HVAF BLOG

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

 
September 16, 2013

NFL star motivates homeless veterans

It’s not every day that you have a former first round draft pick and three-time NFL Pro-Bowler greet veterans at HVAF of Indiana. On Wednesday, Tarik Glenn, offensive tackle who played for the Indianapolis Colts, shared his on and off-the-field life lessons to more than […]
August 27, 2013

Annual United Way Day of Caring offers volunteer opportunity, helps community efforts

United Way Day of Caring volunteers The annual United Way Day of Caring provides an opportunity to improve the community through service. Last year over 1,800 people volunteered to help central Indiana’s nonprofit organizations, schools, and childcare centers. We were thankful to have some of […]
August 27, 2013

Mentor from past leads veteran to become positive influence

Paul D. Shafer, president of the Packer Collegiate Institute, once said that there is no greater influence for a person than the life of another person worth emulation. James S., 52, U.S. Army veteran, saw this positive influence in the men in uniform who used to visit […]
August 27, 2013

Unique Home Solutions commitment to U.S. veterans

On Saturday, November 9 at 4:00 p.m., Unique Home Solutions, one of the largest home remodeling companies in Indiana, will hold a Pig Roast dinner at Sully’s Bar & Grill to benefit HVAF. The Pig Roast is a culmination of a year-long effort and more […]
August 27, 2013

Local church members raise money for homeless veterans

We don’t know where we’d be without the thousands of dedicated volunteers we’ve had over the years. From serving meals to holding food and clothing drives, volunteers have been vital in the fight against homelessness, poverty, illness, and despair.  Louise Loyd, HVAF Board Member hands […]
August 13, 2013

Lab to provide critical resources to help America’s heroes find jobs

GTECH Indiana donated a computer lab – the first of its kind donated by the company in the nation – to HVAF of Indiana, a United Way nonprofit which focuses on improving the lives of homeless Hoosier veterans and their families. The lab, which cost […]
August 13, 2013

Lab to provide critical resources to help America’s heroes find jobs

GTECH Indiana donated a computer lab – the first of its kind donated by the company in the nation – to HVAF of Indiana, a United Way nonprofit which focuses on improving the lives of homeless Hoosier veterans and their families. The lab, which cost […]
August 13, 2013

Lab to provide critical resources to help America’s heroes find jobs

GTECH Indiana donated a computer lab – the first of its kind donated by the company in the nation – to HVAF of Indiana, a United Way nonprofit which focuses on improving the lives of homeless Hoosier veterans and their families. The lab, which cost […]
August 8, 2013

A clean record means a second chance

Anthony S., HVAF veteran For more than a decade, Anthony S., a U.S. Army veteran, has been haunted by it. Each time the homeless veteran seeks an opportunity to turn his life around; there it is in black and white print – convicted felon. Anthony and […]
July 26, 2013

HVAF opens new computer lab

A new computer lab will provide area veterans easier access to job searches. GTECH Indiana, in partnership with the Hoosier Lottery, plan to open the first GTECH Indiana Technology Lab at HVAF and will host a special dedication ceremony to celebrate the lab’s official opening […]
July 26, 2013

Hundreds of veteran families to benefit through new funding

United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) was recently awarded a $1,347,519 grant for Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The award continues a program that got underway in Central Indiana in 2011 and has since helped more than […]
July 26, 2013

Volunteer spotlight: Volunteer Builds Bible Study

Volunteer Tom Harris, 71, a retired Vietnam veteran wanted to make a difference by helping make the transition from military life to civilian life easier by creating a Bible Study group at HVAF.“We feel that veterans are spiritually disconnected which adds to the difficulty in […]
July 17, 2013

Groups partner to offer legal services to HVAF veterans

Many veterans who served in combat zones are confronting legal problems such as child custody, employment and homelessness. Now through a new partnership with Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, HVAF will provide legal services to its veterans. This has the potential to become a model for […]
July 8, 2013

HVAF Case Manager featured in Indy Star story

HVAF Case Manager Abby Hardin escorted soldiers through the deserts of the Middle East. She guarded ammunition and bombs. She handled lethal weapons. But finding a job was a new battle. On Sunday, July 7, Indianapolis Star reporter Laura Newberry interviewed Abby for a story […]
July 1, 2013

HVAF Celebrating 20 Years & Beyond was a success!

HVAF thanks all of its supporters who came out to join its Board of Directors, staff and volunteers for HVAF Celebrating 20 Years & Beyond fundraiser dinner event. The event celebrated two decades of serving homeless veterans and their families and was held on June […]