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

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 […]
July 11, 2023

Message from the CEO: 2023 PIT Count Results show a 9% increase in veteran homelessness in Indy

Recently the Coalition for Homeless Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) and the Indianapolis Continuum of Care released the 2023 Indianapolis Annual Point In Time Count report. This report, prepared by the Institute for Community Alliances, satisfies a federal requirement to monitor progress toward preventing and ending homelessness. […]
July 11, 2023

How HVAF’s case manager helped Army veteran change her life!

Thankful for TIP Army veteran Davina came to HVAF earlier this year when she lost her job and found herself homeless. After contacting HVAF, she got connected to a case manager, Sarah, in HVAF’s Transition in Place (TIP) housing program. The TIP program is more […]
July 10, 2023

Roger That Podcast Ep 3: A Conversation with Engagement Coordinator Andrea

This is Episode 3 of Roger That – A Podcast Presented by HVAF of Indiana In this episode of Roger That, Lauren talks with HVAF Community Engagement Coordinator – Andrea – about her role at HVAF and how her fellow Hoosiers can join her in […]
July 10, 2023

Roger That Podcast Ep 1: Welcome

Welcome to the first episode of Roger That! In this episode, HVAF’s Marketing & Communications Manager (and Roger That host) Lauren Carpenter shares more about HVAF’s mission, vision, programs, and services for homeless & at-risk veterans in Central Indiana. Then, Lauren talks to HVAF CEO […]
July 10, 2023

Introducing: Roger That – A Podcast Presented by HVAF of Indiana

Since 1993, HVAF has provided wrap-around services to help veterans and their families become self-sufficient. 30 years later, we are now excited to announce our latest project: Roger That – a podcast presented by HVAF. Join us as we discuss how HVAF is ending veteran […]
June 28, 2023

Meet Team HVAF: Community Center Specialist Katie joins Indy Hunger Network Board

Katie has been with Team HVAF for 13 years! She started out as a volunteer for three years before officially becoming part of the team. She is now a Community Center Specialist at the front desk. “I love being able to see the guys that […]
June 23, 2023

Army veteran appreciates fresh start at HVAF

In January, Army veteran Larry moved into Veterans Villa for a fresh start. Before moving to HVAF’s Permanent Supportive Housing apartments, Larry had lived at a safe haven ministry, where he had the opportunity to become clean and sober. After leaving the ministry and needing […]
June 15, 2023

Engaging with Andrea: June is PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is well known today, and most are familiar with it. However, it wasn’t long ago this was not a well-known diagnosis. Veterans returning from other wars were often left to face the horrors of their […]
June 14, 2023

Message from the CEO: Our Statement for the House Veterans Affairs Committee

HVAF is currently adjusting to a decrease in VA funding resulting in $60,000 less a month for transitional housing for homeless veterans. Budget cuts and adjustments have been made while hopes remain high that Congress will reverse the decrease in the coming weeks. HVAF CEO […]
June 13, 2023

National Guard veteran can hear for the first time in a long time!

Enrolling in VetWorks Last summer, Army National Guard veteran Michael noticed people in high-vis shirts sweeping the streets of Downtown Indianapolis. They told him they worked as Street Ambassadors for Downtown Indy, Inc. through HVAF’s VetWorks (Veterans Workforce Renewing Knowledge and Skills) program. As a […]
June 12, 2023

Music at the Memorial raises $40k+ for HVAF’s veterans!

As a way to celebrate 30 years of serving homeless & at-risk veterans in Central Indiana, HVAF hosted its one-night-only Music at the Memorial concert. The event seemed to tug on the heartstrings – and guitar strings – of many as we raised more than […]
May 26, 2023

HVAF’s Peer Mentor has helped Army veteran achieve sobriety

At first, drinking alcohol was just a fun, social thing for Army National Guard and Army veteran Steve. “When I got overseas, I went to Korea, I really started doing drugs heavy,” Steve said. “They had all kinds of drugs, you name it, they had […]