We want you to continue to live your best life, even if it’s a little different than usual.
If you need a little extra support during this strange time, you might find the resources you need at any of the websites listed on this page. Let us know if you have a suggestion to add to the list.
Resources for Associates and Families
Brighter Futures Indiana
Find childcare options including temporary placements throughout Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Call 1-800-299-1627 for more info.
Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center
Find childcare and other neighborhood resources on the Northwest side of Indianapolis. To discuss childcare openings, call 317-293-2600 or email email@example.com.
Find community supports for utilities, food, childcare, school and more.
Indiana State Department of Health
Find information and resources regarding COVID-19.
Indianapolis Public Schools
Find the latest updates on IPS’s response to COVID-19 including access to food for children, information on at-home learning and more. Don’t forget to opt-in for your school’s communication.
Find information for families in MSD of Pike Township. Don’t forget to opt-in for your school’s communication.
Find local health care resources regardless of your ability to pay.
Shalom Health Care Center
Find local health care services at several clinics throughout Indianapolis.
Health Insurance Coverage
For associates with no health insurance, find coverage options in Indiana such as HIP or Medicaid. Call Eskanazi Health at 1-800-202-1053 for assistance with the application.
IU Health COVID-19 Screening
Connect with IU Health for a screening for COVID-19 at no cost to you.
Gleaners Food Bank
Find out how to access food in Indy. Access the Home Delivery Hotline at 317-742-9111.
Anthem LiveHealth Online
If you’re covered by a New Hope health plan, you can access a doctor for FREE from the comfort of your home – or anywhere else – through LiveHealth Online.
All New Hope associates and anyone in their household can get FREE access to a counselor 24/7. Contact the Benefits and Leave Coordinator for more information.
Resources for Staying Active and Engaged
Stay Connected to Indy
Find ways to stay connected to the Indianapolis community.
Special Olympics Fit 5 Resources
Stay active with these exercise videos and other resources to stay healthy.
Virtual Field Trips
Find videos online to feel a little closer to the world outside of your home. Find more at-home museum tours here.
Civic Theatre Pop-Up Classes
Take a dance class, learn about poetry and more, all online and for free!
The Indianapolis Public Library
Continue to use your library card even while the library is closed. Take advantage of online materials, and find creative and fun ideas on their blog.
Challenge yourself to cook a meal using only the supplies you have in your pantry.
Bringing the Zoo to You
Follow hashtags such as #bringingthezootoyou on social media to see fun and educational videos from zoos all over the world including the Indianapolis Zoo.
Fun At-Home Activities
Find some ideas for how to spend your time stuck at home – especially fun for families.
Crafts and More!
Find ideas for at-home easy to make crafts. You can even sign up to receive daily suggestions including printable games, arts and crafts.
In our ever-changing, sometimes instantly-changing, world, it can be hard to know where to look for reliable, current information and resources for our individuals with disabilities. A couple great ways to stay up-to-date on topics and changes in our community are to become involved in community activities, visit websites, and join mailing lists of various agencies within our community.
What community activities are available?
To start, New Hope is expanding our Transition Services! We are currently taking interviews for a new AIM group based at our Castleton Day Services site. Also, we are actively interviewing for the Cheese and Thank You Food Truck! If you know of a young adult who would like to participate in either of these opportunities, please contact Amy Flint at (317) 338-4535.
Also, frequently, our local high schools provide Transition and Community Resource Fairs. In March, Avon High School and Hamilton Southeastern provided these fairs as a resource to assist parents, families and professionals to learn about various organizations and services that are available for individuals with disabilities.
What websites are good to go to?
There are many great websites that serve as resources to the New Hope community, and some of our most helpful are discussed below. The Indiana FSSA (Family and Social Services Administration) and Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities are great resources on all services, changes in programs and regulations and legislative activity. Also, InSource, Fifth Freedom and About Special Kids (ASK) share information from around the state about fairs, trainings, webinars and state activities. The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community works to put good ideas into everyday practice in schools and community settings to improve choices and quality of life for people with disabilities and their families. Finally, there are websites like the IRCA (Indiana Resource Center for Autism) that provide resources centered on specific diagnoses.
A new resource offered by New Hope is our closed Facebook group. This group is a community of New Hope of Indiana parents, guardians and families who are experiencing life together. Through the collaboration of sharing resources and education as well as supporting one another, this group is enhancing the lives of the individuals we serve and their families. Simply login to your Facebook account, search for New Hope Closed Group and request to join.
Family and Social Services Administration: www.fssa.in.gov
Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities: www.in.gov/gpcpd/
Fifth Freedom: www.fifthfreedom.org
About Special Kids: www.aboutspecialkids.org
Indiana Institute on Disability and Community: www.iidc.indiana.edu
Indiana Resource Center for Autism: www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/irca
New Hope’s Closed Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/NHClosedGroup/
New Hope’s Transition Services: www.newhopeofindiana.org/transition-services/
If you have any questions or need additional information about resources, please contact Amy Flint, Director of Community and Family Connections at (317) 338-4535 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.