John Boner Neighborhood Centers Community Day

Easterseals Crossroads Hosts Community Day to Highlight Community Resources

Saturday, October 1, at John Boner Neighborhood Centers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 26, 2022) – Easterseals Crossroads, a local nonprofit organization providing disability services, is hosting a Community Day Event, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, at John Boner Neighborhood Centers on Saturday, October 1.

This free, family-friendly event takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at John Boner Neighborhood Centers, located at 2236 East 10th Street in Indianapolis. Easterseals Crossroads will provide free, on-site child development checkups; share information about employment services for individuals and families living with disability; and offer information about support services for veterans facing homelessness.

“As a leading provider of services for people with disabilities in central Indiana, we realize not all people have equal access to what they need. Community Day events highlight resources available to people from a variety of partner organizations within the area,” said David Dreith, President/CEO of Easterseals Crossroads.

“We are grateful for this important partnership with Easterseals Crossroads,” said James Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of the John Boner Neighborhood Centers. “This essential effort supports our IndyEast Promise Neighborhood initiative that promises access to great schools and whole-family support to ensure a successful transition from cradle to career.”

An exhibit hall of community partners will offer book giveaways, information on programs for adults and children, games, food and fun. Highlights include food box distribution courtesy of Gleaners Food Bank and Eskenazi Health and diaper distribution courtesy of Indiana Diaper Bank as well as a financial journey information session hosted by JPMorgan Chase. In addition, HealthNet will be on site with a mobile unit, offering BMI, blood pressure and glucose screenings along with information and interactive games. The first 150 people also receive free lunch.

“Attending these Community Day events at the neighborhood centers sponsored by Easterseals Crossroads has been a wonderful way to connect with families and provide information and resources about Adult & Child Health,” said Carla Orr, team lead with Adult & Child Health. “As a vendor attending the event, I have gained information from the other vendors to share with my agency and have appreciated building relationships with the team members at the neighborhood centers.”

 

For more about Easterseals Crossroads or to donate, visit www.eastersealscrossroads.org.

About John Boner Neighborhood Centers

John Boner Neighborhood Centers inspires neighbors and partners to improve the quality of life on the Near Eastside by providing tools for change and growth. To learn more about John Boner Neighborhood Centers, visit jbncenters.org.

 

 

2022-09-26T11:57:22-04:00September 26, 2022|News Releases|

September 2022

Presented by Anthem in partnership with Chase, Easterseals Crossroads hosts Community Day at MLK Center Saturday, September 17. Leann Faust speaks about the importance of early childhood development checks and milestones with reporters from WTHR.

2022-09-15T09:45:23-04:00September 15, 2022|Media Appearances|

MLK Center Community Day

Easterseals Crossroads Hosts Community Day to Highlight Community Resources

Saturday, September 17, at MLK Center in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 12, 2022) – Easterseals Crossroads, a local nonprofit organization providing disability services, is hosting a Community Day Event, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, at MLK Center on Saturday, September 17.

This free, family-friendly event takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at MLK Center, located at 40 W. 40th Street in Indianapolis.

Easterseals Crossroads will provide free, on-site child development checkups; share information about employment services for individuals and families living with disability; and offer information about support services for veterans facing homelessness.

In addition, an exhibit hall of community partners will offer book giveaways, information on programs for adults and children, games, food and fun. Highlights include food box distribution courtesy of Gleaners Food Bank and Eskenazi Health and diaper distribution courtesy of Indiana Diaper Bank as well as a financial journey information session hosted by JPMorgan Chase. The first 150 people also receive free lunch.

“As a leading provider of services for people with disabilities in central Indiana, we realize not all people have equal access to what they need. Community Day events highlight resources available to people from a variety of partner organizations within the area,” said David Dreith, President/CEO of Easterseals Crossroads.

“Not everyone can easily access the things they need for their family – and may not even know what is available to them. Meeting people where they are, in their neighborhood, is essential,” said MLK Center Executive Director Allison Luthe.

For more about Easterseals Crossroads or to donate, visit www.eastersealscrossroads.org.

About MLK Center

The MLK Center mission is to create a meaningful impact on the lives of those in the neighborhoods served, through quality, multi-generational programs that build community, invest in youth, empower families, advocate for neighbors and provide a peaceful space to connect. To learn more about the MLK Center, visit https://mlkcenterindy.org/.

2022-09-12T14:18:22-04:00September 12, 2022|News Releases|

Ability Awareness Day at Indiana State Fair

Easterseals Crossroads Sponsors Ability Awareness Day at Indiana State Fair on July 31

First-ever Ability Awareness Day includes sensory garden, adaptive sports

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 11, 2022) – Easterseals Crossroads, a local nonprofit organization providing disability services, has recognized the need and created a public platform for creating ability awareness. The first-ever Ability Awareness Day will be held at the Indiana State Fair on Sunday, July 31. Easterseals Crossroads is partnering with Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI)/RHI Foundation, Bosma, Superior Van and Mobility, BraunAbility, JPMorgan Chase and Engledow Group, among other groups and organizations.

Easterseals Crossroads and its partners will host several booths along State Fair Boulevard that day, designed for attendees to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by people with disabilities — through enjoying sensory-friendly Midway hours, experiencing a sensory garden, learning how to play an adaptive sport and exploring an adaptive vehicle, among other activities.

“As a leading service provider and community resource for people with disabilities, we realize the need for inclusion, diversity and equity in all aspects of daily living,” said Easterseals Crossroads President and CEO David Dreith. “The Indiana State Fair has a 130-year history of welcoming all Hoosiers, and we are thrilled to partner with them on the first-ever Ability Day to open the fair. This long-awaited event will include a significant gathering of partners providing resources, information, contests, activities and fun! Hoosiers will not want to miss this day created to celebrate and recognize the ability of everyone in our state.”

