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January 26, 2021

HVAF has shown up for Army vet 9+ years

Anthony served in the United States Army from 1977-1979 as a clerk. He described military life as an interesting experience for him, and how life has been hard since then.   “(Life after the military) was a struggle, and it is still a struggle,” Anthony […]
January 13, 2021

HVAF helps find employment for veterans – like Army veteran Robert

A fresh start… Army veteran Robert came to HVAF because he needed to find a place that helped find employment for veterans. But he didn’t only need a job – he needed clothes, food, and a home. After getting out of jail a few days […]
January 8, 2021

OA Sponsor Shoutout: EdChoice

Written by EdChoice At EdChoice, we work each day to make sure all families have access to the K-12 schooling options that work best for their students.   That includes tens of thousands of military families who sacrifice so much to defend our nation from […]
January 5, 2021
HVAF's Operation Alpha went virtual this year over Zoom

HVAF’s Operation Alpha 2020 raises $80,000!

Despite all of the challenges with 2020 – and thanks to our amazing supporters – HVAF’s Operation Alpha was a HIT!   What is Operation Alpha? Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery’s Founder and CEO, disabled U.S. Marine Corps veteran Travis Barnes, started Operation Alpha in 2014. […]
December 27, 2020

Vet receives AND gives in HVAF’s pantry

Air Force veteran Rashaun served in the military from 2008 to 2014. Now in 2020, he has been coming to HVAF’s food, clothing, and hygiene pantry for the last seven months.   After doing some research online, he found out about HVAF’s services for veterans. […]
December 27, 2020

How HVAF’s Pantry helped Army vet & family

HVAF’s Pantry is full of clothes, hygiene items, and food for all veterans and their families.   Sierra’s Story This offering can be crucial to some veterans who face hard times. Sierra is one of those veterans who found herself in a tough spot last […]
December 27, 2020

SOAR Initiative helps HVAF vet & dog

SOAR Initiative has served Indianapolis’ homeless and their animals since 2014.   An unmet need Angela Hopson began working as a Street Outreach Professional for Horizon House six years ago. As she visited, she saw there was a need not just for the homeless – […]
December 27, 2020

Former homeless veteran becomes homeowner

This last October, Army veteran and HVAF employee Fred moved into his first own home. Thanks to Habitat For Humanity, Fred is now a proud homeowner in Indianapolis!   A long journey   But it hasn’t always been this easy for Fred. Starting at a […]
December 26, 2020

HVAF case managers help residents with COVID-19

COVID-19 has proven difficult for everyone – including Carie.   Before HVAF Carie served in the United States Navy from 1988 to 1992. She said she is proud to be one of the few women to work in a submarine at that time.   After […]
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 […]