HVAF helps homeless and near-homeles veterans. They house over 200 vets and offer long term care around substance abuse and other issues leading to homelessness. They are highly effective in this field.
I am a former homeless veteran and HVAF helped me. They took me from living on the streets to living in one of their veteran's homes. Then, I became a manger of one of their houses. During the approximately two years I lived in one of their homes, I attended law school and now I am an attorney. Also, I am a board member of HVAF of Indiana, Inc.
I am US Navy veteran and have witnessed firsthand many sailors who have struggled with their return to civilian life. Some have taken to drugs and alcohol as methods of dealing with such an abrupt change in lifestyle; as a result of these new behaviors, many have found themselves forced to leave their loved ones and turn to life on the streets. HVAF and its staff help these homeless veterans (some of whom may actually qualify for VA benefits) to begin the process of taking control of their lives (emotionally, physically, spiritually, financially). HVAF staff understand that it is a process, with some setbacks along the way. However, the clients (veterans) understand that this chance might be their last and most want to take full advantage of the opportunities that HVAF provides.
As a leader in the United States Army, we were always talking about soldier care. I was commissioned in 1989, went to war in 1990-1991 and continued to lead soldiers until 2000. Just because I am no longer wearing the uniform, does not mean that I can disregard my duty to take care of soldiers. I believe that duty lives on throughout my life.
It is honor serve on the board of HVAF of Indiana and continue to take care soldiers in their greatest needs.
Duty, Honor, Country
Together we serve!