Homeless Stand Down Press Kit

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April 20, 2024
Cleveland Public Auditorium

BVU’s Homeless Stand Down is a one-day event providing people experiencing homelessness with necessary resources, respite from the elements, and reconnection to the community.

By the Numbers

Over 1000 guests, 400 volunteers, and 80 resource providers are expected to attend 2024’s event.

Over 5000 people experience homelessness each year in Cuyahoga County. 

Cuyahoga County’s rate of severe housing cost burden is 200% higher than the national average.

A single parent would need to work 70+ hrs per week at minimum wage to afford a 2-bedroom accomodation in Cleveland.


I once was homeless myself. I said, “When I get out of this, I’m going to give back to others.” 

Dorothy Carmack

HSD Volunteer

The Stand Down isn’t the solution to homelessness, but it connects people to resources that might end their homelessness. For a lot of people this is the beginning of the journey.

Rob Zaremsky

Director, Business and Community Engagement, BVU

These are people who saw a need and genuinely wanted to meet it — people who really felt empathy for my situation. You don’t feel that all the time.


HSD Guest, 2022


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Connect with us!

For questions about media and promotion, reach out to Sara Smith Lom at slom@bvuvolunteers.org.

For questions about the event itself, reach out to Rob Zaremsky at rzaremsky@bvuvolunteers.org.