proper hair care they need to stay healthy and be career-ready.
Gentleman’s Quarters is a private business owned by John Parry and is located at the St. Cloud StandDown facility.
On the first Thursday of every month, it is open exclusively for Veterans, free of charge, from 9 AM – 1 PM.
It is open to the public, by appointment, and for a fee, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8:30 AM – 5 PM.
Can’t qualify for dental programs? There may be additional resources for dental assistance in the future.
Check back for updates on the Financial Series we’d like to offer FREE for Veterans and their families.
Like to relax and ease some stress….well get ready too enjoy new therapy technique services we are looking at offering like Healing Touch or Reiki or ever have a magnetic rollout? Stay tuned for classes coming up to talk out what this means.
If you know of services in need, drop us a note, so we can look into it.
St. Cloud StandDown, Inc. can’t provide these resources without the gracious help from our community partners through generous donations. We can’t THANK YOU enough. Making a difference, one Veteran at a time.
Save the Date for the next St. Cloud StandDown Expo & Job Fair on October 28, 2021 at the River’s Edge Convention Center from 9am to 2pm, with social distancing being planned. If you are a vendor or business who is interested in a booth space please contact the St. Cloud StandDown President, Bob Behrens for details.
We’d love to come talk with your organization about the services we offer Veterans. Contact us anytime to set up a time that works best for you.