Category: Newsmakers

CHIP — Fate of $3M downtown fund precarious despite advancing council hurdle
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CHIP — Fate of $3M downtown fund precarious despite advancing council hurdle

“Alan Witchey, of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, said the funding to combat homelessness downtown would be significant.”

IIC — Involving faith in the opioid addiction battle and recovery journey
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IIC — Involving faith in the opioid addiction battle and recovery journey

The event at the Indiana Interchurch Center – Krannert Hall is meant to educate the interfaith community on the opioid epidemic.

MAI & CIC — “Muslim Alliance hosts interfaith iftar dinner”
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MAI & CIC — “Muslim Alliance hosts interfaith iftar dinner”

June 3rd the Muslim Alliance of Indiana partnered with the Center for Interfaith Cooperation on an iftar at the Interchurch Center. WISH TV covers the event.

CHIP — “Researchers Say Indianapolis Homelessness Cost Over $73 Million In 2016”
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CHIP — “Researchers Say Indianapolis Homelessness Cost Over $73 Million In 2016”

DREW DAUDELIN, "Researchers Say Indianapolis Homelessness Cost Over $73 Million In 2016," WFYI May 24, 2018 Homelessness in the Indianapolis area cost over $73 million in 2016, according to a new report from…

Sierra Club — “Indiana cancels bobcat hunting season amid public outcry”
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Sierra Club — “Indiana cancels bobcat hunting season amid public outcry”

The Sierra Club’s successful campaign to protect Indiana’s bobcats from hunting is drawing international attention.

Overdose Lifeline — “New Resource Launched to Help Hoosier Families Facing the Opioid Crisis”
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Overdose Lifeline — “New Resource Launched to Help Hoosier Families Facing the Opioid Crisis”

The Addiction Policy Forum, run by families impacted by addiction, just launched its Indiana chapter. It strives for legislative change, to reduce the stigma of addiction, and family support. 

JCRC — “Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise in central Indiana, groups say”
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JCRC — “Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise in central Indiana, groups say”

Lindsey Mintz: “When a kid says ‘I was just kidding. Can’t you take a joke?’ Umm, we can’t.”

Overdose Lifeline — “Reversing An Overdose Isn’t Complicated, But Getting The Antidote Can Be”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Reversing An Overdose Isn’t Complicated, But Getting The Antidote Can Be”

Overdose Lifeline helps explain obstacles to using naxalone to stop an overdose

CHIP — “Indianapolis homeless population shows 6 percent decrease in latest count”
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CHIP — “Indianapolis homeless population shows 6 percent decrease in latest count”

While the overall news was good, there was an 8 percent increase in the number of unsheltered homeless individuals from last year to this year—meaning people who aren’t currently receiving services.

Overdose Lifeline — “National Addiction Policy Group Creates Indiana Chapter”
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Overdose Lifeline — “National Addiction Policy Group Creates Indiana Chapter”

Overdose Lifeline co-leads a new Addiction Policy Forum.