News from New Hope Services

Article Index

January 2014

Thanks to the Gheens Foundation
Wish Book Donations


December 2013

Happy Holidays!
Thanks to the Paul Ogle Foundation


November 2013

Floyd Co. High School Students
November Breakfast
Kids Place 25th Birthday


October 2013

25 years of Kids Place
Monster Bash!
Disability Employment Month
WHAS Crusade for Children
Cardinal Scale Donation


September 2013

Welcome New Board Member!
Supported Living Works!
Duck Creek Apartments
Achieving HOPE Campaign
Thanks to our Supporters!
Breakfast &Tour
Caregiver Support


August 2013

New Hope in Business First
NTY Stores Consolidate
Breastfeeding World Record
Recognizing Karen Winchell
Our Stories, Your Stories


July 2013

Grant from James Graham Brown
PNC Grant
Kitch named COO
Julie Dome recognized for service
Tornado Relief Fund Award


May 2013

Prevention funding opportunities


January 2013

Kids First Donates $1000
Thank You CEASe!
Rep. Todd Young's Visit
Remembering Kegan Miller
We still need your help


December 2012

America's Place Helps


November 2012

CARF Survey Update
Thank You Horseshoe!
State Reps Visit NHS

Expanding New To You
Client Art
Trick or Treat

October 2012

State Reps Visit NHS
Pyramid Award Winner
WIC Expands
Walking Challenge
Connections
Thank You!
Client Art
Donate Your Old Car!
Car Seat Fitting Station

September 2012

Relief Fund Update!
Film Festival
Disaster Relief Fund Distributes 100% of Donations
Prevention Funding Opportunities
Welcome Dale Moss!
Adult Services Needs Your Help
DSP Recoginition Week
Healthy Families Expands to Jackson County
Client Art
Donate That Old Car!
Aberdeen Phase 2 Approved


August 2012
(immediate Release)


July 2012:

Employee Appreciation Cookouts
BBB Accreditation
Hope SeniorCare
Client Art
Thank You!
Healthy Families
World Breastfeeding Week
Congrats to John Watkins


June 2012:

Prevention Funding Opportunities*
CARF Preparations

Lady A Update
Summer Food Program
Relay for Life


May 2012:

WHAS Henryville Video
FOX 41 Lady A Video
NHS & Red Cross


Newsletter Archive (since 3/13)


Achieving Hope Campaign Update: $691,100.00!

Donate here · Learn more about Achieving Hope!

Coming up...

New Hope Services Community Partners (CAPS Program) presents a Free Full Day Training for Social Service Providers. - Creating Win-Win Strategies

May 7, 2014 - 9:00—4:30

Building Skills for Healthy, Constructive Interactions in Families

  • Prevent and resolve conflict in ways that re-spect the needs of everyone involved
  • Set and maintain clear, positive, and effective boundaries with kids of all ages (and other adults)
  • Intervene negative behavior in construc-tive ways
  • Shift emphasis from negative to positive
  • Model and encourage responsible problem solving
  • Identify a variety of self-care responses and resources, including strategies for staying positive in stressful situations

Indiana University Southeast
University Center North
Lower Level
Hoosier Room
4201 Grant Line Rd
New Albany, IN

Speaker:
Dr. Jane Bluestein
http://janebluestein.com

Breakfast & Lunch Provided


March 2014

Disability Awareness Month

Disability Awareness

At New Hope we specialize in the personal touch - that is, we get to know our clients and that makes us able to respond to their needs more effectively.

March is Disability Awareness Month in Indiana, and we like to celebrate our clients and the successes they achieve every day. Our programs help them achieve independence - whatever that means for them - as they develop skills for daily living.

Please join us in this good work, helping your neighbors reach their potential and enjoy a greater quality of life.


Disability Awarenes Month

Mayor's Proclamation Disability Awareness Month

On Monday a group of New Hope clients met with Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore, who proclaimed March as Disability Awareness Month and spoke about the tremendous value and potential of people with disabilities, and about removing barriers to their inclusion. Mayor's office The group enjoyed the outing, and the mayor clearly enjoys doing this each year, meeting some of our clients and seeing their excited faces. Staff member Doug Kidwell, right, accompanied the group.


New Hope

Breakfast & Tour Visit and Learn More

You are invited to join us for breakfast and a short tour to learn more about New Hope and the people we serve.

Click here Work Services program

Breakfast & Tour
Wednesday, April 9
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
New Hope Corporate Offices
725 Wall Street Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Enjoy continental breakfast, a short presentation, and a short tour of the Adult Services program areas. It will last one hour. Bring a friend or colleague! RSVP Requested.

Please tell us you're coming: 812-288-8248 ext. 120 jayne_labes@newhopeservices.org


Belle of Cincinnati

Cruise on the Belle of Cincinnati!

New Hope Services has reserved the entire 2nd deck of this historic paddle wheeler. Seating is limited to 300 guests. Join us for a festive celebration dinner in the comfort and luxury of a climate controlled deck with lavish Victorian decor.

Thursday, October 16
Boarding 6:15 p.m.
Sailing 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

 

Tables and individual seat tickets will go on sale soon. More information to follow...

It's the Belle of Louisville's 100th Birthday Bash! Festival of Riverboats


Want to make a REAL DIFFERENCE for someone with a disability or other needs? YOU CAN!

Please consider a gift of $100, $50, $25 or more... Donate here

Your gift will stay in our community and help those who need it most. Thank you!


January 2014

Greetings!

Once again we express our deep appreciation for The Gheens Foundation and its generous support of our mission and programs.

The Foundation has awarded a grant of $25,000 to New Hope, which will enable us to serve thousands of families in our area this year. Last year the Foundation's grant of $50,000 helped us purchase a new forklift for our Vocational Training workshop and replace some aging HVAC units at New Hope Center.

Gifts like theirs - and yours - all work toward the same goal of meeting the critical needs of area families that are struggling with life's challenges. Together we can help these parents and children -- our neighbors -- and they will know others care.

Thank you!


Wish Book Donations Made Holidays Bright!

Our thanks to the many donors who gave in response to the stories, featured in the Newsholiday image & Tribune in late November and early December, about seven of our families with various needs.

Gifts of $3,235 were received, as well as a queen size bed with bedding for a particular family in need.

The families were overwhelmed by the generosity of strangers, and the parents were very grateful that they would be able to provide a nice Christmas for their children. Thank you from the bottom of their hearts!


December 2013

Happy Holidays fom New Hope!

At this season of the year, most of us look forward to spending time with family and friends, and to slowing the pace of our busy lives for a week or two.

At New Hope, we try to give our clients something to look forward to as well, like our client Christmas party on Friday.

Whether they are adults with disabilities or entire families in need of some extra assistance, we will continue to do what we do best - meet people at their point of need and try to make their lives better.

The recent Wish Book stories in the News and Tribune demonstrate the kinds of heart-breaking challenges some of your neighbors are going through, right here in our area.

We are so grateful for the response from you, our donors, now and throughout the year. Your generosity helps those who need it most and helps brighten their days and their holidays.

Thank you.


Paul Ogle Foundation
- Capital Grant of $103,435

Ogle Foundation logoWe are also very grateful to the Paul Ogle Foundation for its very generous grant of $103,435 for a variety of capital needs at New Hope.

