20 Feb New Hope of Indiana Receives Accreditation from United Way of Central Indiana
Indianapolis – New Hope of Indiana is pleased to announce it has received accreditation from the United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI). The accreditation indicates the organization has strong organizational and fiscal standing and supports United Way’s mission of elevating families out of poverty in Central Indiana.
New Hope provides innovative approaches to serving individuals with disabilities through community-based residential services and a variety of therapy, day, vocational and transition services for Hoosiers with developmental disabilities in Central Indiana.
New Hope is one of three nonprofits to receive accreditation under United Way’s new accreditation process. According to United Way, “To achieve accreditation, these 501(c)3 organizations had to demonstrate a responsiveness to community needs; diversity and inclusion in governance, operations, community engagement and employment; organizational and financial health; and alignment with United Way impact initiatives in basic needs, family opportunity, or social innovation.”
“We are thrilled to receive accreditation from United Way,” said New Hope of Indiana CEO Allison Wharry. “It validates the important work that our 400+ associates do every day to serve those with disabilities and those involved in the Department of Child Services.”
New Hope was part of St. Vincent Health until 2014 and ineligible for United Way funds. When the organizations separated amicably and New Hope became an independent nonprofit in 2014, United Way was not accepting new partner agencies. This is the first opportunity New Hope has had to apply for United Way accreditation.
New Hope of Indiana is also accredited and in excellent standing with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
For over forty years, New Hope of Indiana has supported individuals and families, encouraging them to live their most independent lives. Through services for individuals with disabilities, counsel for families in the child welfare system and advocacy efforts, New Hope of Indiana is making an impact in our communities every day. For more information, visit www.newhopeofindiana.org.
Contact: Kate Shepherd