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Overdose Lifeline — “Indy coffee shop is the newest place to offer life-saving drug naloxone”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Indy coffee shop is the newest place to offer life-saving drug naloxone”

“Our buddy, Justin Phillips over at Overdose Lifeline, lost her son Aaron Sims to an opioid overdose, and wrote this really, awesome piece of legislation that made it so everyone in the state of Indiana can access naloxone”

CHIP — Indianapolis Warming Shelters: Keep Family, Pets Out Of The Cold
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CHIP — Indianapolis Warming Shelters: Keep Family, Pets Out Of The Cold

Rebecca Bream, Patch, January 23, 2019 Details of homeless shelters and warming centers across Indianapolis, and cold weather pet safety information. INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Winter temperatures return across central Indiana, with accumulating…

CHIP — “Church bell tolls for Marion County’s 71 known homeless individuals who died this year”
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CHIP — “Church bell tolls for Marion County’s 71 known homeless individuals who died this year”

On the morning of the year’s shortest day — and its longest night — an Indianapolis church’s bell tolled 72 times, once for each of the known Marion County homeless who have died this year, and once more for all whose deaths went unrecognized.

The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention held the annual Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service at Roberts Park United Methodist Church on Friday, commemorating lives lost in 2018 and keeping attention on people who still lack a place to call home.

“It’s a time for us to, I think, really remember those that don’t have somewhere to call home that night, that are going to be spending a very long night here in Indianapolis without somewhere to go,” Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, the coalition’s executive director, told IndyStar.

CIC — “Religion, Spirituality and the Arts seminar explores the story of Lot’s wife with 12 Indiana artists”
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CIC — “Religion, Spirituality and the Arts seminar explores the story of Lot’s wife with 12 Indiana artists”

Beiser will perform excerpts from her cello opera, “Elsewhere,” an imaginative and psychological retelling of the biblical story of Lot’s wife.

CIC — “Message ‘We are Sikh’ was delivered by tying over 300 turbans”
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CIC — “Message ‘We are Sikh’ was delivered by tying over 300 turbans”

Those who got turbans tyed looked cheerful and  enthusiastic. Some of them also posed for photos, with folded hands, in front of the Golden Temple poster.

CIC — “Indy’s Festival of Faiths invites all religions”
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CIC — “Indy’s Festival of Faiths invites all religions”

The Indy’s Festival of Faiths is very much reflective of that same spirit spoken of in the Qur’an and demonstrated by Prophet Muhammed and the Negus of Abyssinia; people of faith, regardless of their faith, must be mindful of the well-being of all people of faith.

Women 4 Change — Leading by example: Carmel’s Shahid aims to empower as director of Women4Change Indiana
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Women 4 Change — Leading by example: Carmel’s Shahid aims to empower as director of Women4Change Indiana

Desiree Williams, "Leading by example: Carmel’s Shahid aims to empower as director of Women4Change Indiana," Current October 2, 2018 Indiana received a D rating in the 2018 Status of Women in the…

Overdose Lifeline — Event Provides Overdose Reversal Drug, Training
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Overdose Lifeline — Event Provides Overdose Reversal Drug, Training

"Event Provides Overdose Reversal Drug, Training," Jill Sheridan, Indiana Public Media, September 28 2018. The public had an opportunity to learn to administer the overdose reversal drug naloxone in Indianapolis. The event…

Overdose Lifeline — Indiana University partnership results in lifesaving overdose-reversal training
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Overdose Lifeline — Indiana University partnership results in lifesaving overdose-reversal training

Responding to the Addictions Crisis brings together Indiana University’s world-class faculty, as well as its business, nonprofit and government partners to create a comprehensive plan to reduce deaths from addiction, ease the burden of addiction on Hoosier communities, and improve health and economic outcomes. As part of IU’s Grand Challenges program, this collaborative, statewide initiative is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive university-led response to the opioid addiction crisis.

CHIP — Young, homeless and gay: How Indy woman found her identity — and a mission
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CHIP — Young, homeless and gay: How Indy woman found her identity — and a mission

Alrajabi accepted the Diamond Service Award from the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention for her work as an engagement coordinator for Adult & Child Health, which provides mental health services and other programming. The award recognizes someone who has overcome homelessness and is giving back to the community in a meaningful way.