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January 5, 2021

HVAF’s Operation Alpha 2020 raises $80,000!

Despite all of the challenges with 2020 – and thanks to our amazing supporters – HVAF’s Operation Alpha was a HIT!   What is Operation Alpha? Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery’s Founder and CEO, disabled U.S. Marine Corps veteran Travis Barnes, started Operation Alpha in 2014. […]
December 27, 2020

Vet receives AND gives in HVAF’s pantry

Air Force veteran Rashaun served in the military from 2008 to 2014. Now in 2020, he has been coming to HVAF’s food, clothing, and hygiene pantry for the last seven months.   After doing some research online, he found out about HVAF’s services for veterans. […]
December 27, 2020

How HVAF’s Pantry helped Army vet & family

HVAF’s Pantry is full of clothes, hygiene items, and food for all veterans and their families.   Caira’s Story This offering can be crucial to some veterans who face hard times. Caira is one of those veterans who found herself in a tough spot last […]
December 27, 2020

SOAR Initiative helps HVAF vet & dog

SOAR Initiative has served Indianapolis’ homeless and their animals since 2014.   An unmet need Angela Hopson began working as a Street Outreach Professional for Horizon House six years ago. As she visited, she saw there was a need not just for the homeless – […]
December 27, 2020

Former homeless veteran becomes homeowner

This last October, Army veteran and HVAF employee Fred moved into his first own home. Thanks to Habitat For Humanity, Fred is now a proud homeowner in Indianapolis!   A long journey   But it hasn’t always been this easy for Fred. Starting at a […]
December 26, 2020

HVAF case managers help residents with COVID-19

COVID-19 has proven difficult for everyone – including Carie.   Before HVAF Carie served in the United States Navy from 1988 to 1992. She said she is proud to be one of the few women to work in a submarine at that time.   After […]
December 25, 2020

HVAF reconnects Air Force Veteran to home + family

As 2020 nears its end, Air Force Veteran Jessica is enjoying this time with at her own apartment with her kids.   But her life has not always looked like this.   Air Force Life + After Jessica served in the U.S. Air Force at […]
December 23, 2020

Meet Veteran Villa’s first tenant!

While Vietnam vet Bruce is spending the end of 2020 as a Veterans Villa tenant, the beginning of 2020 looked much different.   Couchsurfing & CVS The Army veteran spent his first few months of the year homeless, as his landlord evicted him after missing […]
December 22, 2020

Marine Corps veteran lost everything – then found HVAF

After suffering a stroke in the beginning of 2020, Marine Corps veteran James found himself homeless because he couldn’t work anymore.   “I lost everything,” James said. “I didn’t have any place to go.”   This led him to turning to HVAF for help. HVAF […]
December 21, 2020

Army vet gets clean, becomes homeowner – thanks to HVAF

Army veteran Chris enjoys his mornings at the gym and evenings at home with his three kids. But it hasn’t always been this way. Living off the grid Chris served as a shop repair mechanic in the United States Army from 2007-2009. He described his […]
December 20, 2020

HVAF Employment Team helps vet renew nursing license, win car

Despite all of COVID-19’s challenges , HVAF’s Employment Team hasn’t slowed down.   HVAF’s Employment Team Isn’t Slowing Down “We didn’t stop, we didn’t slow down,” Employment Coordinator Kiara Walker said. “We were still able to get people placed, and get people employed and give […]
September 24, 2020

U.S. Army veteran starts fresh

Serving in the Army U.S. Army Veteran Craig joined the Army at the end of high school. “The day I graduated in 1990 … Sadam Hussein invaded Kuwait and we all wondered if we would get deployed,” said Browder. He served in the Army and […]
August 14, 2020

Army veteran thrives in new job

Shane served in the Army as a Sargent and a Flight Engineer for 6 years, serving in both Afghanistan and South Korea. Following his service, he struggled and faced legal trouble. In order to move forward and improve his life, he needed work.   Shane […]
July 9, 2020

Indycar team donates car to support Hoosier Heroes

Indianapolis, IN– Arrow McLaren SP, alongside team sponsor Vuse Vapor, presented a wheelchair-accessible van to the HVAF of Indiana Inc. (Helping Veterans and Families) on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The van was presented at the IndyCar Experience at the Dallara INDYcar Factory near the Indianapolis […]
June 12, 2020

2020 Patriotic Season

You can celebrate the 2020 Patriotic Season by joining us in support of the Hoosier Heroes in our community in need of housing assistance, employment & legal support, and basic necessities. We are dedicating this season of patriotism honoring those who have made incredible sacrifices […]