Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 1 (317) 951-0688
HVAF was first incorporated as a Far From Home Chapter in June, 1993. In June 1996, the organization completed its first housing project, establishing a residence for five homeless veterans. The project became the first transitional housing unit for homeless veterans in Indianapolis. In 1998, the organization adopted the name Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc. (HVAF). In April, 2000, HVAF developed its Veteran Services Center, extending supportive services to homeless veterans and their families. The center provides food, clothing, furniture, household items and personal hygiene supplies. In 2005, the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation became HVAF of Indiana, Inc. HVAF operates 13 distinct transitional housing properties including substance abuse and addiction counseling services. In September 2011, HVAF opened another apartment complex that houses 51 veterans, bringing HVAFs total bed capacity to over 200. Still, the need for services greatly exceeds even this capacity.
Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF) helps homeless veterans return to self-sufficiency and engages at risk veterans to prevent them from becoming homeless by providing supportive housing, case management, food, hygiene and clothing as well as other essential services. Our mission is to provide housing and reintegration services to veterans experiencing homelessness; and administer programs and services to prevent at risk veterans from becoming homeless. Last year, 2,259 veterans had a safe place to sleep, and 1,205 family members including 554 children received the counseling and guidance they needed to help them become self-sufficient. We are a leader in veteran services and the largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services for veterans in Indiana.
Through partnership with the United Way of Central Indiana, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and community organizations, we are working to end homelessness, one veteran at a time. To keep this work going, we need people like you people who donate their time, food, and money to fight homelessness among veterans. So please take a look at the site and find out what you can do to help us end homelessness in Central Indiana. We need your time, your talent, and your support today more than ever.