Operation Stand Down Nashville, Inc (OSDN) is the primary nonprofit resource for veterans in Middle Tennessee providing a wide range of life changing social services. OSDN is the only Veteran Service Center in Tennessee. All services through our Veteran Service Center are provided at no cost to veterans. Some of the services include employment readiness training and the support items needed for employment including placement assistance, transitional housing, mail service, clothing and much more including the coordination of the activities of other agencies in the delivery of social services. Our clients are honorably discharged veterans. We serve all veterans, especially those who are homeless. Our ultimate goal is to give each veteran in need the tools to rejoin their community as productive, responsible citizens.
In 2012, OSDN served 1,898 men and women veterans. 89% of our total funding went to Direct Support of veterans and their families. Our unique partnership with over 125 organizations within Middle Tennessee, including the VA Medical Center and the VA Regional Office, allows us to provide and/or coordinate more direct, personal social services than any other agency in this area. In addition to our Veteran Service Center, we operate 12th Avenue Thrift located next door and we work with the community to coordinate an Annual Operation Stand Down Event for homeless veterans.
No veteran should feel hopeless. No veteran who wants to work should be jobless. No veteran should be homeless. Thanks to the caring support of our many veteran support organizations, social service agencies, government and community partners, OSDN has and will continue to support veterans in restoring their lives. While it is a source of pride that OSDN programs meet and exceed all funding standards, true success comes when a veteran in need moves on to a renewed life within the community. That is why OSDN exists. Will you join us?