Learn about the DSP crisis, a new LIFEDesigns employee, and the LIFEDesigns holiday party in our winter newsletter.
Come one, come all to LIFEDesigns annual Halloween Masquerade Party. The party will be held this year at the Moose Lodge. Come on out for a spooky night filled with delicious treats and fun activities. As usual, part of the fun will be watching three lucky winners get a pie in the face! LIFEDesigns office staff is currently holding a penny pitch to decide exactly who those winners will be. If there is someone you would love to see get pie-ed, bring your pennies to LIFEDesigns office on Winslow to “vote” for the winners. The Penny War continues through October 24 5:00 pm and funds donated benefit United Way Agencies, including LIFEDesigns.
Don’t be afraid to come dressed in your spookiest costume, it’s all part of the fun! Contact Stephanie Shelton firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 332-9615 if you would like to volunteer or donate to support this fun activity for all LIFEDesigns customers, staff, donors, and supporters.
Team registration is now open for the 3rd Annual 5k Walk for Autism. The event is Saturday, October 25th at the Monroe County YMCA Outdoor Track and features face painting, music, food, a balloon artist, and a fun house! Registration begins at 8:30am, and the walk starts at 9am. Pre-registration is only $20: you can register here.
This edition features information on our upcoming Halloween Party, stories from DSP Appreciation Week, bios on our new board members, and October Awareness Month information! Read it here: Fall Newsletter 2014
Crawford Apartments Receives Award from Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann
On October 1st, Crawford Apartments was awarded the Lt. Governor’s Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing and Community Development. The award is highly distinguished, and LIFEDesigns was truly honored to accept this award with partner Shalom Community Center in recognition of their joint effort in Crawford Apartments.
The award recognizes organizations that have made an exceptional contribution to community development and affordable housing in Indiana. The awards spotlight developments that best provide affordable options in rental units for those Hoosiers who are traditionally underserved. Winning entries demonstrate a commitment to affordable housing as well as innovation and a spirit of cooperation.
Crawford Apartments are permanent affordable housing units for our most vulnerable community members. Crawford has maintained a 100% stay rate over the past 6 months, which is extremely rare for this type of housing. Crawford supports its occupants by providing employment counseling, training and placement, continuing education, counseling, case management, addiction counseling and support, and nutrition and wellness education.