The funds will be used to increase security at Kids Place in Scottsburg, to upgrade and improve our technology system-wide, and to replace worn out heating and air conditioning units at The Commons, where Child & Family Services sees more than 3,000 people a year.

Their grant also puts us that much closer to our $1 million goal for the Achieving HOPE campaign!!


November 2013

The change of seasons is upon us once more, and with it comes the expectation of holiday celebrations and time with family and friends. We may take time to ponder the things we are grateful for.

At New Hope, we are most grateful for... YOU! We appreciate your support of our work and the people we serve. Many of them are still struggling with life's challenges, and your gift at this time can help us help your neighbors. Please take a moment to share whatever abundance you have with someone that needs a helping hand.

Thank you, and we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Warm Regards,

James A. Bosley
Pesident & CEO


Floyd Co. High School Students
- Students with Disabilities Make the Grade Student with New Hope Counselor

nhsThis past year we helped 22 students with disabilities at Floyd County High School successfully transition from school into adult life in the community.

Their disabilities can be developmental, intellectual or learning; or others like autism, epilepsy, chronic mental illness, or physical impairments.

"I loved the program," said DeKcotta Roberts, above with Transition Consultant Kristal Miller. "It really helped me understand what I can do next, and where to look for help along the way. I was a little afraid of leaving school, but I'm excited about it now."

Read More..

 


November Breakfast
- Visitors Enjoyed the Tour

Last week a dozen visitors enjoyed learning about New Hope and its many services for families and people with disabilities. Jody Kitch, VP/COO, led the tour through the job training program and workshop, then into other areas of Adult Services programs.

new hope services - november breakfast

Below, Jody explains how "the apartment" helps clients learn skills that will allow them to be more independent and perhaps live on their own. It is equipped with a kitchen, bedroom and bath, and a living room, shown here. Clients learn how to make a bed, wash dishes, cook and clean, and other skills necessary for life in the community.

new hope services - the apartment


Kids Place 25th Birthday
- Cookout Fun for Staff and Guests

Enjoy a few photos from our Halloween day event. Despite the rain and wind, which meant everything went indoors, we had a great time! Some staff dressed for the occasion.

new hope services - kid's place 25th birthday

Kids Place Party - In disguise are Pat Yense-Woosley (convict), Rhonda Gividen (mechanic), John Watkins (President Teddy Roosevelt), Tiffany Nichols and Jenna Scott (Dr. Suess's Thing 1 & Thing 2), and Staci Campton (Rosie the Riveter).

new hope services - kid's place 25th birthday

Party committee - New Hope staff on the event committee were Rhonda Gividen, Jean Robbins, Holly Armstrong, Jayne Labes, and Staci Campton. Thanks to all who participated - it was a great event!


October 2013

This month we are celebrating 25 years of Kids Place in Scottsburg, though we have been serving in Scott County more than 30 years. It is gratifying to know that hundreds of families have been helped through our Child & Family Services programs, and many more people with disabilities through Adult Services as well.

If you are in Scottsburg on the 31st, we hope you will stop by at lunchtime and join us for a backyard cookout as we celebrate!

Kid's Place Open House
October 31, 2013
Cookout 11:30 - 1:30

1642 West McClain Ave.
Scottsburg, IN 47170
(812) 752-4892
Map


Also at Kid's Place: Monster Bash!

Monday, October 28, 2013
6:30 - 8:30pm

Enjoy free food, games, goodies for the kiddos, and information on our services. Family-friendly costumes are encouraged!

Kids Place – Child, Family, and Adult Services
1642 West McClain Ave.
Scottsburg, IN 47170
(812) 752-4892
Map


Breakfast & Tour
Visit and Learn More

You are invited to join us for breakfast and a short tour to learn more about New Hope and the people we serve.

Breakfast & Tour
Wednesday, November 13
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

New Hope Corporate Offices
725 Wall Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Enjoy continental breakfast, a short presentation, and a short tour of the Adult Services program areas. It will last one hour.

RSVP Requested Please call or email to tell us you're coming:
812-288-8248 ext. 120
jayne_labes@newhopeservices.org

Please Join Us!


Disability Employment Month
Celebrating Lives We've Enriched

Linda HillEmployment Services has a staff of six, but they know each of the 140+ men and women they currently serve. Personal attention and effective job placement are the hallmarks of this program, which has been assisting adults with disabilities for more than 20 years. client Linda Hill

Linda Hill, right, was recently evaluated for job placement out in the community. "I like to clean," she says, and it shows with her attention to detail and the sparkling results.

"We get referrals almost every day," says Tiffany Nichols, the program's manager. Clients currently in the program live in Clark, Scott, Jackson, Jennings, Floyd and Harrison counties.

 


WHAS Crusade for Children - Grants Top $1.18 Million!  

Since reaching the quarter-million dollar mark in 1980, the Crusade has gone on to donate another $931,000 to New Hope programs, for a total of $1,181,000!

WHAS Crusade logoOver the past 33 years, grants have included:

  • $385,000+ for needs in Scott County - primarily through Kids Place
  • $400,000+ for needs in Clark County
  • $146,000 more for vehicles, lifts, computer technology, building and playground construction or renovations, salaries for therapists and teachers, emergency grants for fire damage, and much more.

"The WHAS Crusade for Children is honored to partner with New Hope Services as we both strive to accomplish the common goal of providing the best services possible for children in Southern Indiana with special needs," said Dawn Lee, President & CEO.

"It is exciting to think of the number of lives that have been improved as a result of grants awarded to New Hope Services. It is the people of this community who make it possible for the WHAS Crusade for Children to provide area agencies, hospitals and schools with funds to help children with special needs and we thank each and every person who donates money or gives their time year after year."


Cardinal Scale Donation - Supports Sheltered Workshop

Adult Services recently received a very generous donation of four Detecto CS series digital counting scales valued at $720, courtesy of Jonathan Sabo, VP of Marketing for Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Co. located in Missouri.

Our staff and the clients that are employed in the workshop were very excited and grateful, since these scales are used daily and are critical for certain jobs. We had recently lost the use of two scales. Our thanks also go to Link Yeager of Q-Assist, who is our ISO consultant and contacted Mr. Sabo on our behalf.

The ISO (International Organization of Standardization) gives specifications for products, services and good practices, and New Hope is working toward ISO certification.

 


September 2013

Penny NeaceWelcome Penny Neace
- New Board Member Penny Neace

We are pleased to welcome Penny Neace to the New Hope Board of Directors.

Penny is married to John Neace, who recently rotated off the Board but still serves on the Development Committee.

They are longtime supporters of New Hope and are Philanthropist members in the Leuthart - McKean - Williams Society that honors our donors. Their company is Neace Ventures, Inc.

Welcome, Penny!

 


Lula Bell Newby Retires
- 10 Years with Papa Johns

lulaLula Bell Newby retired from Papa Johns in August. She was with them 10 years!

New Hope helps clients with physical, emotional, and developmental disabilities realize their maximum potential in the workplace through job training and skills development in our Adult Services program.

We then help them select, obtain, and maintain employment that is appropriate for their particular skills, needs and interests. It's called Supported Employment, and it works!

