HVAF BLOG

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

 
March 13, 2024

Single mother of 5 has a safe place to call home at HVAF’s Proctor Place

Last year, Navy Veteran Porshia and her 5 children were homeless for four months. Thankfully, she found out about HVAF’s life-changing, life-saving programs and services for veterans AND their families! “I didn’t even know support like this existed for veterans,” Porshia said. “These people have […]
March 12, 2024

Meet Team HVAF: Case Manager Christine

We’ve been so grateful to have someone as passionate and caring as Christine on #TeamHVAF for 3 years! In the last year, she has been the full-time case manager on site at HVAF’s newest Permanent Supportive Housing properties: Proctor Place. Christine recently shared how she’s […]
March 12, 2024

Message from the CEO: There is a growing number of women veterans facing homelessness and suicide risk

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I wanted to pause to thank the women serving in the Armed Forces and all women veterans for their sacrifices made in defense of our freedom. Though more than 3 million women have played significant roles since the Revolutionary […]
March 12, 2024

HVAF is celebrating Women’s History Month

March means it’s Women’s History Month! Thank you to HVAF’s Diversity Committee for the following information: Women’s History Month celebrates women’s contributions to history, culture, and society, without which our understanding of the world is woefully incomplete. Women’s History Week was first observed in 1978, […]
February 13, 2024

Army veteran Jackson’s journey from motel to home, sweet, home!

An unexpected call to action 88 – a number Army Veteran Jackson will never forget. It’s his lottery number that meant he was drafted for the Vietnam War. “When you got drafted, going in, you were not expected to come back,” Jackson said. “Right out […]
February 7, 2024

Message from the CEO: We must protect veterans using vouchers to end homelessness

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, on average, 17,000 new people enter homelessness every week in the United States. Sadly, this includes far too many veterans. In fact, veterans are more likely than non-veterans to face homelessness. In Indianapolis, veterans represent only 4% […]
February 7, 2024

HVAF celebrates Black History Month

The History of Black History Month Thank you to HVAF’s Diversity Committee for the following information: Black History Month was established to honor and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the country’s history, culture, and society. The precursor to Black History Month was “Negro […]
January 10, 2024

Message from the CEO: Looking back on 2023, looking ahead to 2024

Happy New Year! Beginning a new year is an opportunity to reset and refocus on key priorities for the next 12 months. Along with all the weight loss resolutions, promises to reduce screentime, and be more present, at HVAF we are focused on ending veteran […]
January 10, 2024

27 veterans graduate from HVAF’s VetWorks program

27 Hoosier Heroes are even closer to achieving their dream career! HVAF’s VetWorks is a multi-phase, collaborative workforce development program for veterans. The program equips and trains veterans in order to obtain and maintain good and promising jobs. These veterans completed an internship during Phase […]
January 8, 2024

Navy veteran Rosario has achieved 14 months of sobriety thanks to HVAF!

“Without HVAF, I don’t know where I’d be at right now. I don’t know if I’d be alive right now.” Finding HVAF Navy veteran Rosario spent years trying to break out of the vicious cycle of drug use and homelessness. In 2022, when doing an […]
January 5, 2024

Engaging with Andrea: Christmas at HVAF – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The holidays are a joyous time of the year for most. Children cannot wait for Santa to bring those sought-after gifts they have wished for or written down on a list. A delicious meal usually accompanies the festivities. There is excitement and anticipation that is […]
December 18, 2023

12 Vets of Christmas Day 12: Army National Guard Veteran Michael

This blog post is part of HVAF’s annual tradition: 12 Vets of Christmas, where each day for 12 days, we feature a veteran whose life has been positively changed because of the essential services and programs your support made possible in 2023. Thank you for […]