- Associated Press - Saturday, September 16, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A nonprofit group in Rhode Island is hosting its 25th annual outreach weekend to provide services to homeless veterans and veterans who are at risk of becoming homeless.

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island has set up a military-style encampment at Diamond Hill State Park in Cumberland, Rhode Island. Veterans can stay there for the weekend.

The nonprofit says the event provides hundreds of veterans with services such as health care, dental care, employment services, legal services, social welfare benefits, housing assistance and clothing. Approximately 50 local service providers are expected to attend.

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Court officials will be there Saturday to help veterans who have been convicted of misdemeanors expunge their records, manage court costs and resolve traffic violations. The Division of Motor Vehicles will help veterans resolve issues with their licenses.

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