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NEWS AND SUCCESS STORIES

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

 
August 2, 2019
Local Philly-style sandwich shop, Hoagies & Hops, is a longtime supporter of Indianapolis non profit HVAF and its homeless veterans.

HVAF receives lots of support from Hoagies & Hops

Because we are a non-profit, HVAF has many generous and loving supporters in the community who hold events to give back to the veterans.   A delicious deal The most interesting (and delicious) fundraising event? A hoagie eating contest.   This past summer, locals participated in […]
July 31, 2019
Former homeless vet Whitney Hamilton came to HVAF in 2014 to find recovery. Today, he celebrates five years of sobriety AND a new home!

Homeless vet to homeowner!

Army veteran and former homeless vet Whitney Hamilton found July to be a monumental month. At age 63, he became a first-time homeowner! But this was not an easy journey for Whitney.   When the addiction began “About 1985 … when the cocaine era was […]
June 28, 2019

“It’s a rewarding experience” Why Autumn serves her fellow veterans

In 1980, Autumn Rush enlisted in the United States Army as a medic.   “I grew up in a town where there weren’t a lot of jobs available, and I didn’t go to college right out of high school,” Autumn said. “So I decided to […]
June 3, 2019

HVAF and community partners worked together to house homeless veteran

Here at HVAF, we cannot do what we do alone.   Thankfully, we have several community partners such as VOA, Veterans Affairs, and the Gene B. Glick Company…. and together, we all were able to serve and house Marine veteran Michael Holliday. Find out more […]
May 6, 2019

HVAF is helping Army vet set, accomplish goals

In 1985, right after high school graduation, Pamela Coleman decided to enlist in the U.S. Army. She wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps, and be able to grow as a person. Pamela served for six years as a military police officer. She said her […]
April 17, 2019

HVAF provides food to Indy’s homeless camps

When you picture downtown Indy, what do you see? Delicious restaurants? Hip music venues? Entertaining street performers? Monument Circle? What about any homeless camps- or as they are usually called, tent cities? All throughout downtown Indy, in places you would have no idea, homeless camps […]
March 29, 2019

How HVAF helped Marine veteran overcome addiction

In 1968, Troy Rivers enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served for four years. When he got out of the military, he said he had zero guidance. This led him to getting mixed up with the wrong crowd. Several times throughout the years […]
February 28, 2019

‘I don’t know where I would have ended up without HVAF” How HVAF saved homeless veteran

In 1990, 17-year-old Antonio Johnson enlisted in the United States Navy soon after he graduated from high school. During his time in the Navy, he traveled around the world twice, served on two aircraft carriers, and supervised his fellow shipmates. After he got out of […]
January 31, 2019

‘I’m so happy to be with HVAF’ Homeless Navy veteran lands job thanks to HVAF

In 1990, Jimmy Potts joined the United States Navy. Starting at the Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois for his training and education, Jimmy went on to serve for six years— being a part of Desert Shield and serving for eight months in Iraq for […]
September 18, 2011

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. joined thousands from around the world for a 3-day veterans reunion

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. joined 5-thousand people in Kokomo, Ind., for the 29th annual Howard County Vietnam Veterans Reunion on September 16-18, 2011. The three-day event featured several bands, speakers, and mini-reunions honoring veterans from all wars with the main focus on those who served […]
October 3, 2011

VETERAN PROFILE: Walter’s Story

Walter, a former Marine, served his country proud in Vietnam. “It was the time of my life,” says Walter. It was a great learning experience. I learned to take life more seriously.” But returning home proved to be difficult for Walter. He was unable to […]
October 6, 2011

Eli Lilly and Company volunteers turn courtyard into a relaxing setting

Albert Camus, a French novelist once said “Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present,” and that is proving to be true as volunteers lend their time and talent to help homeless veterans in Indiananapolis, Ind. On Wednesday, October 6, 2011, […]
October 7, 2011

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. receives housing award

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. received the Blueprint Champion Housing Award from the Coalition for Homeless Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) on October 6, 2011, at the Landmarks Center in Indianapolis, Ind. HVAF was recognized for its work in rehabbing a new apartment complex, Manchester Apartments, which […]
November 1, 2011

Homeless Female Vet Population Rises

“He has changed my life,” Gloria says of her 2-year-old rescue cat named Ginger. Two tours as a Naval aviator left Gloria in a state of anxiety, and war has made her wary of crowds – and even of individuals who got a little too […]
November 5, 2011

A thank-you message on Veterans Day

Today, there are 1,426,713 military service men and women currently on active duty with the four branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Tonight, there are 76,000 military veterans nationwide that will have no bed to sleep in, because they are homeless. Of those homeless veterans, […]
November 12, 2011

Vets struggle to find work after war

Military veterans returning from war are having a difficult time looking for work in this tough economy. 12% of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are currently unemployed. WTHR, the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, Ind., sat down with a veteran who is currently living […]
November 22, 2011

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. distributes turkeys to homeless veterans

While millions of Americans this week travel near and far to visit family, hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans will be walking into shelters and soup kitchens on Thanksgiving. One woman wants to make sure each veteran has a warm meal. Each year Louise Loyd, […]
November 30, 2011

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. veterans and others picture their perfect holiday gift

UPDATE: Nuvo Magazine features Help Portrait event. Read more by clicking this link! “The power of photography is amazing,” saysChelsea Moore, a local photographer and HVAF of Indiana, Inc. volunteer who joined dozens of volunteers Saturday during the third annual Help Portrait event, held at […]