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December 16, 2013

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HAND IN HAND
Whitley County Non-Proft Directory
Your local guide to community services
- and charitable giving!
2013-2014
Here in Whitley County, we celebrate a long history of looking out for one another. Our little corner of Northeast Indiana is
brimming with extraordinary people and non-proft organizations making a difference one small act at a time. Together, we
make sure our neighbors aren’t going hungry, our developmentally challenged are embraced and everyone has opportunities
to learn. We transport senior citizens who need rides, keep abandoned animals warm and come together to remember and
celebrate our heritage.
All these things are made possible by the generous gifts of time, talent and resources offered by some for the beneft of many.
The Whitley County Community Foundation is pleased to partner with The Post & Mail to offer this Nonproft Directory. It
is intended as a compendium of more than 40 organizations that are making a difference every day. For some people, it will
serve as a resource to fnd help. And who among us hasn’t needed assistance at some time? For others, we hope it will be a
guide to giving back. As you turn the pages, fnd your way to an organization or a cause that resonates with you and take that
next step to sharing your time, talents or resources.
As Maya Angelou wrote, “When we cast our bread upon the waters, we can presume that someone downstream whose face
we may never see will beneft from our action, even as we enjoy the gifts sent to us from a donor upstream.”
Here’s to a truly great community and the generous hearts that make it so.
Sincerely,
September McConnell, Executive Director
Whitley County Community Foundations
GREAT COMMUNITIES ARE
A REFLECTION OF THE PEOPLE
WHO CALL THEM HOME.
Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014 3
TROY Center is an accredited independent alternative school helping
students to gain an education and earn a diploma at their own pace while
supported every step of the way by teachers, counselors, and support
staff that are there to help students find their path to success.
Call us today for more information or to enroll.
That’s why TROY Center offers a new approach
to learning that f its YOUR unique needs.
Sometimes
the cookie
cutter just
doesn’t f it.
260.244.2340
troycenter@whitleygov.com
Te Steering Committee for the Whitley County Women’s Giving Circle for Women’s Health is
accepting grant applications from 501(c)(3) nonproft organizations, educational institutions,
churches, and libraries for programming or projects targeted toward enhancing the health and
well being of females residing in Whitley County, Indiana. Grants will be awarded to projects
unfolding during the calendar year 2014.
Applications are available on the Whitley County Community
Foundation’s website at www.whitleycountycommunityfoundation.
org or by emailing Chelsey Barrell at chelseywccf@gmail.com.
Deadline is Dec. 31, 2013.
Have an idea for a project targeting women’s health?
Giving Circle Grants are available!
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CONTACT: Jason Kissel, Executive Director
ADDRESS: 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 637-2273
WEBSITE: www.acreslandtrust.org
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SERVICES: ACRES exists to help protect the last of our natural habitats
in northeast Indiana, southern Michigan and northwest Ohio, and to teach
others the value of keeping natural areas intact.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Yes
SPECIAL NOTES:
ACRES Preserves the following land in Whitley County:
• Dygert (Evelyn & Wendell) Nature Preserve
• Kessler (Savoy & Agnes) Nature Preserve
• Richey Woods Nature Preserve
ACRES IAND JRUST
AMERICAN IED CROSS OF ÞORTHEAST INDIANA
CONTACT: Monica Herbst
ADDRESS: 1212 E California Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 484-9336 x 204
WEBSITE: www.redcross.org/in/fort-wayne
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
SERVICES: Through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, the
American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana provides assistance to help prevent
and alleviate human suffering in the face of disaster-caused emergencies for the
residents of Whitley County.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
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260-244-6270
www.srcconsultants.com
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bEDS & bRITCHES, £TC. “b.A.b.£.”
CONTACT: Michael Skeens
ADDRESS:8315 West Jefferson Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 409-1590
WEBSITE: www.awac.org
HOURS OF OPERATION: N/A
SERVICES: Volunteer organization dedicated to serving the youth of today.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
CONTACT: Shawn Ellis, Director
ADDRESS: 533 N. Line Street, Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-2820
EMAIL: bedsandbritchesetc@embarqmail.com
WEBSITE: www.babewc.com & find us on FaceBook at Whitley County B.A.B.E.
HOURS OF OPERATION: Wednesday & Thursday Noon – 5:30 p.m.
SERVICES: Providing goods and services to ALL pregnant women and families with children ages 0-5. Through
the BABE Coupon Incentive Program, families earn coupons when participating in health and educationally related
programs and services. As families earn coupons, they can redeem them in the BABE Store for baby care items
(diapers, wipes, clothing, cribs, high chairs, etc. ~ a full list of items can be found on our website). Throughout the
pregnancy and the child’s first 5 years, BABE will refer families to services that will help promote healthy bodies,
bellies and brains.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
SPECIAL NOTES: BABE of WC also has a gently used clothing store (located inside of the BABE building) available
to anyone. Individuals may also find used baby swings, strollers, or highchairs. All earnings from the used clothing
store help supplement the BABE Coupon Incentive Program. We accept donations of children’s and maternity
clothing only. We cannot accept used cribs or car seats. A receipt for your taxes is available at the time of donation.
