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Check out our latest stories, events, and the best part of the job: our success stories.

 
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 […]
February 3, 2012

Ralph’s road to recovery

A father to 6-year-old daughter Lakin, Ralph M. came to HVAF near homeless, separated from his family, and determined to recover from addiction and one day gain full-custody of his daughter. Ralph served in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Police Training Officer for […]
July 21, 2014

Frontiers International, Inc. donates suits to veterans

Robert Walls (left) with members of Frontiers International Are unwanted suits cluttering up your wardrobe? One group decided to put their old suits to good use and donate them to HVAF. Frontiers International, Inc. encouraged suit donations from their members because oftentimes a major barrier […]
July 21, 2014

Frontiers International, Inc. donates suits to veterans

Robert Walls (left) with members of Frontiers International Are unwanted suits cluttering up your wardrobe? One group decided to put their old suits to good use and donate them to HVAF. Frontiers International, Inc. encouraged suit donations from their members because oftentimes a major barrier […]
February 2, 2015

Grant helps HVAF veterans in recovery

In January, the REALTOR® Foundation presented HVAF with a check for $6,000 to support our Residential, Employment, Substance Abuse Treatment (REST) program. REST is a recovery-dynamics based supportive housing program. The program’s goal is to maintain sobriety while obtaining employment and permanent housing while veterans receive […]
February 2, 2015

Grant helps HVAF veterans in recovery

In January, the REALTOR® Foundation presented HVAF with a check for $6,000 to support our Residential, Employment, Substance Abuse Treatment (REST) program. REST is a recovery-dynamics based supportive housing program. The program’s goal is to maintain sobriety while obtaining employment and permanent housing while veterans receive […]
March 30, 2015

The Power of Gratitude

Brian at HVAF The best thank-yous are the unexpected ones, like the one Brian created for his participation in HVAF’s recovery program. He and other veterans created small individual gratitude trees in March and his words on each leaf are big and bold. In the […]
March 30, 2015

Three veterans graduate from HVAF’s recovery program

Thomas (left), Stan (center) and Whitney (right) We first introduced you to Whitney H. in our February e-newsletter. Homeless and in recovery he entered HVAF’s REST program in July 2014. On March 13, he joined fellow veterans Stan and Thomas in a graduation ceremony. The […]
June 29, 2015

Veterans to rejoice on past accomplishments during Recovery Day

On Saturday, September 19, veterans at HVAF will share their accomplishments in recovery. Last year, Tyrone F., a veteran who once relied on HVAF services, talked to veterans about his own journey and says his life once spiraled out of control. In 2013 the 51-year-old […]
January 25, 2016

Homeless veteran serves as mentor

After serving in the Navy stateside for four years, starting a family and having a lengthy career in medicine, Jim. W., 56, found himself homeless and struggling with drugs and substance abuse. “My wife had gotten sick and we went through some rocky times together,” […]