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October 15, 2019
BIG NEWS: We have received a $100,000 matching gift from a local (and incredible) donor!!!  This means that every gift that comes in between now and $100,000 has twice the impact. What?!?! We know. It’s a lot to take in.  We invite you to join us by creating a GroupRev fundraising page.  It’s easy and will let us...
Rupert joined Mary’s family by way of Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly-trained assistance dogs. They have joined us for years at our annual community open house. This month we celebrate Mary, Rupert and everyone else who has been a part of highlighting...
We have now raised over $130,000! We are so, so grateful. Grateful for your donations, for your time and effort in spreading the word about this campaign, for your belief in us and that what we do matters. But our work isn’t done. We still have $429,000 to raise by November 1st to ensure that...
September 5, 2019
By Corrina Thompson, Community Relations Manager at Joy’s House This is part my story, and part Miss Liz’s story… Twenty years ago, my sister Tina started this magical not-for-profit – Joy’s House Adult Day Service – a place that offers a secure and engaging environment for adults that are not able to stay at home...
January 30, 2019
Over the past 20 years, we have cared for some of the spunkiest women and kindest men that we’ve had the pleasure to meet.  While we spent 40+ hours a week with these men and women, learning about the past that was forgotten due to Alzheimer’s or has become too weak due to Parkinson’s or...
Editor’s Note: This is the second entry in a series by Brent Cummins, Joy’s House Gala Committee member. Read below to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work that takes place leading up to each year’s big event!  Have you ever been to a formal event and wonder how, just how did everything come together so...
In the midst of one of the most divisive political landscapes in America’s history, members of Congress, as well as President Donald Trump, have shown there is one thing we can all agree on–caregiving. It’s a topic that we all face or will face in one way or another in our lifetime, and with the...
Amanda Singer had her plate full running a dance studio in Massachusetts. But after her mother underwent emergency surgery and radiation for breast cancer late last year, Singer, 28, unexpectedly found herself taking on an even bigger responsibility — the role of unpaid family caregiver. Singer is one of millions of millennial caregivers in the United...
Editor’s Note: In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’d like to share Courtney S.’s story with you. Courtney joined the Joy’s House family as a volunteer in 2017, and now finds herself a member of our Guest Relations team at Joy’s House at UIndy. Read more about her experience below.   When I first signed...
When you think of a beautiful, vibrant 27-year-old woman, you probably picture someone much like Alissa K.  Alissa is a fun-loving young woman who happens to be living her life with Down Syndrome. Alissa and Lisa Wells, Executive Director of Down Syndrome Indiana, recently joined us on Caregiver Crossing and boy, did we have fun!  We...