26 Sep - A Note from Allison: September 2023

Happy fall!! I hope you are enjoying the wonderful weather!! Every fall, we celebrate our Direct Support Professionals during National DSP Week. At New Hope we have a lot to celebrate because we have the BEST DSPs! Our DSPs are at the heart of everything we do. They provide 24/7 compassionate support to those we serve and ensure individuals are happy and leading their best lives. Additionally, DSPs make up the majority of New Hope’s associates. Out of our 350 associates, 73% are DSPs! I thought I'd also share a breakdown of how long New Hope's DSPs have been with us! As you can...

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26 Sep - New Hope in the News

New Hope has been in the news! Click on the links below to check out some of New Hope’s most recent media coverage! Indy's Child Magazine Local Spotlight: Cheese and Thank You Food Truck Inside INdiana Business New Direct Support Professional classification will benefit people with disabilities Inside INdiana Business Cheesy Indy food truck employing adults with disabilities open for summer...

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26 Sep - New Hope Volunteers Make a Difference

Over the last few months, several local organizations have donated their time to New Hope by helping complete outdoor beautification projects.  In August, associates from Carmel Clay Parks came to two of our homes in Hamilton County and completed projects. At our Carmel home, volunteers cleaned our handicap accessible van. This was a big help because vans like these are too large to go through car washes and must be hand washed. Additionally, these volunteers scraped and repainted two railings at the home. At our Noblesville home, volunteers cleared brush and weeds from an area that is going to be turned...

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26 Sep - Indianapolis Colts Volunteer at New Hope

In honor of their 40th season, the Indianapolis Colts volunteered at 40 local organizations in the week leading up to their Home Opener. New Hope was chosen as one of the 40 organizations they volunteered with! On Thursday, September 7th, Indianapolis Colts associates, cheerleaders and mascot Blue came to New Hope to celebrate with a party for Day Services and AIM! We decorated the halls, had a dance party and played bingo. Blue was the life of the party and even danced on a few tables! Everyone enjoyed his silly antics and had a great time. Check out some fun photos from the...

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26 Sep - DSP Week 2023 was a Success!

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are integral to New Hope's mission, and we would not be the amazing organization we are today without them. Our DSPs foster an environment where the individuals they serve can live their best lives and we are grateful to them for all they do. Every year, there is a week devoted to celebrating DSPs and their amazing dedication to those they serve. This year, DSP Week was held September 10-16. During the week, New Hope celebrated our incredible DSPs who provide compassionate care to those served by New Hope. In conjunction with DSP Week, New Hope held...

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26 Sep - Remembering Our Friends: September 2023

Patrick Michael Hill It is with sadness that New Hope announces that Patrick Michael Hill passed away on September 2, 2023.  With his calm and soothing demeanor, Patrick acclimated well with those he began to call friends. He loved hanging out with his father and loved to watch everything on his iPad. Although he was with us for a very short time, Patrick will be missed by those he impacted.   Our thoughts and prayers are with Patrick’s family, caregivers, former housemates and all who called Patrick a friend.  ...

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29 Aug - Remembering Our Friends: August 2023

Elizabeth Borders It is with sadness that New Hope announces that Elizabeth Borders passed away on July 30th, 2023. Elizabeth had been served by New Hope of Indiana since 1999 when she moved to the Naseau group home in Noblesville. She has since lived at the Louise Group Home in Atlanta as well as most recently the Seton Group Home.  Elizabeth attended New Hope Day Services.  She spent her final days in a nursing facility where she could be with her father and visited by her mother and brother.  Elizabeth loved ALF and would watch the DVDs every day. She loved WWE wrestling...

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29 Aug - A Note from Allison: August 2023

Happy Tuesday! I am having a grateful August!  I know it is not a real thing, but it is how I feel so I am just going with it! I am grateful for the many people and organizations who support New Hope!  As you have read, we had a WONDERFUL Silver Cup Celebration where we honored our New Hope award winners and Dorothy Nowlin-Love who has worked at New Hope for 45 years!  As I said at the event, she must have started here when she was 5!  Congratulations and thank you to our honorees! Additionally, thank you to the families who shared...

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28 Aug - DSP Week 2023 is September 11th-15th

Each September, New Hope celebrates our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who provide care to the individuals we serve every day. While DSPs care for the physical needs of those we serve, they do so much more. A DSP is a caregiver, teacher, cook, chauffeur, and, above all, a friend. New Hope has around 250 Direct Support Professionals on our team, and they make up around 73% of our workforce. DSPs are integral to the work we do, and New Hope has the best DSPs in the business! This year, New Hope is celebrating DSP Week September 11th-15th. We hope that you’ll...

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28 Aug - 2023 Silver Cup was a Success

New Hope’s Sixth Annual Silver Cup Celebration was held on August 10th.  The Silver Cup is our largest fundraiser of the year! This year, the event was held at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center (also known as the Indianapolis Colts practice facility).   There were over 250 people in attendance at this year's Silver Cup! Anne Marie Tiernan from WTHR served as our emcee for the event. Throughout the program, we heard from many New Hope families who spoke about how much our organization means to them. The audio clips, as well as the opening video we played at the...

