Operation Stand Down Midsouth, Inc. is a 501 c (3) nonprofit veteran's organization designed to help homeless veterans through transitional programs and services. With our assistance we hope that the veterans we assist will become self-sufficient and economically viable members of the community. 


What is a Stand Down?

A stand down is a military term where war- ridden soldiers go to a place of security to receive such items such as: personal hygiene, clean uniforms and medical care. O.S.D.M. applied the same concept to return the continuum of care to displaced veterans. 

Stand Downs are typically one to three day events providing services to veterans such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings, V.A. and social security benefits counseling.  In addition, Veterans can receive referrals to a variety of other necessary services such as housing, employment and substance abuse treatment. The annual stand down is  a coordinated event  between Operation Stand Down Midsouth, Inc., local V.A.s, other government agencies, and community agencies who serve the homeless. We are dedicated to the growth and enhancement of men and women who have served our country. To repay our debt of gratitude, we provide eligible veterans with helpful resources. 


Our Mission

Since 2009, Operation Stand Down Midsouth Inc. (O.S.D.M.) has inspired homeless and disabled veterans to become self- sufficient and economically viable members of their community. O.S.D.M. has collaborated with Veteran service organizations, Department of Veteran Affairs, community, and faith- based organizations. In 2016, OSDM expanded their efforts to help veterans across the midsouth area including Memphis, Forrest City, AR and Holly Springs, MS. 


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