Lauren Carpenter, Author at HVAF
September 18, 2023

Roger That Podcast Ep 8: Operation Alpha 2023

This is Episode 8 of Roger That – A Podcast Presented by HVAF of Indiana. In this episode of Roger That, it is all about HVAF’s signature event – Operation Alpha! This year’s fundraising event is on November 10 at the Biltwell Event Center. Lauren […]
September 12, 2023

130 veterans in need attend HVAF’s annual Stand Down resource fair

We are excited to say that HVAF’s annual Stand Down event was a success! There were 64 vendors (the most we’ve ever had!) providing lunch, clothing, hygiene items, and other important resources to 130 veterans (and 5 spouses) in Indianapolis. We also want to thank […]
September 11, 2023

Message from the CEO: Military sexual trauma (MST)

Military Sexual Trauma (MST), the term the Department of Veterans Affairs uses to refer to experiences of sexual assault or harassment experienced during the military, sadly impacts a significant number of veterans. According to the University of Chicago, surveys estimate that between 23-71% of female […]
September 11, 2023

Army & Marine veteran clean for 3 years thanks to HVAF!

Addictions & Homelessness “I’ve been homeless about 7 times in 23 states.” After serving in the Army and the Marines in the 1980s, Leroy found himself homeless. He also battled an addiction to drugs and alcohol. “I used to smoke crack cocaine and I used […]
September 4, 2023

Roger That Ep 7: A Conversation With Army Veteran Whitney Hamilton

This is Episode 7 of Roger That – A Podcast Presented by HVAF of Indiana. In this episode of Roger That, Lauren talks with former HVAF client and current HVAF board member Whitney Hamilton. After decades of battling addiction, Army veteran Whitney found recovery through […]
August 21, 2023

How HVAF cheered Kyla on to reach her goals

When Kyla graduated from high school, she wanted to become a nurse. After becoming waitlisted for her community college’s nursing program, she decided to enlist in the Army National Guard and wait to join the program later. While in medic school during her military training, […]