Home Away from Home for Veteran's Families
PHOTOS | HOW DO I GET INVOLVED? | PROJECT LIST
What is the Dr Otis Bowen Veteran House?
The Veteran House is a home away from home for Veterans receiving outpatient medical care and family members of hospitalized Veterans. It features 28 fully furnished guest suites with private baths, a common kitchen and dining area, laundry and recreation rooms. It is located at 2669 Cold Spring Road in Indianapolis, Indiana.
How do I get referred to the Veteran 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 Veteran House?
Veterans or family members must meet all of the following criteria:
Reside 50 miles or more from the VA Medical Center;
Able to care for themselves independently or have a caretaker who can provide assistance;
Willing to abide by all Veterans House guidelines
What does the Veteran 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 Veteran 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 Veteran House but donations are accepted and appreciated.
How can I help support the Veteran House?
The Veteran 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.
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).
Dr. Otis Bowen Veteran House Program Manager
Voluntary Service Representatives
The Voluntary Service receives donations and coordinates volunteers. The Dr. Otis Bowen has specific needs - click here for the Project List.
The Indy Vet House, Inc. is the non-profit organization that receives donations, located at www.indyveteranhouse.com