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Richard L. Roudebush VAMC, Indianapolis, Indiana

Home Away from Home for Veteran's Families

How do I become involved with building the Veterans HouseSee a set of three of the architectural drawingsSee a slideshow of the conceptual drawings of the Veterans House

 

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PHOTOS |   HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?   |   PROJECT LIST 


What is the Veterans House?
The Veterans House, located on our Cold Spring Road Campus, offers a safe, comfortable and homelike environment for Veterans receiving extended outpatient medical care and their family members.  It features 28 fully furnished guest rooms with private baths, a common kitchen and dining area, laundry and recreation rooms. 

How do I get referred to the Veterans House? 
If you or your family member(s) meet the eligibility criteria, a VA case manager or other clinical provider will submit a lodging request to the Veterans House.  You will then be contacted by the Veterans House Program Manager regarding room availability and check-in details. 

Who is eligible to stay at the Veterans House?
Veterans or family members must meet all of the following criteria:
     • Reside 50 miles or more from the VA Medical Center;
     • Be medically stable;
     • Able to care for themselves independently or have a caretaker who can provide assistance

What does the Veterans House provide?
Each guest room is outfitted with bed and bath linens, cable television and wireless internet.  There are a few rooms that have two twin or queen size beds but the majority have just one queen.  A twin size air mattress is available if needed.   All cleaning and laundry supplies are provided.  Free parking is located onsite and transportation to/from the VA Medical Center is available during the week via our shuttle service.

What does it cost to stay at the Veterans House?
This program was made possible by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment and from donations by many service and community organizations who wanted to support our Veterans.   There is no cost to the Veteran or family member to stay at the Veterans House but donations are accepted and appreciated.  

How can I help support the Veterans House?
The Veterans House relies heavily on donations to cover our programming needs and expenses.  You can help out by making either a monetary or in-kind donation.  A non-profit organization, Indy Vet House, Inc., also receives donations.

Our Project List highlights just a few of our current needs. 

You can also help out by volunteering your time and talents at the Veterans House.  For information on volunteer opportunities and how to go about becoming a volunteer, please contact VA Voluntary Service (see below).

Veterans House Program Manager
Kimberly Few
(317) 988-1220
kimberly.few@va.gov


Voluntary Service Representative contact information:

Jim Todd
317-988-4055
james.todd@va.gov 
Tabitha Ingram
317-988-2734
tabitha.ingram@va.gov

The Voluntary Service receives donations and coordinates volunteers. The Veterans House has specific needs  - click here for the Project List.