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Life’s little questions aren’t meant to be answered alone. Join 4-H—the club of families who share in
teaching kids practical things like pet care, growing gardens or identifying rocks, and important values like
responsibility. Whether you’re in the city or boonies, join 4-H and we’ll tackle life’s little questions together.
www.JoinIndiana4-H.org
bIG bROTHERS, bIG SISTERS OF ÞORTHEAST INDIANA
bLUE IIVER INC. SENIOR IOUSING
CONTACT: Eric Pulley
ADDRESS: 1005 W. Rudisill Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46807
PHONE NUMBER: (888) 456-1600
WEBSITE: www.bbbsnei.org
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday—Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
& Friday 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
SERVICES: Big Brothers Big Sisters fosters mentoring relationships between volunteers and children in Whitley
County to help children reach their full potential. With multiple, flexible programs designed to fit any schedule,
volunteers make a positive impact in a child’s life in less than 3-4 hours per month…and have fun doing it!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
CONTACT: Jennifer O’Connor, Site Manager
ADDRESS: 904 Blue River Drive Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 248-2254
EMAIL: blueriverinc@kconline.com
WEBSITE: www.blueriverseniorhousing.com
HOURS OF OPERATION: N/A
SERVICES: Providing quality, affordable housing options for over
40 years, this apartment community serves residents who are 62
Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014 7
Site Manager - Jennifer O’Connor
1 Bedroom Apartments • Utilities Included • Central Air • Appliances • Rent Based on Income
Blue River Senior Apartments • 260-248-2254
www.blueriverseniorhousing.com • joconnor@bradleymgmt.com
This institution is
an equal opportunity
provider and employer.
Providing Quality, affordable
housing to seniors and
persons with disabilities.
Walter Building
904 Blue River Dr., Columbia City
Churubusco
235 E. Clingerman, Churubusco, IN
Waterfall Building
413 E. Columbia Dr., Columbia City
Thompson Building
403 Blue River Dr., Columbia City
CONTACT: Deb Scheffler, Office Manager
ADDRESS: 119 West Market Street Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 248-8176
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday & Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.,
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
WEBSITE: www.bowencenter.org
SERVICES: The Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services, Inc. is a non-profit mental health care services
provider committed to making a difference in the lives of those it serves. The Center employs a professional
team of psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, therapists and chemical dependency specialists
with the mission to positively impact the quality of life of those they serve by providing professional, caring,
cost-effective behavioral healthcare services. The Bowen Center, with 11 counseling centers in 10 Indiana
counties, has a variety of both in-patient and out-patient programs for adults and children ranging from
substance abuse to bullying, treatment for ADHD, stress management, grief counseling, programs for autism
and numerous other specialties. The professionals of The Bowen Center are dedicated to helping their clients
achieve new beginnings every day.
bOWEN CENTER
CAMP WHITLEY
CONTACT: Brian Bills
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 845 Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 799-5587
EMAIL: campwhitley1928@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.campwhitley.com
HOURS OF OPERATION: June through July
SERVICES: Nonprofit summer residential camp for children 7-14 years old.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
camp
whitley
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Week 1: Boys 7-8 June 15th – 21st
Week 2: Boys 9-11 June 22nd – 28th
Week 3: Boys 12-14 June 29th – July 5th
Week 4: Girls 12-14 July 6th – 12th
Week 5: Girls 9-11 July 13th – 19th
Week 6: Girls 7-8 July 20th – 26th
JOIN THE FUN THIS SUMMER AT CAMP WHITLEY!
Campers are offered opportunities to participate in common residential
camp activities and experiences in team character and self-esteem building
activities. Camp Whitley is also available throughout the year for rentals,
visit www.campwhitley.com for details!
2014 CAMP SCHEDULE BY AGE GROUP
CAMP WHITLEY
Making Memories for a Lifetime!
P.O. Box 845, Columbia City, IN 46725
Questions: (260)799-5587
Email: campwhitley1928@gmail.com
CANCER SERVICES OF ÞORTHEAST INDIANA
CAÞI-COVERING KIDS AND IAMILIES
CONTACT: Linda Bewley
ADDRESS: 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 484-9560
WEBSITE: www.cancer-services.org
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SERVICES: Cancer Services on Northeast Indiana enhances the quality of life for local residents affected by
cancer. The organization provides meaningful resources, information, and compassionate assistance. Cancer
Services can connect patients and their families with a knowledgeable advocate to help with informed decision
making related to quality of care. In addition we offer medical supplies, equipment and wigs.
CONTACT: Cathy Pollick
ADDRESS:
1340 Governors Dr, Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 423-3546
WEBSITE: www.canihelp.org
HOURS OF OPERATION: Varies
SERVICES: Our CKF program helps families apply for insurance through the state
and also through the federal exchanges (the Affordable Care Act). Anyone interested
in an appointment can visit canihelp.org/ckf and schedule an appointment online.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? None currently
Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014 9
Celebrating 100 Years, 1914-2014
Churubusco
Public
Library
116 N. Mulberry St.
ChurubuSCo, IN
260.693.6466
www.buSColIbrary.org
Providing a
variety of
materials and
programs for the
education and
entertainment
of all!
C.A.Þ.I-IEAD START
JHE CENTER FOR WHITLEY COUNTY YOUTH, INC.
CONTACT: Nikki Geiger
ADDRESS: 1340 S. Governors Drive Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-2737
WEBSITE: www.canihelp.org
HOURS OF OPERATION: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
and 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday
SERVICES: We provide preschool services and social services for
parents of children ages 3-5 years old. Preschool children receive
health, mental health, nutrition, dental, vision, and hearing services. We also partner with the whole family to connect
them to needed services in town, set goals, and assist in meeting these goals.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
SPECIAL NOTES: Also available onsite through the Family Service Department of CANI are childcare vouchers and
energy assistance to those who are income eligible. This is available on Fridays. Call 1-800-589-2264 to schedule an
appointment. Early Head Start also operates out of the same building. It is an early childhood program, created to break
the cycle of poverty by providing services to children from low-income families. This is not a child care service, rather
home visitors come into the home weekly and work with parent and child on activities based on their child's needs.
