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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 - 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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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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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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25 Jan - Save the Date: Fifth Annual Silver Cup Celebration is August 18th

Save the date! New Hope of Indiana's fifth annual Silver Cup Celebration luncheon on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 11:30am at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. This year, we are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of #TeamNewHope, the resilience of the individuals we serve and the incredible community that joins us all together at New Hope of Indiana. Once again, we're proud to have our emcee, Anne Marie Tiernon from WTHR, join us and are excited to welcome guest speaker Sam Schmidt, former IndyCar driver, race team owner, philanthropist and disability advocate. While tickets aren't available just yet, New Hope is currently...

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26 Oct - 2021 New Hope of Indiana Award Winners

One of the highlights of this year's Silver Cup Celebration was honoring a few of our very own #EverydayChampions. We are so blessed with a great network of caring, dedicated and selfless individuals who support our mission in their own unique way. Please help us recognize this year's New Hope of Indiana award winners. 2021 Partner in Service Award The local Kiwanis Club has been a partner to New Hope of Indiana for well over 30 years. Most recently, the Kiwanis Club of Northwest Indianapolis has been a vital partner to New Hope's mission. Kiwanis has sponsored the Fall Festival each year...

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26 Oct - Thanks for a Great Silver Cup Celebration

by Jenny Pfeil, Director of Development The Fourth Annual Silver Cup Celebration was held on September 30, 2021 at the Willows on Westfield. After not holding the event in 2020 due to COVID, this year’s event was our most successful yet! We were able to share the New Hope story with the over 240 guests who attended the luncheon and raise over $122,000! This year’s theme was #Everyday Champions and we celebrated the wonderful New Hope associates who have gone the extra mile this past year and half to provide the very best care to those we serve as well as...

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20 Aug - Lt. Gov. Crouch Urges Employers to Hire Hoosiers with Disabilities

Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch today urged Indiana employers to solve their workforce crisis by hiring individuals with disabilities. Crouch made her comments during a visit to New Hope of Indiana in Indianapolis as part of her Inauguration Celebration. “Nationally, the unemployment rate for individuals with developmental disabilities is over 70 percent,” Crouch said. “Right now, as I travel the state, I see more ‘Now Hiring’ signs than I have in my entire career as a public official. And people with disabilities are ready to step up and rejoin the workforce to bring Indiana to its most prosperous place in years.” Crouch...

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27 Jul - Caring for the Disabled in the Pandemic and Beyond

By Gay Murry, Direct Support Professional (DSP), New Hope of Indiana The pandemic did so much to shine a light on the tough jobs of frontline workers. Yes, my work caring for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a New Hope of Indiana home was difficult. It was even scary at times. We had to mask up, social distance and take many other precautions. We couldn’t go on our usual outings with clients to help them feel part of the community and their social isolation was devastating to watch. But there were some amazing things, too. Life-changing things. I hope...

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27 Jul - New Hope Welcomes Back Steve Cook

New Hope of Indiana has elected Steve Cook to its Board of Directors. Cook held a variety of positions in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than 43 years before retiring in 2020. Cook is the former Executive Director of New Hope and also served as the President/CEO of INARF, the Indiana association for organizations providing services and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2000, Cook was appointed to serve as the Director of Developmental Disability Services for the State of Indiana. In 2002, Cook assumed the position of Director for Disability and Aging Services....

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29 Jun - A Note from Allison: Thriving at New Hope

Hello New Hope Friends, Spring is a time of renewal and new growth, but summer is a time to thrive. At New Hope of Indiana, we are excited to be thriving in so many ways! This month, New Hope was named an IndyStar Top Workplace for the third year in a row! While this achievement alone would be great news, it is especially rewarding this year. The Top Workplace award is determined entirely by the feedback of New Hope associates through an anonymous survey that uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization. This...

