Geminus Community Partners Northwest Indiana Events

 

Summer Safety Fair: Free Food & Prizes!

Thursday, June 3, 2021 AT 4-6 PM CDT

Newton County Fairgrounds
12189 S Punkin Vine Rd
Kentland, IN

Join us for FREE Safety Demonstrations:

  • Car seat and booster seat check-ups
  • Gun Safety
  • Safe Sleep
  • Water Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Bike Safety
  • Summer Safety
  • Home Safety
  • And MORE!

Prizes and boxed lunches to go will be available, while quantities last.

 

Older Youth Services Prevention, Pregnancy & Parenting Resource Fair

In partnership with the DCS Collaborative Care Team for regions 1-2

TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2021 from 12 PM – 4 PM

Avalon Manor Banquet Center
3550 E Lincoln Hwy.
Merrillville, IN

Free and open to current, voluntary and former foster youth upon verification of wardship.

The road to adulthood is challenging. For those in foster care, it can be especially complicated and uncertain. We prepare teens and young adults, who are expected to age out of foster care, with the independent living tools necessary to flourish.

Join us for:

  • Safe sleep for babies
  • Child care assistance
  • Financial assistance
  • Local healthcare providers
  • Fire safety
  • Breakout sessions for foster parents
  • Breakout sessions for youth

3 CEU's available for foster parents in need of continuing education credits.

Older Youth Services is a continuum of care beginning at age 16 with an extension of foster care until 21 years of age—and voluntary services as a safety net from age 21 until age 23.

 

Family Fun Night

Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Avalon Manor Banquet Center
3550 E Lincoln Hwy.
Merrillville, IN

It's going to be a GREAT night!

  • Win prizes
  • Free food
  • Fun for the whole family!

We’re gonna raffle off prizes all night!

You could win new small appliances and more!

For this event: please register as early as possible to guarantee your family’s admission. Space is limited! Once online registration is full, a limited amount of tickets will be available at the event as space allows. Register at: funnightsummer2021.eventbrite.com

Families attending must be Lake County, Indiana residents and must present valid ID. Maximum of 1 prize per family, while supplies last. Complimentary food and drink will be available, while quantities last.

 

Benton County Back to School Backpack Giveaway

Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 12 PM – 2 PM EST

Rommel Park
205 Park St.
Oxford, IN

The Benton County Back to School Backpack Giveaway will be from 12 - 2 p.m. EST or while supplies last.

We're giving away backpacks filled with supplies! Free carryout lunches for the family! Simply drive up for a backpack and lunch.

Families must be residents of Benton County, IN, and must show valid ID. Maximum of (2) backpacks per vehicle. Child must be present to receive a backpack. Backpacks and lunches available, while supplies last.

 

LaPorte County Back to School Backpack Giveaway

Friday, July 16, 2021 from 1 PM – 3 PM

Indiana Dept. of Child Services
1621 S. Woodland Avenue
Michigan City, IN

The LaPorte County Back to School Backpack Giveaway will be from 1 - 3 p.m. or while supplies last.

We're giving away backpacks filled with supplies! Free carryout lunches for the family! Simply drive up for a backpack and lunch.

Families must be residents of LaPorte County, IN, and must show valid ID. Maximum of (2) backpacks per vehicle. Child must be present to receive a backpack. Backpacks and lunches available, while supplies last.

 

Newton County Back to School Backpack Giveaway

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 12 PM – 2 PM

Newton County Government Center
4117 S 240 W
Morocco, IN

The Newton County Back to School Backpack Giveaway will be from 12 - 2 p.m. or while supplies last.

We're giving away backpacks filled with supplies! Free carryout lunches for the family! Simply drive up for a backpack and lunch.

Families must be residents of Newton County, IN, and must show valid ID. Maximum of (2) backpacks per vehicle. Child must be present to receive a backpack. Backpacks and lunches available, while supplies last.

 

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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