New Hope of Indiana | Voices of New Hope
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 and advocacy efforts, New Hope of Indiana is making an impact in our communities every day.
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Voices of New Hope

28 Dec Voices of New Hope

Growing up I lived with my single mother, Kim, my older brother Coi, my sister Maisha, younger brother Larry and younger cousin, Ashley in the Butler- Tarkington neighborhood located on the Northside of Indianapolis. It was a close-knit community of neighbors, family, and friends where everyone looked out for one another. I loved playing Kickball games with my siblings and cousins and eating soul food – smoked pork chops, mixed greens, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese and my Mom’s extra-hot chili.

I graduated from Arsenal Technical High School, attended Ivy Tech State College. In 2021 I returned to school at Western Governors University, and I am currently working to earn a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Coordination. Outside of work, I am mother to Jasmyn and Jamel, and I am a grandma to Ahriyah. I have a rescue dog named Dapper Dan. I enjoy reading, canning, attending concerts and music festivals, family gatherings and worship service.

I first learned about New Hope’s mission many years ago, when my Mom, a New Hope DSP, invited a client to our home for Thanksgiving dinner. I was introduced to Chuck, and at first, I was a bit fearful of how he would engage with our family. Chuck was a delight! His laughter and big smile won me over by the end of the evening. I learned so much from Chuck – like me all he required was great food and fun.

Years later I made the decision to transfer from St. Vincent Hospital to New Hope where I began working in the Supported Living Department as a DSP. Now, as a Team Leader in the same program, New Hope allows me to make a positive impact in the lives of those I serve. The individuals help to remind me how blessed I am.

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