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27 Aug - 2023 New Hope Award Winners

New Hope is grateful to have wonderful associates and partners who make a difference every day for the individuals we support. Each year, we recognize three Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who go above and beyond in their care and compassion for the individuals they serve. We recognize a non-DSP associate who has gone above and beyond their call of duty in support of those they serve.  We also recognize a volunteer and partner who have been advocates for and supporters of those served by New Hope.  This year, New Hope also introduced a brand-new award called the Personal Achievement Award....

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25 Jul - A Note from Allison: July 2023

Happy July!  July is always a celebratory month at New Hope of Indiana, we are happy to celebrate the 4th of July and Shark Week, but we are also proud to celebrate the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This year the ADA celebrates its 33rd anniversary, having been passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by President H.W. Bush in 1990.  The ADA, “prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities…in employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government programs and services.” - U.S. Department of Labor. At a recent Client Communication meeting we...

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25 Jul - New Hope Welcomes New Board Members

On July 1st, New Hope welcomed three new board members -Sheri Alexander, Daryl Daugherty and Jennifer Northern. They will each serve a 3-year term on our board of directors. They all know New Hope well, and we are thrilled to welcome them to our board.  Sheri Alexander Sheri Alexander served as Chief Strategy Officer of Gregory & Appel Insurance until she retired in 2022. She has 42 years of experience in employee benefits, brokerage and consulting. Prior to joining Gregory & Appel in 2005, Sheri spent 15 years with Marsh & McLennan/Mercer and nearly 10 years with Gardner & White. Sheri was named...

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25 Jul - New Hope Hosts Shark Week Party

Every July, the Discovery Channel designates a week to airing only shark-themed content. They also premiere several new shark documentaries each day of the event. In honor of Discovery’s Shark Week, friends of New Hope hosted a shark-themed party for our Day Services and Achieving Inclusion and Meaning (AIM) participants.   AIM participants helped set up for the event by decorating with streamers and hanging shark-themed décor. They also created a pin-the-fin-on-the-shark game for the party. With their help, New Hope was transformed into a festive, shark-themed place.   During the party, Day Services and AIM participants played shark-themed bingo and the...

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25 Jul - The 2023 Silver Cup Celebration is Almost Here!

On August 10th, New Hope will be hosting our largest fundraising event of the year- the Silver Cup Celebration. At this year’s event, we will celebrate New Hope’s 45th anniversary of serving individuals with disabilities and will hear from four families who will share what New Hope has meant for them. The luncheon will take place at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center (also known as the Indianapolis Colts Practice facility) from 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. WTHR anchor Anne-Marie Tiernan will be returning as our emcee for the event.  We still have a few seats open and would love to have you join...

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27 Jun - A Note from Allison: June 2023

Happy summer! As you can see from this issue, New Hope is already off to a great start of summer fun with our Camp Catalyst! What an enjoyable and energetic week we had here!  I know everyone who participated (including the volunteers) had a great time!  Please remember us next summer when you are thinking about your children’s camp plans. You don’t want to miss it! One of the best parts of camp is that it is inclusive. Campers with and without disabilities have fun just being kids in this camp.  One of New Hope’s core values is Inclusivity. To New Hope, this...

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27 Jun - Volunteer Groups Help at New Hope Homes

Over the past few months, New Hope of Indiana has been honored to welcome volunteer groups to help with outdoor beautification at a few of our 46 residential homes. These volunteer groups have helped us to ensure that the individuals we serve have beautiful outdoor spaces to enjoy this summer. Nearly 20 volunteers from Liberty Mutual came out to assist with outdoor projects at our residential homes in May. On the morning of the event, all of the volunteers came to New Hope’s Payne Rd. location and were given an introduction to New Hope as well as a tour of our...

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27 Jun - Cocktail Reception Fundraiser is a Success

On June 10th, New Hope parents Tim and Denise Cook hosted a cocktail reception fundraiser benefitting New Hope. The purpose of the evening was three-fold – to provide an opportunity for families who seek services for their loved ones to hear from others how New Hope has impacted their lives, to thank current supporters and invite potential New Hope supporters to engage with New Hope.   During the evening, Tim Cook, whose son Hank participates in our AIM group, attends Day Services and lives in one of our group homes, made remarks on how much New Hope has meant to their family....

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26 Jun - Second Annual Camp Catalyst is a Success

New Hope hosted its second annual Camp Catalyst from June 19th-23rd. Camp Catalyst is a unique summer camp experience for children with and without disabilities. This camp empowers campers to be catalysts for change in their communities who can redefine what it means to have a disability or to be a friend to someone with a disability. The camp was led by Amanda Boyd, New Hope’s Manager of Achieving Inclusion and Meaning program. She was assisted by Jeannie Csire, Annie Evans, Terri Gee, Noah Rapp, Abagil Reed and Madalyn Reed throughout the week.  During the week, campers participated in traditional summer camp...

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26 Jun - Remembering Our Friends: June 2023

John Frazier It is with sadness that New Hope announces that John Frazier passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.  John lived with New Hope for many years at several locations. In 1988, he moved into our Payne Rd. Facility, then moved to a Group Home before moving to a Supported Living home where he resided at Hazelhatch and 74th Place. John attended New Hope’s Day Services program for many years until he retired!John was always a gentleman and helped staff with whatever they needed. He loved to fish and was a handyman, fixing things around his home. He always had a...

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