NEWS AND SUCCESS STORIES

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

 
May 23, 2017

Army veteran lands job

Ronda in housing Ronda F. made a near 19-year career out of serving her country. Almost eight years of that time was active duty.  Ronda married and had 4 children ages 2-8. She says she endured mental and emotional abuse from her then husband. She […]
May 23, 2017

Veteran lands job after receiving employment assistance

Jeff with Kiara Walker at HVAF “I thought it would be a good decision to serve. I was living in Michigan and they were closing all the factories, and I couldn’t afford college,” said Jeffery F. The military was a good experience for Jeffery. He […]
May 23, 2017

Veteran gets a new start

Schon P. began serving in the Navy in 1988. He always dreamed of traveling to different places and wanted to serve his country. One of Schon’s favorite experiences about being in the military was Basic Training in San Diego. “It was fun, he said. Kind […]
May 2, 2017

Veteran makes strides through HVAF employment services

Lew at HVAF Lew served in the Air Force from 1986-1990. As a young adult, he was looking for direction in his life and thought what better way than to serve his country. He was a part of the MAC Military Airlift Command. After finishing […]
May 2, 2017

Upcoming event – Volunteer to raise funds for HVAF

Join the Knights of Columbus Post #5290 and VFW Post # 7119 and #261 as they raise money and awareness for HVAF. PatriotFest will be held on June 17 at the VFW Post # 7119 on 6535 N. Lee Road from 2 p.m.- 12 a.m. There will […]
May 2, 2017

Homeless veteran finds permanent housing with help from HVAF

Tom, 59, served in the Air Force from 1977-81. The California native liked working on airplanes. On October 6, 2006, life as he knew it changed. Tom was hit by a bus on the streets of Indianapolis. He spent 6 months at the VA hospital […]
May 2, 2017

Housing service provides relief for one homeless veteran

Frank S. at work “If you are willing to help yourself, HVAF will help you,” Frank, 52, said. He served in the Marine Corps from June 1983- August 1987.  After serving in the military, he received his associate’s and bachelor’s degrees along with several certifications. […]
April 6, 2017

Homeless veteran makes strides in HVAF program

Michael at HVAF Michael served in the Air Force from 1973-1975.  His father made the military into his career, so Michael decided to follow in his footsteps. “There wasn’t anything to do. [I was] in the middle of nowhere so I though it was a […]
March 24, 2017

Case Manager links veteran to resources

Tony M. couldn’t find a job out of high school so he turned to the Marines. He served from 1983-1987.  “To be honest, Rambo was hot, and I wanted to carry a pack and shoot a gun,” Tony said. He faced many physical challenges such […]
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 […]