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Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day is an important time to reflect on the sacrifices that those who have served and are currently serving our country have made for the common pleasures that we all enjoy but sometimes take for granted. One of the most poignant stories reflecting that sacrifice is the story of Pat Tillman, a former NFL [...]

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Addressing Homelessness: PBSO comes to Indy streets

Post By Matt Holland, Homeless Initiative Program HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program is proud to be part of the newly recognized Professional Blended Street Outreach (PBSO) teams representing 15 social service agencies (including three medical providers and two mental health care providers) recently co-located to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Southwest District Headquarters on King Ave., near W. Michigan [...]

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HealthNet Homeless Initiative Program

Post by Matt Holland, Homeless Initiative Program HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program (HIP) has been serving the homeless population in Marion County since 1988 with Health Care, Street Outreach, Walk-In Triage services, Intensive Case Management, Employment & Training as well as Housing services.  All of our services are available to homeless Veterans, as well as to anyone experiencing homelessness.  [...]

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Give A Helping Hand

Now that the Holiday season is in full swing, most of us are preoccupied with the gifts that need to be purchased, decorations that need to be hung as well as meal preparation for Holiday celebrations. Consequently, as those tasks get completed it is a wonderful time to remember those in greater need than ourselves. [...]

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Homeless Initiative Program

Opening Doors in any way possible – A Thank You

Before Christmas, the IU Health Revenue Cycle Services team ran a fundraiser for our Homeless Initiative Program (HIP).  Even though this winter has been particularly warm, the holiday season is still a tough one for the homeless population.  When everyone else is thinking about the gift they want to receive that they would never buy [...]

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Love a Veteran This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is less than a week away! It’s a great day to share your appreciation not only with your family and loved ones, but also with those who help protect them. Next week most of us will scramble to buy cards and flowers for a sweetheart, but we should all look for a way [...]

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A day after Memorial Day, we remember a HIP Success Story!

In light of Memorial Day, we would like to repost a success story from our Homeless Initiative Program’s HVRP Program.  The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program has continually helped those who have served our country and came home only to fall on hard times.  This was originally posted in Febrauary, enjoy the story of Ricky Wallace [...]

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How to put more into your remembrance during Memorial Day Weekend

It is hard to believe that we are approaching Memorial Day weekend! After what seemed like the longest winter on record, we are now anticipating grilling out with friends and spending a long weekend with family. All across the state, pools will start to open and Hoosiers will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis [...]

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Housing those who protect OUR homes…

Homelessness affects everyone, and the homeless population is GROWING. And, one fact that is not at the forefront of people’s minds when thinking about homelessness is the amount of VETERANS who are homeless. According to National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, 23% of all homeless persons are veterans.  Almost 1 in 4 homeless persons served our country [...]

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Indy HVRP helps Vet get second chance!

Here is a quick story about a man who served our country to protect our freedoms, came home only to fall on some hard times, and simply needed a little bit of help to land right back on his feet.  Stories like the one below are happening more often than most people think.  About 1 [...]

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