New Hope of Indiana | About Us
New Hope of Indiana compassionately supports the most vulnerable in our community: those with disabilities, those dealing with poverty, and the underserved.
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About Us

For over forty years, New Hope of Indiana has been committed to supporting individuals and families, encouraging them to live their most independent, fulfilling lives.

Through services for individuals with disabilities, counseling for families in the child welfare system and advocacy efforts, New Hope of Indiana is making an impact in our communities every day.

Our Mission

We are committed to serve all people who are in need of care and support.

We are dedicated to holistic care that sustains and improves the health and quality of life for both individuals and communities.

We are advocates for a compassionate and just society.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a leader in Indiana in providing holistic support to people who are poor and vulnerable, with particular attention to those who are disabled. We are committed to providing high quality, community based services and to developing the body, mind and spirit of each individual to promote independence and self-sufficiency.

Our History

After nearly a decade of efforts, New Hope of Indiana opened as a state of the art facility serving adults and adolescents with developmental disabilities on March 13, 1978. New Hope provided for their residential and programmatic needs. In 1988, New Hope of Indiana was purchased by St. Vincent Hospital and was renamed St. Vincent New Hope. The philosophy of St. Vincent, and particularly the Daughters of Charity, strengthened the St. Vincent New Hope ministry.

 

With a mission to enhance the lives of persons served, St. Vincent New Hope opened three group homes in 1989. This commitment to community living and integration precipitated the decision to stop admissions in 1990 and gradually downsize the residential facility. Additional group homes were added and the Supported Living Program began operation in 1993. By 1996, with a grant by the Daughters of Charity Foundation, thirty, three-person supported living homes had been acquired, most of which were fully accessible. The last residents of the facility moved into the community in 1996 and the residential facility ceased operation, though the administrative offices remained in the building.

 

As the Group Home and Supported Living Programs continued to grow and thrive in the early 2000’s, New Hope created new programs and expanded services to address other needs within the community. In 2000, New Hope began to support adolescents in their family homes, eventually becoming the Family Community Services (FCS) program. Then, in 2002, the Home-Based Counseling Program was implemented, providing counseling and case management services to families in the Marion County Juvenile Court system for family preservation.

 

Recognizing the residential clients’ need for meaningful activities during weekdays, St. Vincent New Hope created a Day Services Program in 2008 which opened in the main office building. Individualized recreational therapy and music therapy were later added to complement the Day Services programming. Behavior Services expands to provide services to persons not served by other New Hope Programs.

 

With the ever-changing healthcare climate and after much careful discernment, the Boards of Directors of St. Vincent New Hope and St. Vincent Health made the decision to separate organizations. On January 1, 2014, New Hope came full circle and became New Hope of Indiana, Inc., an independent not-for-profit organization once again.

 

Seeking to further innovate and provide the next level of service to families and individuals, the Vocational Services Program began in 2015, providing job discovery, placement and evaluation to help clients realize their dreams and become more productive members of their community. New Hope of Indiana also expanded the Day Services Program to two additional locations in 2016 and became the first provider in Indianapolis to offer services through the PLAY Project in 2017, creating individualized training for parents and caregivers of children with autism.

 

Through these diverse programs, New Hope of Indiana continues its mission of serving those in need of care and support as it celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018. Sustaining the vision of the original families, the legacy of the Daughters of Charity and the values of St. Vincent, New Hope of Indiana looks forward to 40 more years of hope, providing the highest quality service and always evolving to meet the needs of families and individuals throughout the Indianapolis community.

Our Core Values

At New Hope of Indiana, our core values express and guide us to remain focused on what is truly important to us as an organization. These values do not change. They apply to every person, every situation, and in every action we take. They are the underpinning of who we are and the culture we create, every day.

Service

We believe in constant service to others, especially those who need it most.

We exemplify this on a daily basis by:

 

• reaching out to those in need without judgment or reservation

• speaking loudly for those who cannot speak for themselves

• empowering and encouraging others to improve their lives

• building relationships and collaborations for the common good

Reverence

We practice respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life.

We show that we recognize each person has special value and unique gifts by:

 

• inviting and appreciating the uniqueness of people and their viewpoints

• celebrating the diversity of our associates and those we serve

• conscientiously caring for the sanctity of our environment

• supporting those most vulnerable and recognizing when others need help,

   be it those we serve or those working alongside us

• being respectful in all interactions with others

Integrity

Our words and actions must be consistent with our values in a meaningful way in everything we do and say.
We show integrity by:

 

• inspiring trust through leading by example

• holding ourselves personally accountable to do what is right and ethical

• following our rules of personal conduct and expectations for business behavior

• maintaining high standards of excellence and performance

• communicating with honesty, compassion, directness and respect

• collaborating with others in a mission- and values-based way

• helping and encouraging others to think and act ethically

• encouraging strong character, courage, strength, honesty and trust

Wisdom

Everyone within our organization is committed to the principles of performance that foster a service culture.
We achieve that by utilizing the wisdom gained from our combined experience and knowledge by:

 

• balancing options and decisions based on both mission, and business concerns

• reflecting an understanding of excellence and stewardship

• recognizing excellence and stewardship include organizational, personal and community resources

• continually striving to improve programs and services using all we’ve learned

• remaining vigilant in awareness of emerging knowledge in our fields of service

Creativity

We honor a commitment to seek new approaches to service and care, and to willingly try new approaches with vitality, energy and enthusiasm. This value is exemplified when we:

• seeking new approaches in practice with open-mindedness

• embracing challenges as an opportunity for resourcefulness

• welcoming change with hope, courage, and curiosity

• exploring business and human issues in an imaginative and flexible way

• showing dedication by continually reflecting on and enhancing programs and services

Dedication

Our workplace is a community of people who are committed to a common vision.

We further our goals and mission by:

  • depending on one another for affirmation and strength
  • offering unwavering hope and joy to both giver and receiver of the care we provide
  • striving to nurture and reinforce dedication, even in challenging times
  • encouraging others to go above and beyond to persevere and give from the heart
  • sharing in the joys and sorrows of those we serve and those who work alongside us

Non-Discrimination Statement

No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity available at New Hope of Indiana on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, political belief, age, nationality, linguistic difference, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital or familial status or disability.