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July 29, 2010

Women Making Herstory

by Abigail Coleman

Yesterday I was delighted to attend the Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis Touchstone Awards, themed "Making Herstory". There are many positive elements of this event and an important one, in my view, is recognizing female leaders making a mark on central Indiana. Four women were honored with Touchstone Awards, which highlight and recognize their achievements and significance as leaders. Past honorees include current Women's Fund board chair, Ann Murtlow, Immediate Past Chair, Julie Davis, and a host of other women who have provided leadership to Women's Fund and our community.

July 27, 2010

34 North Gives Victims New Direction

by Abigail Coleman

34 North: the name sounded like a trendy restaurant or condo complex when I first heard it. It's actually the name of a new apartment complex on Meridian Street, a transitional housing facility for The Julian Center. This facility provides a safe and supportive housing community for domestic violence victims as they re-establish themselves and is an affordable housing option for community members.

July 22, 2010

Theodora House Helps Female Offenders

by Abigail Coleman

Can you imagine being in prison, close to being released, and having to figure out how to pick up the pieces and restart your life when you return home? I can't. As if the challenges around being in prison are not great enough, it is even more difficult to rejoin society as a productive citizen, free of the barriers and issues an offender had when entering the system.

July 20, 2010

Helping Women through Volunteering

by Abigail Coleman

Women's Fund is helping women and girls in central Indiana gain self-sufficiency. Volunteer experiences help this Women's Fund staff member have a greater respect for those struggling to get by every day.

July 15, 2010

I Had to Read!

by Jennifer Pope Baker

A "read-in" made so much sense and it was so easy to do. I can't imagine a life without books. Everyone in our community deserves free, easy access to their public library branch.

July 13, 2010

Women’s Fund Reminds Us of Indiana’s Safe Haven Law

by Kelly Young

July is Safe Haven Month in Indiana and Women's Fund reminds readers that women have a choice – and an opportunity to provide a safe home for their newborn child.

July 8, 2010

Going Gaga for Beauty

by Abigail Coleman

Do you ever have the experience where something bothers you and you simply cannot shake it? Thanks in part to Lady Gaga, I had this experience as I read a recent New York Times article and learned about the newest Gaga-inspired trend for teenage girls and young women, "circle lenses." Circle lenses are essentially larger-than-normal contacts which give the wearer a doe-eyed look through seemingly enlarged pupils.

July 6, 2010

UN Women Reflects Goals for Women Everywhere

by Abigail Coleman

I was intrigued to learn about the United Nation's vote on Friday to establish UN Women. The goals of this entity are to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. I'm truly excited about a new international platform to address issues impacting women, and I hope this effort is successful in accomplishing its goals.

July 1, 2010

Grantee Highlight: Prevail, Inc. Serves Victims of Abuse

by Kelly Young

Women's Fund provides support to Prevail, Inc. to help victims of domestic violence in Hamilton Co.

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