Homes for the Homeless – Volunteers Needed to Help Set-Up Crawford Apartments

LIFEDesigns has an opportunity for volunteers all day on Friday, August 30th.

We are requesting assistance in two shifts –

  • 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm to 5:00pm

to help us set-up the Crawford apartments, located at 2440 South Henderson Street near the corner of Henderson and Winslow, right behind the ReStore. Crawford apartments house individuals with disabilities who are chronically homeless. The apartments provide permanent supportive housing and holistic services including employment, counseling, health and wellness, and others to assist these individuals to stay housed.

There are 25 apartments to set-up on August 30th. It should 2-3 people take 1 hour to set-up one apartment.

Set-up includes unpacking boxes of household items and putting them away. These items include things such as towels, sheets, kitchen utensils, dinnerware, drink ware, cooking items, basic toiletries, trashcans, cleaning supplies, curtains, very small appliances, etc. Apartments will already be furnished, no furniture will need to be assembled or moved.

For more information or to sign up please contact Leslie Abshier, LIFEDesigns’ Community Development Officer, at 812-332-9615 ext: 218 or labshier (at) by Wednesday, August 28th at 5:00pm!

Welcome IU Students!

LIFEDesigns loves IU!


Are you an IU student?

Do YOU want to get involved working with people with disabilities?

We have opportunities for you!

*Help volunteer at agency events: 

    • Halloween Party
    • Holiday Party
    • Art of Chocolate

Contact: Leslie Abshier, Community Development Officer
Email: labshier (at)
Phone: 812.332.9615

*Help host or set-up a fundraiser for LIFEDesigns

    • Benefit Concert
    • Dine to Donate
    • Be Creative! What else can you come up with?

Contact: Leslie Abshier, Community Development Officer
Email: labshier (at)

*Work for LIFEDesigns:

    • Part-time hours available
    • Paid training
    • Work as little or as much as you want
    • Work on your own schedule around your classes, we are VERY flexible
    • Work with people with disabilities and get PAID to do it!
    • Great on a resume if you are focusing your education on Special Education, Social Work, Public Health, nursing, pre-med, and many others! Don’t put waitress, retail or bartender on your resume, put something relevant to your career path!

Contact: Marianne Stemm, HR Director
Email: mstemm (at)
Phone: 812.332.9615

See our Careers Page for more info.

Columbus Picnic at Donner Park

LIFEDesigns is hosting another picnic this year!

It will be held in Columbus, IN at the Donner Park Shelter House (the same location as the 2012 picnic) on Saturday, September 14th from 1-3pm.

LIFEDesigns will provide all of the food and music and you can provide the fun! Come join us from 1pm to 3pm for a great time. All are welcome and there is no charge to attend. This year DSP Appreciation Week is Sept. 9th through the 14th, so this is a great way to end the week. We hope you can make it. For a ride please call 800.875.9615.

Giving Never TASTED So Good!

Get yummy frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf on Third Street near HuHot and McAlister’s in Bloomington!! Take everyone you know, Thursday, August 22nd anytime from 11am to 11pm and MENTION LIFEDesigns (no flier needed). If you mention LIFEDesigns, Orange Leaf will donate 20% of your sale to us and the people with disabilities we support! Help us out by doing something you love! Donating always feels good…now it tastes good, too!Help us spread the word! Go to and re-post what we have shared about this event! Invite your friends on Facebook to this event as well. The more people we can get at Orange Leaf anytime from 11am to 11pm on Thursday, August 22nd the better! Our goal is 80 people, but can you help us get more than that? We think so! Let’s see how many people we can get!