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CHIP — “Home For LGBTQ Youth Taps Executive Director”
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CHIP — “Home For LGBTQ Youth Taps Executive Director”

“All homelessness is tragic, but homeless LGBTQ youth are in deep and immediate peril,” Leigh Ann Hirschman, Trinity Haven board chair, said in a news release. “Many are terrified to ask for help from programs not tailored to their needs.”

Overdose Lifeline — “‘This really does save lives’: Narcan training helps local coffee shop owner save life”
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Overdose Lifeline — “‘This really does save lives’: Narcan training helps local coffee shop owner save life”

The founder of a local coffee shop jumped into action to save a life just hours after hosting a training class for the opiate overdose reversal drug naloxone.

Overdose Lifeline — “Black Balloon Day is raising drug awareness”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Black Balloon Day is raising drug awareness”

Black Balloon Day is an international day to bring awareness to overdose deaths began when Massachusetts resident Greg Tremblay died of an overdose five years ago and his family chose to fly a black balloon in remembrance.

MAI — “Friends, family of road rage shooting victim conduct vigil”
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MAI — “Friends, family of road rage shooting victim conduct vigil”

On Friday night, friends and family of Mustafa were to gather downtown to remember him. A candlelight vigil will start up around 6:30 p.m.

CIC — “The interfaith ambassadors of 2019”
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CIC — “The interfaith ambassadors of 2019”

The Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC) has deemed it proper to honor me and my wife Carolyn as the Interfaith Ambassadors of 2019. We are both humbled.

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.