Dove Recovery House for Women, finalist for Greater Indianapolis IMPACT 100 grant
On June 7th, 2016 Dove Recovery House for Women was a finalist for the IMPACT 100 grant which is an annual grant given by Greater Indianapolis IMPACT 100. IMPACT 100 is women’s giving circle nonprofit, whose members donate at least $1,000 yearly to give out a high impact grant of $100,000 or more. “Over the last 11 years we have been able to give nonprofits of Indianapolis a combined total of $1.75 million,” says Barb Fleming, a member of Greater Indianapolis IMPACT 100.
Fleming has also been able to see the Dove House grow in extraordinary ways throughout the last 5 years, helping them update and modernize the backyard and add a play place for the resident’s children. Fleming also says, “the Dove House has a talent for consistently having wonderful outcomes on projects and turning less into more.” Right now, Dove Recovery House is the largest of only four halfway houses in Marion County that provides supportive transitional housing for women recovering from substance abuse. Currently, there is a Heroin Epidemic in Indianapolis. Over the last two years the use of heroin and opioids has increased tremendously, and is more than the city has seen in the last ten years. Dove House has been an important resource in the fight against addiction. In 2015, Dove Recovery House was home to 58 women throughout the year, and 74% completed the 90 day program.
As one of four finalists, Dove Recovery House won a residual grant of $18,333 at the IMPACT 100’s annual awards dinner at The Willows at Westfield. The grant will go towards supporting operating expenses of the Dove House’s new home. The new home is located at the corner of 34th and Meridian. This building was gifted to Dove House but still needs renovations. The new home will allow for the Dove House to provide for 38 women a night, which is a 65% increase from the current capacity of 22 a night. “We are beyond grateful for IMPACT 100’s continuous support and dedication to our mission and the women we serve,” says Wendy Noe, Executive Director of the Dove House.
Dove Recovery House for Women was founded in 2000 and is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women to become substance free, self-sufficient and healthy, by providing safe housing, quality programming and above all, hope. The Dove House right now has 57% of the available beds for women recovering from substance abuse in Marion County.
For more information about Greater Indianapolis IMPACT 100 and the grants the give out, click here.