Pictured with her are Dan Lentz, Employment Consultant, and Tiffany Nichols, Employment Services Manager.

Congratulations, Lula Bell!

 


New Hope Services Acquires Duck Creek Apartments

Jeffersonville, IN – New Hope Services, Inc. has acquired the Duck Creek Apartment complex in Elwood, Indiana, located about 25 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

Duck Creek is a multi-family Section 42 affordable housing community with 45 units of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom apartments. Developed in 2002, the complex is located 3 miles from the Forest Glen Senior Apartments, another New Hope Services property.

“We are very pleased to be able to include Duck Creek in our affordable housing program,” said James A. Bosley, president and CEO of New Hope Services, Inc. “Having both senior and multi-family properties in Elwood gives us the opportunity for improved efficiencies in management and maintenance, a broader continuum of affordable housing, and a greater investment in the community of Elwood.”

Housing & Community Development has become a major focus for New Hope, which many years ago saw the need for clean, safe, affordable housing in Southern Indiana. The two properties in Elwood are the furthest from the organization’s corporate offices in Jeffersonville with the exception of its Rivers Edge property in Clinton.

Since 1997, New Hope has emerged as the largest nonprofit contractor of affordable single-family housing in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, Jefferson and Washington counties. With the addition of Duck Creek, New Hope will have about 275 units of affordable housing. The Community Development team also works with clients being displaced from their homes for various reasons such as flooding, bridge construction, eminent domain and other municipality or owner/landlord issues.

New Hope’s current project, called Aberdeen Woods, offers affordable housing for seniors. Phase II of the project is completed and fully occupied, and a third phase is planned to construct units designed for seniors raising grandchildren.


We are pleased to announce...

Achieving HOPE, a 3-year, $1 million campaign to support the mission and vision of New Hope. And... we are excited to report that we are more than halfway to our goal!

Thanks to the leadership of our Board, executive team, and very generous donors, to date we have raised more than $508,000!

We invite you to join us in this effort to provide services that respond to individual needs and help create a quality life for all in our community.

With gratitude,

James A. Bosley
President and CEO


Our Generous Donors
With Gratitude for Their Support

We thank the following donors for their leadership gifts to our Achieving HOPE campaign. Listed are donors of gifts and pledges of $1,000 or more since the campaign began in January 2012.

  • James Graham Brown Foundation
  • The Gheens Foundation
  • Count Me In - New Hope Employees
  • PNC Foundation
  • Robert Lynn Company
  • John and Penny Neace
  • WHAS Crusade for Children
  • Art and Edwina Anderegg
  • J.J.B. Hilliard W.L. Lyons
  • James A. Bosley
  • Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County
  • Anonymous
  • Greater North Clark Health Foundation
  • The Hazel and Walter T. Bales Foundation
  • America Place
  • Centra Credit Union
  • Robert and Tammy Courtney
  • Pat Daily
  • David Lewis
  • Terry Rogers
  • Bradley Walker
  • Vicky Kent Haire
  • Clark County Auto Auction
  • Surgical Associates
  • Southern Indiana
  • Zoeller Company
  • CEASe of Scott County
  • Jill Jones
  • David and Betty Jones
  • Roger Maynard

Our Sincere Thanks!


Breakfast & Tour
Visit and Learn More

You are invited to join us for breakfast and a short tour to learn more about New Hope and the people we serve.

Breakfast & Tour
Thursday, September 26
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

New Hope Corporate Offices
725 Wall Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Enjoy continental breakfast, a short presentation, and a short tour of the Adult Services program areas. It will last one hour.

RSVP Requested Please call or email to tell us you're coming:
812-288-8248 ext. 120
jayne_labes@newhopeservices.org


Caregiver Support Services Application Process

Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services’ (DDRS) consumers and stakeholders

Applications no longer have to be made in-person at the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) district office. You may apply online, by mail or in-person.

Read Full Announcement Here.

To apply online, please click HERE


August 2013

Centra Credit Union Grant Is "Centered Around Hope"
-New Hope Featured in Business First

The August 2 issue of Business First included a 4-page advertising supplement for Centra Credit Union, one of our financial partners.

The article "Centered Around Hope" offers a wonderful write-up about New Hope, its services to the community, and the generous support we have received from the Centra Foundation. Centra made a $5,000 grant to our Achieving HOPE campaign. (More on that coming in September!)

"Centra Credit Union has given tremendous support toward our success," said James Bosley, President and CEO of New Hope Services. "They always respond quickly to our requests and have contributed a generous grant to the campaign. We consider them more than our financial institution; we consider them a partner in making our community better."

Photo: Left and right, Michael Killen and Chris Bottorff of Centra Credit Union present a $5,000 check to James Bosley.


New To You Thrift Stores Consolidate
-Charlestown Store Remains

Over the summer most of the inventory was moved from the stores in Clarksville and Scottsburg to the store in Charlestown.

The store is still in need of clothing - all sizes of men's, women's, and children's. Out-of-season clothing is also welcome.

For donation pick up

call 812-256-2172
or email: nty@newhopeservices.org

We do not provide pick up for clothing only.
Please see our web page for location, store hours,
and lists of items we do/do not take.


"Big Latch On" Sets New World Record!
-World Breast Feeding Week in August

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated annually in 120 countries the first week of August. This year's celebration featured the Big Latch On, a global event focused on education about the advantages of breast feeding. They also try to set a world record for the most babies breastfeeding at the same time.

Over two days, our WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program hosted Big Latch On events in Clark, Scott and Jackson counties. Participants enjoyed food and door prizes donated by local merchants. WHAS-11 TV covered the story.

Participants at Schneck Medical Center in Jackson Co. See the short clip HERE

In all, 43 mothers participated and over 100 people attended the events, which were held August 2 and 3. Our thanks to Mary Jane McGarvey, who coordinated the events.

A new world record was set that week, with just over 14,000 babies breastfeeding and 14,536 participants worldwide. Last year's record was 8,862 babies.

Breastfeeding contributes to the normal growth and development of babies and children and has been shown to reduce the risk of many diseases.


Karen Winchell, MSSW
-Behavior Management Consultant

Behavior Management is a service we began offering in 2012 to help some people with disabilities learn new ways to cope with life's challenges.

Karen Winchell works with a small number of New Hope clients, partnering with family members and our staff. Using positive strategies to decrease undesirable or dangerous behaviors, she helps clients learn to make better decisions and choices.

We congratulate and recognize Karen, with gratitude for her excellent work in developing this important program.



Our Stories, Your Stories
-Program Helps Teen Parents in Scott County

Teen parents need lots of support and resources to help them succeed. "Tara" and "Tony" are members of the graduating class of 2013 at one of thelocal high schools. As they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas, their proud family and toddler son were there to cheer loudly.

Since joining the Connections Program some 18 months ago, the then-expectant parents gave birth to a healthy baby boy, both found and maintained employment and their own apartment, and learned to juggle the responsibilities of parenting, their relationship, and living independently.

Both relied on the program to learn parenting and other skills, and for counseling on relationships.

The program will end August 31, since it was funded through a grant that is ending. Our gratitude to the program staff, who are to be congratulated for its success!


