Community agencies and services providing health assets to county residents

Local agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and key leaders provide whole-person and age diverse care including emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual. Communities benefit when a united purpose and vision are primary for all groups in the interprofessional and collaborative team. Grant County community health groups are committed to working closely to meet the health and healing needs of neighbors and friends.

Boy Scouts - facebook

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The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Cancer Services of Grant County

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Cancer Services of Grant County, Indiana was established as a 501 C-3 not for profit in 1959. We are a community based agency that lifts the burdens of illness for local individuals facing cancer as well as providing countywide educational outreach on early detection and cancer prevention. We celebrate our decades of services to thousands of Grant County Individuals. Join us in our many events this year!

Carey Services

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Carey Services was established in 1954 through the efforts of parents of persons with disabilities and concerned citizens of our communities. Their purpose in 1954 still serves as the underlying philosophy of what drives Carey Services today...creating pathways towards self-sufficiency with personal satisfaction.

Carey Services is a community-based organization which receives strong support from a broad cross-section of consumers, families, businesses and charitable interests. Supports and services are determined through person-centered planning, whereby consumers and their families direct the planning and allocation of resources to meet their own individual life goals.

Consumers and families have the comfort of knowing that, because we have enjoyed over 55 years of stable growth, Carey Services will continue to thrive, responding to the individual human service need of our clients.

Community CPR

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The Marion Fire Department is dedicated to the preservation of life and the well being of our community. This dedication is shown through the many cardio pulmonary resuscitation (C.P.R.) classes that we teach throughout the year. We have 12 dedicated firefighters who are, American Heart Association, C.P.R. instructors. We offer many different types of C.P.R. classes. We will teach small or large groups or a group of individuals. Just call (765-668-4474) Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm to schedule the American Heart Association C.P.R. class that fits your needs. Here are a couple of our most popular classes that we offer.

Community Foundation of Grant County

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The team here at the Community Foundation is deeply passionate about Grant County. We believe we can be the best in the world at improving the quality of life right here where we live. We know that the more our economic engine is primed, the more impact we can make. So, we use our mission, as all quality organizations should, to guide and direct decisions…all of our decisions.

Family Service Society, Inc

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The mission of Family Service Society, Inc. is to encourage, empower, and educate; individuals, families, and communities to improve their quality of life.

Family Service Society, Inc. views the family primarily in terms of its function in society. Consequently we believe a family consists of two or more people, whether living together or apart, related by blood, marriage, or adoption. We also believe everyone requires and deserves the loving environment of a caring family, which serves as the cornerstone of our mission.

History

Family Service Society, Inc. (FSSI) has been an integral part of the local community for over 90 years. Established in 1919, this community-based organization became incorporated in 1973 as a 501(c) 3. Through the first 25-30 years FSSI provided basic and welfare services in Grant County for individuals from cradle to the grave. Services included child protection, adoption services, admission assessment for poor and elderly individuals going to the county home, utilities, food, clothing needs, and referral for community services. Following those early years, counseling and programs assisting families and individuals in daily living adjustment and mental health needs were developed.

First Light Child Advocacy Center

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First Light is a place where people, children, and caring come together. The center provides a location for members of a multi-disciplinary team to come together and perform a forensic interview of a child who is alleged to be a victim of abuse or neglect. The objective is to provide a quick, professional response by law enforcement, child protection services and the prosecutor's office to a case, so the trauma to the child can be minimized and an appropriate course of action to the specific case can be charted expeditiously. Since first opening it's doors, February 16, 2004 the center has served well over 2000 local children.

Gilead Ministries

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Gilead was founded in 1999 to be an encouragement and outreach to individuals dealing with Cancer, Long Term Illness, and Grief.

Gilead is a unique Nonprofit ministry governed by a group of committed individuals from all walks of life.

Executive Director Bill Sparks is accompanied in the office by Teresa Brown, the assistant director, and Tina Cook, the part time Administrative Assistant. We are available to talk Monday, Wednesday and Friday's from 9:30 AM - 2 PM and Tuesday & Thursday's from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Please call 765-664-3734.

