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Profiles: Promising Practices in Evaluation

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Youth First, Inc.

Youth First, Inc.

Youth First, Inc. exists to transform and strengthen the lives of young people and their families. We embed specially trained and closely supervised Master’s level social workers (MSW’s) in schools and provide evidence-based prevention programs for youth, families, and communities. Our free-of-charge behavioral health services and programs prevent substance abuse, improve family relationships, and develop essential life skills. Using a blend of funding streams, Youth First provides a systematic, accountable,

Chaucie’s Place

Chaucie’s Place

Chaucie’s Place is a child advocacy organization in Hamilton County that focuses on the prevention of child sexual abuse and youth suicide. Chaucie’s Place educates both children and adults through its prevention and education programs Smart Steps: A Body Safety Program for Children™, Stewards of Children® and Lifelines®youth suicide prevention program.  

Living Well in Wabash County

Living Well in Wabash County

The core competency of Living Well in Wabash County, is providing opportunities for older adults to use their time, talents, experience and knowledge to meet the needs of the residents of Wabash County, including those of older adults and their families.  

Fort Wayne Rescue Mission

Fort Wayne Rescue Mission

The Rescue Mission, founded in 1903, is a faith-based, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, providing restorative care to men, women and children experiencing a homeless crisis. Our organization serves Fort Wayne, Allen County and its nine surrounding counties. The Mission is comprised of four ministries, or houses, that function as communities of compassion.  

Hope Southern Indiana

Hope Southern Indiana

Founded in 1964, Hope Southern Indiana, “HSI”,  provides an insightful perspective when it comes to community development.  Rather than seeing other local nonprofits as competitors for funding, HSI sees them as fellow collaborators working towards a better community. They understand that if their mission is to enhance their community, and these other organizations are working to enhance their community, then helping other nonprofits furthers their mission.  To that end, HSI

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity

Monroe County Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County saw a dramatic increase in their impact when they took the time to better understand their client’s need. By making minor tweaks to portions of their program offerings, HHMC not only better served their mission, but ensured the lives of those they served would be bettered for a lifetime.