July 2013

$125,000 Grant from James Graham Brown Foundation For Senior Housing

James Graham Brown

We are pleased to announce this very generous grant - the first New Hope has received from the Brown Foundation. It will be used to help fund Phase III of Aberdeen Woods, an affordable housing complex for seniors in Jeffersonville.

James Graham Brown  Quality affordable housing is a critical need in the Southern Indiana service area, and especially housing for low-income individuals, families and seniors on fixed incomes raising grandchildren.

"We are delighted that the Brown Foundation saw the worthiness of this project," said James Bosley, New Hope President and CEO, "and we appreciate their generous support."


PNC Foundation Makes $25,000 Grant
-Also for Senior Housing  

New Hope is also pleased to announce funding for Aberdeen Woods from the PNC Foundation, a long-time supporter of New Hope affordable housing initiatives. "We are grateful as well for PNC's ongoing support of our housing program," said James Bosley. "PNC has been a tremendous partner to work with on these projects."

New Hope affordable housing primarily offers multifamily and senior rental units, though some locations offer single family dwellings. The emphasis is on providing clean, safe, affordable rental housing for low-income individuals and families.

Aberdeen Woods Phase III will provide unique, pleasant and safe living arrangements for seniors with families in Southern Indiana that no other facility can currently provide. Seniors caring for grandchildren is a focus of the new development but not a requirement.


Kitch Named COO
- Broady and Long Named Senior VPs

Jody Kitch, COO

Jody Kitch, MSSW, LSW was named Chief Operating Officer of New Hope Services. She joined us in 2004 as Director of Adult Services and was named Vice President in 2011.

In her new role, Jody will continue to direct Adult Services and Child & Family Services; additional responsibilities include Housing & Community Development.

 

John Broady, CFO

John Broady, CPA was named Senior Vice President. John is our Chief Financial Officer and has been with New Hope since 1994.

 

 

Bonnie Long, SVP

Bonnie Long, PHR was also named Senior Vice President. She is our Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Human Resources. Bonnie has been with New Hope since 1980.

"Our executive management team is a wonderful group of true professionals, and we are pleased to recognize their leadership and abilities," said James Bosley. "They are a tremendous asset to the corporation."

 


Help New Washington State Bank Collect School Supplies!

Drop off at any NWSB Branch by August 15. Items will be given to children served by New Hope.


Julie Dome recognitionOur Stories, Your Stories
- Julie Dome Recognized for Service

Longtime client Julie Dome was recently recognized for her outstanding service at the New To You Thrift Store in Clarksville.

Julie, who has been a client at New Hope for many years, began working at the store in 2008. She has been an excellent employee, and we thank her for her dedication and service.

 


IBA Award PresentationTornado Relief Fund Award
- IBA Presents Award to James Bosley

Last spring saw tornadoes devastate several Southern Indiana communities. New Hope quickly organized a disaster relief fund with the help of New Washington State Bank and the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA). IBA Award Presentation

The IBA was recently recognized for these efforts with an award by the Independent Community Banks of America. The IBA wanted to recognize New Hope Services in like fashion, so they had the service award replicated and on June 21 presented it to James Bosley in the board room at New Hope.


May 2013

Region 18 Department of Child Services announces PREVENTION funding opportunities.

Proposals can be in any format and must include a budget. The maximum amount granted will be $25,000 and will be for one year.

Submit proposals or questions to Jody Kitch at 725 Wall St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 or jody_kitch@newhopeservices.org by June 20, 2013.


January 2013

Scott County Kids First Presents $1,000 Check for Childcare

Sherry St. Clair, director of Kids First in Scott County (left) presented a $1,000 check to Jody Kitch, Vice President and Director of Social Services. The gift will be used to underwrite New Hope child care services.   

Thank you,
Scott County Kids First!
 


CEASe of Scott Co. & Communities That Care Donates $1,500

Michelle Korty, Connections Program Manager, announced that New Hope will receive $1,500 from CEASe for smoking cessation classes.  Thank you, CEASe!


Todd Young Visits

Congressman Todd Young Visits Kids Place

Congressman Todd Young paid a visit to Kids Place on January 28 to learn more about New Hope and its programs. He was especially interested to see the WIC clinics and Children & Family Services. He also recognized the staff for their dedication and service to the hundreds of individuals, children, and families they assist and care for each year.

Giving Rep. Young the tour that day were Jean Robbins, director of WIC (left), and Jody Kitch.

 


Kegan Miller

Remembering Kegan Miller

Kegan Miller, left, danced with one of the New Hope clients at the December holiday party, also pictured below.

We will always remember him fondly and with great appreciation for the work he did with our clients. He had a wonderful way about him, and was well loved by the people he served.

 

 


We Still Need Your Help!

 Late last year the State of Indiana cut funding to one of our children services programs by more than $76,000. Can you imagine the impact that an overnight cut in your income would have on your household?

Unfortunately for New Hope clients, government cuts to human services programs are becoming more frequent while the needs of children, families, and adults with developmental disabilities increases.

With each cut we are forced to consider the programs impacted and decide whether or not we can financially support our mission to "provide services responsive to individual needs." The last thing we want to do is cut services to those who need them most. 

Please consider making a gift of $100, $50, $25, or whatever you can to help New Hope and those we serve. Your gift will stay in our community and make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. Thank you!

To donate click here!


December 2012

America Place Helps New Hope Services’ Clients Have a Brighter Holiday Season

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – December 17, 2012

Thanks to the generosity of America Place Business Park and its tenants many of New Hope Services’ clients will enjoy a much brighter holiday season this year.

America Place organized a food drive with many of their corporate partners to help stock the shelves of New Hope ’s food pantry which assists underprivileged children, families, an seniors. Each year the food pantry helps feed over 1,400 individuals. By utilizing their broad network of partners America Place set up boxes at 15 locations and collected hundreds of pounds of nonperishable food.

Realizing the extensive needs and broad range of services which New Hope provides to Southern Indiana , America Place stepped up and provided resources to help two underprivileged families provide gifts, clothes, food and other essential items for their children.

Jody Kitch, Vice President and Director of Social Services,

“We’re so thankful to have formed such a great relationship with America Place . Their generosity and care for our clients and community is incredible. Each year New Hope does everything we can to make the holidays special for our clients. This year we’ll be able to provide more families than any previous year with the sort of Christmas which every family deserves.”

America Place has also pledged support for many of New Hope ’s other programs including their Adult Services program.

"America Place is very happy to help with the holiday needs of New Hope Services and their clients. As a Jeffersonville business we wanted to do more for our community and our proximity to New Hope and a belief in their mission made this relationship a perfect fit. We look forward to doing everything we can to support New Hope and their clients in the future,”

America Place ’s Managing Director, Debbie Smith.


November - 2012

CARF Survey Update

This past month New Hope Services completed the three year accreditation process for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) which is required to provide services in Indiana. The survey went extremely well with the surveyors finding no need for recommendations. New Hope won't receive final word on the accreditation for a few months but the process went well and with rave reviews from the surveyors the NHS team is optimistic about the outcome.

CARF's website states, "CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards. The accreditation process applies sets of standards to service areas and business practices during an on-site survey. Accreditation, however, is an ongoing process, signaling to the public that a service provider is committed to continuously improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community. Accreditation also demonstrates a provider's commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk, and distinguish its service delivery."


Thank You Horseshoe Foundation!

