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Organization Websites

American Red Cross
Bona Vista
Boy Scouts of America
Carver Community Center
CASA Logo
FSA Logo
Food Finders
Girl Scouts
211 Logo
Literacy Coalition
Mental Health America
Project Access
Samaritan Caregivers
Salvation Army
Visiting Nurse Service
YMCA

Organizations We Fund

American Red Cross of North Central Indiana
Director: Mitch Figert
Funded Programs: Blood Services, Disaster Services, Emergency Services, Youth Services, Emergency Education, Volunteer Services

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led and primarily staffed by volunteers, that help people prepare for, prevent and respond to emergencies.

(765) 459-4162
210 West Walnut, Suite 120
Kokomo, IN 46901
mfigert@redcrossofnci.org
Bona Vista Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services
Director: Jill Dunn
Funded Programs: Community Connections, Early Intervention 

Bona Vista Programs, Inc. is committed to improve the quality of life for children and adults of ALL abilities enrolled in our services through our mission of, "we building the foundation of success for children and adults, regardless of abilities, through encouragement, independence and inclusion in reaching their maximum potential." We are focused on identifying and implementing the best practices in the care and treatment we provide with a focus on finding positive options for the children and adults we serve. All staff members are committed and dedicated to the highest continuum of care for all persons served. Programs and services available are preschool, child care, Early Head Start, child care resource and referral, therapy services-onsite and outpatient, mailing, adaptive and general home remodeling, industrial work, job placement, adult day and residential services and janitorial services, and personal care services. Services are available for individuals from the ages of birth to elderly.

(765) 457-8273
1220 E. Laguna St.
Kokomo, IN 46904-2496
bboruff@bonavista.org
Boy Scouts of America, Sagamore Council
Director: Chris Mehaffey
Funded Programs: Comprehensive Youth Development

Provides programs for boys and girls that promote character development, citizenship responsibilities, physical and moral fitness, leadership and outdoor skills. Boy Scouts promotes the ability of our young people to do things for themselves and others.

(765) 452-8253
518 N. Main Street, send mail to POB 865
Kokomo, IN 46901
chris.mehaffey@scouting.org
Carver Community Center
Director: Dennis Morgan
Funded Programs: Youth Sports, Youth Activities, Informal Education

Promotes the common good of fellow men and community through fellowship, recreation and a commitment to service, provides emotional and physical health, character development and community stability by providing an environment that is conducive to wholesome family living and community life. The center provides youth and adult sports programs and activities, after school tutoring and services to senior citizens.

(765) 457-9318
1030 N. Purdum
Kokomo, IN 46901
djbjmorgan@aol.com
Court Appointed Special Advocates (C.A.S.A)
Director: Katina Silver
Funded Programs: Youth Court Appointed Advocate(s) 

Provides volunteer advocacy services to children who are involved with the court system as a result of abuse, neglect, delinquency, and/or custody disputes. A CASA volunteer's responsibilities include conducting independent investigations, evaluations and recommendations to the court, in the child's best interest. CASA truly is "A Child's Vote in Court."

(765) 454-5575
104 N. Buckeye Room 100
Kokomo, IN 46901
casa2@iquest.net
Family Service Association
Director: Tracy Martino
Funded programs: Domestic Violence, Chores/Homemaker Programs 

Provides high-quality, family-oriented services via a variety of diverse programs such as: Family Life Education; Child Abuse Prevention; Chore Maintenance; and Consumer Credit Counseling.

(765) 457-9313
618 S Main Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
martinot@fsahc.org
Food Finders Food Bank
Director: Katy Bunder
Funded Programs: Food Bank

Food Finders Bank meets the needs of the hungry in Mid-North Indiana by channeling food donations to the hungry through more than 195 charitable agencies already working with the needy in 21 counties.

(765) 471-0062
50 Olympia Court
Lafayette, IN 47909-5182
kbunder@food-finders.org
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
Director: Debra Hearns-Smith
Funded Programs: Leadership Skills Development

Girl Scouting provides girls with learning experiences that help them develop to their fullest potential and become competent, resourceful women. Programs address contemporary issues, strengthen leadership and decision-making skills, as well as offering outdoor activities. They give girls the opportunity to build self-esteem, and integrate family and spiritual values into their daily actions.

