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August 31, 2021

New data shows increase in homelessness among Indy’s Veterans

Below are thoughts from HVAF’s VP for Strategy, Emmy Hildebrand, regarding the annual Point In Time (PIT) Count results: Many effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were immediately known in March of 2020…  Lockdown.  Lost jobs. Schools closed. Many more are only now coming into focus—including […]
September 14, 2021

116 Indy veterans attended annual Stand Down

In the midst of a pandemic, veterans need our help more than ever. Thankfully, HVAF could host Stand Down – an annual event that provides goods, services, and resources for veterans. Last week HVAF held the event for the 16th time (!!) at the Indiana […]
February 23, 2022

Meet Team HVAF: Community Center Specialist & Air Force Vet Lee

Since last year, Air Force veteran Lee Pipes has given back to his fellow veterans by volunteering at HVAF. A few weeks ago, HVAF welcomed him onto the team part-time as a Community Center Specialist. Here is a Q&A with Lee to get to know […]
March 21, 2022

Army veteran Lanita finds hope & housing at HVAF

HVAF’s mission is to provide, hope, housing, and self-sufficiency for all veterans. And that is exactly what Army veteran Lanita is experiencing living at one of HVAF’s temporary housing units. Serving in the Army In the 1980’s, you could find Lanita working as a dental […]
July 12, 2022

Engaging with Andrea: Veterans Villa Victories

Andrea Carlile is HVAF’s Community Engagement Coordinator – where she spends most of her time out of the office and all over Indiana, meeting and spending time with HVAF’s supporters. She always comes back with some touching stories, and she would like to share this […]
September 13, 2022

Message from the CEO: Let’s celebrate Recovery Month

Governor Eric Holcomb recently joined the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to declare September to be Recovery Month in Indiana. This national observance held every September since 1989 helps increase awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery. HVAF is pleased to join […]