CONTACT: Jeff Wike, Executive Director
ADDRESS: 201 W. Market St., Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 248-4977
WEBSITE: www.thecentercc.com
HOURS OF OPERATION: After school and on weekends
SERVICES: The Center is an award-winning and broad-based youth development
organization that surrounds area middle and high school students with opportunities to
grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. The Center offers mentoring and role modeling, daily meals, homework
help, physical recreation, leadership and job skill training, as well as character and faith development.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
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View course schedule at freedomacademy.net • Enroll online or Call us at 800-200-6499
CHILDREN IIRST
CHURUBUSCO COMMUNITY CHILDCARE CENTER
CONTACT: Pat Zakula, Executive Director;
Maureen Prebynski, Program Manager, HOME;
Maria Manuel-Slone, Program Manager, Healthy Families
ADDRESS: 1752 Wesley Rd., PO Box 562, Auburn, IN 46706
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 925-3865 or (800) 824-2698
WEBSITE: www.childrenfirstcenter.org
HOURS OF OPERATION: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and by appointment evenings and week ends
SERVICES: Family focused curriculum provided in the home that supports and encourages positive parenting while
building on family’s strengths.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
SPECIAL NOTES: Children First offers a variety of community trainings such as Shaken Baby Syndrome
Awareness Training, Nurturing Parent (home-based training that offers positive, nurturing parenting skills and
home practice opportunities) and Redirecting Children’s Behavior (interactive, facilitator-led class that encourages
discussion and understanding why children misbehave and how to redirect their actions).
CONTACT: Beth Brown, Director
ADDRESS: 111 Home Ave Churubusco, IN 46723
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 693-2966
EMAIL: churubuscochild@kconline.com
WEBSITE: www.buscochildcare.org
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Thursday 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
SERVICES: Childcare for children 6 weeks through 12 years
at affordable cost to families.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
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• Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ
• Focus on shelter
• Advocate for affordable housing
• Promote dignity and hope
• Support sustainable and transformational development
A WORLD
WHERE EVERYONE
HAS A DECENT PLACE
TO LIVE.
378-A North Line St
Columbia City, IN
(260) 244-4479
www.habitatwhitley.org
CHURUBUSCO IUBLIC IIBRARY
IREEDOM ACADEMY CONTINUING £DUCATION
CONTACT: Rachel Eyermann, Library Director
ADDRESS: 116 N. Mulberry St. Churubusco, IN 46723
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 693-6466
WEBSITE: www.buscolibrary.org
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
SERVICES: The Churubusco Public Library provides a variety of
materials and programs for the education and enjoyment of all. The
Library has books, ebooks, audios, magazines, and videos for library
users to borrow, and computers available for public use. The Library also provides printing/copying, fax, and
scanning services.
SPECIAL NOTES: The Churubusco Public Library is celebrating 100 years in 2014, and will have a number of special
programs, activities, and opportunities throughout the year. Stay connected via our Website or Facebook page!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
CONTACT: Melissa Carpenter, Executive Director
ADDRESS: 743 E. North Street (P.O. Box 515), Kendallville, IN 46755
PHONE NUMBER: 1-800-200-6499
EMAIL: info@freedomacademy.net
HOURS OF OPERATION: 8 am. - 5 p.m Monday-Friday
WEBSITE: www.freedomacademy.net/index.php/en/
SERVICES: Freedom Academy is a private, not-for-profit adult continuing educational organization that believes
education is the key to economic freedom by providing high-quality, cost-effective education. Freedom Academy
builds its reputation as "Not Your Ordinary Classroom" by providing practical and relevant instruction of
outstanding quality. There are no admission requirements other than the desire to learn.
SPECIAL NOTES: Public classes are held in Dekalb, Noble, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Steuben, and Whitley counties
at community centers, libraries, and schools by instructors who are occupational experts in their areas with strong
background built upon extensive on-the-job experience.
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IABITAT FOR IUMANITY OF WHITLEY COUNTY, INC
IELPLINE OF WHITLEY COUNTY
CONTACT: Carl Siler
ADDRESS: PO Box 803 Columbia City, IN 46725
378-A North Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-4479
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Normally 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Monday - Friday or by appointment
WEBSITE: www.habitatwhitley.org
SERVICES: Habitat for Humanity Whitley County, a local affiliate of Habitat
for Humanity International, is Whitley County's only non-denominational,
Christian-principled housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard
housing in Whitley County. Working in partnership with local churches,
businesses, individuals and other non-profit organizations to plan, staff and
fund the renovation and building of Habitat homes we have and will continue
to serve those in our community in need of simple, safe, affordable housing.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? Yes, periodically.
CONTACT: Diane Foughty
ADDRESS: 605 N. Forest Parkway, Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: 248-2601
HOURS OF OPERATION: Wednesday 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
SERVICES: Limited household furnishings available to low income residents in Whitley County.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? Yes
SPECIAL NOTES: To receive service must first obtain voucher from the Salvation Army.
Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014 13
E-mail: columbiacity@orizonrealestate.com
Take a Virtual Tour at: www.orizonrealestate.com
HOME OFFICE • 518 Garland avE. • COlUMBIa CITY:
260.248.8961 or 1.800.853.5916
KEndallvIllE: 1.800.638.5244
View our listings
on Youtube!
Proud & Grateful to be
a part of Whitley County.
INTERFAITH MISSION, INC. “JHE IIGHTHOUSE”
]UNIOR ACHIEVEMENT
CONTACT: Tania Keirn, Executive Director
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 446 Columbia City
OR 500 West Business 30 Columbia City
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-5266
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/thelighthousecolumbiacity
SERVICES: IFM provides transitional homeless programming which provides classes on budgeting, self-esteem/
abuse, nutrition, and parenting. Clients meet with a case manager weekly, setting goals to help them find
employment, get signed up for needed services, and work toward self-sufficiency. Counseling is also provided.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
CONTACT: Maureen Shippy
ADDRESS: 601 Noble Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 414-8034 (cell) (260) 484-2543 (JA office)
HOURS OF OPERATION: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(but we work evenings and weekends too when needed)
WEBSITE: www.jani.org
SERVICES: We provide school programs taught by local volunteers and community leaders, to students from Pre
School to High School seniors about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. We have many different
programs that cover “needs and wants,” budgeting, learning about local economies, preparing for careers, risk
management, etc.
