July 12, 2022

Local initiative works to get needed services to veterans

A local, community-led initiative is working to help improve the lives of veterans in Central Indiana. - Courtesy Indy Warrior Partnership

A local, community-led initiative is working to help improve the lives of veterans in Central Indiana.

Courtesy Indy Warrior Partnership

A local, community-led initiative is working to help improve the lives of veterans in Central Indiana.

The Indy Warrior Partnership connects veterans to resources such as housing, employment, and health care.

Program Director Matt Hall said many veterans report being overwhelmed by the resources or being unaware of what is available.

“It’s one of those upstream kinds of proactive approaches to finding veterans, engaging with them where they are versus asking them to come find us,” Hall said.

Hall said there is assistance available for veterans statewide.

“Indiana is fortunate to have a law passed that said that every county must have a veterans services officer,” Hall said. “In all 92 counties at any given time there should be, or one being hired a veteran’s services officer, so we have those names and numbers, and we connect them.”

More information about the Indy Warrior Partnership is available on the organization’s website or by calling 317-352-5413, which is available 24 hours, seven days a week.

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