New Hope of Indiana | Our Stories
For over forty years, New Hope of Indiana has been committed to supporting individuals and families, encouraging them to live their most independent, fulfilling lives. Through services for individuals with disabilities, counseling for families in the child welfare system and advocacy efforts, New Hope of Indiana is making an impact in our communities every day.
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Our Stories

17 Jun - The Best Team Makes New Hope a Top Workplace

by Claire Bozzano, Director of Human Resources I am so excited to share that The Indianapolis Star has named New Hope of Indiana one of their Top Workplaces 2019.  This is especially exciting because the list is based solely on our associate’s input. They were truly the judges for this award! Being named a Top Workplace is very rewarding to me personally as I approach retirement from New Hope of Indiana in July 2019.  It demonstrates that our strategic plans to recruit the best and brightest, to provide those associates with every opportunity to learn and grow and to recognize them for...

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14 Jun - Mission Minute: Small Miracles

by Kathe Rae, Manager of Mission Integration and Volunteers “Never stop believing in hope because miracles happen every day.” Benny Hin Hope is one of the most important guiding forces in our lives, providing strength, optimism, passion, motivation, courage and so much more. Hope is essential during those stressful and challenging times. Yet, as this quote illustrates, it can be experienced in our daily lives if we are open to it. Miracles are not always spectacular and earth shattering, rather inspirational, memorable, touching and feel-good moments. As New Hope of Indiana is celebrating being named an...

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14 Jun - Service Spotlight: Kim Hendrix

Many people believe things happen for a reason in their lives, although they may not understand that until much later. Kim Hendrix, who is a DSP at the Louise group home, worked at a factory for 24 years. When that factory closed, she and the other employees were offered educational assistance through Ivy Tech. Kim decided to pursue CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) training, as she had a family member with a disability and wanted to “give back” in appreciation of what that person had received from others. Kim attended an Ivy Tech job fair where she talked with Angie Reed,...

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28 May - A Note from Allison: Cheese and Thank You is Official!

Happy Summer! Are you ready for some mac and cheese? I know I am! Two very exciting things happened last week in the life of Cheese and Thank You, New Hope’s food truck: 1) the food truck and the kitchen where we will be preparing the food passed inspection by the Marion County Health Department, and 2) New Hope hired the food truck coordinator who will be responsible for all things food truck! A special thanks to Kathy Ballard, Director of Community Outreach Department, who has been working to get the food truck up and running. There have been more steps...

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28 May - Interns Bring New Talent to New Hope

Throughout the years, New Hope of Indiana has provided opportunities for college students to complete practicums as a part of their specific degree curriculum, most of which have been clinically-based programs such as social work, recreational therapy, nursing, etc. While the clinical placements will still occur, New Hope has initiated a new program to attract interns for business operations such as marketing, fund development, human resources, accounting and information technology. The new internship program was designed in collaboration with the Butler Business Consulting Group and the objectives are as follows: 1. Attract future leaders to New Hope of Indiana,...

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28 May - Another Great May in Indy

We are so glad to be a part of the Indianapolis community, especially this time of the year. For over twenty years, New Hope clients have been able to take part in the Indy 500 festivities through another initiative, Friends of the Fox. Started by Indy car driver Stan Fox and race car driver Jack Kerwin after sustaining traumatic brain injuries while racing, Friends of the Fox seeks to give individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the traditions of May in Indy. Today, New Hope volunteers, Bill Ray and Ron Kucer, continue the legacy of Stan Fox and...

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28 May - New Charitable Giving Experience

It is our commitment to our donors, volunteers and other stakeholders to continually improve your experience with New Hope and to make your impact more meaningful to you. With this in mind and in an effort to improve our online donation process, we've begun using Network for Good's online giving platform. Network for Good is a reputable company which you've probably used before without even realizing it. Even Facebook's charitable giving is filtered through Network for Good. As for your experience as a New Hope donor, it really shouldn't change much. You can still donate in all the same ways...

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28 May - Inclusive Living

Jason Chang is an all-around talented guy. He has spent over a decade taking classes at the Broad Ripple Art Center, and his hard work shows. Jason is a painter and works primarily out of his home studio in his basement apartment. He enjoys working with lots of color (his favorite is yellow), and many of his paintings fill New Hope's administrative offices. He generously donated dozens of paintings to this year's Silver Cup Celebration in hopes of helping New Hope raise money for the Art Therapy program. He's even working on a commission for one of New Hope's vendors...

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28 May - Finding Opportunities for Growth

By Denise Caudill Irons  I knew it would happen, but I did not expect it to happen so quickly.  Since my public declaration last month of being a control freak, I have been provided with “opportunities for growth.”  In other words, situations presented themselves where I was encouraged to release the white-knuckled grip that I attempt to have over my daughter’s life. The first revelation occurred at my daughter’s check-up with Dr. Escobar.  I alerted him prior to the appointment about concerns I had with her behavior.  My list of observations and worries were documented and ready to be discussed.  I was...

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