(765)459-8303
815 W. Superior Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
tpalmer@girlscoutsindiana.org
2-1-1, United Way of Howard County
Director: Cheryl Graham
Funded Programs: Information and Referral

Primarily funded by the United Way and assisted by the 211 Council, we are an accredited comprehensive information and referral that provides service to Howard, Tipton, Miami and Cass Counties. The Volunteer Activities Committee assists is developing and carrying out programming that connects volunteers with the needs of the community, providing service to all organizations that utilize volunteers.

(765) 457-4357
210 W. Walnut
Kokomo, IN 46901
cgraham@unitedwayhoco.org 
Literacy Coalition
Director: Bob Stephenson
Funded Programs: Basic Literacy and ESL

The Literacy Coalition meets an unfulfilled need in our community, that of teaching adult non-readers to read through a personal one-to-one tutoring relationship. The program creates an opportunity for self-improvement for individuals who cannot fit into existing programs because of family responsibilities, job commitments, or personal limitations.

(765) 450-8532
107 W. Mulberry
Kokomo, IN 46901
litco34@gmail.com
Mental Health Association
Director: Brandi Christiansen
Funded Programs: Friendly Visiting I & II, Mental Health Education I

Advocates mental health education for adults and children, the prevention of mental illness and the improved care and treatment for people receiving mental health services. They also provide support groups for divorced persons, widows, families of the mentally ill and patients.
Look for us on facebook.

(765) 459-0309
406 E. Sycamore
Kokomo, IN 46901
mhahowardco@comcast.net
Project Access
Director: Sherry Rayl
Programs: Medical Assistance, Medication Assistance, Diabetes Navigation

The mission of Project Access is to provide access to healthcare services to the uninsured residents of Howard County. Project Access also provides Diabetes Navigation to any patient of a local healthcare provider, regardless of county of residence.

After enrollment, Project Access clients are assigned a primary care home. Physicians donate their services, at no cost to the client. If required, hospitalization is provided free to the client, with both local hospitals actively supporting and participating in this program. Over 2,000 individuals and $8.6 million dollars worth of health services have been documented as being donated since this program began in September 2004.

(765) 854-0544
829 N. Dixon Suite 100
Kokomo, IN 46901
sherrypaed@hotmail.com
Samaritan Caregivers
Director: Jamey Henderson
Programs: Funded Programs: Informal Caregiving

Samaritan Caregivers is a coalition of religious congregations, community leaders and trained volunteers matched with individuals or families in Howard County. Their purpose is to improve or maintain the social and functional environment of persons who are frail, elderly or living with disabilities, and their significant others, without regard to religious affiliation.

(765) 453-7611
2705 S. Berkley Road
Kokomo, IN 46902
samaritanc@yahoo.com
The Salvation Army
Director: Major David Luft
Programs: Funded Programs: Emergency Assistance 

The Salvation Army provides comprehensive emergency assistance and disaster relief without cost to those in need. Assistance includes: food, clothing, furniture, vouchers, payments for medicine, transportation needs and cleaning supplies. Additionally a recreational day camp program provides services for children.

(765) 456-3846
1101 S. Waugh Street
Kokomo, IN 46902
dale_brandenburg@uscsalvationarmy.org
Visiting Nurse Service
Director: Gvido Burgis
Funded Programs: Hospice

VNS is driven to fulfill it's mission and deliver "quality community based health related services that promote independence, wellness and family integrity." VNS provides traditional home care, hospice and mental health services.

(765) 453-8357
2800 South Reed Road
Kokomo, IN 46902
gburgis@vnsi.org
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
Director: David Dubois
Funded Programs: Child Care, Youth Aquatics, Youth Day Camps, Youth, Family & Teen Programs 

Provides a variety of programs for youth, adults and families. Programs include health and fitness, childcare, pre-school classes and after-school activities, day and Summer camp programs and a Special Education program giving children the opportunity to mainstream with other youth in their age group.

(765) 457-4447
200 N. Union Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
david.dubois@ymca.org