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

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Girl Scouts Mission
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Central Indiana makes it easy, meaningful, and fun for girls and volunteers to grow as leaders. This mission, along with the Girl Scout Promise and Law, is the foundation of all we do.

The Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

Grant Co. Rescue Mission

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 The Grant County Rescue Mission works to address some of the underlying problems of homelessness, such as: substance abuse, incomplete education and inadequate skills.

Grant County Health Department

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Monday Clinic: Free Childrens Immunizations
Ages: infant to 6 yrs.
Must bring shot record
8:00 am to 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
FREE Immunizations for Grades 6-12 (ages 11-18)

Grant-Blackford Mental Health Care Center

Address: 701 Wabash Avenue
Marion IN
Phone: (765) 662-3971

Service: Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc., in conjunction with Cornerstone Behavioral Health Center, provides comprehensive mental health and addictions services. Its large professional staff includes physicians specializing in psychiatry, drug and alcohol abuse, therapy, and nursing. AnswerLine, a service co-sponsored along with the United Way of Grant County Inc., addresses requests for information relevant to social service issues at (765) 662-2222.

Hands of Hope Part of Family services

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Hands of Hope, formerly called Women’s Services, is a division of Family Service Society, Inc. Services have been offered in Grant County since 1981 and Wabash County since 1984.

The name was changed to Hands of Hope in 1997 to enforce to the community that DV is not just a female issue, but a family problem and crime and that we work with the entire family. Hands of Hope is funded through federal grants, United Way of Grant County, United Fund of Wabash County, private businesses, individuals, churches and civic groups. There is no charge for the programs offered to victims of domestic violence, homelessness or sexual assault.

Healthy Families Indiana

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Mission: The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) protects children from abuse and neglect. DCS does this by partnering with families and communities to provide safe, nurturing, and stable homes.

Vision: Children thrive in safe, caring, supportive families and communities.

Values: Protecting our Children, Families and Future

We believe every child has the right to be free from abuse and neglect.We believe every child has the right to appropriate care and a permanent home.We believe parents have the primary responsibility for the care and safety of their children.We believe the most desirable place for children to grow up is with their own families, when these families are able to provide safe, nurturing, and stable homes.We believe in personal accountability for outcomes, including one's growth and development.We believe every person has value, worth, and dignity.

Life Center - Wellness.com

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Life Center Counseling Service, established in 1986, provides highly qualified professional counseling resources for individuals and families, and a broad range of assessment, diagnostic, and therapeutic services to residents of Central and Northern Indiana.

Our primary mission is to offer professional services from a Biblical-Christian perspective, while maintaining respect for the values and beliefs of our clients. We seek to assist individuals and families in making positive change, and in attaining a high level of emotional and spiritual well-being. Counselor experience is extensive and varied. We work toward placing each client with a counselor with the expertise and experience that best fits the identified need. All therapists are fully licensed and credentialed by the State of Indiana to provide mental health services.

Our desire is to work collaboratively with clients in helping them develop adaptive thoughts, positive relationships and new skills, working toward resolution of their concerns, so that healing begins. It is our privilege, and we consider it an honor, to work with those who seek counseling at Life Center.

LifeStream

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In Indiana alone, the number of Hoosiers age 65 and over will grow 30 percent over the next 20 years. As a result, LifeStream faces the challenge of growing to meet the projected needs of an aging population.

Marion-Grant County Senior Center

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First Steps is a family centered, community based, coordinated system, which provides early intervention services to children birth to three years of age living in Indiana, who have developmental delays or are developmentally at risk. The Division of Family and Children (DFC), Bureau of Child Development (BCD) of the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has been the lead agency since 1992.

Meals on Wheels

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The National Campaign helps our Member programs serve more meals:

"We are the only provider of meals to the homebound in our county. If we cannot provide food to someone, then they will not have any food to eat. These people are literally going to bed hungry."

"We can only deliver five days a week. On days we do not deliver, our clients are left with eating a cold sandwich – or in some cases, not eating at all."

The National Campaign helps our Member programs maintain and repair needed equipment:

"We have recently faced unexpected expenses because of the aging of our building and equipment…the roof is leaking, the heat exchangers are breaking, and refrigeration systems and pot-washers are breaking down.

