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April 20, 2012

New HVAF of Indiana, Inc. apartments unveiled for homeless veterans

More than 150 people gathered for a celebration and formal dedication of the Manchester Apartments, HVAF’s newest housing property, on Thursday. The property adds to HVAF’s list of scattered site housing and apartments offered to veterans who have fallen on hard times and ended up […]
April 9, 2012

Leadership group renovates HVAF property

LeRoy D., HVAF veteran  Forty three year old former Army veteran LeRoy D. was overcome with emotion as he entered his newly renovated home at the Loyd House, one of HVAF of Indiana, Inc.’s thirteen transitional housing properties for homeless veterans. “I love my new […]
March 5, 2012

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. veterans receive 6-millionth meal

Seconds Helpings arrived at HVAF in a delivery truck bought with a $25,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Indianapolis on Friday, March 2. The group delivered two large pans of tilapia and green beans, the “ceremonial” 6-millionth meal served by Second Helpings. “We are so thankful for the meals […]
March 1, 2012

FOX59 Indianapolis interviews HVAF of Indiana, Inc. veterans

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. was featured in a news story on FOX59 during the 10 p.m. broadcast on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Ann Keil, a reporter with FOX59 in Indianapolis, Ind., spoke HVAF veterans and interviewed Amanda Ellingwood, an HVAF case manager, for the story on the construction of a new apartment […]
February 29, 2012

Living a life of recovery

Even after Milton T. moved out of HVAF transitional housing and into his own apartment, he still returns to HVAF at least three days each week to attend HVAF’s Vet to Vet meetings. The former Army recruiter and veteran spent 15 years moving up the […]
February 24, 2012

U.S. Representative Todd Rokita visits HVAF of Indiana, Inc.

U.S. Representative Todd Rokita of Indiana’s 4th District sat down with HVAF’s President & CEO Dr. Charles Haenlein, HVAF staff, and veterans on Thursday, February 23, 2012, to learn more about the organization and its programs. Representative Rokita heard from staff about the rise in […]
February 20, 2012

New running team for HVAF of Indiana, Inc. veterans

Homeless veterans, who are provided housing and other basic needs through HVAF of Indiana, Inc., will lace up their running shoes to take part in a new running program, and their first run is scheduled at 5:45 a.m. on Monday, February 27, at HVAF headquarters […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 31, 2018

Indianapolis Rotary Club packs backpacks for veterans

As a way to carry out their motto “Service Above Self,” the Indianapolis Rotary Club packed backpacks for Indianapolis’ homeless veteran population. Last year, they packed 144 backpacks, and packed 180 this year! HVAF was also blessed to have Senator Joe Donnelly come to HVAF […]
June 30, 2018

From homeless to homeowner: How HVAF helped Ray overcome veteran homelessness

After returning from two years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps, Ray Lay began struggling with service-related mental health issues. Eventually these issues would lead to and be compounded by substance abuse, incarceration, and finally homelessness. Seeking a new start, Ray moved to Indianapolis at […]
August 31, 2018

‘I’m not going through it alone’ How helping Navy homeless veteran was team effort

After graduating from high school, Vincent decided he wanted to fight for our country, and he joined the United States Navy. “I wanted to do something better with my life,” he said. From 2007-2011, Vincent was in active duty. But due to missing his child’s […]
September 30, 2018

‘HVAF gave me hope’ How our case managers housed a homeless veteran in 24 hours

In 2011, Lianna Spencer enlisted in the United States Air Force. After serving for two years, Lianna got out and went back to her home in Arizona, where she went back to school and work. She also spent one year on the reservation taking care […]
October 31, 2018

Home Depot Foundation makes improvements to HVAF’s home for homeless veteran

The Home Depot Foundation has continuously helped us over the last 11 years. Some of the projects include redoing our conference room and transforming our old bunk room to a well-functioning pantry for our outreach hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Last week, the team came out […]
November 30, 2018

Another successful Operation Alpha: HVAF raises $37,000 thanks to your support!

It keeps getting better and better: this year, we were able to raise more than $37,000 at Operation Alpha. 5,000 more than last year! The evening was full of tasty cocktails, delicious food, live music, auction bidding and much more. “I am deeply grateful for the strong relationship […]
January 31, 2019

‘I’m so happy to be with HVAF’ Homeless Navy veteran lands job thanks to HVAF

In 1990, Jimmy Potts joined the United States Navy. Starting at the Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois for his training and education, Jimmy went on to serve for six years— being a part of Desert Shield and serving for eight months in Iraq for […]
February 28, 2019

‘I don’t know where I would have ended up without HVAF” How HVAF saved homeless veteran

In 1990, 17-year-old Antonio Johnson enlisted in the United States Navy soon after he graduated from high school. During his time in the Navy, he traveled around the world twice, served on two aircraft carriers, and supervised his fellow shipmates. After he got out of […]
March 29, 2019

How HVAF helped Marine veteran overcome addiction

In 1968, Troy Rivers enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served for four years. When he got out of the military, he said he had zero guidance. This led him to getting mixed up with the wrong crowd. Several times throughout the years […]