Community Programs

Offering support, peace and comfort to those in need.

Center of Hope

When a sexual assault victim arrives at the Center of Hope, they are arriving at a safe, secure, calm and compassionate place. Our specially trained nurses, certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE), help the victims relax and begin focusing on recovery. Your support for this center helps people heal emotionally, physically and spiritually.

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Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis

provides a home-like, compassionate environment for superior end-of-life care. With a growing need for inpatient and palliative care, your gift helps ensure no patient will be turned away regardless of financial means. Hospice House affirms and celebrates life and regards dying as a natural process recognizing every person has the right to die with dignity, peace and comfort.

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MS Mission Support Group

Support groups help people see they aren't alone in their struggles with a lifelong disease. They can help people learn coping strategies and tips for everyday life. Your gift supports a group of men and women living with multiple sclerosis in South Suburban Chicago who support each other through meetings, social gatherings and friend communications. Membership is free and family and friends are encouraged to attend.

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Medical Missions

The Medical Mission Fund helps bring healing and hope to those living in remote countries, such as Haiti, Guatemala, French Guiana and Kenya. Your support makes it possible for Franciscan Health employees who would like to join a medical mission trip led by a member of the medical staff, but lack the financial resources to participate.

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Memories to Hold

Support families in Central Indiana who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. This support group was established with the vision of providing parents a safe and sacred place to share stories of their precious babies. This program is offered free of charge to families.

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Moving Beyond

Treating cancer can be a rocky ride of radiation, treatments, chemotherapy and surgeries. This cancer survivorship program in Central Indiana cares for the whole person - mind, body and spirit - during and after cancer treatments. Your gift allows us to help people on their wellness journey and throughout recovery - teaching them to never give up.

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Palliative & Hospice Care

Help give terminally-ill patients dignity, peace and comfort in their final days. Your gift helps meet a growing need for high quality, end-of-life care. Franciscan Hospice affirms and celebrates life and regards dying as a natural process, recognizing every person has the right to die with dignity, peace and comfort.

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Patient Assistance Fund

When someone is going through an illness, things at home can suffer because of additional expenses for medication, lodging, travel, food or clothing. Gifts to this fund provide comfort and assurance to Franciscan Health patients and their families during their most vulnerable times.

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Prenatal Assistance Program

Prenatal care is very important for the health of both the expectant mother and her baby. This Northern Indiana program provides vital prenatal care and outreach to expectant mothers with limited family income. Your support gives them pregnancy education and access to public assistance programs, as well as community and hospital services.

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St. Francis Center

Behavioral issues stemming from a wide range of causes can be particularly devastating to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18. There is a growing need for residential programs targeted to this vulnerable age group. Your gift to this Dyer, Indiana-based center supports a residential treatment program with a highly-structured and controlled environment.

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Volunteer Advocates for Seniors & Incapacitated Adults

Senior citizens or incapacitated adults without the support of nearby family, need an advocate to make sure they have access to the care they need. Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults (VASIA) program in Northern Indiana trains volunteers to become temporary legal guardians for patients in these special circumstances who have no support structure of family or friends to speak for them.

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Offer PEACE to someone in need.