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28 Jun - Celebrating Independence

by Jenny Pfeil, Director of Development When you think of the 4th of July holiday, what images come to mind? Red, white and blue bunting on a porch? Cookouts, fireworks and time with friends and family? Traveling and relaxation? For me, it’s all about celebrating independence. Our country, our independence and our freedom are ever evolving. We have all seen first-hand that there is work to do in ensuring that every citizen enjoys the freedoms our forefathers envisioned. Freedom and independence, like people, come in many unique and diverse forms. And there are many populations who experience barriers to...

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22 Jun - New Hope Receives Major Gift

New Hope of Indiana is honored to announce it has received a major gift from the Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation. The Indianapolis-based foundation is giving the nonprofit $30,000 to buy a new, fully accessible van. New Hope provides community-based residential services throughout Central Indiana and a variety of therapy, day, vocational and transition services to more than 400 individuals with disabilities every year. This gift will remove a significant barrier for the individuals served by New Hope, many of whom use wheelchairs, and provide much-needed access to vital healthcare, meaningful employment, and other community-based opportunities. “We...

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06 Jun - New Hope of Indiana Named a Winner of the Central Indiana Top Workplaces 2021 Award

New Hope of Indiana has been named a winner of the Central Indiana Top Workplaces 2021 Award. This is the third straight year that New Hope has received a Top Workplaces Award. The list from The Indianapolis Star is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization - including alignment, execution and connection. “It’s incredibly gratifying for New Hope of Indiana to be named to the Top Workplaces list for the third year...

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24 May - Back in Business

This May has, in many ways, felt nearly normal. While we're still wearing our masks, screening our health, keeping our distance and generally being cautious, we are also SO EXCITED to feel like the end of the pandemic is truly in sight. For New Hope, May is always a busy month full of community events, associate gatherings and more. Typically, our individuals spend time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) as race teams prepare for the Indy 500 at the end of the month. While we weren't able to get back to the track, we still celebrated May the Indy...

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27 Apr - Shop and Support on AmazonSmile

As we all continue to adjust to our new normal during COVID-19, many of us are choosing to shop online. Why not do some good and donate a part of your purchase to benefit New Hope? Start using AmazonSmile and you'll make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app at no extra cost to you. Simply follow the instructions below to select "New Hope of Indiana, Inc." as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They'll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us. Already use AmazonSmile on your computer? Be sure to activate...

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27 Apr - Legislators Take Significant Step Toward Helping Disabled Hoosiers and Their Caregivers

By: Allison Wharry, CEO, New Hope of Indiana The new, two-year state budget just approved by the Indiana General Assembly and supported by Governor Eric Holcomb includes a provision that will greatly improve the lives of the 40,000 Indiana residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers. New Hope of Indiana applauds lawmakers for including higher rates of Medicaid reimbursement, which translates to higher wages for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) in the final budget. DSPs provide vital supports to individuals with disabilities, helping them live their best lives. Not only do they help with daily activities, but DSPs also offer friendship...

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25 Mar - New Hope of Indiana Receives Top Workplaces’ Inaugural Women-Led Culture Excellence Award

Program recognizes outstanding woman-led businesses for their commitment to a people-first culture INDIANAPOLIS - New Hope of Indiana has been chosen to receive a national Top Workplaces Woman-Led Culture Excellence Award. The inaugural group of award winning organizations led by women was announced by Energage to coincide with Women’s History Month. New Hope was selected in the 1-499 employee category. New Hope of Indiana provides community-based residential services and a variety of therapy, day, vocational and transition services for Hoosiers with developmental disabilities. With a team of just under 400 associates, New Hope of Indiana has over 50 women and minority leaders. “All...

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08 Mar - Advocating for Those with Disabilities and Their Caregivers

By: Allison Wharry, CEO of New Hope of Indiana March’s Developmental Disability Awareness Month provides an opportunity to raise our voices and share more about the need for inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, and to educate others about the barriers that people with disabilities still face in connecting with their communities. The awareness is even more important this year as individuals served in New Hope’s group homes and other residential programs mark one year of life dealing with COVID-19. Unfortunately, despite the yearly observance, individuals with intellectual...

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