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

September 18, 2023

Roger That Podcast Ep 8: Operation Alpha 2023

This is Episode 8 of Roger That – A Podcast Presented by HVAF of Indiana. In this episode of Roger That, it is all about HVAF’s signature event – Operation Alpha! This year’s fundraising event is on November 10 at the Biltwell Event Center. Lauren […]
September 12, 2023

130 veterans in need attend HVAF’s annual Stand Down resource fair

We are excited to say that HVAF’s annual Stand Down event was a success! There were 64 vendors (the most we’ve ever had!) providing lunch, clothing, hygiene items, and other important resources to 130 veterans (and 5 spouses) in Indianapolis. We also want to thank […]
September 11, 2023

Message from the CEO: Military sexual trauma (MST)

Military Sexual Trauma (MST), the term the Department of Veterans Affairs uses to refer to experiences of sexual assault or harassment experienced during the military, sadly impacts a significant number of veterans. According to the University of Chicago, surveys estimate that between 23-71% of female […]
September 11, 2023

Army & Marine veteran clean for 3 years thanks to HVAF!

Addictions & Homelessness “I’ve been homeless about 7 times in 23 states.” After serving in the Army and the Marines in the 1980s, Leroy found himself homeless. He also battled an addiction to drugs and alcohol. “I used to smoke crack cocaine and I used […]
September 4, 2023

Roger That Ep 7: A Conversation With Army Veteran Whitney Hamilton

This is Episode 7 of Roger That – A Podcast Presented by HVAF of Indiana. In this episode of Roger That, Lauren talks with former HVAF client and current HVAF board member Whitney Hamilton. After decades of battling addiction, Army veteran Whitney found recovery through […]
August 21, 2023

How HVAF cheered Kyla on to reach her goals

When Kyla graduated from high school, she wanted to become a nurse. After becoming waitlisted for her community college’s nursing program, she decided to enlist in the Army National Guard and wait to join the program later. While in medic school during her military training, […]
August 9, 2023

Message from the CEO: HVAF’s first carnival for our veteran families!

A few years ago, HVAF opened our first Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) units for veterans and their families in Indianapolis. This long-term program is designed to serve the most vulnerable in our community –  those who need intensive case management to maintain and retain housing. […]
August 7, 2023

Army veteran receives life changing services at HVAF – including a new car!

Serving in the Army In 1983, John enlisted in the United States Army. He served for six years, stationed in Korea as a tank driver. He enjoyed his time in the service, as he felt closer to his crew than his own family. That made […]
July 31, 2023

Roger That Podcast Ep 5: CHIP & 2023 PIT Count Results

This is Episode 5 of Roger That – A Podcast Presented by HVAF of Indiana In this episode of Roger That, Lauren highlights one of HVAF’s community partners: CHIP. She talks to CHIP’s Director of System Strategy, Danielle Bagg Wireman, about CHIP and the 2023 […]
July 24, 2023

HVAF’s support encourages Army veteran to get clean & help others with their recovery

After the Army After three years in Germany serving in the Army, Jeremiah moved back to the United States to be with his wife and family. But he had a hard time once out of the military. “It was very tough. I was definitely drinking,” […]
July 11, 2023

Meet Team HVAF: Transition in Place (TIP) Case Manager Sarah

We’ve been grateful to have Sarah on #TeamHVAF for 1 year now! She serves as a case manager for veterans on the Transition in Place (TIP) team. With the TIP program, veterans move into their own apartment and HVAF holds the lease. The veteran assumes […]