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May 15, 2020

Honoring our frontline workers

Thank you to our frontline workers!  As we continue to face an unprecedented pandemic, our frontline workers of case managers and outreach staff have continued to diligently work hard for our veterans. While circumstances are uncertain and pre-cautions are in place, our staff are still going above and beyond to […]
May 4, 2020

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. responds to COVID19 need through #GivingTuesdayNow

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. is responding to meet the needs of homeless and at-risk veterans by participating in the global #GivingTuesdayNow campaign. #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the […]
April 14, 2020

COVID-19: An update on serving our Hoosier Heroes during this pandemic.

As we close in on a full month of the COVID-19 pandemic in Central Indiana, we wanted to provide an update on how we’ve been able to serve our Hoosier Heroes and meet increased demands caused by this public health crisis. We remain committed to […]
March 25, 2020

UPDATED: precautions regarding COVID-19

As a human services organization, we are considered an essential business and will continue to operate and serve our veterans. That being said, we as an organization are taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of those we serve as well as our staff […]
March 13, 2020
COVID-19 Precaution

Precautions regarding COVID-19

  As an organization whose goal is to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families, it is our highest priority to protect both clients and staff to make sure that we limit any possibility of continuing the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19.  With […]
March 13, 2020

HVAF co-hosts veteran hiring event with Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs

HVAF of Indiana, Inc. co-hosted the Circle City Veteran hiring event with the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs on February 20, 2020. This event hosted over 25 employers for veterans and their families to meet from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. “This was a great opportunity […]
February 6, 2020

2019 in review

Since 1993, HVAF of Indiana, Inc. has been able to serve Hoosier veterans and their families. In the past year, that goal remained the same.   “Providing Hope, Housing, and self-sufficiency for all veterans and their families” 2019 was another remarkable year of doing just that […]
December 26, 2019

Air Force vet moves into Permanent Supportive Housing unit

  Air Force veteran, Barbara McPherson Robinson along with her family, recently moved into her forever home in one of HVAF’s new Permanent Supportive Housing units. After repurposing eight of HVAF’s housing properties, The Indianapolis Housing Agency awarded the organization with vouchers in order to […]
December 12, 2019
After being involved in HVAF's programs for 9 months, Pamela finally got to move into her own home, sweet home!

HVAF helps vet move into her own home

In January, Army veteran Pamela Coleman reached out to HVAF for help.   She had lost her job and needed a home. HVAF moved her into one of its transitional houses and set her up with a case manager: Amanda. In addition, Amanda helped Pamela […]
November 30, 2018

Another successful Operation Alpha: HVAF raises $37,000 thanks to your support!

It keeps getting better and better: this year, we were able to raise more than $37,000 at Operation Alpha. 5,000 more than last year! The evening was full of tasty cocktails, delicious food, live music, auction bidding and much more. “I am deeply grateful for the strong relationship […]
January 31, 2019

‘I’m so happy to be with HVAF’ Homeless Navy veteran lands job thanks to HVAF

In 1990, Jimmy Potts joined the United States Navy. Starting at the Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois for his training and education, Jimmy went on to serve for six years— being a part of Desert Shield and serving for eight months in Iraq for […]
February 28, 2019

‘I don’t know where I would have ended up without HVAF” How HVAF saved homeless veteran

In 1990, 17-year-old Antonio Johnson enlisted in the United States Navy soon after he graduated from high school. During his time in the Navy, he traveled around the world twice, served on two aircraft carriers, and supervised his fellow shipmates. After he got out of […]
March 29, 2019

How HVAF helped Marine veteran overcome addiction

In 1968, Troy Rivers enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served for four years. When he got out of the military, he said he had zero guidance. This led him to getting mixed up with the wrong crowd. Several times throughout the years […]
April 17, 2019

HVAF provides food to Indy’s homeless camps

When you picture downtown Indy, what do you see? Delicious restaurants? Hip music venues? Entertaining street performers? Monument Circle? What about any homeless camps- or as they are usually called, tent cities? All throughout downtown Indy, in places you would have no idea, homeless camps […]
May 6, 2019

HVAF is helping Army vet set, accomplish goals

In 1985, right after high school graduation, Pamela Coleman decided to enlist in the U.S. Army. She wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps, and be able to grow as a person. Pamela served for six years as a military police officer. She said her […]
June 28, 2019

“It’s a rewarding experience” Why Autumn serves her fellow veterans

In 1980, Autumn Rush enlisted in the United States Army as a medic.   “I grew up in a town where there weren’t a lot of jobs available, and I didn’t go to college right out of high school,” Autumn said. “So I decided to […]
July 31, 2019
Former homeless vet Whitney Hamilton came to HVAF in 2014 to find recovery. Today, he celebrates five years of sobriety AND a new home!

Homeless vet to homeowner!

Army veteran and former homeless vet Whitney Hamilton found July to be a monumental month. At age 63, he became a first-time homeowner! But this was not an easy journey for Whitney.   When the addiction began “About 1985 … when the cocaine era was […]
August 2, 2019
Local Philly-style sandwich shop, Hoagies & Hops, is a longtime supporter of Indianapolis non profit HVAF and its homeless veterans.

HVAF receives lots of support from Hoagies & Hops

Because we are a non-profit, HVAF has many generous and loving supporters in the community who hold events to give back to the veterans.   A delicious deal The most interesting (and delicious) fundraising event? A hoagie eating contest.   This past summer, locals participated in […]