Easterseals Crossroads is still looking for volunteers for Ability Awareness Day at the Indiana State Fair. If interested, please fill out the form here: https://bit.ly/3IEmm5j. Volunteers must be 18 years and older; but those 16 and older may volunteer with parents.

2022-07-12T09:28:31-04:00July 12, 2022|News Releases|

June 2022

iCan Bike staff John Kelly and Shae Kelly speak with WXIN about the popular iCan Bike camp where individuals with disabilities 8+ can learn to ride a conventional bicycle.

 

2022-06-07T10:11:56-04:00June 7, 2022|Media Appearances|

Community Day at Edna Martin Christian Center

Easterseals Crossroads Hosts Community Day to Highlight Community Resources

Saturday, June 11, at Edna Martin Christian Center in Martindale-Brightwood

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 2, 2022) – Easterseals Crossroads, a local nonprofit organization providing disability services, is hosting a Community Day Event presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and in partnership with JPMorgan Chase at Edna Martin Christian Center on Saturday, June 11.

This free, family-friendly event takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Edna Martin Christian Center’s Leadership and Legacy Campus, located at 2259 Ralston Avenue in Indianapolis.

Easterseals Crossroads will provide free, onsite child development checkups; share information about employment services for individuals and families living with disability; offer information about support services for veterans facing homelessness; and highlight career opportunities at Easterseals Crossroads.

In addition, an exhibit hall of community partners will offer book giveaways; information on programs for adults and children; games; and food box distribution courtesy of Gleaners Food Bank and Eskenazi Health. Highlights include a meet and greet with Indiana Pacers Mascot Boomer from 12-1 p.m. as well as a financial journey information session hosted by JPMorgan Chase.

“As a leading provider of services for people with disabilities in central Indiana, we realize that not all people have equal access to what they need. Community Day events highlight resources that are available to people from a variety of partner organizations within the area,” said David Dreith, President/CEO of Easterseals Crossroads.

“We’re excited to partner with Easterseals Crossroads to bring so many wonderful community resources together for our Martindale-Brightwood neighbors,” said Trina Boyd, Family Ministries Coordinator/Social Capital Coordinator at Edna Martin Christian Center. “With a free lunch for our first 250 guests, games, crafts and a chance to meet Boomer, the Indiana Pacers Mascot, it is bound to be a great event!”

About Edna Martin Christian Center

The Edna Martin Christian Center’s mission is to invest in the lives of all in Martindale-Brightwood and surrounding neighborhoods through community-driven opportunities that foster stability, growth and a vision of hope. The Edna Martin Christian Center is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where individual differences are respected, appreciated and recognized as qualities that enrich the environment in which we work and serve.

To learn more about Edna Martin Christian Center, visit ednamartincc.org.

 About Easterseals Crossroads

As one of 68 Easterseals affiliates, Easterseals Crossroads has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 85 years. Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easterseals Crossroads offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. We provide top-quality, family-focused and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the individuals we serve. For more, visit eastersealscrossroads.org.

 For more about Easterseals Crossroads or to donate, visit www.eastersealscrossroads.org.

2022-06-06T11:19:51-04:00June 6, 2022|News Releases|

April 2022

Easterseals Crossroads CEO David Dreith speaks with WXIN FOX 59 about Community Day Events presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. These free, family-friendly events include resources, games, food and fun for the whole family.

 

2022-04-21T12:27:11-04:00April 21, 2022|Media Appearances|

Community Day Highlights Resources for Far Eastside Community

INDIANAPOLIS (April 18, 2022) — Easterseals Crossroads, a local nonprofit organization providing disability services, is hosting its Community Day at CAFE event, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, on Saturday, April 23.

This free, family-friendly event takes place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE), located at 8902 E. 38th Street in Indianapolis.

Easterseals Crossroads will be providing free child development checkups on site and sharing information about employment services for individuals and families living with disability, support services for veterans facing homelessness and career opportunities at Easterseals Crossroads.

In addition, an exhibit hall of community partners will offer book giveaways, information on programs for adults and children, games and food. Highlights include a meet and greet and story time with Indiana Pacers Mascot Boomer from 12-1 p.m. as well as a financial journey mapping information session hosted by JPMorgan Chase at 1 p.m.

“As a leading provider of services for people with disabilities in central Indiana, we realize not all people have equal access to what they need,” said David Dreith, President/CEO of Easterseals Crossroads. “Community Day events provide an introduction to resources available to people from a variety of partner organizations within our area.”

“We are excited to collaborate with Easterseals Crossroads for the Community Day at CAFE event,” said CAFE Vice President of Communications and Engagement Cheria Caldwell. “Our mission is to provide resources and information to the community that improve quality of life and reduce barriers.”

CAFE is a resident-driven, neighborhood-based nonprofit organization that works to enhance the quality of life on the Far Eastside. CAFE provides basic needs such as rental and utility assistance, workforce development, food access and a two-generational approach that works to sustain the entire household. CAFE is committed to engaging youth, adults and seniors in a community network that strives to keep families strong, empowered and connected through opportunities for leadership, self-sufficiency, asset building and social activities.

For more about Easterseals Crossroads or to donate, visit www.eastersealscrossroads.org.

Learn more about CAFE.

2022-04-19T08:16:15-04:00April 19, 2022|News Releases|

March 2022

Nikki DeMentri with WRTV stopped by Easterseals Crossroads to speak with Tracy Gale, our director of autism services, and meet one of our young families.

 

2022-03-25T14:17:17-04:00March 25, 2022|Media Appearances|
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