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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 […]
October 23, 2012

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. winterization project

On November 11, 2012 (Veteran’s Day) from 9:00 to 1:00 p.m., more than 50 volunteers will roll up their sleeves to help winterize one of HVAF’s housing properties. The Warman Woods property is home to 47 previously homeless veterans, and work will include calking windows […]
November 9, 2012

HVAF is seeking an auditor

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. is seeking proposals to accomplish an annual audit of the statement of financial position for the year ending December 2012. The audit will include statements of activities, functional expenses and cash flows. The audit must be accomplished in accordance with auditing […]
November 15, 2012

Veterans helping veterans on the day to honor them all

With temperatures dropping, a team of volunteers gathered at Warman Woods, one of HVAF’s housing properties, for a winterization project to make sure previously homeless veterans living at HVAF’s supportive housing stay warm this winter. The one-day project took place on Veterans Day. Heather Meiser, […]
December 11, 2012

Five veterans graduate from HVAF’s recovery program

On Wednesday, five veterans graduated from HVAF’s Residential, Employment, Substance, Abuse, Treatment program, known as REST. The veterans were greeted by several peers and alumni who praised their accomplishments. Army veteran Zach Day who hiked the Appalachian Trail, one of the toughest hiking trails in […]
December 11, 2012

Five veterans graduate from HVAF’s recovery program

On Wednesday, five veterans graduated from HVAF’s Residential, Employment, Substance, Abuse, Treatment program, known as REST. The veterans were greeted by several peers and alumni who praised their accomplishments. Army veteran Zach Day who hiked the Appalachian Trail, one of the toughest hiking trails in […]
December 11, 2012

Five veterans graduate from HVAF’s recovery program

On Wednesday, five veterans graduated from HVAF’s Residential, Employment, Substance, Abuse, Treatment program, known as REST. The veterans were greeted by several peers and alumni who praised their accomplishments. Army veteran Zach Day who hiked the Appalachian Trail, one of the toughest hiking trails in […]
December 13, 2012

Volunteer spotlight: IUPUI students gather thousands of items for homeless veterans

IUPUI graduate students Adriene Tynes and Erin Braun visited HVAF of Indiana, Inc. on a cold evening that left them thinking about veterans without coats, gloves or sweaters. They then learned  that up to 500 homeless military veterans were living on the streets of Indianapolis, they […]
January 2, 2013

Volunteer Spotlight: A Lesson In Giving

When Melissa Weathers woke up, it was cold and rainy. Not a good start to the day, she thought. Then her thoughts turned to the homeless veterans who are often faced with great challenges like finding food or a bed to sleep in. Melissa became […]
January 28, 2013

Veteran continues drive towards independence

U.S. Army veteran Stephanie C. has a lengthy commute. The 50-year-old rides the city bus system, and waiting for buses to make their connections creates a 5 hour trip to and from work each day. On Monday morning, Jan. 28, after her overnight shift as […]