April 22, 2023


Cleveland Public Auditorium

A one-day event providing essential goods and services to those experiencing homelessness in our community. 


necessary resources

respite from the elements,

and reconnection to community


Stand Down is a military term for a secure base camp where battle-weary soldiers were provided with beds, showers, clean clothes, warm meals, medical care, and letters from home. 

Today, the Homeless Stand Down provides people experiencing homelessness, many of whom are veterans, with the same type of resources, respite, and reconnection. 


Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon!

There are many ways to volunteer and support the Homeless Stand Down. Volunteer opportunities include sorting and prep days in the weeks leading up to April’s event, as well as a variety of event day roles. Event day roles include guest registration, personal shoppers, Veteran support, distribution support, resource fair support, meal support, event setup and tear down and more!


BVU is honored to oversee the Homeless Stand Down as of 2020.

We hope to use our role in the community to connect businesses, nonprofits, and the community around the common goal of helping our fellow community members.

Our work is only possible because of you; the businesses, agencies, organizations, congregations, civic groups, individuals and families that come together to serve the Northeast Ohio community.


BVU is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. BVU’s tax identification number is 34-1724581.

For inquiries about volunteering, providing services, or donating goods, reach out to Rob Zaremsky at rzaremsky@bvuvolunteers.org.

Presenting Sponsors: $20,000

Platinum Sponsors: $15,000

Gold Sponsors: $10,000

Silver Sponsors: $5,000

Supporting Sponsors: $2,500

AmeriHealth Caritas of Ohio

Forest Hill Church


In-Kind Donation Sponsors

Nonprofit & Community Partners


2100 Lakeside / LMM

American Red Cross Northern Ohio

Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Bellefaire JCB

Buckeye Health Plan

Care Alliance Health Center


Case Western Reserve University
School of Law

Church of the Good Shepherd

Church of the Resurrection

City of Cleveland Department of Aging

Cleveland Church of Christ

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center

Cleveland Emergency Medical Service 

Cleveland Sober Living For Women 

Cleveland Vet Center

Cole Eye Institute

Community Church of Chesterland

Community Service Alliance

Cuyahoga Community College

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office

Cuyahoga County Public Library

Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission

Cuyahoga Jobs and Family Services

East Cleveland Transitional Housing

Front Steps Housing and Services, Inc.

Frontline Service

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Hands-On Health

Homeless Hookup

Hope World Wide

Hope Yoga

Janitorial Services Inc 

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland


Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Maple Heights Vet Center

MedWish International


Meryma’at Barber College

Metanoia Project


Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless

Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services Inc.

OhioGuidestone Workforce 360

Old Stone Church

Oriana House

Paramount Advantage

Parma Vet Center

PEARLS Girls Community Closet

Saint Edward’s High School

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center

Seasons of Hope

Shadybrook, Inc.

Shoes for the Homeless, Inc.

Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third
Order of St. Francis

Stand Up For Kids 

Step Forward

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

The Centers for Families and Children

The City Mission

The Haven Home LLC

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

The Urban Barber Association (TUBA)

United Way of Greater Cleveland


University Hospitals

VA Community Resource and Referral Center

VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System

VARO Cleveland

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

We Think 4 a Change

West Side Catholic Center

YWCA – Norma Herr Women’s Center

On April 23, 2022, an estimated 1,000 guests recieved access to

social service providers, haircuts, medical screenings, professional portraits, hot food, bagged meals, personal hygiene kits, bus passes, and more.