NEWS AND SUCCESS STORIES

Check out our latest stories, events, and the best part of the job our success stories.

 
August 2, 2017

HVAF Outreach Coordinator reaches veterans in need

This month, we’re highlighting the work of outreach coordinator, Rodney Jackson. Rodney first heard of HVAF through a volunteer coordinator, and has worked with HVAF for two years. He spends his days delivering essentials like hygiene products, as well as food and water to homeless […]
August 2, 2017

Volunteer spotlight

Keith C. is a former client of HVAF who now volunteers here. He served our country from 1985 – 1995 and struggled with drug addiction after completing his service in 1995. He first heard of HVAF from an outreach coordinator at one of the homeless […]
August 2, 2017

Legal help goes a long way for veterans at HVAF

Matt Gaudin is our legal go-to guy here at HVAF, and will be celebrating his one year anniversary with us this September. He helps veterans maneuver the legal system and has been able to get their driver’s license back, expunge old criminal records and has […]
August 2, 2017

Veteran receives employment assistance at HVAF

Eddie planned to go to college and play football after high school, but a combination of things quickly changed his mind. Edde instead joined the Marine Corps and served from 1982 – 1985 as a Marine Guard in Concord, CA. Several members of Eddie’s family […]
July 31, 2017

A harvest that goes a long way in the lives of homeless veterans

Big thanks to everyone from Defense Finance and Accounting Service – DFAS and Brandywine Creek Farms who came on Saturday, July 29 to help harvest tomatoes. It’s reported that over 800lbs of tomatoes were picked and donated to us. We are very thankful!
July 5, 2017

Veteran in Boone County gets relief from HVAF

Charles has always known that he wanted to travel the world. That was the main reason he joined and served the U.S. Navy from 1979 – 1983. Spain and Greece were some of his favorite locations, but he enjoyed being able to travel in general. […]
July 5, 2017

Veteran improves quality of life with help from HVAF

  Ronald didn’t necessarily plan on joining the military. He received a football scholarship from IU and enjoyed the party scene IU Bloomington offers. Ronald says he enjoyed the party scene a little too much. As a result, he lost his scholarship and had to […]
July 5, 2017

Employment partnership helps veterans at HVAF

Jonathan Hunter first heard about HVAF through its Employment Specialist, Kevin Hillman. The two met at a job fair and chatted for a little bit. Jonathan was looking for more employees at Two Men and a Truck, and Kevin knew of veterans looking for a […]
May 23, 2017

Homeless veteran gets help with housing

Earl at HVAF “The first time I realized I wanted to protect and serve my country was in High School. I was in ROTC, but my grades were suffering. The Army was my ticket out. Also my uncle, Cecil, served in WWII and drove the […]
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 […]