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

December 13, 2022

23 veterans graduate from HVAF’s VetWorks Phase 1

Twenty three veterans 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 […]
December 12, 2022

How HVAF’s case managers helped Army veteran Nicki fight breast cancer (and win!)

From homeless to hotel At the end of 2020, Army veteran Nicki was living in her car with nowhere to go. Thankfully, she reconnected with a friend who told her about HVAF. One of HVAF’s case managers was able to place her in a hotel. […]
November 28, 2022

HVAF has helped Army veteran John off and on for 5 years!

Transition from military to civilian world John served in the Army for seven years. After he got out in 1987, the transition was difficult. “When I was in the Army, I was a sergeant, so I was giving orders,” John said. “When I came home, […]
November 16, 2022

OPERATION ALPHA 2022: Truly the “Biggest, Bestest” Veterans Day Party in the state!

We say this every year, but thankfully it’s true – this year was the BIGGEST & BESTEST Operation Alpha yet! 350 amazing people came out and enjoyed the evening – and helped us raise more than $125,000! What is Operation Alpha? Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery’s […]
November 16, 2022

HVAF opens new Permanent Supportive Housing for veterans

Co-developers HVAF and Woda Cooper unveiled the new Proctor Place, a 61-unit, high-quality affordable housing community located at 240 N. Warman Ave., on the Central State campus, just west of downtown Indianapolis. Elected officials, including Mayor Joe Hogsett, plus veteran and housing advocates, financing partners, […]
November 9, 2022

Check out this veteran’s mural!

For two years, Marine Corps veteran Bruce has called HVAF’s Permanent Supportive Housing his home. He lives at Veterans Villa, where his case manager has helped him get a new ID and veteran benefits. “They’re a big help to me,” Bruce said. His case manager, […]
November 8, 2022

Message from the CEO: HVAF honors local hero with new housing facility

Today, HVAF celebrated the grand opening of our newest housing facility—Proctor Place. Named after local hero Sergeant Joey Proctor, this 61-unit integrated supportive housing development will provide a much-needed increase in the total number of permanent supportive housing beds available for veterans facing homelessness. Three […]
November 2, 2022

Engaging with Andrea: Partnering with the Colts – My Favorite Day of the Year!

One of the most exciting days of the year for me is the day the Colts come to the pantry to volunteer! It’s wonderful to witness these professional athletes giving their time to make a difference in the lives of the veterans who visit. As […]
October 24, 2022

HVAF & Bob Woodruff Foundation provides the right tools for Isaiah’s career

After the military After serving as a medic in the military for 5.5 years, Army veteran Isaiah turned his focus to aerospace engineering. He is currently in school and working at AAR Aircraft Services at the Indianapolis Airport. As he is new to this career […]
October 20, 2022

HVAF thanks our Operation Alpha 2022 Sponsors!

Indiana’s Biggest, Bestest Veterans Day party is on November 11, 2022! Operation Alpha is our signature annual event raising funds to provide life-changing support and services to Central Indiana homeless and near-homeless veterans. We want to take a moment to thank our amazing sponsors! 4-Star […]
October 12, 2022

Message from the CEO: food insecurity among our neighbors & veterans

As we move into the season of plenty—starting with too much Halloween candy, too much pumpkin spice (I said it!), and too many holiday desserts, it is sometimes easy to forget that so many in our community are food insecure. While we worry about holiday […]
October 12, 2022

Meet Team HVAF: Healthcare Navigator Lucy

Lucy has been on Team HVAF for three years! She started out as an intern, then joined the team full-time as she placed veterans in hotels at the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Now, she serves as the Healthcare Navigator on HVAF’s Rapid Rehousing Team. […]
October 12, 2022

HVAF’s VetWorks gives Navy veteran chance to give back to the community

January 2022 At the beginning of this year, Navy veteran David got out of rehab and came to HVAF. He had used HVAF’s services before, so he knew he could count on us for help once again. While he initially just wanted help with housing, […]
September 23, 2022

HVAF providing fresh start for Army veteran Timothy

We first met Army veteran Timothy when he participated in HVAF’s recovery program. As with every veteran, we are always here for them. Even if they need to come back a few (or many) times for assistance. Timothy reached out to HVAF again last month. […]
September 19, 2022

6th Annual Hoagie Eating Contest for HVAF!

What a fun day at Hoagies and Hops’ 6th Annual Hoagie Eating Contest. This is a fun and unique way for Hoagies & Hops owner Kristin Mazza to give back to Indy’s veterans. She raised $800 for HVAF! Congratulations to Cornelius for winning for the […]