New Hope Services would like to sincerely thank the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County for their generous grant in support of the School to Work Transition Program in Floyd County.

New Hope's School to Work Transition Program identifies benefits which students with disabilities may qualify for and assist them with applying to college, provides them with work experience, and/or assists them in acquiring and keeping employment. The purpose of this program is to help the student and their family to better prepare for life after high school and become valuable and integrated members of the Southern Indiana community.

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Legislators Visit NHS

Thank you to Representative Steve Stemler and Representative Terry Goodin, who visited New Hope's Jeffersonville facility for a tour and visit with clients.

The tour offered an opportunity for Representatives Stemler and Goodin to gain a better understanding of the depth of programs which New Hope Services offers throughout Southern Indiana and an opportunity to see, firsthand, the impact that state funding is making on the lives of adults and children with developmental disabilities. The visit was part of Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities' 100 Visit in 100 Days initiative.

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Thank you for your continued commitment to our community. For the press release please click here.


New To You Stores Expand to Scottsburg

New Hope's New To You Thrift Stores are expanding to Scottsburg. With the Clarksville and Charlestown stores doing well, and New Hope's long history of providing services in Scott County, New Hope has decided to add a new thrift store in Scott County.

The NTY team is working hard and is already preparing materials to fill the store. The new store will be on McClain Ave. across from our Kids Place facility and will be open by the end of the year.


Client Art

Each month New Hope shows off a new piece of artwork or craft completed by one or more of our clients.

Here is another great piece by our ACES Clients


Kids Place Trick or Treat

New Hope Services put together a Trick or Treat for the Scottsburg community on Tuesday, October 30th. It was a great event which allowed the community to learn more about the services provided in Scott County and to see NHS' Kids Place facility.

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October - 2012

State Representatives Stemler and Goodin Visit New Hope Services for a Tour and Visit with Clients

Jeffersonville, IN – October 26, 2012 – Representative Steve Stemler and Representative Terry Goodin toured New Hope Services’ Jeffersonville facility for a tour and visit with clients.

The toured offered an opportunity for Representatives Stemler and Goodin to gain a better understanding of the depth of services which New Hope Services offers throughout Southern Indiana and an opportunity to see, firsthand, the impact that state funding is making on the lives of adults and children with developmental disabilities.

“I was really amazed at everything that New Hope is doing throughout our community to help those people in need,” Stemler said. “The diversity of their programs allows New Hope to reach thousands of people each year and they are a tremendous asset for Southern Indiana residents.”

Representative Goodin added, “New Hope Services is a strong and active organization in Southern Indiana . I’m honored to have had the opportunity to meet their clients and see the impact they make every day. It’s important for us to remember the important role that organizations like New Hope play in our community.”

The tour was hosted on Friday, October 26th by Jody Kitch, Vice President and Director of Social Services for New Hope Services. Kitch stated, “It was great having Representative Stemler and Representative Goodin at New Hope . Our clients absolutely loved seeing them and it’s a great opportunity for us show them the scope services we offer and the important role that we play in fulfilling the needs Southern Indiana residents.”


CNPE Pyramid Award

The Indiana Bankers Association; The New Washington State Bank, Charlestown, Ind.; and New Hope Services Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind., were jointly awarded a Pyramid Award of Excellence on Oct. 9 by the Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Louisville, Ky. The award, in the category of "Art of Collaboration," recognized the teamwork of the three organizations in creating the New Hope Services / Indiana Bankers Association Disaster Relief Fund, which distributed more than $380,000 to victims of a deadly tornado that struck southern Indiana on March 2.

Displaying Pyramid Awards of Excellence from the Center for Nonprofit Excellence are (left to right): Kenton M. Wooden, director of development of New Hope Services Inc.; Patrick J. Glotzbach, president and chief executive officer of The New Washington State Bank, Charlestown; and S. Joe DeHaven, president and CEO of the Indiana Bankers Association.

The New Hope Services / Indiana Bankers Association Disaster Relief Fund was established seven days after the March 2 tornado disaster to bring into the community money that otherwise would not have been collected and to develop a system that would provide 100 percent allocation of dollars, while allowing donors a tax deduction. The fund's effectiveness was evidenced by the substantial size of the monies collected and by the full allocation of its dollars within six months, without diverting any funds to administrative costs.

Pyramid Award

Displaying Pyramid Awards of Excellence from the Center for Nonprofit Excellence are (left to right): Kenton M. Wooden, director of development of New Hope Services Inc.; Patrick J. Glotzbach, president and chief executive officer of The New Washington State Bank, Charlestown; and S. Joe DeHaven, president and CEO of the Indiana Bankers Association.


WIC Program Expands to Five Counties

This past month New Hope Services was awarded grants from the State of Indiana to provide WIC services in Jennings and Jefferson counties. Currently, New Hope operates WIC clinics in Clark, Jackson, and Scott counties. Picking up WIC in two new counties allows New Hope to continue our mission to "provide services responsive to individual needs," while connecting with other programs we already offer in those communities, like Healthy Families.

WIC is a federally-funded nutrition program that provides food checks, nutrition counseling, and community referrals to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants and children under five years of age.

WIC is designed to improve fetal development, reduce the incidence of low birth weight and premature births, reduce maternal and childhood anemia, and promote breast feeding.

The WIC program helps families like yours start strong and stay that way. We give you checks you can use to get nutritious foods, free.


Walking Challenge!

As part of New Hope's wellness initiative, we created a Building Walking Challenge to get our employees moving and create a little competition. Thanks to help from On-Site Health Solutions, we currently have 41 employees at the Center, Commons and Kids Place buildings that are competing to see which location can walk the most steps in a month. As of the end of September our employees had walked a total of 20,199,032 steps within a 3 month period!


New Hope Services/Connection's Program is hosting Eric Rowles

New Hope Services/Connection's Program is hosting Eric Rowles, who is a nationally recognized trainer, speaker, and consultant whom has worked with over 150,000 youth, adults, administrators, professionals, and policy makers within the past 15 years. His presentations are legendary - by combining the energy and innovation of a master trainer, while at the same time reaching each of us through his stories, research, and on-the-ground strategies.

Eric Rowles will be presenting a workshop to anyone who is working with the Millennials (Generational Y) who are born from 1980 to 2000. This informative workshop will help youth workers, educators, youth pastors, etc. have a better understanding of who the Millennials are and how to most effectively work with them. The free workshop will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, October 29 at the Life Long Learning Center. A second part which will focus on using music, movies, and social media to reach our youth will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30 also at the Life Long Learning Center.

To register or for any questions please contact the Connection's Program at (812) 752-4892 by Friday, October 26.


Thank You!

New Hope would like to thank the Clark County Auto Auction team for providing all the necessary resources for New Hope to purchase new chairs for our Adult Services clients working in our job training program. The old chairs were extremely uncomfortable and constantly falling apart. With Clark County Auto Auction's help New Hope was able to purchase 114 chairs for the clients in the program and in their break area. Thank you Clark County Auto Auction for your support!


October - Client Art

Each month New Hope shows off a new piece of artwork or craft completed by one or more of our clients.

This cardboard house was designed and built by one of our talented Park Place clients.


Want to Help? Donate That Old Car!

