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Veterans Support Council, Inc.

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VSC is dedicated to helping Veterans, Military and their Families find the resources they need in order to help them succeed.

VSC's Networking Brochure
VSC's Mission, Goals & Vision

VSC's Mission:

To Partner with and Support, All Veteran Service Organizations and Service Providers that offer goods, services, programs and benefits to our Veterans, Military, and their Families through VSC's Resource Center and Website.

To Promote Awareness of All Veterans Issues, encouraging Communities, Veteran Service Organizations, Service Providers and Media Outlets to get more involved in helping inform the Veteran and Military Community about goods, services, programs and benefits that may be available to them in their communities.

VSC's Goals:

To Raise Funds for Special Veteran Projects, such as 1) The annual "Mayors' Veterans Appreciation Day" event; 2) An annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner; 3) Initiate various fundraisers throughout the year, including concerts and job fairs; and 4) Partner with other Veteran Organizations and Veteran Groups, such as MACV, that promote, support and inform our Veterans, Military and their Families about the goods, services, programs and benefits available to them.

VSC's Vision:

To Bring Together Veteran Organizations and Service Providers to Help Build a Nationwide Database that will compile, local, state and federal information on where Veterans, Military and their Families can get the goods, services, programs and benefits they will need to help them succeed.  This information will be shared with all other organizations, Veterans, Military and their Families.

VSC's Directors & Officers

VSC is guided by an eleven (11) member Board of Directors, with six (6) being Officers.
Members serving on the Board of Directors and/or as Officers must be Veterans except for one, that Director may be a spouse of a Veteran.
Current Officers (in Red) were Re-Elected 16Dec22 to serve until 15Dec23 or until their successor shall be duly elected.  
(*Indicates one of our 9 Founding Director)

President, CEO
& *Director
- Marines

Don Hawkins
Don Hawkins
(317) 632-0500

- Army
Ponytail Paul Cauley
Paul (Ponytail) Cauley
(317) 281-6610

Asst. Treasurer
 & *Director
- Army
Mike Hamm
Mike Hamm
(317) 371-9833

& *Director
- Air Force
Paul Norton
Paul Norton
(317) 413-3431

- Army

Thomas Harris
Thomas Harris

(317) 294-9392

Exec. Vice-President
& Director
- Air Force

Dave Sassman
Dave Sassman
(317) 313-3710

- Air Force

Dr Doty Taylor
Dr. Doty Taylor
(317) 517-6319

& Director
- Marines

Jerry Morgan
Jerry Morgan
(317) 946-7020

Director - Marines

Stacy Dieckman
Stacy Dieckman
(317) 344-9767

Director - Army
Rees Morgan

Rees Morgan

- Vacant 

Ron Sukenick

VSC Meetings
  • Information on future meetings of VSC's Committee Meetings will be posted here at a later date.When VSC's Board Members has topics to discuss they usually meet at 12:00 PM on the 3rd tuesday of each month before the VSC Networking COmmittee (formally MACV) meeting or it is discussed via phone or email.
  • VSC's Board of DIrectors officially meets four (4) times a year at a date, time and location of their choosing.

About VSC

  • Veterans Support  Council (VSC) has grown out of the Mayors' Advisory Council for Veterans (MACV) in Indianapolis.  VSC was initially formed as the official fund raising and promotional arm of MACV. Now VSC is partnering with other Veterans organizations to connect Veterans, Military and their Families with service providers whose counselors, case managers, and support coaches can direct them/you to the goods, services, programs, benefits and a variety of other resources designed to make their/your lives easier.

  • VSC Committees:
    • Networking (formally MACV)
    • Fund-Raiding & Sponsor
    • Marketing & Public Relations
    • Legislative & Policy

  • VSC is now Partnering with, Participating in, and Helping Support several other Veterans events and special programs for Veterans, Military and their Families.
    • Hoosier Heroes Appreciation Day (formally the Mayors' Veterans Appreciation Day)
    • Veterans Day Parade with WWII Roundtable
    • Operation Set Sail
    • HVAF's Stand Down
    • VOA's Veterans Day Celebration
    • Indiana Veterans & Military Legislative Day at the Capital

  • VSC secures funding and in-kind donations and resources for HHAD and other Veterans events and other special circumstances projects such as: making funds available to help veterans in emergencies, i.e. help with burials, Christmas, other Veterans Day events, or anything else approved by VSC's Board of Directors.

  • VSC is an Indiana Non-Profit Corporation that that was formed on the 10th of March 2014. VSC secured its IRS 501 (c)(3) on the 28th of January 2016. Our Federal ID # is: 46-4747247.

  • VSC does not have any paid staff. We are all unpaid volunteers. VSC donates $600.00 per month to Homeless & ReEntry Helpers, Inc. to help cover operating expenses. The only other fixed expenses VSC has is the business phone, internet service, ZOOM account, and website fees which is just under $200.00 a month.

Past Directors  (*Founding Director):

  • *Mary Heintzelman
  • *Connie Boatright-Royster (Deceased)
  • *Russ Eaglin
  • *Larry Hearn
  •   Jill Fewell
  • *Fred Bishop (Deceased)
  • Andrew Janovicz
  • Ron Sukenick (Deceased)
  • Jim Patton
  • Karen McAndrews

VSC's Information

For Medical or Physical Emergencies:

  • New -  dial 988 - By dialing 988 your call will be immediately routed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
    • The current Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) is always available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally.,
  • If you or someone you are helping is hurt or in imminent danger, please get to a phone and dial 9-1-1 for immediate help.
  • If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal or facing a crisis, dial 2-1-1 in Indy or 1-(866) 211-9966 for immediate help.
  • If you are a victim of domestic violence, dial 1-(800) 332-7385 in Indy for help.

For Non-Emergencies:

  • If you are a Veteran, or a family member of a Veteran, in search of information on how to get goods or services you/they may need, you can dial 2-1-1 or contact one of the Service Providers or Veterans Organizations listed on our "Resources" page.
  • Cellphone users in Marion County may now dial 3-1-1 to reach the non-emergency line for IMPD and other Marion County dispatchers. The non-emergency phone number for callers using landlines is (317) 327-3811.

Please Note:

  • VSC is not a provider of any financial assistance or direct services other than Information and Referrals on where to get goods, services, programs, and benefits for Veterans, the Military, and their families.


  • This is a private website and is NOT affiliated with any U.S. government or U.S. Armed Forces agencies.
  • We reserve the right to monitor the content of this website and regret that some suggested or recommended resources may not be accepted for one reason or another.
  • The information and organizations listed on this website do not necessarily mean that we endorse their information, data, or their resources.  We have done our best to include information and resources that benefit our Veterans, the Military Community, and their Families.

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