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Suicide Prevention Confidential Chat: or TEXT to: 838255


This Free Support is confidential, available every day, 24/7 and serves:

• All Veterans

• All Service members

• National Guard and Reserve

• Their family members and friends


When to Call

A veteran is showing signs of crisis, such as:

• Talking about feeling hopeless

• Experiencing anxiety or agitation

• Increasing risky behaviors or substance use

Download suicide prevention materials at



The American Legion Department of Indiana believes we must act to ensure that no family endures hardships caused by military service.

We're here to assist families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses.

Financial Assistance

Funeral Honors

Veteran Benefits Assistance

Since its establishment in 1925, The American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program has awarded cash grants to minor children of veterans who are eligible for American Legion membership.

These grants help families in need meet the cost of shelter, food, utilities and health expenses, thereby keeping the child or children in a more stable environment.

The Indiana Veterans Emergency Transition System (IVETS) and Children's Education and Welfare Fund (CEWF) are also available to Indiana veterans.


Both programs are designed to provide immediate financial assistance to veterans in need, and their families when applicable. Located your local service officer here.

Contact 317-630-1301 for the quickest possible assistance.

Legionnaires Insurance Trust

LegionCare is a complimentary no-cost accidental death benefit provided to you by the Legionnaire Insurance Trust. All dues-paying Legion Family members, including the American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion members 18 years and older, have the opportunity to enroll

Visit to enroll for free.

Our Honor & Color Guard volunteers are highly motivated and maintain exceptionally high standards of appearance and conduct in their ceremonial duty. 

Legion  Honor & Color Guards are available to the public for a variety of events including funerals, parades, flag ceremonies and more.

Please refer to the list of Honor & Color Guards below available across Indiana, or contact your local American Legion post for more information.

Contact 317-630-1300 for assistance.

Legislative Agenda

The American Legion, Department of Indiana legislative team and representatives work closely with our Indiana General Assembly to help shape bills and support legislation that we believe will improve the lives of our Hoosier veterans. 

The Indiana Legion also partners with three of the other largest Congressionally chartered Veterans Service Organizations in the state, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and American Veterans, respectively.

Visit for more information.

Our department service officers are ready to assist you. Veterans don’t have to stand alone in the in their battle for benefits and medical care. DSO's help veterans and family members weed through the paperwork and bureaucracy of government in order to get the benefits and medical care deserved.

The American Legion department service officers provide free advice and guidance for veterans who need the services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regardless of whether or not they are members of The American Legion.

View our digital pamphlets here


Locate your local service officer here

Contact the Indiana Legion Service Office at 317-916-3605 for the quickest possible assistance.

The Hoosier Legionnaire

Since 1922, The Hoosier Legionnaire has been the official publication of The American Legion Department of Indiana with a current circulation rate of 60,000.

The newspaper is published quarterly and the content therein is produced by Hoosier Legion membership, the department and National Headquarters.


The department encourages members to contribute to the Hoosier Legionnaire. If you have content you wish to have published, including stories, images with captions, announcements, accomplishments, etc., please email:

Call 317-630-1363 for assistance.

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Financial Assistance
Benefits Service Officers


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