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

 
April 30, 2018

IU frats “Face Off” for our veterans

Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Chi, and eight other Indiana University fraternities faced off this weekend to benefit HVAF. Face Off For the Forces, which started in 2014, is a lacrosse tournament to benefit military organizations. Beta Theta Pi and Sigma Chi lead the tournament and […]
February 28, 2018

Emmy Hildebrand receives her Black Belt

Last December, Emmy Hildebrand, HVAF’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Public Policy, received her Black Belt… her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, that is. Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that combines two process improvement methods to decrease organizational costs and increase efficiency.   […]
February 28, 2018

Keith Caldwell: Giving back what HVAF gave him

In 2005, Army veteran Keith Caldwell found himself homeless. He was dealing with  addiction and lost everything. Moving from Crawfordsville to Indianapolis, Keith  first went to Wheeler Mission, where he was sent to HVAF to get into one of the transitional supportive houses.  For two […]
January 31, 2018

Indiana Podiatry Group rocks our socks!

For the third year in a row, the  Indiana Podiatry Group has held a sock drive for HVAF. This year, they collected 3,000+ pairs of socks! IPG treats all kinds of feet. They have eight medical offices and two pediatric shoe stores in Central Indiana. “We […]
January 31, 2018

HVAF employees receive LCSW

As a way to further themselves in the social work field, HVAF case managers Mark Lykins and Brian Andree have recently earned the Licensed Clinical Social Worker title. Both social workers received their master’s degree in social work, obtained their LSW licensure through an exam and then went […]
December 30, 2017

HVAF stars in ISAE awards night

The Indiana Society of Association Executives helped HVAF in a huge way at the end of 2017. For the past 16 years, ISAE has hosted the STAR Awards— an event that celebrates its accomplishments and the people who make that possible. As they do every […]
December 30, 2017

Jon Hall: ‘Recovery is possible’

In 2014, life wasn’t so great for Army veteran Jon Hall. After a few years out of the National Guard, he found himself back into his old habits before he served. He was involved in drugs and getting in trouble with the law. That same year, while […]
November 30, 2017

Vet’s daughters receive brand new dollhouse

At the Plainfield Correctional Facility, Recreation Director Chad Platt had some of the offenders create a dollhouse as part of their arts and crafts activities. The dollhouse, which took about six months to put together, was given to Michael Sparks’ two daughters, Bella and Citaly. […]
November 30, 2017

HVAF honors Don Moreau, Sr.

The life and legacy of one of the founders of HVAF and its first CEO, Col. (ret.) Donald W. Moreau, Sr., was honored Sept. 27 at a memorial service in the Pershing Auditorium of the Indiana War Memorial.  Col. Moreau died Aug. 23 at age […]
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 […]