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

March 27, 2023

Navy veteran Sherry: “It’s my season!”

Serving in the Navy In 1989, Sherry enlisted in the U.S. Navy. She spent four years repairing submarines in Scotland. After receiving her honorable discharge, Sherry struggled transitioning to civilian life. “It was a difficult transition,” Sherry said. “It’s still difficult even to this day.” […]
March 7, 2023

Message from the CEO: A look back at 30 years of HVAF – and a look to the future!

As you may have heard, HVAF is celebrating 30 years of serving veterans facing homelessness in Central Indiana. This year of reflection has us all looking back on where we’ve been, and planning for an impactful future as we continue in service to Hoosier Heroes. […]
March 7, 2023

See how HVAF has helped Army veteran Dee significantly in just 1 year

After serving as a Warehouse Supply Quartermaster in the U.S. Army for four years, Dee said the transition to civilian life was very difficult. “I don’t know how to describe it to be honest. Drugs came into play a lot,” Dee said. “We weren’t given […]
February 27, 2023

HVAF’s Veterans Villa has given Michael “a family” during cancer battle

Time in the military After losing his job in 1977, Michael decided to enlist in the Army so he could keep his car. He worked as a dispatcher and mechanic until 1980. With February being Black History Month, Michael could not recall any remembrance or […]
February 14, 2023

Marine veteran Pat has volunteered at HVAF since 2012!

After graduating from high school, Pat joined the Marine Corps in order to save money for college. He spent 1969 in Vietnam. “Fortunately, I came home just fine,” Pat said. “I learned a lot.” After the military, Pat attended and graduated from Ball State University […]
February 7, 2023

Meet Team HVAF: Elayne leading the organization’s DEI efforts

Elayne, affectionately known by all staff as “Miss Elayne” has been on Team HVAF for nearly 14 years! After retiring from her teaching career, Elayne began volunteering for HVAF and then worked part-time as a Residential Aide. Since then, she has served as a cook […]
February 7, 2023

Army veteran Berry: “HVAF advocated for me!”

After losing his job due to the company making cuts, Army veteran Berry found himself homeless. Thankfully he found HVAF and was safely housed at Manchester Apartments – one of HVAF’s transitional housing units. After working to overcome barriers with his case manager, he now […]
January 23, 2023

Navy vet received certifications that lead him to “lucrative and rewarding life” thanks to HVAF and BWF

After serving in the Navy for two years, Robert had difficulty with the transition to civilian life. He described the transition as “culture shock.” “I was a Boatswain in the Navy, so my skills didn’t transfer,” Robert said. “I took the first job I could […]
January 10, 2023

Engaging with Andrea: Providing the Magic of Christmas

Christmas always seems to be experienced best through the priceless reaction of children. Their eyes twinkle, their faces light up, and their excitement and joy contain a pureness many adults have long forgotten. Through children, we can see the magic of Christmas! So, imagine if […]
December 15, 2022

HVAF’s 4th Annual #12VetsOfChristmas starts Tuesday!

We’re kicking off our 4th Annual 12 Vets of Christmas campaign to raise the needed funds for the 1,000+ homeless and near-homeless veterans who will turn to HVAF in 2023. Meet this year’s veterans: Daily, from Tuesday, December 20th to Saturday, December 31st, we’ll feature […]