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September 24, 2020

U.S. Army Veteran Starts Fresh

U.S. Army Veteran Craig Browder joined the Army when he was finishing high school. “The day I graduated (High school) in 1990 was the day that Sadam Hussein invaded Kuwait and we all wondered if we would get deployed,” said Browder. He served in the […]
August 14, 2020

Army Veteran Thrives in New Job

Shane Baker served in the Army as a Sargent and a Flight Engineer for 6 years, serving in both Afghanistan and South Korea. Following his service, he struggled and faced legal trouble. In order to move forward and improve his life, he needed work. Shane […]
July 9, 2020

Indycar Team Donates Car to Support Hoosier Heroes

Indianapolis, IN– Arrow McLaren SP, alongside team sponsor Vuse Vapor, presented a wheelchair-accessible van to the HVAF of Indiana Inc. (Helping Veterans and Families) on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The van was presented at the IndyCar Experience at the Dallara INDYcar Factory near the Indianapolis […]
June 12, 2020

2020 Patriotic Season

You can celebrate the 2020 Patriotic Season by joining us in support of the Hoosier Heroes in our community in need of housing assistance, employment & legal support, and basic necessities. We are dedicating this season of patriotism honoring those who have made incredible sacrifices […]
May 15, 2020

Honoring our Frontline Workers

Thank you to our Frontline Workers!  As we continue to face an unprecedented pandemic, our frontline workers of case managers and outreach staff have continued to diligently work hard for our veterans. While circumstances are uncertain and pre-cautions are in place, our staff are still going above and beyond to […]
May 4, 2020

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need through #GivingTuesdayNow, encouraging others to participate

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. is responding to meet the needs of homeless and at-risk veterans by participating in the global #GivingTuesdayNow campaign. #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the […]
April 14, 2020

COVID-19: An update on serving our Hoosier Heroes during this pandemic.

As we close in on a full month of the COVID-19 pandemic in Central Indiana, we wanted to provide an update on how we’ve been able to serve our Hoosier Heroes and meet increased demands caused by this public health crisis. We remain committed to […]
March 25, 2020

UPDATED: Pre-Cautions regarding COVID-19

As a human services organization, we are considered an essential business and will continue to operate and serve our veterans. That being said, we as an organization are taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of those we serve as well as our staff […]
March 13, 2020
COVID-19 Precaution

Precautions Regarding COVID-19

  As an organization whose goal is to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, it is our highest priority to protect both clients and staff to make sure that we limit any possibility of continuing the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.  With […]
August 22, 2012

FOX59 Interviews HVAF on Food Drive

On Tuesday FOX59’s Ann Keil interviewed HVAF’s President & CEO Dr. Charles Haenlein along with two HVAF veterans on the urgent need to re-stock the organization’s food pantry. The food pantry is nearly empty, and the need among area veterans has been growing. “My drinking […]
August 25, 2012

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. featured in United Way of Central Indiana simulcast

Ralph and his daughter Lakin with RTV6’s camera crew Ralph, a U.S. Air Force veteran who overcame substance abuse and homelessness and then regained custody of his young daughter, is an HVAF success story that will be featured at 7:30 p.m. on September 4 on […]
August 27, 2012

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. competes for $250,000 in Home Depot Foundation Contest

This month HVAF of Indiana, Inc. is participating in a national competition that could earn us $25-thousand dollars to renovate a Newton House, a facility that is home to four previously homeless veterans. Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation’s Aprons in Action, winning the monthly […]
December 13, 2012

Volunteer spotlight: IUPUI students gather thousands of items for homeless veterans

IUPUI graduate students Adriene Tynes and Erin Braun visited HVAF of Indiana, Inc. on a cold evening that left them thinking about veterans without coats, gloves or sweaters. They then learned  that up to 500 homeless military veterans were living on the streets of Indianapolis, they […]
July 8, 2013

HVAF Case Manager featured in Indy Star story

HVAF Case Manager Abby Hardin escorted soldiers through the deserts of the Middle East. She guarded ammunition and bombs. She handled lethal weapons. But finding a job was a new battle. On Sunday, July 7, Indianapolis Star reporter Laura Newberry interviewed Abby for a story […]
August 8, 2013

A clean record means a second chance

Anthony S., HVAF veteran For more than a decade, Anthony S., a U.S. Army veteran, has been haunted by it. Each time the homeless veteran seeks an opportunity to turn his life around; there it is in black and white print – convicted felon. Anthony and […]
August 13, 2013

Lab to provide critical resources to help America’s heroes find jobs

GTECH Indiana donated a computer lab – the first of its kind donated by the company in the nation – to HVAF of Indiana, a United Way nonprofit which focuses on improving the lives of homeless Hoosier veterans and their families. The lab, which cost […]
August 13, 2013

Lab to provide critical resources to help America’s heroes find jobs

GTECH Indiana donated a computer lab – the first of its kind donated by the company in the nation – to HVAF of Indiana, a United Way nonprofit which focuses on improving the lives of homeless Hoosier veterans and their families. The lab, which cost […]
August 13, 2013

Lab to provide critical resources to help America’s heroes find jobs

GTECH Indiana donated a computer lab – the first of its kind donated by the company in the nation – to HVAF of Indiana, a United Way nonprofit which focuses on improving the lives of homeless Hoosier veterans and their families. The lab, which cost […]