Author: New Hope

30 Aug - Celebrating New Hope’s Incredible Partners

Last month, we celebrated the four New Hope associates who have gone above and beyond this past year. This month, we’d like to thank two individuals who have made a positive difference this past year for New Hope and the individuals we serve. Dick Hester – The 2022 Partner in Service A long-time community volunteer and leader, Dick Hester is an active supporter of New Hope and the individuals we serve. A connector at heart, he has shared the New Hope mission throughout Central Indiana by organizing volunteer and community engagement events with New Hope. Not only does Dick volunteer his time, he...

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30 Aug - Silver Cup Celebration

On August 18th, New Hope of Indiana held its 5th annual Silver Cup Celebration. We welcomed nearly 300 attendees to our new venue this year, the Ritz Charles. Our theme was “Hope Unites – Connecting Passion with Potential.” Attendees and individuals served by New Hope were asked to share their passions so we could celebrate the many things we have in common. The event was a great success, raising just over $115,000 for the incredible individuals served by New Hope.  Our guest speaker was IndyCar team owner and disability advocate Sam Schmidt, who shared his inspiring story of hope and resilience. After a...

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26 Jul - Remembering Our Friends

Keith Abel 7/4/1965 - 6/25/2022 Keith was served by New Hope for 20 years, residing at Winston 1 for the majority of those years. He also attended New Hope's Day Service Program. Keith worked at Goodwill Industries for many years, enjoyed gardening and was an active member of his church choir for a very long time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Keith's family, caregivers, Winston 1 individuals, Day Services individuals and all who called Keith a friend.       Susan Carrico 10/21/1958 - 7/14/2022 Susan came to New Hope in 2002 and lived at Parker 1. Susan attended day services at Noble for many years, and...

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26 Jul - A Note From Allison: Happy July!

Happy July- I hope you are staying cool in all of this terrible heat! I first want to congratulate our wonderful New Hope award winners! Gay Murry, DSP of the Year; Kim Hendrix, Group Home DSP of the Year,  Janet Inman, Community Outreach DSP of the year and Amanda Boyd, Champion of the Year!  These women all represent the best of the best in our industry!  Please join me in congratulating them for their outstanding service and dedication to New Hope of Indiana and the individuals and families we serve! You will be able to congratulate these wonderful associates personally if you plan...

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26 Jul - Celebrating New Hope’s Incredible Team!

We are fortunate at New Hope to have so many champions for individuals with disabilities on our team. Earlier this month, we recognized four of our staff members who have gone above and beyond this past year. Amanda Boyd was named our New Hope Champion of the Year. Amanda has been with New Hope for 14 years and leads the AIM Program where she works with young adults to encourage personal growth and skills for independence through educational and cultural events, public resources, volunteer opportunities and leadership opportunities. During the pandemic, Amanda pioneered the provision of virtual day habilitation, music and...

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26 Jul - Silver Cup Celebration Countdown

  We are just a few weeks away from this year’s Silver Cup Celebration! We hope you will join us as we celebrate the wonderful individuals served at New Hope. Our guest speaker is IndyCar team owner and disability advocate Sam Schmidt who will share his story of hope and resilience. Guests will hear a performance from the New Hope of Indiana choir and Tom Murray will perform on the piano. If you have not yet purchased tickets, you can do so here. Check out our silent auction to see the fun items and unique experiences up for grabs. The auction is live and...

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26 Jul - AIM is Making an Impact in the Community

Great News! AIM (Achieving Inclusion and Meaning) has been back out in the community this summer! With COVID restrictions lifting, AIM has been getting out and about in the Indianapolis area doing what they love the most- having fun and volunteering! They have visited Newfields, Meals on Wheels, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, volunteering for the Indy Book Project, the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and many other places. Launched in 2018, New Hope of Indiana’s AIM program provides young adults with disabilities community-based opportunities to develop skills for independence, practice interpersonal skills and empower individuals to live their best lives. Participants spend time...

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29 Jun - New Hope Welcomes New Board Members

New Hope welcomes new Board Chair, Gretchen Sussman, and other new members this July. Gretchen will serve as New Hope’s Board Chair for a two-year term beginning July 1st. Gretchen has been on New Hope’s Board for the past two year and has served as the Governance Committee Chair and the Special Workforce Committee Chair. With Gretchen’s 30 years of experience in executive leadership, New Hope is excited to grow and flourish. New Hope would also like to thank Liz Hoover for her service to New Hope. Liz has served as the Board chair for the last two years. Liz...

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22 Apr - A Note from Allison: Spring Changes

Happy spring! I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful weather! At New Hope, things never stop changing, and I’m happy to say that this spring, we are embracing this spirit of change by starting several new and unique programs. I have always believed that in any service-focused organization, the people providing care must be well cared for before they can do their job to their fullest potential. A few years ago, our leadership team made an intentional change to our Vision Statement that reflects this. New Hope of Indiana is committed to recognizing our associates for their unwavering commitment to service every day and...

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20 Apr - Finding Inclusion and Meaning

At New Hope, there is one group of individuals that just might have more fun than any others. Our AIM participants, affectionately called AIMsters, are making sure that they live up to their program's name - Achieving Inclusion and Meaning. These young adults spend most of their time together in the Indianapolis community, learning skills for independence, practicing philanthropy through volunteerism and teaching others what it means to be truly inclusive. Our AIMsters, like most of the people we serve, have various types of intellectual and developmental disabilities. This can sometimes make it difficult to live independently, make friends, get a...

