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December 29, 2011 by Abigail Coleman

Top WF News 2011: Part 2 of 2

Women's Fund had a great year. What do you think were the best moments? What were your favorite moments? Read for more!


December 14, 2016 by Women's Fund

Five Ways You Can Support Breast Cancer Research Today

Guest Blogger: Lauren Petersen, OPTIONS 16, Community Activation Manager, TechPoint


November 27, 2012 by Women's Fund

New Grants Give More Opportunities to Women and Girls

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.


November 26, 2013 by Women's Fund

Breaking $5 Million Mark Benefiting Women and Girls

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.


November 11, 2011 by Deanna Gonzales

Finding a cure for breast cancer....my gift to science

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.


October 26, 2010 by Women's Fund

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Little Red Door Cancer Agency

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.


October 24, 2013 by Women's Fund

Kim, Teen Parent, Moves Toward Self-Sufficiency with Support from Project Home Indy

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.


September 25, 2012 by Women's Fund

Planned Parenthood: There When I Needed Them

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.


September 21, 2010 by Kelly Young

Project Home Indy

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.


September 10, 2013 by Kelly Young

Lessons Learned While Lacing Up for My First 5K with My Daughter

A blogger, OPTIONS Alumnae and mother of two shares lessons learned while lacing up and training for her first 5k with her daughter.


August 11, 2010 by Women's Fund

Concerns About Early Puberty

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.


June 19, 2014 by Women's Fund

Women, Alcohol and OA Book Club: Part II

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.


June 17, 2014 by Women's Fund

Women, Alcohol and OA Book Club: Part I

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.


June 7, 2011 by Kelly Young

Free Medical Care for Women

One local organization is helping women in its community get quality medical care - even if they can't afford it.


June 5, 2014 by Women's Fund

Film Reflects Real Stories of Homeless, Pregnant Teens

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.


May 27, 2015 by Women's Fund

A Visit to Trinity Free Clinic Offers Information and Insight

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.


May 7, 2013 by Women's Fund

Simple Ways to Improve Health Your Today!

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!


May 1, 2014 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - April 2014

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.


April 10, 2014 by Julie Koegel

Ending Domestic Violence

Grants Officer Julie Koegel shares some startling stats and what one Women's Fund grantee is doing to end domestic violence.


March 31, 2011 by Abigail Coleman

Round is a Shape

Celebrate National Nutrition Month. How are you living healthfully through balanced nutrition?


March 20, 2014 by Women's Fund

Mommy, Where Do Babies Come From?

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."


March 15, 2017 by Women's Fund

Joy’s House has a passion for caring for our loved ones

Guest Blogger: Kristy Lombardo, OPTIONS Class 7


March 3, 2015 by Women's Fund

A Cry for Help

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.


March 1, 2012 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - February Update

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.


February 9, 2012 by Kelly Young

Women are the losers among Komen vs. Planned Parenthood battle

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.


February 3, 2011 by Kelly Young

Go Red for Women - We Are!

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.


February 2, 2012 by Jennifer Pope Baker

Women. Girls. Central Indiana. - A Monthly Update

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.


January 31, 2012 by Abigail Coleman

Indy's Super Cure Success!

Indy's Super Cure collected donations from 700 women last weekend! As a volunteer, I appreciated the experience on multiple levels.


January 24, 2012 by Kelly Young

Mom, I'm Fat

"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.


January 4, 2011 by Women's Fund

Future Promises Helps Pregnant and Parenting Teens Build Promising Futures

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.


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