Tomorrow is our monthly Clearinghouse meeting. This meeting will take place at 8:00 a.m. at the Clearinghouse, 100 E. 2nd Street, Madison. Our special speaker will be Alysia Elwood, Residential Coordinator, Centerstone who will share information about the newly established treatment center for women at Englishton Park in Lexington, IN.

I hope you can join us for this presentation and sharing of program information and resources. This meeting is open to all in our community.

Thank you for subscribing to the Clearinghouse e-newsletter. I hope you find this edition to be helpful to you and/or those you serve. You help make this newsletter informative when you email me program information, job opportunities, training opportunities and articles of interest. I hope you will continue to do so.

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Programs and Services at the Clearinghouse
The following programs and services are consistently available at the Clearinghouse:
adult education (High School Equivalency Diploma and college preparation classes); employment and training programs for adults, dislocated workers, youth and persons with disabilities; unemployment services; veteran services; mental health and counseling services; domestic violence services; health screenings; insurance sign up clinic; pro bono legal clinic; support groups; and material aid in the form of a food pantry.

Click the box above to view the Clearinghouse calendar to see dates and times for these programs.

Click on the logos below to see flyers or to be linked to the organization's website. 
Program Announcements
To register, contact Paula Clark at
Ivy Tech: Commit to Complete

Only 39.1% of first-time college students who enroll in a community college earn a credential from a two- or four-year institution within the first six years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2013 the unemployment rate among those who had a high school diploma was at 7.5%, while those with an associate degree had an unemployment rate of 5.4%. 

Ivy Tech Madison wants you to reach your goals for yourself and your family. Are you ready to take the next step? During the first week in October, be sure to stop back by to sign the   Commit to Complete pledge . By signing the pledge, you are joining thousands of others in their commitment to complete their education. Not only this, but we will keep in contact with you throughout your years at Ivy Tech, and provide you the tools and support you need to complete your education.
Early Evaluation Available at Margaret Mary Health Network

Diagnosis of autism and developmental delays in early childhood allows children to start intervention services during the time of rapid brain growth and plasticity in young childhood, when it can be of most benefit. 

Southeastern Indiana Independent Living Center is pleased to announce a NO COST program offering services throughout Southeastern Indiana (Jefferson, Switzerland, Ohio, Jennings, Ripley and Dearborn Counties).

SIILC provides a service specifically designed to serve individuals ages 55 and older who are blind or severely visually impaired. SIILC is able to assist individuals to obtain assistive technology to read, write checks, pay bills, manage medications, attend appointments, shop and more. Such assistive technology devices may include magnifiers, talking alarm clocks, large print items, talking watches and many more items.
The Center continues to help people wishing to maintain their independence.
If you or someone you know can benefit from SIILC’s services, please contact the Center today at 812-427-3333.
Upcoming Meetings of Interest
News Clippings
Madison Courier
Adult Education in Workforce Region 9 & 10
Serving: Jennings County, Indiana
Serving: Bartholomew County, Decatur County and Jackson County, Indiana

  • All programs and office at McDowell Education Center will be closed 10/9/17-10/13/17 for fall break.

  • Due to high ESL class enrollments we will not be having any new ESL class orientations until December 13th and 14th for classes beginning in January. We will still have our HSE class orientations as scheduled
River Valley Resources
Dearborn County, Franklin County, Jefferson County, Ohio County, Ripley County & Switzerland County

Clark County, Crawford County, Floyd County, Harrison County, Scott County, Washington County
If you have Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, you may quality for a voucher to pay your TASC/HSED testing fees. 
For more information, visit
Jackson and Jennings will be running LEAN Manufacturing simultaneously for a ten week period, beginning Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the North Vernon Education & Training Center. Classes are free and participants that complete this course will receive a certification from Purdue MEP.
Lean Manufacturing: Focusing on manufacturing workforce and staff to advance their skillset for workplace improvement. Modules will include principles of lean manufacturing, 5S visual workplace, value stream mapping, quick changeover/Setup reduction, total productive maintenance, cellular flow manufacturing, pull/Kanban systems, problem solving & root analysis, standard work/error proofing, and six sigma introduction.
Registration Deadline: September 29, 2017.
To register, please contact:

