Veterans heading to the ninth annual Seattle Stand Down event on Dec. 12-13 can ride free on King County Metro and Sound Transit buses, light rail, and Sounder trains.
The Seattle Stand Down event, which connects veterans, service members, and their families who are experiencing homelessness with local resources and services, will be hosted at South Seattle College’s Georgetown campus, 6737 Corson Ave. S., Seattle.
It’s a one-stop shop for veterans to receive housing assistance, case management referrals and employment opportunities. Veterans can access legal aid, medical screenings, eye exams, dental services, haircuts, personal hygiene items, veterinarian care, and meals – all coordinated through representatives from businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, and all levels of government are brought together at one location to provide.
King County Metro's Neighborhood Pop-Up staff will be available, helping to provide several kinds of regular- and reduced-fare ORCA cards: ORCA LIFT, Regional Reduced Fare Permits, youth cards and regular ORCA cards.
Veterans traveling to or from the two-day event can ride free by showing one of the following forms of ID:
- Veteran Health Identification Card
- Uniformed Identification Card
- DD-214 discharge paperwork
- Driver’s license with veteran’s designation
Veterans also can obtain a special two-sided free bus pass by visiting one of the following service providers:
- Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC): Rebecca Stevens, 305 S. Lucile Street, Seattle, WA98108
- WDVA: Tracy Jones, 2106 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
- KCVP: Bryan Fry, 645 Andover W #100, Tukwila, WA 98188
- William Booth Center: Michelle Smith, 811 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98134
Metro bus routes that travel to or near the campus include routes 60, 124, 131, 107 and 154. Route 154 is peak-only service. For additional information about transit service, visit Metro’s Puget Sound Trip Planner, or call Metro’s Customer Information line at 206-553-3000.
The Seattle Stand Down will open for registration at 7 a.m. on Thursday, December 12. Services will be available from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. On Friday, December 13, registration will begin at 7 a.m. with services available from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
More information is available at www.theseattlestanddown.org.