Indy’s Homeless: Preparing for Winter’s Coldest Night

As most of Indianapolis hunkers down for the coldest week so far this winter, outreach workers with our Homeless Initiative Program (HIP) will be outside in the frigid temperatures, seeking out the homeless and helping them stay warm.

In 2012, HIP served over 3,000 individuals experiencing homelessness.  A one of Indiana’s largest programs to provide comprehensive care for homeless persons, HIP is asking you to help maintain the impact we had last year.

Homelessness affects all types of individuals:
•  10% of the individuals served were veterans
•  300 families received assistance from our HIP staff
•  20% of HIP clients were children

As the new year begins, we hope to change these staggering numbers!  A few bucks from many will cover a lot of need in downtown Indianapolis. All donations will go to providing blankets, food,  shelter, housing, health care, outreach, case management,veterans services, employment training and support services to homeless men, women and children in Marion County.  Click here to visit our donation page or share this on Facebook and Twitter to spread the word!

Winter Warm-Up Collection Drives Needed!

With the winter chill under way in Indianapolis, it’s also time to scour the closets for seldom-used coats, hats, gloves and other clothes that could help keep someone else warm. Donated items are very much appreciated.  Click here to learn how hosting a Helpings Drive could be the perfect way to give back.

 

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