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CHIP — “Logan native is director of Indy LGBTQ transitional housing facility”
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CHIP — “Logan native is director of Indy LGBTQ transitional housing facility”

As of today, over $1 million of the $1.5 million-dollar startup goal has been raised. Trinity Haven has received funding from the Lilly Endowment, the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention and Episcopal Churches, among others.

CHIP — “New law to help youth experiencing homelessness obtain ID documents”
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CHIP — “New law to help youth experiencing homelessness obtain ID documents”

CHIP, the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention has ways to donate online if you would like to help the homeless youth, as do the Indiana Youth Group, and Outreach, Inc.

JCRC — ‘We must speak out’: Carmel remembers the Holocaust as anti-Semitic incidents continue in US
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JCRC — ‘We must speak out’: Carmel remembers the Holocaust as anti-Semitic incidents continue in US

he Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council said in October that “anti-Semitic acts and expressions” are at an all-time high.

Earth Charter — Shortridge High School students create an Earth Day Celebration”
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Earth Charter — Shortridge High School students create an Earth Day Celebration”

Students began the day listening to a presentation from Jim Poyser, executive director of Earth Charter Indiana, who discussed ways students can make changes to improve the environment. For example, he said students can campaign to replace Styrofoam cafeteria trays with more environmentally friendly cardboard trays.

CHIP — “Interview with Jenni White, Founding Executive Director of Trinity Haven”
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CHIP — “Interview with Jenni White, Founding Executive Director of Trinity Haven”

Trinity Episcopal Church incubated Trinity Haven until it received its own nonprofit designation in 2018. While all youth will be warmly welcomed at Trinity’s worship services if they wish to attend, there are no religious requirements for residents of Trinity Haven.

Earth Charter — “Whalen honored as Hoosier Resilience Hero”
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Earth Charter — “Whalen honored as Hoosier Resilience Hero”

“These individuals are making an important difference every day in Indiana,” said Environmental Resilience Institute director Ellen Ketterson. “In my view, they are true heroes.”

AFSC — “VOCAB: at the Forefront of Spoken Word”
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AFSC — “VOCAB: at the Forefront of Spoken Word”

Tatjana Rebelle and her friends have created a spoken word series that welcomes all

Muslim Alliance of Indiana — “Groups holds vigil on Butler’s campus to honor victims of New Zealand shooting”
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Muslim Alliance of Indiana — “Groups holds vigil on Butler’s campus to honor victims of New Zealand shooting”

Aliya Amin, executive director of Muslim Alliance of Indiana, said the event “felt like a big hug… “It was just so heart-warming to see people from all different walks of life here, gathered, for one purpose, and that’s in our shared humanity,” Amin said.

JCRC — “‘Heartwarming’ show of support from community at service for mosque attack victims”
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JCRC — “‘Heartwarming’ show of support from community at service for mosque attack victims”

On Friday, the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council gathered at the mosque off Cold Spring Road near West 30th Street. They wanted those attending Friday prayers to know they stand with them.

MAI — “‘Are we going to be next?’: Indianapolis Muslim community responds to New Zealand mosque shooting”
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MAI — “‘Are we going to be next?’: Indianapolis Muslim community responds to New Zealand mosque shooting”

“Every time there is a shooting in any house of worship, mosque, synagogue or church, we Muslims wonder ‘Are we going to be next?'” Imam Ahmed Alamine said.