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May 2, 2017

Upcoming event – Volunteer to raise funds for HVAF

Join the Knights of Columbus Post #5290 and VFW Post # 7119 and #261 as they raise money and awareness for HVAF. PatriotFest will be held on June 17 at the VFW Post # 7119 on 6535 N. Lee Road from 2 p.m.- 12 a.m. There will […]
May 2, 2017

Veteran makes strides through HVAF employment services

Lew at HVAF Lew served in the Air Force from 1986-1990. As a young adult, he was looking for direction in his life and thought what better way than to serve his country. He was a part of the MAC Military Airlift Command. After finishing […]
May 2, 2017

Homeless veteran finds permanent housing with help from HVAF

Tom, 59, served in the Air Force from 1977-81. The California native liked working on airplanes. On October 6, 2006, life as he knew it changed. Tom was hit by a bus on the streets of Indianapolis. He spent 6 months at the VA hospital […]
May 2, 2017

Housing service provides relief for one homeless veteran

Frank S. at work “If you are willing to help yourself, HVAF will help you,” Frank, 52, said. He served in the Marine Corps from June 1983- August 1987.  After serving in the military, he received his associate’s and bachelor’s degrees along with several certifications. […]
April 6, 2017

Homeless veteran makes strides in HVAF program

Michael at HVAF Michael served in the Air Force from 1973-1975.  His father made the military into his career, so Michael decided to follow in his footsteps. “There wasn’t anything to do. [I was] in the middle of nowhere so I though it was a […]
March 24, 2017

Case Manager links veteran to resources

Tony M. couldn’t find a job out of high school so he turned to the Marines. He served from 1983-1987.  “To be honest, Rambo was hot, and I wanted to carry a pack and shoot a gun,” Tony said. He faced many physical challenges such […]
March 24, 2017

The Difficult Transition from Military to Civilian Life

James B. at HVAF James B. served in the Air Force from the mid 1980s to early 1990s. James wanted to travel the world and fly, and he did just that. He’s been all over the world including Great Britain, Germany and Scotland. The actual […]
March 24, 2017

Supporter raises funds for HVAF

Charity Chug is a non-profit organization that raises money for local organizations by creating social events. Cory Glowe, a founding member, said three coworkers at MOBI Wireless were trying to win a contest to see who could raise the most money within MOBI.  They had […]
March 24, 2017

Veteran turns vulnerabilities into strengths

Rashaun served in the Air Force in Korea (2008-2009), Iraq (2009-2010), Turkey (2011) and Afghanistan (2013). While serving, “getting used to wearing your weaknesses out in the open was hard to deal with,” he said. He focused on his vulnerabilities and turned them into strengths. […]
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 […]
February 1, 2013

Former HVAF client soars to new heights with help from Back on My Feet

Will, a former HVAF client, just returned from  Austin, Texas, where he spoke about his experiences in a national running program, Back on My Feet, that helped change his life. HVAF of Indiana, Inc. partnered with Back on My Feet in February 2011 and Will […]
February 18, 2013

HVAF joins state leaders to address high veteran unemployment

House Speaker Brian C. Bosma and Leader Scott Pelath addressed the high military unemployment rate in Indiana from the Statehouse on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. They were joined by Dr. Charles Haenlein, President and CEO of HVAF and Gen. Brian R. Copes, Chief of the […]
March 6, 2013

Gift of hope: food for veterans during toughest times

Linda (left) Bob Konieczny (middle) and R.B. (far right) U.S. Marine Corps veteran Ron Collins, known to many as R.B., spent 3 years in the service, and continues to support his fellow veterans today. He served with the 1st Marine Division, and was stationed at […]
March 6, 2013

Gift of hope: food for veterans during toughest times

Linda (left) Bob Konieczny (middle) and R.B. (far right) U.S. Marine Corps veteran Ron Collins, known to many as R.B., spent 3 years in the service, and continues to support his fellow veterans today. He served with the 1st Marine Division, and was stationed at […]
March 15, 2013

Service providers and Department of Veterans Affairs address changes to homeless veterans’ programs and services

On Thursday, policy makers and advocates met at HVAF of Indiana, Inc. to discuss changes in homeless veterans programs and services. More than a dozen people representing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) from throughout the country attended the meeting. […]
April 1, 2013

Volunteer experience spotlight: Emmy Hildebrand

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. What better time to spotlight our HVAF employees as they share, in their own words, their unique volunteer experiences in the community. All month long, we’ll be sharing their stories on the HVAF blog. Meet Emmy Hildebrand. She’s HVAF’s Advocacy […]
April 4, 2013

Volunteer experience spotlight: Rachel Brown

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. What better time to spotlight our HVAF employees as they share, in their own words, their unique volunteer experiences in the community. All month long, we’ll be sharing their stories on the HVAF blog. Meet Rachel Brown. She’s Case Manager […]
April 8, 2013

Volunteer experience spotlight: Brian Andree

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. What better time to spotlight our HVAF employees as they share, in their own words, their unique volunteer experiences in the community. All month long, we’ll be sharing their stories on the HVAF blog. Meet: Brian Andree. He’s a Case […]