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Many of us experience family traditions without thinking about it. Maybe it’s the first day of school photos that happen every fall or the bedtime stories every night. Maybe it’s something as creative as a secret family handshake or burying jack-o’-lanterns the day after Halloween. For others, it gets more personal. Mr. Dominic and his...
February 1, 2018
  I was there when he took his last breath.  His name is Doug and at some point over the last nearly twenty years, he became family to me.  The details of those years don’t matter to you, but they included a souped-up golf cart, Joy’s House, family meals, a really cool Harley, a backhoe...
January 2018 – Frankie Frankie married her best friend in October of 2016. As a matter of fact, she and George Raymond, or Ray as she calls him, had known each other for 18 years. At the time they married, they were raising three children under the age of fourteen. They were both in their...
If you’ve received one of our 2018 calendars, you’ve noticed by now that our 2018 “theme” for Joy’s House is courage. (And if you haven’t yet gotten a calendar and would like one – or several! – please email us.) We see courage in a lot of people, and in a lot of ways, at...
January 8, 2018
I love the New Year, not because of the parties or the chances of snow, but because it is an opportunity for a fresh start and a fresh outlook on life.  For me, January 1st brings excitement and anticipation, but for many others, it is a time of uncertainty, insecurity and possibly even outright chaos....
Every day at Joy’s House is fun, but there’s something truly special about the holidays. We come together to enjoy special meals, host volunteers and groups who spread cheer, and are blessed to receive visits – and gifts! – from Santa and his elves. Here’s a small glimpse of some of our most recent fun....
September 22, 2017
Summer is one of our favorite times at Joy’s House! There is time spent in our gardens, relaxing on the deck with friends, and soaking up as much sunshine as possible. As sad as we are to say goodbye to summer, we’re looking forward to Fall Fun. Here are some of our activities and memories...
Joy’s House is excited to partner with O’Riley Funeral Home to host the movie, Honor Flight One Last Mission.  This heartwarming documentary is about 4 living WWII veterans and a community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C.  Honor Flight is an incredible program that appropriately honors veterans.  Indy...
The past week has brought lots of fun to both Joy’s House sites! Joy’s House at UIndy continues to enjoy getting to know our new therapy “pets”, Charlie and Sally. Joy’s House Broad Ripple enjoyed having caricatures made by an artist this week! Guests at both sites have enjoyed time outside in our beautiful gardens....