SPECIAL NOTES: There is a JA Board of Whitley County – all of the funds needed for the Whitley County Schools
(Whitko – Whitley Consolidated and Smith Green Community) - are all raised by the JA Whitley County – we
are dependent on local businesses, our grants and our fundraisers. We currently have more than a 47% market
penetration in the schools.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
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IARKVIEW WHITLEY IOSPITAL´IOUNDATION
CONTACT: Kelley Sheiss, Program Director
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 235 Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 213-4045
EMAIL: info@leadershipwc.org
HOURS OF OPERATION: Varies
WEBSITE: www.leadershipwc.org
SERVICES: LWC is an eight-month program consisting of six half day programs (October through March), a two-
day retreat (September) and an evening Orientation (September) and evening Celebration (April). The program
offers sessions delivered by experienced facilitators, with topics and hands-on experience customized to Whitley
County. Sessions include lively panel discussions, leadership training exercises, charismatic speakers, group
interaction, on-site visits and individual/group projects designed to enhance the community.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? Yes, for alumni.
CONTACT: Carrie Hoffman
ADDRESS:1260 East State Road 205, Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 248-9802
EMAIL: carrie.hoffman@parkview.com
HOURS OF OPERATION: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
WEBSITE: www.parkviewfoundations.org
SERVICES: Breast Cancer Support Group, Diabetes Education
Classes, Diabetes Support Group, Healthy Beginnings New Mom’s
Support Group, Medication Assistance Program and Seniors club.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014 15
IASSAGES INC.
IEABODY IUBLIC IIBRARY
CONTACT: Jason Meyer President & CEO
ADDRESS:
301 West Van Buren Street, Suite 201,
PO Box 1005, Columbia City, IN 46725
& Creative Learning Center located at
333 North Oak Street in Columbia City
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-7688
HOURS OF OPERATION: 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
WEBSITE: www.passagesinc.org
SERVICES: Passages, Inc. currently serves over 240 individuals; offering a variety of community-based
programs and services for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
The mission of Passages, Inc. is to join with others to support people with intellectual and/or developmental
disabilities in living, learning, working and socializing in the community through the use of quality practices.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? Yes (41 Volunteers)
CONTACT: Mary Hartman, Director
ADDRESS: 1160 E Highway 205, Columbia City IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-5541
WEBSITE: www.ppl.lib.in.us
HOURS OF OPERATION: Sundays 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Labor Day to Memorial Day)
Mondays and Fridays 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SERVICES: The services offered by the Peabody Public Library include material available for loan (print
& non-print), e-book audiobook & music downloads, Internet & wireless connectivity, online databases,
reference service & interlibrary loans, photocopier, faxing, meeting rooms, test proctoring and study rooms.
There are programs scheduled for all ages covering a wide variety of topics and interests. Many of these
services are available to the public without having a Peabody Public Library card.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? Yes
SPECIAL NOTES: Also available is the 1000 Book Club program for children ages 18 months to 5 years that
encourages reading literacy before kindergarten.
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It is the mission of Passages to join with others to support
people with disabilities in living, learning, working and
socializing in the community through quality practices.
Creative Learning Center
Dedicated in September 2013
333 N. Oak Street
Columbia City, IN 46725
301 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 201
Columbia City, IN 46725
260- 244- 7 688
IURDUE !NIVERSITY IAMILY ÞUTRITION IROGRAM
JHE SALVATION ARMY OF WHITLEY COUNTY
CONTACT: Robin R. Plasterer
ADDRESS:
115 S. Line Street, Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER:
(260) 244-7615 and (260) 625-3313 (ext. 25)
HOURS OF OPERATION: Varies but mainly 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday
WEBSITE: www.purdueuniversity.edu
SERVICES: Provides food & nutrition and food safety education for limited
resource audiences. Education may be individual home visits or in groups.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 881 Columbia City, IN. 46725
1200 W. DePoy Drive Columbia City IN. 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 248-1711
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday -Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Other times by appointment
WEBSITE: www.salvationarmywhitleycounty.org
SERVICES: Hygiene Pantry that can be visited on a once a month
basis. Provides intake for vouchers for Helpline and First Church of
God Pantry. Food for families at Christmas. School supply giveaway
and vouchers for new school shoes. Pathway of Hope Program-
guiding families to the path of self sufficiency.
SPECIAL NOTES: Contact office for more information on programs.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014 17
SOUTH WHITLEY IUBLIC IIBRARY
JICY CENTER SCHOOL
CONTACT: Renee Wozniak- Library Director/ Adult Programming
ADDRESS: 201 E Front St South Whitley, IN 46787
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 723-5321
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Varies from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Saturday
WEBSITE: www.swhitley.libguides.com
SERVICES: Provides book buddies, toddler and preschool story
times, community programs, large print books, audio books, DVDs
and movies, and classes.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
CONTACT: Nicole Trier
ADDRESS: 4905 N 550 W, Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-2340
HOURS OF OPERATION: 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
WEBSITE: www.troyalternativeschool.com
SERVICES: TROY Center is an accredited independent alternative
school helping students to gain an education and earn a diploma at
their own pace while supported by loving teachers, counselors, and
support staff. Our mission is to provide the youth of our community
with the tools and education necessary to succeed.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
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An award-winning youth development center surrounding Whitley County's
middle and high school young people with opportunities to thrive since 2005.
