Save the Date for the annual Motorcycle RideJune 2, 2014
HVAF Board Member is recognized for outstanding service to veteransJune 23, 2014
This month we spotlight Tom Tuttle. He’s a Case Manager for HVAF’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. He goes above and beyond to support veterans who are near homeless. On his own initiative, he has been canvassing the streets and shelters for homeless veterans who fit into a specific category in SSVF. And not only has he been able to spend the grant funding efficiently he has moved veterans out of homelessness.
|Tom Tuttle at HVAF
Tom has a BSW from the University of St. Francis in Indianapolis and an MA in Human Rights from Kingston University London. His grandfather is a Korean War veteran and has 7 cousins (all seven served active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan).
What attracted you to the position at HVAF?
Working with veterans and the issues they face is what attracted me to this position. I have a lot of veterans in my family and have seen some of the many problems veterans face.
The part of working at HVAF I enjoy most is working with the clients and trying to help resolve the many differing situations the clients come from. Before working at HVAF I worked at IU in research to improve nursing home care.
How has SSVF grown since you started?
SSVF has grown in a variety of ways since starting at HVAF. We are serving more clients than in previous grant years. We have changed the ways we approach finding clients and assistance that we provide. We have created more tools to track and record program status.
My hobbies include playing guitar and working/ riding old beach cruiser bicycles.