28 Aug New Hope Announces Start of New Program
New Hope’s newest program, AIM (Achieving Inclusion and Meaning) successfully kicked off on August 20th! AIM is a community-based program which offers individuals with disabilities who are exiting high school and seeking alternative services to actively participate in the planning and execution of daily activities including identifying and participating in volunteer opportunities, learning how the legislature works, becoming self-advocates, participating in museum activities, learning how to ride public transportation and much more.
Thank you so much to all of our friends and donors for making this program possible! With your generosity and Pearson Ford’s $10,000 matching contribution, New Hope was able to purchase a Ford Flex that is vital to the program’s success. Thanks also the CICF and the Sheehan Family for a generous $30,000 grant to purchase an accessible vehicle for AIM participants. These vehicles will transport AIM individuals to and from their community activities. AIM participants have already made an impact in the community. In their first week, they volunteered at Holliday Park, visited Newfields, enjoyed bowling and helped KeepIndyBeautiful.
There are a number of ways that you can become involved in the AIM program. If you know of any young adults who would like to be a part of this program, we would love for them to join us. We are also searching for new ways to serve our community, so if you are a business or know of a community project where we can make an impact, let us know. We are also accepting donations and contributions to continue to grow this program. For more information on how you can be a part of AIM, please contact Amy Flint at (317) 338-4535 or by email.