Geminus Community Partners Northwest Indiana Events

  

 

Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Child Abuse

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2021 AT 5 PM at the Old Lake County Courthouse at 1, Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, IN

Stand with us as we light a candle in memory of all victims of child abuse & neglect.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Protect Indiana’s children and learn how you can recognize & prevent child abuse.

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres to be served in the Maki Ballroom immediately following the vigil. ALL are welcome, this event is OPEN to the community.

Foster Parents will earn 1.0 CEU of Resource Parent Training.

   

 

Starke County Prevention Resource Fair

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2021 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM at the Washington Township Community Building at 20 North State Road 23 in Knox, IN

Join us to learn about the many local social services and community providers available for families in Starke County, IN. 

Win small appliances and more!

Free meals to go for the whole family!

While supplies last!

 

If you are a Starke County social service or community provider and would like to participate, please call 219-575-7143.

 

 

Porter County Child Abuse Prevention Virtual 5k Run & 1k Walk

Registration is free. Run anywhere, anytime during April 23 - 30, 2021 Register Now!

Porter County! Join your neighbors to raise awareness and prevent child abuse in Indiana  All-ages event. UPDATE: Please note, all t-shirt orders have ended for this event.

Run wherever is safe and convenient for you, even on your own treadmill! A beautiful place to run is on or near the Campbell Street Bikeway in Valparaiso, IN. Registration is completely free. Participants are also eligible to receive a fun pack, including local giveaways!

Pick-up for awards, t-shirts and fun packs is at: Porter County Indiana Department of Child Services at 19 E. Lincolnway in Valparaiso, IN, starting Thursday, May 6 through Friday, May 14, 2021 during office hours. Fun packs are available while supplies last, so come on over to pick up yours as soon as possible!

Top 3 in each age group win awards! Upload your time by May 3, 2021 here on RunSignUp, to be considered for your run time award. Winners will be announced on May 5, 2021. Age groups are:

  • 10 & under
  • 11 - 14
  • 15 - 19
  • 20 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59
  • 60+
Register Now!
 

 

Lake County Free Provider Fair

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 from 10 AM - 1 PM at the Avalon Manor Banquet Center at 3550 E Lincoln Hwy in Merrillville, IN.

 

Learn about local resources available to Lake County families.

Speak with over 100 professionals about:
- Legal Services
- Financial Assistance
- Mental & Physical Health Care
- Childcare
- Addiction / Recovery
- Higher Education
- Domestic Violence

Interested in becoming a vendor? Please call 219-757-1822

 

 

Porter County Free Provider Fair

WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2021 from 10 AM - 1 PM at the Porter County Expo Center at  215 E Division Rd in Valparaiso, IN.

 

Learn about local resources available to Northwest Indiana families. 

Speak with over 100 professionals about:
- Legal Services
- Financial Assistance
- Mental & Physical Health Care
- Childcare
- Addiction / Recovery
- Higher Education
- Domestic Violence

Interested in becoming a vendor? Please call 219-575-7143

   

Event Safety 

Your health and safety is our top priority. We are taking every precautionary measure as outlined by ISDH and the CDC very seriously. 

To keep us all safe and healthy at our in-person events:

  • For drive-thru events, stay in your vehicle at all times.
  • We will monitor social distancing.
  • Face coverings or masks, placed over your nose and mouth, are required.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If soap and water are not available, CDC recommends an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • We ask you take all giveaways to enjoy at home.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

 We thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Questions? 

Lake County, please call: 219-757-1822

Benton, Porter, La Porte, Jasper, Pulaski, Starke, and Newton Counties, please call: 219-575-7143

 

Community Partners, a family service program of Geminus, finds agencies, professionals, support groups and assistance programs that keep families healthy, happy and together. These programs may include job counseling, parenting classes, and advice on how to make better use of the community services.

 

Geminus supports early childhood education, family services, and prevention programs in Northwest and Northern Indiana. Our network of partners includes community-based health care and social services, welcoming Indiana residents of all ages and income levels with fully integrated, streamlined services.

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