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May 4, 2020

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. responds to COVID19 need through #GivingTuesdayNow

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: precautions 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 […]
March 13, 2020

HVAF co-hosts veteran hiring event with Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. co-hosted the Circle City Veteran hiring event with the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs on February 20, 2020. This event hosted over 25 employers for veterans and their families to meet from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. “This was a great opportunity […]
February 6, 2020

2019 in review

Since 1993, HVAF of Indiana, Inc. has been able to serve Hoosier veterans and their families. In the past year, that goal remained the same.   “Providing Hope, Housing, and self-sufficiency for all veterans and their families” 2019 was another remarkable year of doing just that […]
December 26, 2019

Air Force vet moves into Permanent Supportive Housing unit

  Air Force veteran, Barbara McPherson Robinson along with her family, recently moved into her forever home in one of HVAF’s new Permanent Supportive Housing units. After repurposing eight of HVAF’s housing properties, The Indianapolis Housing Agency awarded the organization with vouchers in order to […]
December 12, 2019
After being involved in HVAF's programs for 9 months, Pamela finally got to move into her own home, sweet home!

HVAF helps vet move into her own home

In January, Army veteran Pamela Coleman reached out to HVAF for help.   She had lost her job and needed a home. HVAF moved her into one of its transitional houses and set her up with a case manager: Amanda. In addition, Amanda helped Pamela […]
December 10, 2019
Thanks to our amazing supporters, HVAF raised more than $47,000 at Operation Alpha 2019!

Operation Alpha raises $47,650 for Indy’s veterans

Operation Alpha 2019 was HVAF’s biggest and best annual fundraiser ever. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, attendees, and supporters – we were able to raise $10,000 more than the year before! We are so thankful for everyone who supports our veterans and continues to make […]
August 31, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight

Boxes filled with canned meat, vegetables, pasta, hygiene items and clothing were a welcomed sight. In August, Phyllis Cooper, Service for Veterans Liaison for went into action when she heard that HVAF’s food pantry was desperately low in August. Phyllis was introduced to HVAF four […]
August 31, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight

Boxes filled with canned meat, vegetables, pasta, hygiene items and clothing were a welcomed sight. In August, Phyllis Cooper, Service for Veterans Liaison for went into action when she heard that HVAF’s food pantry was desperately low in August. Phyllis was introduced to HVAF four […]
November 1, 2015

Volunteer spotlight – Jacob Collins gives back at HVAF

Jacob Collins On an average morning Jacob Collins writes a paper, works on a biology lesson and emails family and friends. His afternoons are just as busy as he juggles classes and a volunteer internship at HVAF. Ask him why he does it and he’ll […]
December 23, 2015

Communities donate over $2,700 to help homeless veterans at HVAF

Zionsville Library Hope for Heroes The Eta Pi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) collected over $2,700 in donated goods and cash to benefit homeless veterans at HVAF. The effort was part of the group’s 7th annual Winter Warm-Up for Homeless Veterans and involved its various community […]
December 28, 2015

Volunteer spotlight

BidPal employees volunteer at HVAF On a bright Thursday morning in November, volunteers from BidPal rolled up their sleeves to paint the Manchester apartments, one of HVAF’s 13 transitional housing properties. The fifty-one-unit apartment provides housing for veterans who are in need of help. The […]
December 28, 2015

Comedy fundraiser benefits veterans in recovery

When Marti MacGibbon isn’t speaking to inspire and encourage behavioral health and medical professionals, or working on her second book or traveling between California and Indiana, you will find her raising awareness and funds for HVAF and other recovery housing programs in Indy. The addiction […]
January 25, 2016

Software provider volunteers at HVAF

First time volunteers Lindsey McLelland and five others from Blackbaud, a supplier of software and services, volunteered at HVAF in December. The group sorted and stocked donations in HVAF’s clothing pantry. Lindsey was introduced to HVAF through a co-worker and then researched volunteer opportunities at […]
February 22, 2016

Volunteer impact is far-reaching

Eight volunteers spent the afternoon of January 27 in the food pantry at HVAF. When the American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters Accounting Team arrived, there were bags and boxes of new food and hygiene donations lining the hallway, with more in the pantry. The donations […]
April 28, 2016

Volunteer provides essential items for the homeless

HVAF of Indiana is fortunate to receive donations which make a real difference for homeless veterans.  Eva Yackey is a member of the American Legion Post 145 Auxiliary and first approached HVAF of Indiana in January 2016. Her friend from the Legion asked her if […]