HVAF can help veteran families with rental and utility assistance for those who qualify for its Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. HVAF has expanded this program to include several counties.
In October 2011, United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) was awarded a grant for Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The award benefits HVAF and has since helped more than 300 households. “Because of the SSVF grants, HVAF will be able to provide a range of services that promote self-sufficiency among veterans and their families,” says HVAF President & CEO Charles Haenlein. “SSVF helps with transportation and bill paying.” SSVF aims to prevent at-risk veterans from becoming homeless and to rapidly re-house those who recently became homeless through services promoting housing stability and connecting veterans and their families to mental health care and other benefits to which they are entitled. New funding will benefit approximately 400 veterans and their families in Central Indiana each year. It can be used to offer temporary financial assistance to veterans for rent and utility payments, security deposits and moving costs. HVAF and HealthNet Homeless Initiative Program administer the services locally.
Hamilton County: Shepherd’s Center: Tuesdays 1:30pm-5:30pm, located at 347 S. 8th St. Noblesville, IN 46060 Boone County: Lebanon Public Library (Boone County), Wednesdays: 1:30pm-5:30pm, located at 104 East Washington Street Lebanon, In 46052 (by appointment only, otherwise I’m doing outreach in the county) Hancock County: Hancock Hope House, Thursdays: 1:30pm-5:30pm, located at 35 East Pierson Street Greenfield, In 46140 Other Possible Office Spaces (by appointment only): Noblesville Library (Hamilton County)- small office space Sheridan Public Library (Hamilton County)- small office space