New Hope Services has partnered with Clark County Auto Auction to offer another way for you to support our mission while clearing some extra space in your garage. We've set up a great new donation program which will allow you to quickly and easily get that car, boat, RV, or anything else that rolls out of your way while helping support the children, adults, and families that New Hope serves every day. It doesn't matter if it runs or not, all you need to do is give New Hope a call and Clark County Auto Auction will come pick up the vehicle.

Please call for info: (812) 288-8248 ext. 120

If you would like to support New Hope and our programs please click on the link below to go directly to our secure donations page.

Donations Can be Made Here


Kids Place - Car Seat Fitting Station

New Hope Services at Kids Place has now become a permanent car seat fitting station. We have car seat safety checks on Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. by appointment for any staff person, agency client, or member of our community. We are also open to doing in service training for any staff who wants to learn more about car seat safety. Contact the Connection's program at (812) 752-4892 for any questions or to schedule an appointment for a car seat safety check or training.


September - 2012

New Hope Services/Indiana Bankers Association Disaster Relief Fund Update!

WDRB 41 Louisville - News, Weather, Sports Community


Film Festival (Sponsored by Connections)

Supporting the effort, Opening Hearts, Building Bridges (A Year of Challenging Poverty), three local churches will be participating in a film festival during the last two weeks of September.  

Two films will be shown to deepen understanding of poverty, elicit discussion of local poverty issues and, hopefully, generate ideas for addressing them.  There is no charge for the movies, and the public is encouraged to attend one or both of these movies and participate in post-film discussions. 

The G-rated Hallmark film, “Beyond the Blackboard,” will be shown at two sites:  Bethel Baptist Church in Leota on Friday September 21 at 6 pm and at Lexington Christian Church ( 2604 S. Alexander in Lexington ) on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 6:30.  This movie is about a brand new teacher, whose first job is located in a “school with no name” within a homeless shelter.  This novice teacher gains daily understanding of how poverty impacts her students as she learns how to become a creative force in their lives, despite the seemingly hopeless conditions. 

On Friday, September 28 at 6 pm, the movie, “Pursuit of Happyness,” will be shown at the First Presbyterian Church of Scottsburg at 396 W. McClain (the church with the red doors).    This film is rated PG-13 and portrays the struggles of a single father, played by Will Smith, who is working hard to take care of his young son, while trying to overcome instability and homelessness. 

Opening Hearts/Building Bridges is a cooperative effort of New Hope Services, Inc./Connections Program, Scott County Circles Campaign, and Scott County Community Foundation.  Staff and volunteers of these organizations have already staged monthly events that include a visit from Jodi Pfar, a national speaker on poverty, and a poverty simulation attended by 25 local leaders.  Upcoming events will include a Community Read in October, when all three county book clubs will read “Nickle and Dimed,” by Barbara Ehrenreich.   Twenty-seven copies of the book will be borrowed from the Indiana Humanities Council and will be kept for local check-out at the Scottsburg branch of the Scott County Library.  Members of the public are invited to join the Community Read by borrowing the book (or purchasing their own copy) and attending the joint discussion meeting at the library on Nov. 1 at 6 pm. 

For information or directions, call Carol Dunn at 752-4199. 


New Hope Services / Indiana Bankers Association Disaster Relief Fund Distributes 100% of Donations

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – September 17, 2012 – New Hope Services and the Indiana Bankers Association teamed up on March 9th, 2012 to create the New Hope Services / Indiana Bankers Association Disaster Relief Fund to help those people in need following the March 2nd tornadoes.

Realizing the great need of those impacted, the fund began working closely with The New Washington State Bank, which has a branch in Henryville and a familiarity with local residents and their needs. The fund was able to assist those who needed it most immediately following the devastating storms.

Shortly after establishing the disaster relief fund, seven-time GRAMMY winning country trio Lady Antebellum selected the fund as beneficiary of the proceeds from their May 16th benefit concert. With the help of thousands of generous fans and Lipton, the group donated $285,000 to help the fund exceed its goals and assist in its mission “to assist the victims and the rebuilding of Southern Indiana communities impacted by the March 2, 2012 tornadoes.”

Representatives from New Hope Services, the Indiana Bankers Association, and The New Washington State Bank met weekly and reviewed over 175 applications. Now, just six months after the storms, the New Hope Services / Indiana Bankers Association Disaster Relief Fund has delivered or allocated 100% of the donations to 146 deserving families, businesses, and nonprofits.

Grants provided from the fund assisted in the rebuilding of Southern Indiana communities and have helped with medical bills, insurance shortages and premiums, home upgrades, cleanup, loss of vehicles, food and clothing expenses, and required home upgrades. Funding has also been allocated to install ten HVAC units in Habitat for Humanity homes, and to help the Henryville High School library and band.

In all, over $379,000 was donated to the fund, which had zero administrative fees and distributed every dollar donated back into those communities affected by the tornadoes.


Prevention Funding Opportunities

DCS Announces New Funding Opportunities
Region 18 Department of Child Services announces $23,000-$25,000 in Prevention funding opportunities for safe sleep, water safety, and safe sitter programs for July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013. Please submit proposals or questions to Jody Kitch at 725 Wall St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 or jody_kitch@newhopeservices.org



Welcome Dale Moss!

New Hope Services, Inc. has joined with Dale Moss to help with its communications and development efforts as the agency continues to grow and assess its needs.

The former longtime Indiana columnist for The Courier-Journal, Moss is contracted with New Hope to provide as-needed services. Moss welcomes this chance to be involved directly with an agency he finds easy to admire. "New Hope Services survives into its sixth decade because of its outstanding track record," Moss said. "It is an undeniable model for how human services cannot only survive but thrive.

"Nonetheless, the agency must continue to tell its story and to gain supporters. New Hope Services is far too important for the community to take it for granted. I look forward to assisting with that challenge."

Moss retired in April after 37 years at the Louisville newspaper. He was the familiar face of Southern Indiana coverage for much of his career. He wrote 3,500 columns, won two statewide media awards and is a nominee for the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame.

James Bosley, President and CEO of New Hope Services, said, "This is a great opportunity to work with and learn from someone who is so familiar with Southern Indiana. New Hope has been around for 54 years but we continue to grow, and as we grow, it's vital to gain new perspectives and opportunities. We are very excited to add Dale to the team."



Adult Services Needs Your Help

Our adult services clients are in desperate need of new chairs for the workfloor. Each day clients enjoy working towards goals, gaining on-the-job skills, and spending time with their friends. But we have older chairs that are growing increasingly uncomfortable and need to be updated.

We need $2,000 to purchase new chairs for our clients. If there is anything you can to do help please do so by clicking the link below and making a donation online. Thank you for your help. Help Here!



DSP Recognition Week

Governor Mitch Daniels declares September 9-15 to be Direct Support Professional Recognition Week.
In Indiana, over 19,000 people with physical and developmental disabilities rely on Direct Support Professionals for essential support with employment, connections within their community, and basic health and safety needs. As the teachers, mentors and many times the primary advocate for the individuals they serve, Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) require a broad range of skills, yet they earn an average wage far below the typical American worker.

To honor their important role and highlight the growing shortage of Direct Support Professionals in Indiana, Governor Mitch Daniels has declared September 9-15, 2012 to be Direct Support Professional Recognition Week.

