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

 
October 1, 2019
After overcoming eviction this past summer, Marine veteran Leslie says Indianapolis non profit HVAF is a miracle!

Indianapolis non profit HVAF is a “miracle”

After overcoming eviction this past summer, Marine veteran Leslie says Indianapolis non profit HVAF is a miracle! From small town to Marine Corps From 2006 to 2010, Leslie Vanover served as an administrative clerk for the United States Marine Corps. “I was living in a […]
August 16, 2019
The Indiana Department of Revenue continues to donate their time, talent, and treasure to support HVAF's homeless veterans.

Indiana DOR supports Indy’s homeless veterans

The Indiana Department of Revenue continues to donate their time, talent, and treasure to support HVAF’s homeless veterans.   They work with HVAF’s Volunteer Coordinator Audrey Hopkins Long to best serve Indy’s homeless veterans. One way in particular is improving one of HVAF’s housing properties. They have […]
August 2, 2019
Local Philly-style sandwich shop, Hoagies & Hops, is a longtime supporter of Indianapolis non profit HVAF and its homeless veterans.

HVAF receives lots of support from Hoagies & Hops

Because we are a non-profit, HVAF has many generous and loving supporters in the community who hold events to give back to the veterans.   A delicious deal The most interesting (and delicious) fundraising event? A hoagie eating contest.   This past summer, locals participated in […]
July 31, 2019
Former homeless vet Whitney Hamilton came to HVAF in 2014 to find recovery. Today, he celebrates five years of sobriety AND a new home!

Homeless vet to homeowner!

Army veteran and former homeless vet Whitney Hamilton found July to be a monumental month. At age 63, he became a first-time homeowner! But this was not an easy journey for Whitney.   When the addiction began “About 1985 … when the cocaine era was […]
June 28, 2019

“It’s a rewarding experience” Why Autumn serves her fellow veterans

In 1980, Autumn Rush enlisted in the United States Army as a medic.   “I grew up in a town where there weren’t a lot of jobs available, and I didn’t go to college right out of high school,” Autumn said. “So I decided to […]
June 3, 2019

HVAF and community partners worked together to house homeless veteran

Here at HVAF, we cannot do what we do alone.   Thankfully, we have several community partners such as VOA, Veterans Affairs, and the Gene B. Glick Company…. and together, we all were able to serve and house Marine veteran Michael Holliday. Find out more […]
May 6, 2019

HVAF is helping Army vet set, accomplish goals

In 1985, right after high school graduation, Pamela Coleman decided to enlist in the U.S. Army. She wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps, and be able to grow as a person. Pamela served for six years as a military police officer. She said her […]
April 17, 2019

HVAF provides food to Indy’s homeless camps

When you picture downtown Indy, what do you see? Delicious restaurants? Hip music venues? Entertaining street performers? Monument Circle? What about any homeless camps- or as they are usually called, tent cities? All throughout downtown Indy, in places you would have no idea, homeless camps […]
March 29, 2019

How HVAF helped Marine veteran overcome addiction

In 1968, Troy Rivers enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served for four years. When he got out of the military, he said he had zero guidance. This led him to getting mixed up with the wrong crowd. Several times throughout the years […]
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 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 […]
August 27, 2013

Unique Home Solutions commitment to U.S. veterans

On Saturday, November 9 at 4:00 p.m., Unique Home Solutions, one of the largest home remodeling companies in Indiana, will hold a Pig Roast dinner at Sully’s Bar & Grill to benefit HVAF. The Pig Roast is a culmination of a year-long effort and more […]
August 27, 2013

Annual United Way Day of Caring offers volunteer opportunity, helps community efforts

United Way Day of Caring volunteers The annual United Way Day of Caring provides an opportunity to improve the community through service. Last year over 1,800 people volunteered to help central Indiana’s nonprofit organizations, schools, and childcare centers. We were thankful to have some of […]
August 27, 2013

Mentor from past leads veteran to become positive influence

Paul D. Shafer, president of the Packer Collegiate Institute, once said that there is no greater influence for a person than the life of another person worth emulation. James S., 52, U.S. Army veteran, saw this positive influence in the men in uniform who used to visit […]
September 16, 2013

NFL star motivates homeless veterans

It’s not every day that you have a former first round draft pick and three-time NFL Pro-Bowler greet veterans at HVAF of Indiana. On Wednesday, Tarik Glenn, offensive tackle who played for the Indianapolis Colts, shared his on and off-the-field life lessons to more than […]
September 26, 2013

Stand Down helps veterans stand up

Ralph McClury receives items at Stand Down Making his way through crowds of veterans lined up for free haircuts, legal assistance and employment advice, Ralph McClury, a former HVAF client, received services and goods he needed.Ralph McClury, a 59-year-old Army veteran and former HVAF client, […]
September 26, 2013

22nd Heartland Film Festival benefits HVAF

Whether you enjoy running or watching a good film, there are several ways to support HVAF. The Heartland films will benefit HVAF this year. Tickets are available for online purchase now through October 26th. The tickets are $9 per person (online) with $2 going to […]