• Homework help
• Free daily meals
• Mentoring and Role Modeling
• Job skill development
• Character and spiritual development
• Leadership training
• Recreation
• Creative expression
• A local safe haven that
welcomes students "of all stripes"
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CENTER:
www.thecentercc.com • www.facebook.com/TheCenterWCY
www.twitter.com/thecenterwcy • www.youtube.com/thecentercc • 260-248-4977
Recognized in 2011 as an organization that produces “impressive
positive change in a cost-effective and results-oriented way”
!NITED WAY OF WHITLEY COUNTY
WHITLEY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CONTACT: Cindy Baker, Executive Director
ADDRESS: 333 N Oak Street, Columbia City, IN 46725
(P.O. Box 464, Columbia City IN 46725)
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244- 6454
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WEBSITE: www.unitedwaywhitleycounty.org
SERVICES: United Way of Whitley County is a community resource development partner. United Way invests in
programs and services that strengthen our community in three areas: 1.) Education – successfully moving students
along the formal education continuum. 2.) Income – successfully moving families toward self-sufficiency. 3.)
Community Chest – support to organizations that provide short-term assistance for individuals or families in need.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
SPECIAL NOTES: United Way of Whitley County also supports Indiana 2-1-1, a free resource service for anyone
seeking assistance for housing, food and/or SNAP benefits, legal aid, counseling, utility assistance, health care,
transportation, clothing, and a wide array of other human services that are specific to Whitley County. 2-1-1
representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – Easy to access, just dial 211 on your phone.
CONTACT: Doug Brown, Executive Director
ADDRESS: 518 Garland Ave., Suite A,
Columbia City, Indiana 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 248-8131
HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WEBSITE: www.whitleychamber.com
SERVICES: Promotes commerce and character of the area, through a cooperative
network of leadership and involvement from businesses and the community.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
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WHITLEY COUNTY COMMUNITY IOUNDATION
WHITLEY COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING
CONTACT: September McConnell, Executive Director
ADDRESS: 400 N. Whitley Street, Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-5224
WEBSITE: www.whitleycountycommunityfoundation.org
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
SERVICES: The Whitley County Community Foundation is a public charity that matches local donors to projects
they care about. As a funding organization, the Foundation awards competitive grants twice a year. Areas of
interest include: Youth, Arts & Culture, Recreation, Education, Health and Human Services. Deadlines for grant
applications are May 1 and December 1.The Foundation also manages a county-wide scholarship program and
is the umbrella organizations for projects such as The Whitley County Giving Circle for Women’s Health, the
H.A.N.D.S. Foundation, and Count Me In! The Whitley County Community Foundation is here forever. For good!
CONTACT: Deb Darr, Executive Director
ADDRESS: 710 Opportunity Drive, Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 248-8944
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WEBSITE: www.whitleycountycouncilonaging.com
SERVICES: The Whitley County Council on Aging is a not for profit senior center with services and
programs for those 60 and over. There are daily activities and lunches as well as senior informational
programs The Council on Aging (under the name Whitley County Transit) provides transportation
throughout the county for people of all ages including the disabled, children and adults. There is a nominal
charge for this service. Those 60 and over ride for a donation. Hours of operation 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
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WHITLEY COUNTY IOMESTIC VIOLENCE JASK IORCE
WHITLEY COUNTY £NERGY ASSISTANCE
CONTACT: Natalie Lewis (President)
or Sherry Sausaman (Founder/Vice-President)
ADDRESS:
1228 Crooked Tree Dr., Columbia City (Natalie)
340 E 200 S, Columbia City (Sherry)
PHONE NUMBER:
(260) 229-8269 (Natalie) • (260) 609-7086 (Sherry)
HOURS OF OPERATION: All
WEBSITE: www.whitleycountydomesticviolencetaskforce.org
Also find us on Facebook!
SERVICES: Our mission is to reduce the impact and frequency of
domestic violence incidents in Whitley County, Indiana through:
education of our citizenry; assessment of our needs; coordination
of existing services; and implementation of new service.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
CONTACT: Steve Weaver
ADDRESS: 115 S. Line Street Columbia City
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-6531
EMAIL: Steve.Weaver@dcs.IN.gov
Applications must be filed with CANI & your Township
Trustee prior to assistance with this program.
Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014 21
710 Opportunity Drive
Columbia City, IN 46725
260.248.8959
WHITLEY COUNTY IAMILY YMCA
WHITLEY COUNTY IISTORICAL MUSEUM
CONTACT: Erica Miller, Executive Director
ADDRESS: 950 E Van Buren St Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-9622
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Thursday 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.,
Friday 5 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.
WEBSITE: www.fwymca.org/whitley_county_family_ymca.php
SERVICES: 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. The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through
youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building
healthy, confident, connected, and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is
felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a youth coach inspires a child, and when a community
comes together for a common good.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
CONTACT: Dani Tippmann, Director
ADDRESS: 108 W. Jefferson St., Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-6372
EMAIL: wcmuseum@whitleymuseum.com
WEBSITE: www.whitleymuseum.com
HOURS OF OPERATION: Tuesday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
SERVICES: Here at the Whitley County Historical Museum, our mission is to
instill in people an appreciation of the persons and events which have molded the Whitley County community; to
collect, preserve, and offer historic artifacts and stories to the public through exhibits, publications, collaboration,
research, and educational programs.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? Yes
SPECIAL NOTES: Admission to the museum is completely free, although donations are welcome!
