Walker heads Big Car, which he describes as an “art-based, creativity-based not-for-profit that’s focused on community development.” Put simply, it uses art to jump-start neighborhood involvement and development.
The fates of several religious structures in older parts of Indianapolis, often considered architectural gems, are uncertain because dwindling congregations lack the wherewithal to keep up with escalating costs.
Wheeler will take over the operations of Backstreet Missions Inc., which was founded in 1995. In recent years, Backstreet has provided tens of thousands of meals for clients and thousands of nights of shelter.
Food pantries and social service agencies across Indiana are bracing for the possibility that up to 50,000 people could lose food stamp benefits this fall unless they comply with a change in federal work and job training requirements.
Many parents of children with special needs have to choose between working to help cover added expenses or unemployment so they can tend to their child full time. Financial planning is vital for these families, parents and special-needs advocates said.