UWCI News and Stories
When Shelly’s friend suggested she might enjoy volunteering with the Friendly Visitor program, she was hesitant at first. She wasn’t sure she had anything positive to offer.
Mayor Greg Ballard delivered opening remarks at the 2014 Marion County Conference on Re-Entry, hosted by the Marion County Re-entry Coalition (MCRC). Helping ex-offenders successfully re-enter society is part of Mayor Ballard’s holistic approach to making Indy a safer community and reducing crime.
For this year’s event, the Colts and Indiana Wesleyan University helped create a fitness room at the Lilly Boys & Girls Club, a United Way agency, as part of the NFL’s PLAY 60 initiative, which encourages youth to be active at least 60 minutes each day.
The kitchen at Wheeler Mission is a bustling place. Each day, their staff serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to dozens of individuals who are homeless and in need.
"Dana" had a nagging worry that something in the house was causing her kids' illnesses. A thorough home inspection revealed mold in the basement as well as wiring, roofing, plumbing and structural problems.
Concerned that her daughter’s language and reading skills were significantly below her grade level, Sophie’s mother enrolled her in the Barbara B. Jordan YMCA’s Summer Roundup program.