New Hope of Indiana | A Heart of Gold
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.
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A Heart of Gold

26 Jun A Heart of Gold

While most people are tired of being stuck at home during the COVID-19 crisis, Jana Alenduff has enjoyed staying busy at home. Jana lives in New Hope’s Louise Group Home with seven other women, so you can imagine how lively the house can be! Jana enjoys living in her home and gets along well with her housemates. She has been using her time at home to make paper chain decorations for family, friends and staff members. Her Team Leader, Lucinda, says, “She has always had a heart of gold!”

Jana also stays active, and was a front runner in New Hope’s May Activity Challenge. She enjoys being creative and spending time with her dedicated caregivers. While Jana misses participating in the annual town festival, she loves living in Atlanta, Indiana. It’s been her home for many years, so when New Hope sold the original Louise Group Home, Jana and her housemates were grateful for their new home just down the street.

We asked Jana some questions to get to know her a little better, and her answers were short and sweet!

Q: What does New Hope mean to you?
A: Good – I like New Hope.

Q: What are some of your favorite hobbies or things to do?
A: Ride the bicycle, crafts, games, bubbles.

Q: How did you spend your time at home during the COVID-19 quarantine?
A: Make paper chains!

Q: What’s it like to live at Louise Group Home?
A: Love the home. I love my staff and housemates.

Q: Who are the most important people to you?
A: My staff.

Q: What’s one thing that you want people to know about you?
A: I like them.

Q: Where is your dream vacation?
A: Florida!

Q: How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
A: I like everybody!

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