A Note from Tina

June 22, 2020

A note from Tina McIntosh, Founder & President of Joy’s House. Published June 22, 2020.

It feels great to be able to say…So much is happening at Joy’s House right now! It’s almost as if we’re throwing our shoulders back, lifting our heads and shouting, “Let’s do this!” We’ve been working hard during this pandemic to stay connected with our families, providing respite, relief and resources as needed. Our families are strong, but let’s be honest – caregiving is a lot. That’s where we come in. And we are thrilled to be able to say that we are re-opening our doors at our Broad Ripple location on July 1. There are a myriad of details that go into how we do this as safely as possible and like everything we do at Joy’s House, with great intention. If you’d like details about what this looks like, email me.

Here on our website you’ll find a list of In-Kind Donation Needs as we begin serving with our adult day services again. I want to thank you in advance for giving that list some extra attention. I also want to thank those of you who have responded to our spring solicitation letter with financial donations. We’ve appreciated donations being directed, during this pandemic time, to organizations focusing on foundational human needs – food, shelter, medical healthcare. But now, we’re asking you to consider the needs of Joy’s House. We’ve seen what this time of quarantine has done to the families who rely on us for exceptional adult day and caregiver services and it’s time for us to ask for your support. If you’d like to make a donation to Joy’s House today, click here.

But before we go any further, I want to take a moment to recognize my incredible co-workers. As of June 13, we either furloughed or reduced the hours of 61% of our staff. It’s our fervent hope that we’ll be back to 100% employment in the not-so-distant future. Let’s be honest – we are who we are because of the staff and volunteers who make Joy’s House a place where we can serve our community and live out our values of:

Fulfilled Lives