Trish Speer
Workforce Coordinator
Jennings County Economic Development Commission
P.O. Box 15
North Vernon, IN 47265
(812) 346-2388
(812) 346-7992
Begins January 3, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for 9 weeks
Prosser Career & Education Center
4202 Charlestown Road, New Albany
Offered monthly
Ivy Tech Community College
500 Industrial Drive, Lawrenceburg
(1) November 6 - 22, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(2) January 15-February 2, Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Depending on enrollment, program will be offered either at the Clearinghouse, 100 E. 2nd Street in Madison or Reisz Center, 1613 E. Spring Street, New Albany
Training for Nonprofit Staff & Volunteers
LEADERSHIP Jefferson County is an initiative of the Envision Jefferson County project.

Participants of LEADERSHIP Jefferson County will:

  • Have a better understanding of resources & relationships within the community
  • Become more active in the community
  • Have a better understanding of leadership in the community
  • Have an increase in community pride
  • Understand where to channel leadership energies
  • Experience a Board Internship (for those new to nonprofit organizations)

LEADERSHIP Jefferson County is accepting applications for the upcoming class year. Sessions will be held biweekly from January - May. Each session will take place from 8am-Noon. Materials and refreshments will be provided.

Enrollment Fee: $200 per participant
Sharpening you Continuum of Care Skills

Free webinar training (2 hour session)
Agencies that received new or renewal Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 CoC Program funds are strongly encouraged to participate.

The training is free, but registration is required. To register, visit the training page on the HUD Exchange, located here.

You must have a HUD Exchange account to register. If you do not have an account, you should create a new one here.

If you have questions about registration, please contact us at
November 15th - 9:00am
United Way of Central Indiana
2955 N. Meridian
Indianapolis, IN 46208

This workshop is designed for nonprofit board members and staff, new and old, to learn more about best practices in board roles, responsibilities and highly effective board leadership.

Presenter: Rebecca Kirby, President and Lead Change Agent, Metamorphosis Change Agents

This seminar prepares individuals to present information from A Framework for Understanding Poverty to individuals in their own organizations. Trainer Certification includes in-depth work on A Framework for Understanding Poverty and Research-Based Strategies seminars.

November 13-15, 2017
Louisville, Kentucky
Free Webinar
November 2, 2017; 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 CST

Are you trying to build a sustainable Bridges initiative? If so, you should know about silos. What are they? How are they helpful? How are they harmful?

This webinar is based on Gillian Tett’s book  The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers. She says, “Above all, we need to leave ourselves open to collisions with people and ideas outside whatever silo we inhabit.”
Fundraisers/Special Events
Fire and Ice Gala

Make your reservation today for the 4th Annual KDH Foundation Gala & Auction. Join us on Saturday, November 4th, 6:00 p.m. at Hanover College for the Fire & Ice Gala benefiting King's Daughters' Health. Register by contacting the Foundation at (812)801-0555 or online at
Volunteer Opportunities in the Nonprofit Sector
Job Openings in the Nonprofit Sector

Thrift Store Cashier/Sorter
Jefferson County Public Library

Part-time Youth Services Library Asst.
Multiple positions
Adjunct Faculty, Manufacturing Technology
Adjunct Faculty, Machinist
Adjunct Faculty, Welding
Jobs for America's Graduates Specialist
South Ripley & Jac-Cen-Del High Schools
Jobs for America's Graduates Specialist
Jennings County High School
Jobs for America's Graduates Specialist
South Dearborn High School
Multiple positions
Have a program announcement, job opening or news clipping that you want to share within the Clearinghouse network?

Contact:  Molly Dodge, Clearinghouse Director
(812) 265 2652 
River Valley Resources, Inc.
100 E 2nd St
Madison, Indiana