22 Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014
ALL TOGETHER
BETTER
950 E. Van Buren St.
Columbia City, IN
260-244-YMCA
www.fwymca.org
®
WHITLEY COUNTY 4-I
WHITLEY COUNTY GIVING CIRCLE FOR WOMEN’S IEALTH
CONTACT: David Addison, 4-H Youth Development
and Ag and Natural Resources
ADDRESS: 115 S. Line St. Columbia City, IN, 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-7615
HOURS OF OPERATION: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F
WEBSITE: www.whitleycounty4-h.com
SERVICES: To assist youth and adults in their development
by conducting hands-on educational programs, using the
knowledge base of Purdue University, other land grant
universities and the United States Department of Agriculture.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: YES
CONTACT: Whitley County Community Foundation
ADDRESS: 400 N. Whitley St, Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-5224
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WEBSITE: www.whitleycountycommunityfoundation.org
SERVICES: Launched in 2003, the Giving Circle provides free mammogram certificates to Whitley County residents
without insurance and otherwise unable to afford the vital screening. The Giving Circle also partners with the
American Cancer Society to offer Look Good…Feel Better, for Whitley County women battling cancer. The Giving
Circle also accepts grant applications for programming or projects targeted toward enhancing the health and well
being of females residing in Whitley County. Grant applications can be found on the Community Foundation’s
website and are due December 31 each year.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014 23
WHITLEY COUNTY IUMANE SHELTER´SOCIETY
WHITLEY COUNTY IITERACY COUNCIL, INC.
CONTACT: Sandy Grube, Director of Operations
ADDRESS: 951 S. Line St Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244- 6664
HOURS OF OPERATION: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Noon – 5 p.m.;
Thursday Noon – 7 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday & Sunday
WEBSITE: www.hswc.org
SERVICES: We are a sanctuary for the homeless and lost animals of Whitley County. Along with being a sanctuary for
the animals, we also serve as an adoption center where the animals can find new homes or be reunited with their owners.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
SPECIAL NOTES: Educating the public on the importance of spay and neutering is a top priority as well as
responsible pet ownership.
CONTACT: Jon Gotz
ADDRESS:
PO Box 922, Columbia City, Indiana 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-2375
E-MAIL: wcliteracy@yahoo.com
HOURS OF OPERATION: By appointment
SERVICES: Assist adults acquire or improve basic literacy skills through one-on-one tutoring.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES - Volunteer tutors or office help.
24 Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014
WHITLEY CROSSINGS ÞEIGHBORHOOD CORPORATION
CONTACT: Jason Meyer President & CEO,
Dave Lehman- Executive Director
ADDRESS: 301 West Van Buren Street, Suite 201,
PO Box 1005, Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-7688
HOURS OF OPERATION: 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
WEBSITE: www.whitleycrossings.org
SERVICES: Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation is dedicated to providing safe, affordable housing for a wide
range of people, including senior citizens and people with disabilities. Whitley Crossings consists of 65 units in Whitley
County including 22 units at Clugston on the Square, 22 units at Heritage Homes and 21 units at Whitley Meadows.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? Yes (8 Volunteers)
WHITLEY COUNTY GIRL SCOUTS
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CONTACT: Shelly Schroyer
ADDRESS: 10008 Dupont Circle Drive East, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
PHONE NUMBER: 260-422-3417 ext. 301
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SERVICES: Girl Scouts provides opportunities for girls to discover their
strengths, connect with others and take action to improve their communities.
Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent leadership development organization
for girls, building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the
world a better place. Membership is open to any girl in grades K-12 who has
made the Girl Scout Promise, accepts the Girl Scout Law and pays annual
membership dues. Adults who accept the organization's principles and beliefs
and pay annual or lifetime membership dues are also welcome to join.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014 25
YWCA ÞORTHEAST INDIANA
CONTACT: Deborah Beckman, President/CEO
ADDRESS: 1610 Spy Run Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46805
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.- noon.
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 424-4908
or 24-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Line: (800) 441-4073
WEBSITE: www.YWCA.org/NEIN
SERVICES: YWCA Northeast Indiana is a non-profit agency dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering
women. The YWCA aids women, children and men who are victims or survivors of domestic violence. In schools and
youth organizations, the YWCA provides education about dating violence, unhealthy relationships, and the misuse of
social media, such as sexting and cyber-bullying. The agency also offers training for community groups on domestic
violence or diversity issues.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
YOUTH FOR CHRIST
CONTACT: Adam Stetzel
ADDRESS: 6427 Oakbrook Parkway Fort Wayne, IN 46825
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 609-6559
HOURS OF OPERATION: N/A
WEBSITE: www.fwayfc.org
SERVICES: Campus Life ministry combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make
good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools. Campus Life seeks to engage
these young people wherever they are found as life-long followers of Jesus Christ. Campus Life encourages a
balanced life – mentally, physically, socially, & spiritually.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
SPECIAL NOTES: Current Whitley County YFC Staff
Adam Stetzel
Whitley County
Chief Ministry Officer
(260) 609-6559
astetzel@fwayfc.org
Dana Neuenschwander
Indian Springs Middle School
Campus Life Director
(260) 229-8112
danan@fwayfc.org
Mara Knapp
Churubusco High School
Campus Life Director
(260) 413-7332
marak@fwayfc.org
26 Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014
FUND RAISING EVENTS
BABE Give: April 1 - April 30, 2014
BABE Photo Contest: July 11 - 17, 2014
3rd Annual BABE Open Miniature Golf Tournament:
August 28, 2014
Shawn Ellis, Executive Director
260.244.2820 | 533 N. Line St.
Find us on Facebook
MISSION STATEMENT
Providing quality incentives to parents who
participate in preventive and prenatal care,
including parenting, educational and nutritional
classes to promote healthy pregnancy, birth
outcome, and early childhood develpoment.
CHURUBUSCO !NITFD MFTHODIST CHURCH
ADDRESS: 750 N. Main Street Churubusco, IN 46723
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 693-2154
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tuesday – Friday by appointment only
WEBSITE: www.buscoumc.org
SERVICES: Food Pantry
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
SPECIAL NOTES: The church provides a food giveaway every Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and starting in
November through March the church will have hot meal lunch deliveries every Wednesday available to seniors and shut ins.
