Indianapolis – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI) and the Children’s Bureau to host a Community Resource Day on November 4, 2017. On this day, community organizations will distribute information on social services to help connect guests with various resources available in the community. The day will also feature meal baskets, winter coats, raffle prizes, a DJ and food.
“We’re looking forward to the Community Resource Day in partnership with the Children’s Bureau and IMPD,” Darcey Palmer-Shultz, BBBSCI Chief Executive Officer, said. “It’s wonderful to be a part of this event, and we are glad that more families will have access to needed resources and assistance. It’s important to take care of each other, and we’re looking forward to sharing this opportunity with our families.”
“The IMPD Community Engagement Office is excited to host, in collaboration with the Children’s Bureau and Big Brothers Big Sisters, a ‘Community Resource’ event,” Major Lorenzo Lewis Jr., IMPD – Community Engagement Office said. “We aim to make a difference in the lives of youth and families by offering resources and services that can help to alleviate social and economic stressors. We can best serve and protect our community by working in collaboration with our community partners!”
“Community partnerships empower those in need and elevate community resources that empower self sufficiency,” Annie Martinez, VP of Communications and Development at the Children’s Bureau, said. “The Children’s Bureau works in tandem with numerous organizations to provide a holistic approach to addressing our client’s challenges. The community resource day is a perfect example of our ongoing collaborations.”
WHAT: Community Resource Day
WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2017
WHERE: JTV Hill Center (1806 N. Columbia Ave.)
WHO: Interview and photo opportunities with leadership from BBBSCI, the Children’s Bureau, and IMPD
TIME: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana will serve 1,200 youth this year by proving them with mentors (Bigs). BBBSCI partners with parents, guardians, volunteers, schools, donors, and others in the community to be accountable for helping youth in our program achieve higher aspirations, greater confidence, educational success, and avoidance of risky behaviors. An affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and a United Way partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is a non-profit organization that provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
About Children’s Bureau, Inc.
At Children’s Bureau, our vision is to develop a healthy family for every child, every day. Children’s Bureau, Inc. preserves families and protects the future of Indiana’s children. They strive to develop a healthy family for every child. In 2016 we served 47,138 children in 22,747 unique families. Each family comes equipped with its own values, culture, hopes and dreams. It is our goal to embrace the families we serve and support them by providing access to education, resources and the hope they need to thrive.