October Newsletter

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IDVA hosts 3rd Annual

How & Why to Hire a Veteran Summit

Companies from across the state came together on September 27th to learn more about military resumes and transition, while also letting veterans and IDVA's Employment Team know what they expected to receive. This year also had companies give job offers to veterans in attendance of the reverse job fair. 

Special thanks to our conference speakers & breakout session organizations: Erika Steuterman (Chairman), Jim Brown (Director), Jim Morrison (Lt. Governor's Office), Mark Doud (Indiana Housing & Community Development), Dee Pugh (IN Army National Guard Employment Team),  Chad & Tricia Ringer(Ring-Co Tracked Utility Chair), Ron Neff (Force Multiplier Ventures),  Steve Haines and Amy Porter (Dale Carnegie), Amber Mertens (State Approving Agency), and James Webb (Department of Workforce Development)

This event would not have been possible without our summit donors: Eli Lilly, Flanner Buchanan, Vet Biz Central, Hammond Horseshoe Casino, SpartanNash, Milestone LP, DOT Transportation, and the Morales Group


The Employer Ice Breaker Sponsor: Rolls-Royce


Social Media Outlets

We have been expanding our efforts to provide the most up-to-date information regarding veteran events and resources through social media outlets, such as: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you do not have social media outlets, IDVA updates their Community Calendar as well!

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Veteran's Resource Hub 

Are you looking for help with your current situation? This recent IDVA initiative has launched and is here to assist you and your family! Topics include: Christmas Assistance, Family Focused Groups, Discounts, Peer Support, Legal, Home Ownership & Modifications, and much much more!

 Click the section title to find out more!

2018 Golf Outing

IDVA's 5th Annual Golf Outing 

This year, IDVA raised over $7,500 for the Shepherd's House through our annual golf outing. This organization assists those who are recovering from substance abuse by providing a safe, uplifting environment that they can succeed in and prepare them to be self-sustaining. 

Stay tuned for next year's golf fundraiser announcement

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Did you know?

IndyGo offers free fixed route rides to Veterans with an IndyGo issued pass. You can read the directions by clicking the picture above then applying at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center, located in downtown Indy.

INAIAC Ceremony

IDVA is working closely with the Native American Indian Affairs and Commission.  If you or someone you know if a Native American Veteran, please contact MeLissa Williams to be honored at this 1st Annual Hoosier Native American Indian Veterans Ceremony. This event is open to the public and we would love to meet you there!



Are you looking for where to Halloween fun? 

Visit Indiana


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The House of Trepidation is honoring veterans and first responders by offering $5 off tickets every night they are open. You MUST have your ID receive your discount at the Box Office. IDVA will have a booth on October 26th - so make sure to come by!