NEWS AND SUCCESS STORIES

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

 
March 24, 2017

The Difficult Transition from Military to Civilian Life

James B. at HVAF James B. served in the Air Force from the mid 1980s to early 1990s. James wanted to travel the world and fly, and he did just that. He’s been all over the world including Great Britain, Germany and Scotland. The actual […]
March 24, 2017

Supporter raises funds for HVAF

Charity Chug is a non-profit organization that raises money for local organizations by creating social events. Cory Glowe, a founding member, said three coworkers at MOBI Wireless were trying to win a contest to see who could raise the most money within MOBI.  They had […]
March 24, 2017

Veteran turns vulnerabilities into strengths

Rashaun served in the Air Force in Korea (2008-2009), Iraq (2009-2010), Turkey (2011) and Afghanistan (2013). While serving, “getting used to wearing your weaknesses out in the open was hard to deal with,” he said. He focused on his vulnerabilities and turned them into strengths. […]
March 24, 2017

Bike donation helps homeless veteran at HVAF

When C.W. was asked about receiving his bike, his eyes lit up. The Army veteran rides his bike to and from Denison Parking where he works. The bike has given C.W. more than he could have ever imagined: freedom and health. C.W. finally feels a […]
March 24, 2017

HVAF Case Manager connects veteran with services

“I’ve always been the type of person who wanted acceptance to make sure people were taken care of,” Ellen M. said. She served in the Army from 1990- 2013. Ellen wanted to be a part of something bigger than herself—the military.  She was looking for […]
March 16, 2017

4-H Fishing Club helps HVAF of Indiana

The 4-H Fishing Club of Spencer, Indiana hosted a cookout for the veterans at our Moreau property on March 16. The club has 50 members ages kindergarten to 12th grade. The 4-H Fishing Club has always been very passionate about serving veterans. They hold a […]
February 24, 2017

Homeless veteran lands job with help from HVAF

Jared, a 31-year-old Army veteran, finds employment with help from HVAF. He came to HVAF in November 2016 in need of housing and recovery. Listen to his story here…
February 24, 2017

Near homeless veteran turns to law school for fresh start

Anthony, 53, served in the Navy from 1982-1983 on the USS Mount Baker. There is a long-standing family history of joining the military. His dad, brother and son have all been enlisted. One of the biggest joys of joining the Navy was visiting 15 countries. […]
February 24, 2017

Army veteran finds hope at HVAF through housing assistance

“Serving for your country is honorable,” said Mark, 54. He served in the Army from November 1985- May 1987. Mark, who is from Gary, Indiana, knew the economy was stagnant and felt like his best option was to go into the military. The military taught […]
December 1, 2011

The long journey home with Fred Young

Fred Young’s father had served in WW2,and with eleven siblings, Fred says he didn’t want to be a burden on his parents. So, in 1975, after graduating high school, eighteen year old Fred Young, wide-eyed and full of hope, packed his bags and headed off […]
December 20, 2011

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. Runner of the Month

This month HVAF client Mike C. (photographed on the far right) has been recognized as Back on My Feet Runner of the Month. “Mike takes running very seriously,” says Brian Meyer, program director with Back on My Feet. “He has a positive attitude and I’m […]
December 28, 2011

IUPUI students give back to HVAF of Indiana, Inc.

IUPUI students with the School of Public & Environmental Affairs dropped off more than 60 boxes of warm clothes & canned meat collected by the Public Affairs Student Association (PASA) at IUPUI. “The men and women who entered our military were willing to give their […]
January 4, 2012

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. client William W. on his new path for the New Year

As a boy William W. lost his mother. “My childhood wasn’t easy. I felt like my world ended when my mother passed away,” William says. “I went to live with my extended family but felt like I never fit in, because I thought that my […]
January 26, 2012

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. Volunteer Spotlight

A longtime supporter of veterans’ causes, Becky O’Conner dedicates much of her personal time to giving back. “My father was a veteran and I have a lot of respect for his service to our country,” says Becky. Becky has been a member of Auxiliary Post […]
January 31, 2012

New HVAF program emphasizes family support

2011 was a rough year for Bridget. She found herself nearly homeless with no other options to help her and her family survive. Feeling this overwhelming burden, Bridget found out about the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) at hvaf.org. “After losing my job, I […]
February 3, 2012

Couple reunites at HVAF of Indiana, Inc.

Joel and Candy reunite under one roof  Joel, a U.S. Army veteran, and his fiancé Candy were near homeless. Running out of money and hope, Joel was sleeping on his son’s couch. They were madly in love and newly engaged but living apart. HVAF of […]
February 3, 2012

Ralph’s road to recovery

A father to 6-year-old daughter Lakin, Ralph M. came to HVAF near homeless, separated from his family, and determined to recover from addiction and one day gain full-custody of his daughter. Ralph served in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Police Training Officer for […]
February 9, 2012

HVAF joins Ranger on last mile to raise awareness for homeless vets

HVAF veterans ran alongside 28-year-old Cpl. Cory Smith, who had just finished a 565-mile bike and run trek in 28 days from Columbus, Ga. to Indianapolis, Ind., in an effort to raise awareness of veteran issues, such as homelessness. Cpl. Smith, who faced his own […]