" The National Campaign allows seniors to live independently, in their own homes.

MGH Parish Nurses

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Parish nursing is a specialty practice and professional model of health ministry distinguished by the following beliefs:

The parish nurse role reclaims the historic roots of health and healing found in many religious traditionsThe parish nurse lives out the early work of monks, nuns, deacons, church nurses, traditional healers, and the nursing profession itselfThe parish nurse is committed to spiritual formation valuing all persons to be sacred and treated with respect and dignityThe parish nurse advocates with compassion, mercy, and justiceThe parish nurse supports the active pursuit of personal and community healthThe parish nurse defines health to be a dynamic process which embodies the spiritual, psychological, physical and social variables of well-beingThe parish nurse practices within a faith community ministry to transform and be a source of health and healing

Minority Health Coalition

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The Indiana Minority Health Coalition, Inc. (IMHC) is a statewide non-profit organization. It is also an Indiana certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

IMHC exists to eliminate health disparities through research, education, advocacy, and access to health care services for minority populations.

Mission
“To enhance the quality of life through education, advocacy, and qualityhealth care services for racial/ethnic minorities. To conduct research and training, develop policy, and create and maintain a broad-based network of affiliate agencies.”

Pregnancy Help Center

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Address: 428 S Washington St, Suite 347
Marion IN 46953

About Us
If you’re concerned about being pregnant and want help with your next steps, make an appointment for a free pregnancy test at Pregnancy Help Center. Before making any decisions about what to do, know for sure if you’re really pregnant.Click here for more information.

Thinking About Abortion?
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy in Grant County, you have choices. You may be considering abortion. Before you decide, be sure you understand all your options. Visit Pregnancy Help Center in Downtown Marion to learn about abortion procedures and their risks. Get answers to your questions before you make the choice that’s right for you.

Here For You
Pregnancy Help Center provides reliable and confidential information regarding: abortion & alternatives, sexually transmitted infections, post abortion Trauma, free pregnancy tests, Medicaid accepted proof of pregnancy, & material assistance through our parenting program.

St. Martin Community Center

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The St. Martin Community Center is still committed to making Grant County a better place to live. By providing those in need with basic necessities, including food and clothing, we take an important step toward the larger goal of decreasing the effects of poverty. Many places of worship, civic organizations, companies, and volunteers donate their time, money and food which allows St. Martin De Porres Community Center to serve those in need.

The Salvation Army

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Throughout the world, and right here in the state of Indiana, The Salvation Army exists as a catalyst in helping people change their lives for the better. Successful and proven Salvation Army programs each day assist the homeless, addicted, poor, afflicted, elderly and less-fortunate youth in several communities.

Grant County Tobacco Free Coalition

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The coalition engages in a variety of projects that includes public educational efforts regarding the resks associated with tobacco use, including spit tobacco and secondhand smoke. Mission Statement

The Grant County Tobacco-Free Coalition is a voluntary group of people who share a common concern about the health risks associated with tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke and who want to help others. The coalition's goals include the prevention of tobacco use, advocating for public health and continuing to promote a smoke-free future for Grant County. The coalition strives to represent the cultural, economic and generational diversity of the community through its membership and to encourage cooperation and collaboration among diverse groups.

United Way

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United Way has brought people and resources together to make the biggest impact on the lives of Grant County residents. Today, United Way of Grant County (UWGC) focuses on what matters most: Kids, Family, and Community. Through our many partnerships we provide a network of services that:

help children and youth succeedhelp families, people with disabilities and seniors to be productive and independenthelp meet the basic and emergency needs of residents

YMCA

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Our Mission
We put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy, spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Cause
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Our Promise
The brand promise is our cause. It defines the commitment we make to our stakeholders. It explains what we stand for, how we are different and why anyone should care. It serves as our inspiration for building a strong, cohesive, integrated brand and communications program.

Strengthening the Foundations of Community- The Y is a powerful association of men, women, and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by this shared passion.

Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain, the Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, secure and connected children, families, and communities.