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The Gift That Gives Back

As the temperatures continue to drop, most of us grab our thick winter coats, hats, and gloves before heading out the door for holiday activities. For many of Indy’s homeless residents, that is impossible. This holiday season, please considering giving the gift that gives back by donating to HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program (HIP). You can [...]

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Healthy Choices: Not just for the fortunate.

Have you ever been to a grocery store in an under-served neighborhood?  It wasn’t long ago that I ran over to a store close to my office to grab some food choices for a client training session.  I was in the market for some healthier choices that people could munch on while they were learning [...]

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Brassiere Bazaar

On Saturday April 30th, HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program (HIP) hosted a “Brassiere Bazaar” for homeless women in Indianapolis. The event was conceived as a result of an informal relationship with Rachael Heger, who had a mission to provide 3,500 bras to homeless women by her 35th birthday.  Rachael thought this was a goal that could [...]

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Winter is Upon Us: Helping Our Homeless Neighbors

As we entered into the holiday season many of our homeless neighbors were able to enjoy either a holiday breakfast or holiday dinner at many locations around the city.  As we get closer to the holidays, the Indianapolis community is bracing for our winter months that lie ahead.  We are filling our snow blowers with [...]

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Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless

HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program and the Hard Rock Cafe Indianapolis are hosting their annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless on Thanksgiving morning, November 26, 2015. The dinner will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe located at 49 S. Meridian Street. This annual dinner serves approximately 300 people, who might not otherwise have a [...]

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Serving Our Veterans

In April, HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program (HIP) was part of a community wide effort including the Veteran’s Administration and Indiana National Guard among many others, to have a booth and support in the way of volunteers the “Operation Hire A Hoosier Veteran Career Fair.” Many exceptional employer partners were present, including but not limited, to [...]

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March Madness Begins!

We’re excited to announce that HealthNet has been chosen to participate in this year’s Brackets for Good Tournament. We need you on our team! Brackets for Good is a single elimination, competitive, fundraising tournament where you, your family and friends can vote for HealthNet by donating on the Brackets for Good website. The competition is set up similar to the March [...]

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HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program – Employment & Training

HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program (HIP) provides a variety of services to those in Indianapolis experiencing homelessness. These services include outreach, housing, case management, veterans assistance, and employment and training. Matt Holland has been a part of HIP’s Employment & Training team for two and a half years. We sat down with Matt to learn more [...]

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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

November 15-23 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. With the upcoming holidays, many of us don’t take as much time as we should realizing how lucky we are for all that we have. National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week puts the spotlight on those that are part of an under-served population who are struggling [...]

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Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day is an important time to reflect on the sacrifices that those who have served and are currently serving our country have made for the common pleasures that we all enjoy but sometimes take for granted. One of the most poignant stories reflecting that sacrifice is the story of Pat Tillman, a former NFL [...]

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