Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation


The mission of the Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation program is to promote the enhancement of the lives of veterans, military and their families. The program also supports Goals 1, 3 & 5 of the 2014-2019 ALA Centennial Strategic Plan by broadening our membership goals, volunteering at VA hospitals, and building brand loyalty with the veterans themselves.


What can we do?
1. If you have a VA hospital or clinic near you, become a regular volunteer at that facility. Contact the VA Voluntary Service office and request orientation to become a volunteer.
2. Support the Service to Veterans and Creative Arts programs.
3. Volunteer at stand downs and homeless veterans’ shelters. Contact your County Veterans Service Office to find out what the veterans’ needs are.
4. Crochet hats, scarves and mittens to be distributed to the veterans.
5. Take gas and food gift cards to the Service Officer to distribute to the veterans in need.
6. Items can be taken to the local police departments for distribution.
7. Support the Legion by helping host a local job fair at your post home.
8. Assist and support caregivers of veterans.



Welcome Home Celebrations:
Provide assistance to your local VA health care system in supporting returning

service members and their families in the community. VA supports this initiative by providing

information about the opportunities available to them through the VA. Every VA health

care system sponsors welcome home celebrations in their facilities and community.
For more information visit the National website at www.alaforveterans.org
December is Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Month.
Jenny Gump
Dept. VA&R Chairman

American Legion Auxiliary

Department of Indiana 

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

ospital Representatives


Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center
1481 W. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
     Representative – Dottie McIntyre
           7652 Kathy Dr., Brownsburg, IN 46112
            (h )317-852-2713 (c) 317-289-4494

            dmcin7@att.net                 Unit 331 - 6th
      Deputy – Vacant

Veterans Affairs Northern Indiana Healthcare System
Fort Wayne Campus
212 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
       Representative - Karen Maurer
       6028 CR 327, Garrett, IN 46738
       260-385-7710                                Unit 178 - 4th
       Deputy – Rosey Newman
       603 S. Cowan St., Garrett, IN 46738
       260-357-3786   rosey.newman@frontier.net                         Unit 178 - 4th

Marion Campus
1700 38th St., Marion, IN 46953
       Representative – Lori Linton
       8272 E. 200 S., Marion, IN 46953
       765-998-2486      lorikris-prices@outlook.com                         Unit 368 - 5th
Deputy – Jennifer Bolding
       3835 N. Penbrook Dr., Marion, IN 46952     Unit 368 - 5th
Deputy – Roxy Stoner
       647 Seminole Lane, Wabash, IN 46992
       260-615-4015   stoner647@comcast.net    Unit 15 - 5th

Hines (Illinois) Veteran Affairs Medical Centers- Chicago, IL
PO Box 5000 Chicago, IL, 60141
Associate Representative – Barbara J. Sales
657 S. Park Ave., Crown Point, IN 46307
(c) 219-793-3271 (h) 219-663-1490   dsbs@att.net                Unit 20 - 1st
Deputy – Joanne Kuss
       2454 Schrage Ave., Whiting, IN 46394
       219-659-3962      Unit 369 - 1st


Marion (IL) Veterans Affairs Medical Center
 2401 Main St., Marion, IL 62959
Associate Representative – Cheryl Brady
      215 E. Walnut St., Elberfeld, IN. 47613
      (c) 812-305-5579- cheryl_brady1@msn.com                 

      Unit 44 - 8th
Associate Representative – Cathy Lee
      309 S. Main St., #4, Fairmount, IN  46928
      765-618-5629   gcsd212@yahoo.com         Unit 368 -8th
Deputy – Susan Wells

      323 N. 6th St., Rockport, IN 47635
      (c) 812-449-6578 (h) 812-649-4601                                     

      Unit 254 - 8th

Danville (IL) Veterans Affairs Medical Center –

Danville, IL
 1900 E. Main St., Danville, IL 61832
  Associate Representative – Sandy McCool
       701 S. Logan St., Cayuga, IN 47928
       (c) 217-304-2226 sandra_mccool_999@comcast.net            Unit 263 - 6th
   Deputy – Patty Gifford
       2512 Frankling St., Terre Haute, IN 47803
       812-234-5210   giffp48@yahoo.com             Unit 346 - 6th

Louisville (KY) Veterans Affairs Medical Center
800 Zorn Ave., Louisville, KY 40206, 502-895-3401
    Associate Representative – Jennifer Moulden
       1617 McTavish Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129
       502-296-5497  purplehat1946@aol.com                                     Unit 28 - 8th
    Deputy – Vacant

State Hospital Chairmen

Evansville State Hospital
3400 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47714
    Associate Representative – Cheryl Brady
      215 E. Walnut St., Elberfeld, IN 47613
      (c) 812-305-5579, cheryl_brady1@msn.com     

      Unit 44 - 8th
   Deputy – Susan Wells
      323 N. 6th St., Rockport, IN 47635
      (c) 812-449-6578 (h) 812-649-4601 –          Unit 254 - 8th

Logansport State Hospital

S.R. 29 W., Logansport, IN 46974
    Chairman – Janice Mort
      3016 E. 1000 N., Syracuse, IN 46567
      (c) 574-527-9851 (h) 574-658-499

       janmort72@gmail.com                                Unit 223 - 2nd

Madison State Hospital
711 Green Rd., Madison, IN 47250
      Chairman – Jo Cravin
      1245 Primrose Lane, Madison, IN 47250
       (c) 812-292-4123                                         Unit 9 - 9th
     Deputy – Vacant

Richmond State Hospital
498 N. W. 18th St., Richmond, IN 47374      
       Chairman – Sharon Baldwin
          1210 S. Q St. Lot 111, Richmond, IN 47374
          (c) 765-969-2830   sjb23@parallax.ws                                          Unit 65 - 10th
        Deputy – Jo Monroe
           1705 Hildabrand Rd., Centerville, IN 47330
           (h) 765-855-5951                                      Unit 65 - 10th