WIIJI£Y CC!ÞJY ICCI IAÞJII£S
bIG IAKF CHURCH OF GOD
CONTACT: Aimee Maggart
ADDRESS: 6955 N. State Road 109, Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 691-2395
WEBSITE: www.blcog.org
HOURS OF OPERATION: Open Wednesday 6 p.m to 6:30 p.m.
SERVICES: Food Pantry
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
SPECIAL NOTES: Also available is a clothing ministry that provides clothing of all sizes to those in need. Hours of
Operation are the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and the 1st & 3rd Wednesday
of every month from 5 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Pastor Shawn & Michelle Easterling
Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014 27
CARE
IN WHITLEY COUNTY, WE ARE PROUD THAT
To fnd out about becoming an Elk, go to
WWW.ELKS.ORG | CALL 260.244.7351
Or Ask An Elk!
COLUMBIA CITY ELKS LODGE
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109 S. Main St., Columbia City, IN 46725
East Side Courthouse Square Downtown • 260.244.7351
SHARE
COMMUNITY MID-WEEK MEAL
CONTACT: Jill Daniel
PHONE NUMBER:
(260) 244-7671 (CC United Methodist Church)
or (260) 248-1866 (Jill)
ADDRESS: 605 N. Forest Parkway Columbia City, IN 46725
HOURS OF OPERATION: Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
SERVICES: Weekly Wednesday lunch meal. Free will donation only.
Care and share table once a month (toiletries/non-food items).
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
SPECIAL NOTES: Began in June 2009. Weekly Average 135-145 patrons and 17-21 volunteers. Agency of
Community Harvest Food Bank of NE Indiana. Funding is not in church budget, though utilities and space is
provided. Program is self-supporting through donations and grants.
JHE IORKLIFT (IOCATED AT JHE CENTER)
CONTACT: Laura Bianski
ADDRESS: 201 W. Market St, Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-6030
EMAIL: laurabianski@gmail.com
HOURS OF OPERATION: Mondays 4:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m.
SERVICES: Soup Kitchen
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
SPECIAL NOTES: Tuesday – Thursday a hot meal is provided for Whitley County children between the ages of
11-20 years old at 6 p.m. and on Fridays a hot meal is provided for Whitley County high school students at 6 p.m.
28 Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014
Our roots run deep in...
STAR Bank • Columbia City • Churubusco • South Whitley
(260) 248-6063 | starfinancial. com
Whitley
County.
We’re Proud to be
a part of its growth.
SOUTH WHITLEY AREA £MERGENCY IOOD bANK
CONTACT: Tonya Warner
ADDRESS:
(Mailing Adress)
301 W. Wayne St. South Whitley, IN 46787
(Food Bank Location)
105 East Market St., South Whitley, IN 46787
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 248-1537
HOURS OF OPERATION: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.,
other times available by appointment.
SERVICE: Food pantry available to South Whitley area residents.
Food deliveries available by request.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? Yes
GRACE £VANGELICAL IUTHERAN CHURCH
CONTACT: Dick Plattner
ADDRESS: 204 North Main Street Columbia City
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-7118
EMAIL: office.gracelutheran@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.gracecolumbiacity.org
HOURS OF OPERATION: Every Wednesday & Friday Noon – 2 p.m.
SERVICES: Food Pantry
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014 29
Tool Engineering, Inc.
4100 North US 33
Churubusco, IN 46723
260.693.2167
Just like Whitley County,
We’ve Always Been Up To The Challenge.
We Encourage The Support Of Our Local Non-Profit Groups.
Four manufacturing locations with our home
base proudly located in Churubusco, IN
www.catool.com
VICTORY CHRISTIAN IELLOWSHIP CHURCH
CONTACT: Chuck Ribley
ADDRESS: 1330 W. Business 30, Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-3978
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Tuesday Noon – 2 p.m.
SERVICES: Food Pantry
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
ST ]OHN’S bOSCO CATHOLIC CHURCH
(ST. VINCENT IEIAUL IANTRY)
ST. IAUL OF THE CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH
CONTACT: Jim Daniel
ADDRESS: 216 N. Main St. Churubusco, IN 46723
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 693-0078
HOURS OF OPERATION: Wednesday 4 p.m to 6 p.m
SERVICES: Food Pantry available to residents living
within a 7-mile radius of the church.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? N/A
CONTACT: Jerry Hollenbaugh
ADDRESS: 315 S. Line Street, Columbia City IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-5723
HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday 10 a.m. – Noon
SERVICES: Food pantry
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
SPECIAL NOTES: The food pantry building will be under construction starting in
November 2013 and during that time the pantry will be located in the church library.
30 Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014
Contact J&J Insurance Solutions
for all your insurance needs!
155 Diplomat, Oakwood Centre
Columbia City
June Keiser, Jacie Worrick,
Lorie Asfour, Agent/Office Manager,
Linda Melvin, Agent CSR
260-244-6174
We Encourage All
To Support Non-Profit
Groups That Help
Our Whitley County
Community!
IIRST CHURCH OF GOD
ÞON-IOOD IANTRY
CONTACT: Heather Ward
ADDRESS: 1200 West Depoy Drive
(US Highway 30 & West Lincoln Highway)
Columbia City, IN 46725
PHONE NUMBER: (260) 244-5959
HOURS OF OPERATION: Thursdays 10 a.m. – Noon
WEBSITE: www.firstchurchconnect.com
SERVICES: Non-food pantry that provides clothing,
toiletries, cleaning supplies and diapers to people who
obtain a voucher from Welfare, WIC, Healthy Families
and other similar organizations.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? YES
IF YOU WERE MISSED, WE APOLOGIZE
We have made every attempt to acknowledge each Whitley County
nonprofit organization and the service provided to our community. If we
have missed your organization, please let us know so that we can update
our records for the next publication.