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20 Apr - New Hope Launches Success Navigator Program for Associates

New Hope of Indiana is committed to recognizing our associates for their unwavering commitment to service every day and we will commit to provide them with resources to be successful both personally and professionally. To this end, New Hope recently began offering the Success Navigator program to all New Hope associates. This program allows New Hope associates to meet one on one with a coach to help them achieve their dreams. The Success Navigator will work with participants to identify their goals, connect them to community resources, governmental programs, and workplace benefits to support those goals. Participants might seek support for a...

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12 Apr - Volunteer Appreciation at New Hope

April is National Volunteer Month!   In 2021, New Hope's volunteers provided nearly 1,000 hours of service to our mission despite the continued challenges of a global pandemic. From Board members and committee volunteers to corporate partners and friends of New Hope, our volunteers enrich the lives of the individuals and families that we serve. This month, we want to say a special thank you to a few of these dedicated volunteers. Kathe Rae Not only did Kathe Rae devote her nearly 40-year career to New Hope, she continues to serve our mission even in her retirement, coming nearly every week to work in...

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29 Mar - A Community of Hope…and Social Workers

by Amy Flint This month marks my 37th service anniversary with New Hope of Indiana, something nearly unheard of among my younger colleagues. Not many people stay at the same employer for over three decades, but at New Hope, it isn't quite so unusual. New Hope's leaders, managers and even our Direct Support Professionals tend to stick around a lot longer than our counterparts at other organizations. I think it might just be because the people at New Hope are simply good people who share a great mission. I started at New Hope in 1985 as a social worker in the largest...

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29 Mar - Consider a Career in the Nonprofit Sector

Why Work for a Nonprofit? The first thing you'll learn about working for New Hope is that we are an organization with a shared mission. This is true at most nonprofits. If you're looking for a career change that will make a difference in your life and in the lives of others, you'll likely find the right opportunity somewhere in the nonprofit sector. So why should you consider a nonprofit career? Do a Good Job Whether you work for a small organization and where a lot of different hats, managing a variety of business functions and services, or you have a more specialized role...

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29 Mar - A Note from Allison: High Spirits

Happy spring! If you’re at all like me, the daffodils and crocus have boosted your spirits these last few weeks. More than the changing weather, though, my spirits have been boosted by your overwhelming generosity this month! In honor of Disability Awareness Month, you have helped us raise over $4,920 this month! Plus, thanks to a generous $3,500 gift from Bernie Konrady, long-time New Hope family member and supporter, the first $1,167 in donations in March were matched three to one. That means that your generous support has resulted in over $8,420 towards our mission and to our efforts of creating a...

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28 Mar - Remembering our Friends

April Dixon 3/27/1976 - 3/20/2022 April was served by New Hope for over 22 years! She resided with her friends at Arlington. April loved when her family would get together and she cherished time with them. Her hobbies included listening to music, watching movies and TV, bowling, and eating and playing UNO (which she was exceptionally good at). April was loved by many and will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with April’s family, caregivers, Arlington individuals and all who called April a friend. Read more. Oscar D. Thomas 5/23/1960 - 3/17/2022 Oscar was a DSP with New Hope for 20 years,...

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22 Feb - Inclusive Summer Camp Coming in 2022

New Hope of Indiana is excited to be offering a one-week inclusive day camp for youth ages 11-16 from June 20 -24, 2022. New Hope is committed to our core value of inclusivity, and we are excited to offer this opportunity to campers with and without disabilities. The week will be filled with traditional camp activities like tie-dying, jewelry making, sports, camp songs, water activities and much more. The camp will be led by Amanda Boyd, a certified recreational therapist, and New Hope associate. Volunteers will be needed to lead these fun activities and the week will end with a family-friendly community...

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22 Feb - New Hope Receives 3-Year CARF Accreditation

Once again, New Hope of Indiana has received a 3-Year Accreditation from CARF - Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. This is a testament to the high quality services provided by #TeamNewHope each and every day! CARF accreditations are determined by a group of expert surveyors who review New Hope's programs and service delivery, policies and planning, and the overall satisfaction of the individuals we serve. After undergoing our most recent survey in January of this year, New Hope is proud to have received another 3-year accreditation. Here is some of what the surveyors had to say in the accreditation...

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4 Benefits of Donating to Local Charities

22 Feb - Four Benefits of Donating to Local Charities

By Jenny Pfeil, Director of Development After working in the development space for over a decade, I’ve learned that when it comes to fundraising, charitable giving rewards both the donor and the nonprofit they choose to support. Whether you donate your time, talent or treasure, there are so many benefits of giving back to local organizations. For donors who choose to support New Hope of Indiana, this isn’t any different. Impact the Mission First and foremost, your donation makes a direct and meaningful impact on the individuals we serve. For me, this is the biggest benefit for both New Hope and for our...

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22 Feb - A Note from Allison: Warm Spirits

Happy 2.22.22! Doesn’t a sunny warm day in February always give you hope that spring is near? As I write this, my spirits are warmed by this great weather. At New Hope there is also hope! After a tough round of COVID infection with the Omicron variant, we are happy to say that we are currently COVID free for both individuals served and staff. During the most recent surge, we limited Day Services to only those individuals who can tolerate a mask all day. Last week, we began welcoming other participants who cannot wear a mask all day back to the program....

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