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March 19, 2021


2020 was one of the toughest years in our lifetime… …due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So many experienced job loss, food insecurity, homelessness, sickness, and mental health challenges. For Central Indiana homeless and near-homeless veterans, HVAF was there. As an essential human service agency during […]
April 28, 2021

Veteran receives a FREE car thanks to Indiana’s American Legion!

Thanks to a local attorney and the American Legion Department of Indiana, one of our veterans received a FREE car! Indianapolis attorney Kevin Alerding reached out to the Legion and asked about a veteran who needs a means of transportation. After asking HVAF, case manager […]
June 8, 2021

A Message from the President & CEO: The upcoming patriotic holidays

Below are sentiments from our President & CEO, Brian Copes, as we look ahead to the upcoming patriotic season: Some thoughts on Flag Day.  I was raised to respect the flag and memorized the Pledge of Allegiance, but I don’t think I ever really appreciated […]
June 19, 2021

HVAF recognizes and celebrates Juneteenth

On Thursday, June 17, President Joe Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. HVAF’s office will be closed Monday, June 21, to celebrate this momentous day. Here are a few words from our President & CEO, Brian Copes: Happy Juneteenth! I echo […]
July 13, 2021

Proctor Place breaks ground on new apartments for homeless veterans

Co-developers HVAF and Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. hosted a ceremonial Groundbreaking at Proctor Place to celebrate the construction start for the new 61-unit, high-quality affordable housing community supported with housing tax credits allocated by the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA), with 15 units set […]
July 14, 2021

A Message from the President & CEO: July 2021

Below are sentiments from our President & CEO, Brian Copes: There is a saying among old Soldiers, “The Army never changes and… the Army is always changing.” It was a tongue-in-cheek bit of wisdom to remind (and comfort) us that change is inevitable, constant, often […]
July 23, 2021

HVAF Board Member serves Indy’s veterans through Veterans Court

Every Friday morning, you can find HVAF Board Member David Certo at Marion County Superior Court 12 in Indianapolis. In 2015, Judge Certo established a Veterans Court in Indianapolis. According to the Indianapolis Government website: IVC provides a specialized court docket that focuses on veterans’ […]
August 17, 2021

A Message from the President & CEO: The Situation in Afghanistan

The following is a message from HVAF President & CEO Brian Copes (who served in Afghanistan): My thoughts and prayers are with my fellow veterans and service members who served in Afghanistan. I want to affirm for our veterans and service members; and their families, […]