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December 23, 2020
After experiencing homelessness for a few months in 2020 - Army veteran Bruce Knox became the first tenant at HVAF's Veterans Villa!

Meet Veteran Villa’s first tenant!

While Vietnam vet Bruce is spending the end of 2020 as a Veterans Villa tenant, the beginning of 2020 looked much different.   Couchsurfing & CVS The Army veteran spent his first few months of the year homeless, as his landlord evicted him after missing […]
December 22, 2020
After suffering a stroke in the beginning of 2020, Marine veteran James Bay lost everything because he couldn't work anymore. Thankfully, he found HVAF

Marine Corps veteran lost everything – then found HVAF

After suffering a stroke in the beginning of 2020, Marine Corps veteran James found himself homeless because he couldn’t work anymore.   “I lost everything,” James said. “I didn’t have any place to go.”   This led him to turning to HVAF for help. HVAF […]
December 21, 2020
Chris Helton is drug free, smoke free, and has full custody of his 3 children - thanks to HVAF.

Army vet gets clean, becomes homeowner – thanks to HVAF

Army veteran Chris enjoys his mornings at the gym and evenings at home with his three kids.   But it hasn’t always been this way.   Living off the grid Chris served as a shop repair mechanic in the United States Army from 2007-2009. He […]
December 20, 2020
Thanks to HVAF's Employment Team, Navy veteran Theresa London renewed her nursing license and received a new reliable means of transportation!

HVAF Employment Team helps vet renew nursing license, win car

Despite all of COVID-19’s challenges , HVAF’s Employment Team hasn’t slowed down.   HVAF’s Employment Team Isn’t Slowing Down “We didn’t stop, we didn’t slow down,” Employment Coordinator Kiara Walker said. “We were still able to get people placed, and get people employed and give […]
September 24, 2020

U.S. Army veteran starts fresh

Serving in the Army U.S. Army Veteran Craig joined the Army at the end of high school.   “The day I graduated in 1990 … 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 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 […]
June 23, 2014

Enterprise Indiana volunteers at HVAF to help homeless veterans

Enterprise Indiana sent out a crew of 17 interns and 3 staff members to volunteer inside HVAF’s warehouse on June 11. The team jumped in to help move pallets and re-organize the warehouse to ensure the supplies fit.   Volunteers with Enterprise Indiana volunteer at […]
July 21, 2014

Week of Hope volunteers at HVAF

Week of Hope volunteers at HVAF Week of Hope, a nonprofit organization that supports youth summer mission trips, sent 40 volunteers to HVAF during the month of July. The volunteers represented church and faith communities from across the country, and they fanned out into Indianapolis […]
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 […]
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 […]
August 20, 2014

Volunteers spruce up HVAF for homeless vets

Altria Group Distribution Company (AGDC) showed their support of military veterans in August by volunteering at HVAF. Seventeen volunteers cleaned and painted the interior walls at HVAF headquarters to improve veterans housing. The group also held a canned food drive prior to visiting HVAF. Altria […]
March 30, 2015

Resume preparation workshop for veterans at HVAF

Veterans or military spouses have worlds of knowledge and experience, but may need practice depicting these skills in a resume. On March 12, HVAF held its second resume preparation workshop at its Moreau property and veterans gathered to learn how they can improve their resume. […]
June 29, 2015

Garden helps homeless veteran feel a sense of community

Homeless veterans living at three separate HVAF properties have a new garden to help them heal, thanks to volunteers from Eli Lilly and Company and their Veterans Leadership Network (VLN). The gardens will serve as a place where veterans can get together. Eli Lilly and […]
June 29, 2015

Garden helps homeless veteran feel a sense of community

Homeless veterans living at three separate HVAF properties have a new garden to help them heal, thanks to volunteers from Eli Lilly and Company and their Veterans Leadership Network (VLN). The gardens will serve as a place where veterans can get together. Eli Lilly and […]