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NEWS AND SUCCESS STORIES

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

 
August 2, 2017

Veteran receives employment assistance at HVAF

Eddie planned to go to college and play football after high school, but a combination of things quickly changed his mind. Edde instead joined the Marine Corps and served from 1982 – 1985 as a Marine Guard in Concord, CA. Several members of Eddie’s family […]
July 31, 2017

A harvest that goes a long way in the lives of homeless veterans

Big thanks to everyone from Defense Finance and Accounting Service – DFAS and Brandywine Creek Farms who came on Saturday, July 29 to help harvest tomatoes. It’s reported that over 800lbs of tomatoes were picked and donated to us. We are very thankful!
July 5, 2017

Veteran in Boone County gets relief from HVAF

Charles has always known that he wanted to travel the world. That was the main reason he joined and served the U.S. Navy from 1979 – 1983. Spain and Greece were some of his favorite locations, but he enjoyed being able to travel in general. […]
July 5, 2017

Veteran improves quality of life with help from HVAF

  Ronald didn’t necessarily plan on joining the military. He received a football scholarship from IU and enjoyed the party scene IU Bloomington offers. Ronald says he enjoyed the party scene a little too much. As a result, he lost his scholarship and had to […]
July 5, 2017

Employment partnership helps veterans at HVAF

Jonathan Hunter first heard about HVAF through its Employment Specialist, Kevin Hillman. The two met at a job fair and chatted for a little bit. Jonathan was looking for more employees at Two Men and a Truck, and Kevin knew of veterans looking for a […]
May 23, 2017

Homeless veteran gets help with housing

Earl at HVAF “The first time I realized I wanted to protect and serve my country was in High School. I was in ROTC, but my grades were suffering. The Army was my ticket out. Also my uncle, Cecil, served in WWII and drove the […]
May 23, 2017

Army veteran lands job

Ronda in housing Ronda F. made a near 19-year career out of serving her country. Almost eight years of that time was active duty.  Ronda married and had 4 children ages 2-8. She says she endured mental and emotional abuse from her then husband. She […]
May 23, 2017

Veteran lands job after receiving employment assistance

Jeff with Kiara Walker at HVAF “I thought it would be a good decision to serve. I was living in Michigan and they were closing all the factories, and I couldn’t afford college,” said Jeffery F. The military was a good experience for Jeffery. He […]
May 23, 2017

Veteran gets a new start

Schon P. began serving in the Navy in 1988. He always dreamed of traveling to different places and wanted to serve his country. One of Schon’s favorite experiences about being in the military was Basic Training in San Diego. “It was fun, he said. Kind […]
June 13, 2012

HVAF interviewed in Indy Star story: Indy homeless count up 34%

HVAF’s President and CEO, Dr. Charles Haenlein, was recently interviewed by Indy Star reporter Diana Penner on a new report by the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP). The latest CHIP report reveals that the number of people counted as homeless on Jan. 25, […]
June 15, 2012

Zach Day hikes Appalachian Trial to benefit homeless veterans

  Zach Day, 26, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, began an adventure of a lifetime — and it’s all for a good cause. He will spend the next five months hiking 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail on behalf of the Hoosier Veterans […]
July 14, 2012

Veterans to benefit from HVAF’s Freedom Ride

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. supporters, board members, staff and clients attended its 4th Annual Freedom Ride on July 14, 2012. The ride began at the Harley Davidson of Indianapolis and ended at one of HVAF’s housing properties, Warman Apartments. Special thanks to Barto’s Catering & […]
August 22, 2012

FOX59 Interviews HVAF on Food Drive

On Tuesday FOX59’s Ann Keil interviewed HVAF’s President & CEO Dr. Charles Haenlein along with two HVAF veterans on the urgent need to re-stock the organization’s food pantry. The food pantry is nearly empty, and the need among area veterans has been growing. “My drinking […]
August 25, 2012

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. featured in United Way of Central Indiana simulcast

Ralph and his daughter Lakin with RTV6’s camera crew Ralph, a U.S. Air Force veteran who overcame substance abuse and homelessness and then regained custody of his young daughter, is an HVAF success story that will be featured at 7:30 p.m. on September 4 on […]
August 27, 2012

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. competes for $250,000 in Home Depot Foundation Contest

This month HVAF of Indiana, Inc. is participating in a national competition that could earn us $25-thousand dollars to renovate a Newton House, a facility that is home to four previously homeless veterans. Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation’s Aprons in Action, winning the monthly […]
September 6, 2012

Community members ban together to hold food drive for homeless veterans

On September 30,2012, the Eclipse Band and Pat’s Tavern in Mooresville, Ind., will not only collect canned goods for HVAF’s food pantry but the group is also holding a motorcycle ride to benefit the organization’s veterans. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. (kickstands up at 12:00 p.m.) […]
September 12, 2012

Calling all lawyers

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. is issuing a “Request For Good Ideas” (RFGI) in an effort to provide effective legal assistance to the homeless veterans we serve: literally every homeless veteran who has ever walked through our doors has had at least one legal issue that […]
October 22, 2012

Upcoming Events

Whether you enjoy running or watching a good film, there are several ways to support HVAF. The Heartland films will benefit HVAF. Tickets are available for online purchase now through October 27th. $10 per person, $2 goes to HVAF if you use on-line promo code […]