New Hope Services is happy to take this week to celebrate the contributions of the valued DSPs who make so many accomplishments possible for Hoosiers with disabilities.



Healthy Families Expands to Jackson

New Hope Services, Inc. was recently awarded the contract for the Jackson County Healthy Families program from the State of Indiana.
Healthy Families is a voluntary and confidential home-based service to support new and expectant parents. Because babies begin learning at birth, Healthy Families believes parents are their child's first and best teacher. Parenting is a very demanding job and all parents have worries, questions and stress.

Healthy Families provides families with information about services available in the community, information about the health, safety and care of newborns, and access to the latest information on brain development. Families receive regular visits from a trained family support specialist who can provide support, developmental assessments for their child, and an opportunity to set and accomplish family goals.

New Hope Services also has a Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) office in Jackson County.

More Info on Healthy Families


Client Artwork


Client Art

Each month New Hope shows off a new piece of artwork or craft completed by one or more of our clients.

This is a collection of pieces created by our ACES clients!



Want to Help? Donate That Old Car!

New Hope Services has partnered with Clark County Auto Auction to offer another way for you to support our mission while clearing some extra space in your garage. We've set up a great new donation program which will allow you to quickly and easily get that car, boat, RV, or anything else that rolls out of your way while helping support the children, adults, and families that New Hope serves every day. It doesn't matter if it runs or not, all you need to do is give New Hope a call and Clark County Auto Auction will come pick up the vehicle.

Please call for info: (812) 288-8248 ext. 120

If you would like to support New Hope and our programs please click on the link below to go directly to our secure donations page.

Donations Can be Made Here


Aberdeen Woods Approved for Phase 2

At a recent board meeting, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) approved New Hope Services, Inc. to begin construction on Phase 2 of our Aberdeen Woods development in Jeffersonville.

Phase 1 was recently concluded with the completion of five beautifully constructed duplexes with a total of 10 units. Before construction ended New Hope Services had already received approved lease applications for all ten units and immediately began working on Phase 2 of the project.

The Aberdeen Woods development is recognition of the evolving needs in Southern Indiana as more adults over the age of 55 find themselves continuing to support their children and grandchildren. While most senior adults have stable incomes they aren't necessarily meant to provide for additional family members, and this new lifestyle trend is making it more difficult for them to meet their needs.

More Info on Aberdeen


August - Immediate Releases

New Hope Services Takes Over Jackson County Healthy Families Program

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – September 4, 2012 – New Hope Services, Inc. was recently awarded the contract for the Jackson County Healthy Families program from the State of Indiana .

Healthy Families is a voluntary and confidential home-based service to support new and expectant parents. Because babies begin learning at birth, Healthy Families believes parents are their child's first and best teacher. Parenting is a very demanding job and all parents have worries, questions and stress.

Healthy Families provides families with information about services available in the community, information about the health, safety and care of newborns, and access to the latest information on brain development. Families receive regular visits from a trained family support specialist who can provide support, developmental assessments for their child, and an opportunity to set and accomplish family goals.

James Bosley , President and CEO of New Hope Services, said “We are so pleased to be able to offer Healthy Families in Jackson County . Healthy Families is such a positive program which is needed in every community. We’ve worked with people throughout Jackson County and Seymour for many years and to have the opportunity to serve more people while honoring our mission is extremely rewarding.”

New Hope Services also has a Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) office in Jackson County which is located in the Community Agency Building in Seymour .

For more information about Healthy Families please contact the office at 812-524-8365 or stop by the office located in the Community Agency Building at 113 N. Chestnut, Seymour , Indiana 47274.


New Hope Services Approved for Phase 2 of Aberdeen Woods

Also Receives a Pre-Development Grant for a New Senior Community, Cherry Grove

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN - August 27, 2012 – At a recent board meeting,  of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), New Hope Services, Inc. was approved New Hope Services, Inc. to begin construction on Phase 2 of its Aberdeen Woods development in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The board also approved a pre-development grant for Cherry Grove, which will be a new senior community located in Charlestown , Indiana .

The Aberdeen Woods development is recognition of the evolving needs of seniors in Southern Indiana as more adults over the age of 55 find themselves continuing to support the needs of their children and grandchildren. While most senior adults have stable incomes they aren’t necessarily meant to provide for the needs of additional family members, and this new lifestyle trend is making it more difficult for them to meet their needs.

Phase 1 of construction was recently concluded ended with the completion of five beautifully constructed duplexes with a total of 10 units. Before construction ended New Hope Services had already received approved lease applications for all ten units and immediately began working on Phase 2 of the project.

James Bosley, President and CEO of New Hope Services, said “Receiving notification from IHCDA on phase two of Aberdeen Woods is excellent news. We’ve known for years that having affordable housing options for seniors is a necessity and with Phase 2 moving forward and now with the pre-development grant for Cherry Grove, we’ll be able to meet those needs.”

As a leading provider of affordable housing options in our Southern Indiana community, New Hope Services is developing Aberdeen Woods as a way to offer a safe and inviting place for seniors to call home. Following this model of service New Hope Services looked to repeat the success of Aberdeen Woods and is now looking to create a similar senior community in Charlestown named Cherry Grove.

Cherry Grove will consist of 41 units with car ports and a community center for group activities. The pre-development grant will allow New Hope to get the appropriate market and environmental studies completed while the architectural planning of the project is finalized. Cherry Grove will be located just off Highway 403 in Charlestown .

James Bosley, President and CEO of New Hope Services, said, “Receiving notification from IHCDA on phase two of Aberdeen Woods is excellent news. We’ve known for years that having affordable housing options for seniors is a necessity and with Aberdeen Woods moving forward, and now with the pre-development grant on Cherry Grove, we’ll be able to meet those needs.”


Dale Moss Has Joined New Hope Services, Inc. to Help With Its Communications and Development Efforts

Moss is contracted with New Hope to provide as-needed services

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN - August 22, 2012 - New Hope Services, Inc. has joined with Dale Moss to help with its communications and development efforts as the agency continues to grow and assess its needs.  

The former longtime Indiana columnist for The Courier-Journal, Moss is contracted with New Hope to provide as-needed services.   Moss welcomes this chance to be involved directly with an agency he finds easy to admire.    "New Hope Services survives into its sixth decade because of its outstanding track record," Moss said.  "It is an undeniable model for how human services cannot only survive but thrive.

"Nonetheless, the agency must continue to tell its story and to gain supporters.  New Hope Services is far too important for the community to take it for granted. I look forward to assisting with that challenge."

Moss retired in April after 37 years at the Louisville newspaper. He was the familiar face of Southern Indiana coverage for much of his career.   He wrote 3,500 columns, won two statewide media awards and is a nominee for the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame.

Moss lives in Jeffersonville with his wife, Jean, a school teacher.   Their home has been in his family 151 years. Their son, Sam, is a Jeffersonville police officer and their daughter, Allison, helps manage a local thrift store.

