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14 Feb - Service Spotlight: Scott Boleman

I have enjoyed working at New Hope of Indiana for several decades. I began working at New Hope in early 1979 which means I have shared about 62% of my life with New Hope and with the people here. In my younger years, I was more interested in social concerns and social equity. Working in typical business jobs did not seem appealing then and it still does not today. Currently, I am one of thirteen New Hope Behavior Consultants. This entails a lot! Just a few of the many essential skills are being a good teacher and a listener. In...

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14 Feb - Mission Minute

by Kathe Rae, Manager of Mission Integration “Where there is love, there is life.” This simple quote by Mahatma Ghandi shows how love is truly the essence of life. Everyone knows February is the month of love, not just in a romantic sense, but for our families, friends, coworkers/jobs and certainly, in the big picture, our fellow human beings. There is no question that love is abound at New Hope. We are in the second month of our yearlong 40th Anniversary celebration, and so far, it has been a lot of fun and there is much more to come including the Birthday...

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05 Feb - A Tribute to Our New Hope Valentines

By Sr. Mary Satala, former New Hope associate The year was 1991. The date was February 14th - Valentine’s Day. It was in the evening that I arrived on my new Mission in Indianapolis. The drive down from Chicago had been treacherous because the roads were coated with ice all the way to Indy. Cars, big rigs, SUVs had slid off the road. Weather-wise it was a bitterly cold, sleety world that particular day. So much for Valentine’s Day. Little did I know, however, that the spirit of Valentine’s Day was not gone. Why?...

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29 Jan - The Story of the Silver Cup

by Steve Cook, Former New Hope CEO I recently gave Allison Wharry, current New Hope of Indiana CEO, a silver cup that was given to me by my mentor Bob Cannon who served as the second administrator for New Hope. New Hope was the first large private residential facility for people with developmental disabilties in Indiana when it opened in March of 1978. The program was funded through Medicaid via a per diem rate for each individual living there. At the time, Medicaid was administered by the Indiana Department of Public Welfare, which preceded the current state agency, Family...

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17 Jan - A New Hope Associate Reflects

by Dorothy Nowlin-Love, Transportation Assistant I think it is the spirit of hope and love that is demonstrated throughout New Hope. That is how my journey began at New Hope. I started working as a teenager in the year of 1978, in the Food Service Department as an associate. Looking back through the years, I can still hear the voices of laughter of the past between the staff and the individuals we still serve enjoying and interacting with each other at meal times. When St. Vincent took over New Hope, the vision of New Hope continued to grow...

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15 Jan - Mission Minute

by Kathe Rae, Manager of Mission Integration It’s January and you know what that means: time to make that often dreaded list of resolutions; lose weight, get more exercise, save more money, etc. All great ideas, but what usually happens with New Year’s resolutions? We join a gym, perhaps start a diet or maybe avoid the sales at our favorite stores; all of which typically lasts about a month. Good intentions and initial “gung ho” motivation; however, very challenging to maintain, especially if there is little progress or success. With 2018 being such a special year for NHI, I would like...

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02 Jan - New Hope Celebrates 40 Years of Hope!

2018 marks a momentous year for New Hope of Indiana as we celebrate 40 years of hope. Since our doors opened in 1978, we have provided those with disabilities and families in need of care and support with programs that are impactful, innovative and compassionate. Whether clients have been with us for one week or 40 years, they have found staff who are devoted to providing support and ensuring that they have the tools to reach their full potential. Over the years, we’ve heard powerful words from a number our families: “New Hope has created and supported an environment that...

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22 Nov - Join New Hope on #GivingTuesday!

by Sarah Stone, Executive Assistant As a senior studying at IU, I first heard about Giving Tuesday after a professor encouraged me to do some research on charitable giving. I was in the middle of a semester studying and working in Washington D.C. where I felt like everyone I met had been made jaded by the city’s politics and crime. Away from the inclusive, small town community of Bloomington, I wasn’t completely convinced that my nonprofit management major would ever really pay off. But in early November a mentor of mine sent me a link to a short article titled “5...

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31 Oct - New Hope’s Big Idea to Connect People to Employment

by Larry Messing, Manager of Development When I joined the New Hope staff in the Spring of last year, I was immediately struck by how innovative and empowering our programming is. One of the first projects I heard about was an effort to create a food truck that will be staffed by people with disabilities and serve delicious food around Indianapolis. This program will teach vital workforce skills to young adults coming out of high school, providing them with the tools needed to find a rewarding job. Participants will learn culinary, customer service and sales skills, which are so...

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30 Sep - New Hope Adds Program for Children with Autism

by Amy Flint, Director of Placement Services Two years ago, a CARF (Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) surveyor asked us if we were familiar with the PLAY Project. That’s all it took for us to research the PLAY Project and figure out how to get certified. New Hope has a team of consultants providing behavior services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and we thought this therapeutic program would fit nicely with our current services. New Hope has one Certified PLAY project consultant and another in training and is the only agency licensed to offer this program...

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