Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Family Night at Victory Field presented by BKD

What is your favorite childhood summer memory? Did you and your family load up the station wagon and travel the country in search of family adventures…did you go to a summer camp where you camped under the stars for a week…did you stay up late and at a slumber party watching scary movies? Well if you were a child in foster care these very normal summer activities are much different. You have to get approval to travel out of state, to stay away from your foster home and spend the night at a friend’s house.

At The Villages we want all of our children to have great summer memories so for the past four years we’ve partnered with the Indianapolis Indians to have Family Night at Victory Field. Our annual event is a fun-filled evening with plenty of hotdogs, nachos, and cotton candy…and of course great baseball!! This year’s event is presented by BKD, LLP and will be July 23. Through the generosity of donors and sponsors hundreds of Villages children and families will attend the game for free and create treasured memories.

Devon threw the first pitch at last year's game!

Do you want to help create wonderful childhood memories for an abused or neglected child? You can purchase tickets to the July 23rd game and donate them to a Villages’ child. Tickets are only $9…and $4.50 of every ticket sold will be donated back to The Villages to fund additional enrichment activities for our amazing, resilient children. To donate your tickets today visit

Go Indians!!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

An Introduction to The Villages of Indiana

“Championing Families for Children” is the core of The Villages of Indiana’s mission. Founded in 1978 by Dr. Karl Menninger, The Villages’ services embody a foundational premise that children grow, develop, and flourish best in a family!

The Villages’ hope is, always, that a child can be nurtured and loved by his or her own family. If this is not possible, our organization actively supports and sustains grandparents and kinship caregivers. When relatives aren’t available, The Villages has dedicated well-trained foster and adoptive families to nurture the child in need. Additionally, The Villages provides numerous services and programs that strengthen families and help parents be the best they can be for their children. Our organization also has child abuse and neglect prevention services available.

Thank you for visiting our “Friends of The Villages” blog! Here you will learn more about our agency and how you can get involved. The Villages’ need for volunteer assistance is endless…stay tuned to learn more about how you can be a CHAMPION for a CHILD!