Contact Chelsey Barrell, WCCF Communications Coordinator at
chelseywccf@gmail.com or (260) 244-5224.
Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014 31
SERVICE
ABOVE
SELF.
We Salute All
Non-Proft Groups That
Improve Our Quality Of
Life In Whitley County.
COLUMBIA CITY
ROTARY CLUB
• Chartered June 1919 •
INTERESTED IN
ROTARY?
Ask a Rotarian!
WE’RE ALL
ABOUT
PEOPLE!
INWHITLEY
COUNTY
32 Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014
BLOOM GATES & WHITELEATHER, LLP
ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW
119 South Main Street
Columbia City, Indiana
(260) 248-8900
• Timothy J. Bloom
• Matthew R. Shipman
• Lindsey A. Grossnickle
• Elizabeth A. Deckard
• John Whiteleather
Time marches on at an ever increasing rapid pace. The end of the year will soon be upon us and before we
know it a new year will dawn. To help our Whitley County community assist as many local charitable groups
as possible, here are five gentle reminders from the Whitley County Community Foundation.
The Whitley County Community Foundation is ready, willing and able to chat with donors
about year-end giving plans and the various options available. Call soon: 260 244-5224.
1) Charitable giving benefits you, as well as the charity. A special, year-end gift during each “season of giving” can bring donors added pleasure,
especially as they consider the boost their gift will give to the charity. Givers will enjoy knowing that their generosity has made a difference and will help
the charity fulfill its worthy goals. And, of course, there are usually tax benefits related to charitable giving.
2) Appreciated assets can make dandy gifts. Take stock, for example. If you have owned the stock for at least a year and a day, you can receive full
value of the gift, including all the appreciation. What’s more, neither you nor the charity will have to pay capital gains tax on the gift. The more the stock
has appreciated, the greater the benefit. Your tax advisor can spell out the benefits for you. Mutual funds, real estate and other appreciated assets can
make great gifts as well.
3) Tax-wise charitable gifts often require advanced action. A stock gift usually takes more time to complete than writing out and mailing a check.
Real estate gifts require even more time – often several weeks. You should also plan for time to discuss your non-cash gift with your attorney or financial
advisor. Getting appointments and handling the paperwork takes time. So . . . start as early as possible.
4) Charitable gifts can be accelerated. That is, you can reach into next year and pull your charitable giving into the current year. There are several
reasons why this might make sense. First, you may be looking at a higher tax bill this year, due to larger-than-anticipated income. Additional giving this
year may create a higher charitable income tax deduction and help ease your added tax burden. Second, as you move closer to the end of the year, you
may find you have extra cash on hand and may want to make an “advance” on your charitable giving plans for the new year. Third, you may want to
give more this year simply because you are sure of the tax benefits now, but unsure what Congress may do next year regarding the charitable income tax
deduction. After all, who knows what a year can hold?
5) A life-income plan may make sense for you at this time. These deferred giving plans allow you to establish a gift arrangement now, obtain current
tax benefits, create a stream of lifetime income and provide a future gift or gifts to the charities of your choice. They are especially attractive to donors
who cannot afford to give up current income from retirement-related assets.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Whitley County Community Foundation,
400 N. Whitley St., Columbia City, IN 46725. Phone number is 260 244-5224.
Website is: www.whitleycountycommunityfoundation.org.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
GIVES ADVICE
FOR GIVING
Whitley County Non-Profit Directory 2013-2014 33
Since 1904, the Old Settlers Association has
been the catalyst for bringing home the spirit of
Whitley County. We encourage philanthropy and
charitable giving to ensure quality of life for all who
call our Whitley County Community home.
JUNE 24-28, 2014
- Old Settlers Association Offcers Present & Past


INDEX
Acres Land Trust 4
American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana 4
Anthony Wayne Area Council, Boy Scouts of America 5
Beds & Britches, Etc. “B.A.B.E.” 5
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana 6
Blue River Inc. Senior Housing 6
Bowen Center 7
Camp Whitley 7
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana 8
CANI-Covering Kids and Families 8
C.A.N.I-Head Start 9
The Center for Whitley County Youth, Inc. 9
Children First 10
Churubusco Community Childcare Center 10
Churubusco Public Library 11
Freedom Academy Continuing Education 11
Habitat for Humanity of Whitley County, Inc 12
Helpline of Whitley County 12
Interfaith Mission, Inc. “The Lighthouse” 13
Junior Achievement 13
Leadership Whitley County 14
Parkview Whitley Hospital 14
Passages Inc. 15
Peabody Public Library 15
Purdue University Family Nutrition Program 16
The Salvation Army of Whitley County 16
South Whitley Public Library 17
TROY Center School 17
United Way of Whitley County 18
Whitley County Chamber of Commerce 18
Whitley County Community Foundation 19
Whitley County Council on Aging 19
Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force 20
Whitley County Energy Assistance 20
Whitley County Family YMCA 21
Whitley County Historical Museum 21
Whitley County 4-H 22
Whitley County Giving Circle for Women’s Health 22
Whitley County Humane Shelter/Society 23
Whitley County Literacy Council, Inc. 23
Whitley Crossings Neighborhood Corporation 24
Whitley County Girl Scouts 24
Youth for Christ 25
YWCA Northeast Indiana 25
Big Lake Church of God 26
Churubusco United Methodist Church 26
Community Mid-Week Meal 27
The Forklift (Located at The Center) 27
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church 28
South Whitley Area Emergency Food Bank 28
St John’s Bosco Catholic Church
(St. Vincent DePaul Pantry)
29
St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church 29
Victory Christian Fellowship Church 29
First Church of God 30
WHITLEY COUNTY FOOD PANTRIES
Non-Food Pantry
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