A big challenge has been that some fundamental assistance—like providing food to low-income or aging individuals and families—doesn’t easily transition to a work-from-home model.
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The fund, called the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund, received a $15 million donation from Lilly Endowment Inc. and $500,000 contributions from three other organizations.
The city of Indianapolis on Wednesday was awarded $6.3 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for initiatives and organizations that aim to eliminate homelessness.
The donation will be used to establish the Miller Family Fund for Success, which will help support Goodwill’s education, health and employment programs.
The funds will allow the city to start a pilot job program for would-be panhandlers, offering work on projects like graffiti abatement, downtown cleanup or beautification.
Indy Reads launched a redesigned literacy program in fall 2017, and the board recently approved a new mission statement and strategic vision.
A new report from Indiana United Ways says that the number of Indiana households that cannot afford basic needs increased 10 percent from 2010 to 2016 as expenses for families rose faster than the cost of inflation.
Alan Witchey has stepped down as executive director for the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention of Greater Indianapolis to take over leadership of The Damien Center.
Carriage House East, which houses 2,000, was a for-profit property until Glick restructured ownership of the complex in 2016 to give it a social service mission.
Median household incomes have dropped in a full third of Indianapolis ZIP codes since 2000. Inequality is growing across the city.
Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana plans to use the grant from the State Department of Health to deliver nutritious food in areas of Indiana with large populations of people infected with the virus that causes AIDS.
IBJ reporter Lindsey Erdody participated in a recent poverty simulation conducted by the United Way of Central Indiana and hosted by Kronos Inc. and TechPoint.
Some local entities have increased their attention on retaining existing staff, encouraging volunteers to move into paid positions and expanding their searches when jobs become available by targeting recent graduates or community clubs or schools.
Most people are aware of the Kiwanis Club. Sort of. Precious few know what the 102-year-old organization actually does.