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Project Home Indy on Living By Design

News: Project Home Indy on Living By Design

Learn more about Project Home Indy and the work we do to help homeless teen moms reach self-sufficiency. Cathy Holloway Hill shares PHI's story, and the success of one of our amazing alumnae moms, in this episode of Living by Design. Originally aired on February 21, 2016, at 6:00 pm.

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News: Teen Moms Find Future at Project Home Indy

In this article in the March 1, 2015 Indianapolis Star, Maureen Gilmer tells the story of Project Home Indy and its impact on teen moms in our community. An excerpt:

On the Near Northside, in a tidy two-story house, lives a family. Five teenage girls, four babies and a rotating cast of adults. The girls aren't related, except by experience.
The house is ruled by discipline, support and love.
Project Home Indy opened in 2011 as a refuge for homeless young women who are pregnant or parenting a young child. Together, they attend school, do their homework and raise their babies until it's time for them to make their own way in the world.

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News: "They turned my fear into strength"

The Indianapolis Star featured Project Home Indy and alum Carlynne in this article on December 20, 2015. An excerpt:

Pregnant, depressed and alone, 16-year-old Carlynne Tarpeh thought about taking her own life. ... Project Home Indy became Tarpeh's safe haven. "I thought I should just give up on life," Tarpeh, now 20, wrote in a letter about her experience. "Project Home Indy gave me hope and an instant family." 

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Project Home Indy is Indy Mom Strong

News: Project Home Indy is Indy Mom Strong

Lisa with the Indianapolis Moms Blog wrote this great post about Project Home Indy and our strong moms. This is the first in a series “Indy Mom Strong”, profiling mothers who have overcome obstacles and struggles in the midst of motherhood. An excerpt:

A first time mom. A newborn baby. This tiny being for whom you are now responsible and there is no instruction manual. Do you remember feeling overwhelmed? Sleep deprived, emotional, stressed? Now imagine you are sixteen, homeless, and carrying the emotional baggage of a traumatic past. This is the life for some young women in our city.

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News: Board Member Chris Cotterill Joins Indiana Economic Development Corporation as General Counsel

Board member Chris Cotterill was chosen to serve as general counsel for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation on January 5, 2015. A 1999 graduate of Wabash College and a 2002 graduate of the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University in Bloomington, Chris has served on our board since January 2013. Chris served as corporation counsel to Mayor Gregory A. Ballard from 2008-2010 and then as Mayor Ballard's Chief of Staff from 2010-2012.

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Group aims to help single moms

News: Group aims to help single moms

Project Home Indy was featured on WISHTV and WISHTV.com on June 11, 2014. The story is about PHI resident Alexis Davis, who discusses the importance of the services and lessons she received while at PHI. Because of PHI's comprehensive program, she will reach self-sufficiency by the time she is ready to leave the program. 

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News: The Sisterhood of Motherhood

Project Home Indy's May 2013 fundraiser, featuring blogger and author Glennon Doyle Melton, was highlighted on NUVO.net by Rebecca Townsend. Glennon Doyle Melton's blog Momastery has almost 80,000 Facebook fans and a die-hard audience of readers. Her first book, Carry On Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed, is a New York Times bestseller. Without compensation, Glennon traveled to Indiana to be the keynote speaker for PHI's fundraiser.

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News: Author Glennon Melton: ‘Drunk and bulimic, I became a mother.’

Project Home Indy featured on indystar.com

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News: Social media can fill a pantry, grant a wish and give teen mom a home

Project Home Indy featured on indystar.com

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News: Homeless teen mother's story generates thousands of dollars in donations

Project Home Indy was featured on wthr.com on March 7, 2013. The article tells the story of generosity, of how thousands of people came together to make a dramatic difference in the life of a teen mom and her 4-month-old son. Within six hours of posting that teen mom's story, momastery.com and Project Home Indy raised $83,000. Over 3,300 people donated $25 each to provide this young family with the opportunity to live at PHI and participate in its life-changing healthcare, education, and life skills programs.

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News: Teen mom has home, thanks to the power of social media

Project Home Indy featured on indystar.com

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News: ‘Love Flash Mob’ by Momastery.com helps homeless Indianapolis teen mom get home at Project Home Indy

In March 2013, rtv6 theindychannel.com featured Project Home Indy and the generosity of thousands of followers of Glennon Doyle Melton and Momastery.com, who raised $83,000 in six hours--enough money to support a young family in PHI's residential program for one year.  Because of this Love Flash Mob, a young mother and her four-month-old baby were able to live at Project Home Indy, have beds to sleep in, food to eat, and diapers to use.

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News: Project Home Indy featured on momastery.com

Be prepared to choke back some tears as you read Project Home Indy's request to momastery.com followers--the Monkees--to help a young woman and her four-month-old son.  This blog post shares the sad stories that our young moms face and how life-changing PHI's program can be.  It includes Glennon Doyle Melton's simple call to action that inspired over 3,000 Monkees to donate the money needed to change the life of one young family. 

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