Human Services

Damien Center pays off building mortgageRestricted Content

April 28, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Agency that offers HIV- and AIDS-related services owns its headquarters free and clear after $3 million capital campaign.
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NFP OF NOTE: Horizon HouseRestricted Content

April 21, 2012
Horizon House provides direct support to persons who are homeless.
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Komen grant recipients cope with controversy they didn't createRestricted Content

April 7, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Local health care providers won’t find an easy replacement for the grant money supplied by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. That money could be in jeopardy, as grass-roots Komen supporters appear to be sitting out of this year’s Race for the Cure in response to a national controversy over grants to Planned Parenthood.
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Local Komen event feels fallout from controversy

March 29, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
With the pace of registrations down 30 percent, local Race for the Cure organizers are pleading with past supporters not to sit out this year’s event, regardless of their feelings about Susan G. Komen national policies involving Planned Parenthood.
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Activist trying to fill gaps in hunger-relief systemRestricted Content

March 10, 2012
Hunger-fighting charities hope to tap volunteers and resources for special projects through a new entity, the Indy Hunger Network.
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Hospitality industry embraces Second Helpings gradsRestricted Content

January 21, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Second Helpings—which rescues perishable food from grocery stores, hotels and restaurants and turns it into meals delivered to shelters and community centers—also teaches people the basics of food handling and preparation. Its free, 10-week training program boasts a job-placement rate of 85 percent to 95 percent within 30 days of completion.
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Bosma Enterprises begins providing services for seniorsRestricted Content

December 31, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The organization that provides work for the blind is offering in-home vision assessments and a call-in entertainment line for the elderly.
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Salvation Army running short of annual fundraising goal

December 23, 2011
Scott Olson
As of Wednesday, the Salvation Army's Indiana Division had reached just 51 percent of its $3.2 million goal for its annual Tree of Lights campaign.
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NFP of NOTE: Concord Neighborhood CenterRestricted Content

December 3, 2011
Concord Neighborhood Center offers a variety of educational, health, social and recreational activities to neighborhood residents of all ages and collaborates with other agencies to provide decentralized or special services for the community.
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Foundation steps up plans to help teens in foster careRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Care for Kids Foundation, which has its roots in raising money for the former Children’s Guardian Home, will recruit its first class of 14-year-olds this summer for a four-year program called Opportunity Rox.
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Not-for-profit manufacturer partners with disabled MarineRestricted Content

November 19, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Crossroads Industrial Services will team up with a service-disabled veteran to win new business from defense contractors.
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Blueprint: Churches, charities shouldn't feed the homelessRestricted Content

November 19, 2011
 IBJ Staff
“Blueprint 2” calls on well-meaning church and charity groups to stop delivering food directly to homeless camps. Professional outreach teams report that this enables people who may have addictions or mental health problems to continue living outside.
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Noble of Indiana CEO leaving for new job

November 17, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Noble of Indiana CEO Clint Bolser told supporters in an e-mail Wednesday about his upcoming move to South Bend-based Logan Center, which also serves adults with developmental disabilities.
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Homeless advocates pitch local sales-tax hike

November 15, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
CHIP, the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, said it wants Marion County taxpayers to create a permanent, dedicated source of funding for housing and services.
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NFP of NOTE: Mental Health America of Greater IndianapolisRestricted Content

November 5, 2011
Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis provides education, advocacy and service through programs designed to promote health.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters names new CEO

October 25, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Interim leader Darcey Palmer-Shultz has been named the new CEO at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, the not-for-profit announced Tuesday.
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Riley doctor on quest to quell class warfareRestricted Content

October 22, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
A Riley Hospital for Children doctor is launching a training center for a national anti-poverty program called Circles, which matches poor people with middle-class “allies.” The idea is that people find their own way out of poverty by expanding their personal networks to include the middle class.
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Not-for-profit seeks purchase that would aid Easter SealsRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Crossroads Industrial Services Chief Operating Officer Curtiss Quirin has a certain sense of urgency as he looks to buy a business to add revenue to the not-for-profit contract manufacturer, because Crossroads provides jobs for people with disabilities, and generates a surplus that feeds the revenue-starved parent organization, Easter Seals Crossroads.
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United Way turns to coupons to lure donors

August 12, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
In a promotion fit for the economy, United Way of Central Indiana will try to lure donors by offering them access to discounts from national and local retailers.
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Youth agencies adapting on the fly to new school calendarRestricted Content

July 30, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Indianapolis Public Schools board voted in November to adopt a calendar that shortens summer vacation and introduces longer fall and spring breaks. The idea is to give kids less time to forget what they’ve learned and provide more opportunities to catch up.
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John P. Craine House for women offenders moving to larger digsRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The not-for-profit that offers alternative sentencing to women with young children will quadruple its capacity with move to former assisted-living facility on Michigan Road.
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Starfish Initiative names founder presidentRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Michael J. Feeney, former owner of Feeney Hornak Mortuaries, will lead group that mentors high-achieving, low-income high school students.
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Uncollected pledges remain high for United Way

July 13, 2011
Scott Olson
United Way of Central Indiana will reserve about $2.65 million, or nearly 7 percent of the $38.2 million it raised in its annual campaign, to cover uncollected pledges from Hoosiers who lose their jobs.
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NFP of NOTE: School on Wheels Corp.

June 18, 2011
School on Wheels Corp. provides one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-age children affected by homelessness.
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Julian Center's longtime leader stepping down

June 9, 2011
Scott Olson
Ann DeLaney has served 15 years as executive director of the shelter for domestic violence victims. With a $3 million capital campaign recently finished, she said the time is right for her to "pass the torch."
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  1. I'm sure Indiana is paradise for the wealthy and affluent, but what about the rest of us? Over the last 40 years, conservatives and the business elite have run this country (and state)into the ground. The pendulum will swing back as more moderate voters get tired of Reaganomics and regressive social policies. Add to that the wave of minority voters coming up in the next 10 to 15 years and things will get better. unfortunately we have to suffer through 10 more years of gerrymandered districts and dispropionate representation.

  2. Funny thing....rich people telling poor people how bad the other rich people are wanting to cut benefits/school etc and that they should vote for those rich people that just did it. Just saying..............

  3. Good try, Mr. Irwin, but I think we all know the primary motivation for pursuing legal action against the BMV is the HUGE FEES you and your firm expect to receive from the same people you claim to be helping ~ taxpayers! Almost all class action lawsuits end up with the victim receiving a pittance and the lawyers receiving a windfall.

  4. Fix the home life. We're not paying for your child to color, learn letters, numbers and possible self control. YOU raise your children...figure it out! We did. Then they'll do fine in elementary school. Weed out the idiots in public schools, send them well behaved kids (no one expects perfection) and watch what happens! Oh, and pray. A mom.

  5. To clarify, the system Cincinnati building is just a streetcar line which is the cheapest option for rail when you consider light rail (Denver, Portland, and Seattle.) The system (streetcar) that Cincy is building is for a downtown, not a city wide thing. With that said, I think the bus plan make sense and something I shouted to the rooftops about. Most cities with low density and low finances will opt for BRT as it makes more financial and logistical sense. If that route grows and finances are in place, then converting the line to a light rail system is easy as you already have the protected lanes in place. I do think however that Indy should build a streetcar system to connect different areas of downtown. This is the same thing that Tucson, Cincy, Kenosha WI, Portland, and Seattle have done. This allows for easy connections to downtown POI, and allows for more dense growth. Connecting the stadiums to the zoo, convention center, future transit center, and the mall would be one streetcar line that makes sense.

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