April 22, 2023


Cleveland Public Auditorium

A one-day event providing essential goods and services to those experiencing homelessness in our 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 necessary resources, respite from the elements, and reconnection to the community. 

BVU is honored to oversee the event as of 2020.


 Join us in supporting our neighbors in need.


Our sponsors provide invaluable resources to ensure the success of the Homeless Stand Down. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for 2023!


Learn about sponsorship levels and benefits


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.

Donate items or host a collection

Shop this year's Amazon wishlist

Provide on-site resources or services

Get notified of volunteer opportunities

Share details with your clients & HSD guests


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

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

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

To get in touch about the resource fair and providing direct services to guests, please contact Ann Cancelliere at acancelliere@bvuvolunteers.org.

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.

2023 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors: $10,000

Silver Sponsors: $5,000

Community West Foundation

Supporting Sponsors: $2,500

AmeriHealth Caritas of Ohio
Forest Hill Church
First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland


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