|100 Men Who Cook
||October 21, 2017 Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms
|2018 Penny Harvest Campaign
||Feb/March 2018 Kroger/Payless Grocery Stores, LSC schools, Subway
|LaNelle Geddes Fund Matching Campaign - click to donate
||Starting December 2017 The Community Foundation
|The Cinderella Ball 2018
||August 18, 2018 Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms
For more than 50 years, our Homecare program offeredhomemaking and attendant care services to the homebound elderly anddisabled. It was often the link that allowed clients to continue to liveindependently in their own homes instead of having to move to institutionalcare, and was also the one Homecare Service in town that offered a sliding feefor service based on family income.
This allowed many of our clients to receivethese services that they otherwise would not have been able to afford.
I was always touched by the depth of the relationships that were formed between our homemakers and their clients. They often became like members of the family. For these reasons, this program has always been close to my heart because it made such a tangible difference in our clients’ lives.
Obviously, this was not an easy decision and one which we thought about for several years. There was a time when our Homecare program was the only program in town that provided homecare services to the homebound. However, when faced with the many agencies that now provide in-home medical and homecare services in our community, we felt we could no longer compete. We also decided that with the mental health crisis that currently plagues our community, we could better use the money from this program to go towards our outpatient counseling services.