Women's Fund had a great year. What do you think were the best moments? What were your favorite moments? Read for more!
Guest Blogger: Lauren Petersen, OPTIONS 16, Community Activation Manager, TechPoint
We are excited to announce we have made grants of $354,413 to benefit 17 organizations in central Indiana. Learn more about the organizations we funded and the important work they are doing in our community.
Women’s Fund awards grants of $391,082; breaking the $5 million mark benefiting women and girls in our community. Find out the organizations that were awarded grants and how the grants will be used.
No one I love has ever been affected by breast cancer. When considering how prevalent breast cancer has become this very likely puts me in the minority and makes me very lucky.
By Tanya S. Parrish, MPH, C.H.E.S. Breast cancer screening, prevention, and assistance services can be found at the Little Red Door. Screening and prevention saves lives.
Kim is a 17-year-old teen parent working toward self-sufficiency with needed support from Project Home Indy. Learn more about Kim's story, her struggles, and how Project Home Indy has been able to help her overcome some of the barriers she has faced as a young parent. Part two of a two-part series on teen parents.
Read a post by Jen Rawe, OPTIONS Class 12 member and AdvoCare Independent Distributor, on a recent OPTIONS site visit to the Midtown Center of Planned Parenthood of Indiana. Jen shares her personal perspective and some things you may not know about Planned Parenthood - including education and adoption services.
Project Home Indy, a Women's Fund grantee, aims to provide a nurturing residential environment for homeless teenage girls who are pregnant or parenting gain self-sufficiency. Statistics from Still on Shaky Ground highlight the critical need for this organization.
A blogger, OPTIONS Alumnae and mother of two shares lessons learned while lacing up and training for her first 5k with her daughter.
By: Emily Frank, MD - OPTIONS Alumnae member This week the news outlets all carried the same scary story: young girls are beginning puberty at an alarmingly young age. Early puberty is defined as the development of sexual characteristics before age 7 in girls. An article published in the journal Pediatrics this week reports on a large study of nearly 1200 young females from across the nation.
In Part II of this two-part series, Maryjane asks (and answers) some questions about women and alcohol that came up during the OA Book Club event.
In Part I of a two-part series, Maryjane introduces us to the OA Book Club event and Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol.
One local organization is helping women in its community get quality medical care - even if they can't afford it.
Perspectives Alumnae screened the film Gimme Shelter and then heard real-life stories from pregnant teens from Project Home Indy. Cynthia Rallis shares her perspectives from last month's Perspectives event.
Perspectives Class 3 member and community volunteer, Linda Joy, shares her "perspectives" on a recent site visit to the Trinity Free Clinic. Read more in today's blog post.
Caroline Gleason Dutkanych, OPTIONS Alumna and Vice President of Development at Joy's House, reports on a recent OPTIONS Alumnae Medical Panel event. Read the health tips she learned, including five simple ways to improve your health today!
A monthly update from Women's Fund. From grantee special events to a national conference in Chicago, a search for visionary leaders and fellows, to the introduction of Ebony, April was adventurous and a lot of fun for Women's Fund.
Grants Officer Julie Koegel shares some startling stats and what one Women's Fund grantee is doing to end domestic violence.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month. How are you living healthfully through balanced nutrition?
Delia Askew Harris (OPTIONS Class 12) shares some insight and observations from the "sex talk," hosted by Planned Parenthood. OPTIONS Alumnae were everything from intrigued to scared, but also "all ears" as the group learned more about "The Talk."
Guest Blogger: Kristy Lombardo, OPTIONS Class 7
Emi shares startling stats and frightening facts from a recent drug panel that left her wondering how she can keep her children protected from the craziness of the world we live in.
Welcome to our monthly update: Women. Girls. Central Indiana., featuring the latest on women and girls from Women's Fund of Central Indiana. I hope you feel better connected to the work of Women's Fund by learning about the incredible impact we are making together for women and girls in our community.
Maybe the battle between Komen vs Planned Parenthood is an opportunity for all of us to become more informed, more empowered and more supportive of women’s health issues.
Women's Fund of Central Indiana encourages women to have all-around health. This month the spotlight is on raising awareness of heart disease – the number one killer of women.
Welcome to our first monthly update: Women. Girls. Central Indiana., featuring the latest on women and girls from Women's Fund of Central Indiana. I hope you feel better connected to the work of Women's Fund by learning about the incredible impact we are making together for women and girls in our community.
Indy's Super Cure collected donations from 700 women last weekend! As a volunteer, I appreciated the experience on multiple levels.
"Mom, I'm Fat!" Sadly, it's a comment many mom's may hear. In fact, it's an issue I'm facing right now with my 9-year-old. I truly enjoyed reading how this mom responded when faced with the question. It inspired me and made me think differently about being open, honest and silly with my daughter. I hope it inspires others.
By: Heather Hafer, Public Relations Coordinator, Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Future Promises is a school/community-based program that offers education and support to pregnant and parenting teens to help them build their own promising future.