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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 […]
July 17, 2013

Groups partner to offer legal services to HVAF veterans

Many veterans who served in combat zones are confronting legal problems such as child custody, employment and homelessness. Now through a new partnership with Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, HVAF will provide legal services to its veterans. This has the potential to become a model for […]
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 27, 2013

Local church members raise money for homeless veterans

We don’t know where we’d be without the thousands of dedicated volunteers we’ve had over the years. From serving meals to holding food and clothing drives, volunteers have been vital in the fight against homelessness, poverty, illness, and despair.  Louise Loyd, HVAF Board Member hands […]
May 1, 2014

HVAF shows its appreciation for volunteers

A visit from a wounded U.S. veteran turned Paralympic champion highlighted our annual recognition luncheon for HVAF volunteers, which is celebrated as a part of National Volunteer Appreciation Month in April. Navy Lt. Brad Snyder’s final combat deployment took him to Afghanistan, where he defused bombs […]
June 2, 2014

A vision for something better

Baptist Academy sent 15 seventh grade students to HVAF on May 12 to sort and stock donations for distribution to veterans in need. Students say they did not know much about HVAF before volunteering but the project gave them a greater awareness of homelessness among […]
February 2, 2015

Veteran Provided a “Fresh Start”

Wayne at HVAF For Wayne H., 56, getting out of the credit card hole was not easy. “I made poor choices like purchasing a new car,” says Wayne. “The interest payments became too high and I got way over my head…I basically owed $9,000 on […]
February 2, 2015

Veteran Provided a “Fresh Start”

Wayne at HVAF For Wayne H., 56, getting out of the credit card hole was not easy. “I made poor choices like purchasing a new car,” says Wayne. “The interest payments became too high and I got way over my head…I basically owed $9,000 on […]
June 29, 2015

HVAF’s 22nd Annual Meeting

On June 18, board members, staff and clients attended HVAF’s 22nd Annual Meeting to recognize the achievements and advancements HVAF has made in improving the lives of the homeless veterans we serve. The meeting was held at the Indiana War Memorial. Three faith-based organizations were […]
August 2, 2017

Legal help goes a long way for veterans at HVAF

Matt Gaudin is our legal go-to guy here at HVAF, and will be celebrating his one year anniversary with us this September. He helps veterans maneuver the legal system and has been able to get their driver’s license back, expunge old criminal records and has […]