James Bosley, President and CEO of New Hope Services, said, “This is a great opportunity to work with and learn from someone who is so familiar with Southern Indiana . New Hope has been around for 54 years but we continue to grow, and as we grow, it’s vital to gain new perspectives and opportunities. We are very excited to add Dale to the team


July 2012

Employee Appreciation Cookouts

In June New Hope's senior managers threw two appreciation cookouts for NewHope employees. To thank all of the employees for the tremendous work they do throughout our community senior managers donated their own money to provide the food for both cookouts and took care of all the set up, cooking, and clean up.

Each year New Hope's 180 employees serve over 10,000 people in 13 different counties at an extremely high level of service. Without our employees working as passionately and hard as they do we would not be the organization we are today.

 


BBB Accreditation

New Hope Services recently went through the application process to become a Better Business Bureau accredited organization. The evaluation conclusion stated that "New Hope Services meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.

New Hope is very pleased to receive this accreditation from the Better Business Bureau as we continue to strive to be Southern Indiana's premier non-profit organization and focus on our mission to "provide services responsive to individual needs."


Hope SeniorCare

Hope SeniorCare is a personalized care and support service for seniors in Southern Indiana. Hope SeniorCare offers three categories of in-home and community services. These may be used independently, or in conjunction to provide comprehensive care for your loved one.

SeniorCare Testimonial :

"Hope SeniorCare is the best. Mom isn't driving now, so this is the perfect match. Jan and Linda alternate spending time with her, whether it be shopping, out for lunch, errands, hair appointments or just staying home and visiting. We are able to choose the days of the week and the time that works best for Mom. This is a perfect service and Mom always looks forward to her outings." -Mary Beth Sagebiel

For more information on how SeniorCare can help with your loved please call Tonya Feller at (812) 288-8248 ext. 161 or click the link below.

SeniorCare


Client Art

Each month New Hope shows off a new piece of artwork or craft completed by one of our clients.

Take a look at this great self portrait by Joe Keller! Here


Thank You WHAS Crusade for Children!

New Hope Services would like to thank the WHAS Crusade for Children for their grant to help support New Hope's Child and Family Services. The Crusade for Children grant will help purchase educational and developmentally appropriate toys and furniture for children.

If you would like to support New Hope and our programs please click on the link below to go directly to our secure donations page.

New Hope Services supports the Donor Bill of Rights which was established by a group of fundraising organizations to ensure ethical standards and principles were established to maintain public trust. New Hope has also recently updated our donor privacy policy. More information on privacy policy and Donor Bill of Rights can be found on our website.

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Healthy Families Looking for Referrals

Having a Baby or Know Someone Who Is?
Healthy Families is a home-based support program to assist families in preparing for and adjusting to a new baby.

Free. Voluntary. Confidential

Having a Baby?
Want to speak to a Family Resource Specialist who can connect you the best resources? Give Healthy Families a call! Located in Kids Place at 1642 W McClain Ave Scottsburg, IN, Healthy Families can give you the latest information on your baby's development and provide you with comfort and help during the hard times. For the best resources and the latest information call Healthy Families at (812) 752-4892 and set up an appointment today!


World Breastfeeding Week

August 1-7

Each year we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week in each of our WIC clinics to help promote the choice of breastfeeding and to also recognize the moms in our program which have chosen to breastfeed. WBW is celebrated world wide August 1-7 every year.

Events will be held in Clark, Scott and Jackson counties.

more info


Congratulations to John Watkins!

John Watkins Named IUS Alumni Association President John Watkins, New Hope's support services manager, was recently named the new president of the IU Southeast Alumni Association for 2012-13.

New Hope would like to congratulate John, a 31 year employee and a 1979 graduate of IUS.

 


June 2012

Department of Child Services: Prevention funding opportunities

Region 18 Department of Child Services announces $23,000-$25,000 in Prevention funding opportunities for safe sleep, water safety, and safe sitter programs for July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013.


CARF Preparation

New Hope Services has begun preparations for their 2012 CARF survey which will take place later this year. "CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Whether you are seeking rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for addiction and substance abuse, home and community services, retirement living, or other health and human services, you can have confidence in your choice. Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available. CARF accreditation signals a service provider's commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community."


Disaster Relief Fund and Lady Antebellum Update

Since the May 16th benefit concert by Lady Antebellum to raise money and awareness for those Southern Indiana communities that were impacted by the March 2nd tornadoes the committee for the New Hope Services / Indiana Bankers Association Disaster Relief Fund has been meeting regularly to discuss the applications submitted by those people who have requested assistance. The committee, made up of representatives from New Hope Services, the Indiana Bankers Association, and The New Washington State Bank has been busy due to the need within those communities. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are urged to apply for help by submitting an application by mail to New Hope Services or by dropping off the application at any New Washington State Bank location.

The application can be found online at newhopeservices.org and at all New Washington State Bank locations. New Hope Services thanks our partners at the Indiana Bankers Association, The New Washington State Bank, Lady Antebellum, and all of the other donors who have contributed to the New Hope Services / Indiana Bankers Association Disaster Relief Fund. 100% of the donations will go back to those Southern Indiana communities who need it most.


Summer Food Program Program Begins July 1

Kids Place Child Care will be participating in the Summer Foods Program to ensure any child under the age of 18 has the opportunity to eat a hot meal while school is out of session. The program will launch 7/1/12 and run through 8/31/12. Breakfast (6:45-7:45) and lunch (11:00-11:30) will be served Monday through Friday each week, with closure on 7/4/12 in observance of Independence Day.

Children may come to Kids Place Child Care located at 1642 W. McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, IN 47170 to obtain the free meals, and should be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please contact Rosie Morehous or Holly Armstrong at 812-752-4892.


Supporting Clark County Relay for Life Walkers Honor Bill Davis and Charley Reisert

On May 18th and 19th New Hope Services employees participated in the Clark County Relay for Life walk-a-thon. Walking in honor of long time New Hope employee Bill Davis and former board member Charley Reisert, employees walked over 600 miles in 12 hours and raised over $600 for cancer research. Thank you to all of our supporters and to those who participated.


May 2012

WHAS -Henryville: Rebuilding Three Months Later


New Hope & Lady Antebellum Raise $285,000 to Help the Henryville Tornado Victims

 


New Hope Services, Inc. is Working with the Clark County Red Cross to help Tornado Victims

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – New Hope Services is partnering with the Clark County Red Cross to assist victims of last Friday’s tornados.

The New To You Stores have provided the Red Cross with vouchers that they are distributing to storm victims based upon their level of need. People will then be able to use their vouchers at store locations to purchase clothing, furniture, and other essential items.

In addition, the NTY Stores are working with the Clark County Red Cross and are accepting donations of food, clothing, furniture, or other essential items for tornado victims from last week’s storms. All food and perishable items are being delivered to the communities in need and clothing, furniture, and appliance donations are being accounted for and 100% of the value of the donated items will be given back to the Red Cross in the form of vouchers.

“At New Hope we want to do everything we can to help our community and people in need” said James Bosley, President and CEO of New Hope Services. “We work every day to provide services responsive to individual needs and when the need in our community is as great as it is right now we must do our part to help these families recover and offer assistance in any way we can.”

To donate items please bring them to the New To You Stores in Clarksville at 1150 Lewis and Clark Parkway, or to the Charlestown store at 1103 Market Street. The New To You Stores are also in need of volunteers to help sort through donations. To volunteer or if you have any questions please call either (812) 206-2641 or (812) 256-2172.

 


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