Social services

Indiana Rural Health Association

The Indiana Rural Health Association is a not-for-profit corporation developed for the purpose of improving the health of all Indiana citizens in rural settings. The Indiana Rural Health Association is a member-driven organization composed of a diverse membership.

The Association is committed to recruiting a diverse, grassroots membership with intrinsic strengths important to the task of providing meaningful forums. The forums provide opportunities for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the health care systems; identifying needs/problems within the rural settings; and assessing and developing leadership resources.

(812) 478-3919
Jewish Community Relations Council
The Jewish Community Relations Council has served as the public affairs and intergroup relations agency of the Indianapolis Jewish community since 1942.

As a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the JCRC is charged with the following responsibilities:

1.  Safeguard the rights of Jews here, in Israel, and around the world.

2. Protect, preserve, and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic.

In order to accomplish its goals, JCRC convenes the “common table” around which member agencies meet to design and develop strategies to advance the public affairs goals of the organized Jewish community. The deliberative process of the JCRC allows for open, representative discussion designed to foster consensus.

The efforts of the JCRC reflect the profound Jewish commitment to tikkun olam, the repair of the world. Tikkun olam expresses the shared conviction of the Jewish community to be active in the effort to build a just society.

National Association of Social Workers — Indiana Chapter
NASW-Indiana strives to build the social work community in the state of Indiana.

NASW’s mission: To advance professional Social Work practice and the profession, to strengthen human rights, social and economic justice, and insure unimpeded access to services for all.

OBAT Helpers
The mission of OBAT Helpers is to work for the welfare, support and rehabilitation of indigent, stateless and displaced people.

OBAT’s primary focus is to alleviate the suffering of thousands of stateless people stranded in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Its goal is to provide them with better living conditions, education and economic empowerment.

(317) 203-0603
(317) 522-1548
Rosa’s Nest
Rosa’s Nest is a grass-roots, non-profit community based organization designed to positively impact the health and well-being of the Latino community and other underserved communities in Central Indiana with a focus on HIV/AIDS.

Mission Statement

Rosa’s Nest is a grass-roots, non-profit community based organization designed to positively impact the health and well-being of the Latino community and other underserved communities in Central Indiana with a focus on HIV/AIDS.

Goals and Objetivoes

Improve access to HIV care and treatment
Provide patient centered, culturally competent suppoprt
Encourage Latinos and other underserved communities to get educated and to learn more about HIV/AIDS and its impact to their community
Assist clients to overcome cultural and systematic barriers to care
Help decrease stigma associated with HIV/AIDS
Encourage an enviroment of dignity and improved quality of life for those affected by HIV/AIDS
Ensure clients are linked to culturally appropriate health and social service agencies

Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana
Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana (SNSI) is a statewide financial assistance organization whose mission is to eliminate the euthanasia of healthy and treatable cats and dogs.

SNSI helps Hoosiers get them fixed by providing low-cost surgery certificates to limited-income individuals and free surgery certificates to 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare groups and municipal shelters. A statewide network of veterinarians graciously discount their services for our clients, and SNSI pays the remaining cost. Since our inception in 1977, we have helped more than 85,000 families spay or neuter their pets.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services
Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) empowers families by providing educational excellence to young children with visual impairments in order to build a strong foundation for reaching their highest potential.

Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS) is here for your child and your entire family. VIPS is the only agency in Kentucky or Indiana that provides early intervention and educational services to children who are blind and visually impaired from birth to age 5. VIPS also provides strong support systems for parents, siblings, grandparents and the whole family.

VIPS believes that children with visual impairments are children first and need the same types of experiences as other children. They need to play with friends, swing on swings and go to new places. However, these children have to gather information about the world in different ways. Certified teachers from VIPS who specialize in early childhood education can show these children how to use their remaining vision and other senses to learn about their world. Parents and caregivers also learn about their child’s diagnosis, are provided with tools for teaching at home and gain a better understanding on how to advocate for their child.