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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 […]
December 10, 2019
HVAF began Permanent Supportive Housing for Indy's veterans and their families in 2019, thanks to the Indiana Housing Authority.

Permanent Supportive Housing begins at HVAF

After hearing Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett‘s call for more Permanent Supportive Housing for homeless veterans, HVAF took action. After repurposing eight of HVAF’s housing properties, The Indianapolis Housing Agency awarded the organization with vouchers in order to make the properties permanent homes for veterans and […]
November 13, 2019
In 2011, Bob Nietan came to HVAF for drug recovery. He remains clean today!

Drug Recovery: HVAF helped vet lead clean life

When Robert Nietan wanted to find drug recovery, HVAF was there to help. In 1974, 17-year-old Robert Nieten enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. “It was a great experience,” Robert said. “But I had already started abusing drugs and alcohol.” After his time in […]
October 8, 2019
Everyone always has a blast at Operation Alpha. Be sure to get your tickets to Indianapolis' best Veterans Day event today.

Indianapolis Veterans Day event coming next month

| The best Indianapolis Veterans Day event is coming next month | HVAF’s Operation Alpha is back!   Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery‘s Founder & CEO, disabled U.S. Marine Corps veteran Travis Barnes, wanted to create an Indianapolis Veterans Day event. Therefore, he created Operation Alpha […]
October 1, 2019
When Rhonda Seward lost her job and home, she came to HVAF to receive housing and employment services so she could get back on her feet.

Homeless vet finds HVAF “instrumental”

Rhonda Seward did not know what to do when she became a homeless veteran – but thankfully she went to HVAF. Called to Serve Before her time receiving help from HVAF, United States Army veteran Rhonda Seward sacrificed and served her country for 22 years. […]
October 1, 2019
After overcoming eviction this past summer, Marine veteran Leslie says Indianapolis non profit HVAF is a miracle!

Indianapolis non profit HVAF is a “miracle”

After overcoming eviction this past summer, Marine veteran Leslie says Indianapolis non profit HVAF is a miracle! From small town to Marine Corps From 2006 to 2010, Leslie Vanover served as an administrative clerk for the United States Marine Corps. “I was living in a […]
August 1, 2011

Bikers rolled in to support HVAF of Indiana, Inc.

Bikers came from over central Indiana to participate in HVAF’s 3rd annual “Freedom Ride” on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Harley-Davidson of Indianapolis East. 73 bikers participated in the police escorted “Freedom Ride” which is HVAF’s largest annual fundraiser. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels launched the […]
August 2, 2011

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. runner receives recognition

In August, 2011, Lee. W., pictured left, was recognized as Back on My Feet’s “Member of the Month” for his dedication and hard work in a national running program. “I’m surprising myself. I know I’m going to make it; I’m losing the doubt,” Lee says. […]
August 10, 2011

VETERAN PROFILE: The determined marine

Mike S. was just 19-years-old when he vowed to defend the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and joined the Marines. Thirty years later, at age 51, he was homeless and living under a bridge. The brotherhood of the marines and love for […]
August 16, 2011

Newest HVAF of Indiana, Inc. property featured on WISH-TV

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. is as busy as ever! WISH-TV, the CBS News affiliate in Indianapolis, IN, recently caught up with HVAF’s Chief Operating Officer Ron Shelley, to discuss HVAF’s newest property, a former downtown Indianapolis hotel that will soon open as a housing complex […]
August 17, 2011

One of the golden thirteen with ties to HVAF of Indiana, Inc. honored by park dedication

When Elayne Lewis talks about her father, the pride comes out of every pore. Lewis, who is the head of residental aid at HVAF of Indiana, Inc., says Lieutenant Junior Grade Graham Edward Martin, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, was a man who championed […]
August 17, 2011

Navy week sets sail in Indianapolis, HVAF of Indiana, Inc. celebrates

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. clients and staff celebrated 2011 Navy Week at its Moreau apartments, which are home to forty previously homeless veterans. Navy sailors with the USS Shoup joined in the celebrations and spent time with the HVAF veterans. “Navy Week gives us a […]
August 21, 2011

Help HVAF of Indiana, Inc. bring home $25,000 from Home Depot

The Home Depot Foundation has selected HVAF of Indiana, Inc. as one of only four nationwide nonprofits to compete in the September 2011 “Aprons in Action” competition, a unique Facebook program that will earn the winning nonprofit a $25,000 gift card to their local Home […]
August 22, 2011

Two wheels help HVAF of Indiana, Inc. veterans move forward

When Chris Campbell, a client at HVAF of Indiana, Inc., opened the door to his Indianapolis, Ind. bedroom one July day, he discovered a new red Raleigh road bike. This was better than any Christmas or birthday present he could imagine because a bike opened […]
September 8, 2011

Stand Down event draws hundreds

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. held its annual Stand Down on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at AMVETS Post 99 in Indianapolis, IN. Year after year dedicated service providers, volunteers, community-based organizations, and representatives from city, county and state agencies join together in a collaborative effort to […]