JULY 24, 2018 at 11:30 a.m .

The Indianapolis Propylaeum

"Being The Change We Want To See"
Through Partner Collaborations
               Board of Directors News               
CAGI is pleased to welcome its newest director, Ms. RoShaundra Carpenter to its Board of Directors. Ms. Carpenter's love for community, children and seniors makes her a perfect fit to serve.  She brings vision and dynamic leadership to a diverse and enthusiastic body of servant leaders. We are looking forward to the lasting impact Ms. Carpenter will bring to the board. 

Since October 2017, CAGI has expanded its partnerships to provide greater impact for the families it serves that include: free home repair for seniors; youth mentorship; financial literacy; transitional housing; workforce development; homeless initiatives; vocational training; construction training certification; mental health and recovery programs; HIV testing and re-entry programs.

Children's Bureau, Inc.
City of Indianapolis
Collaboration 317
Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis
Indianapolis Urban League
Indy Heartbeat
Ivy Tech
Love Life Outreach Vocational Training
Recovery Works

We are grateful and appreciate all of our partners!

Help us make a mark on lives that can never be erased!
CAGI launched its Emergency Services programs October 2017 with great success. February 2018 the Rental Assistance and Car Repair programs were evaluated and revamped to include a more robust case management component. 

During the first quarter period, over 700 families were assisted through the Emergency Services Crisis Assistance program that included a two hour financial literacy class. Each participant received a certificate of completion before check was issued.

Both services will resume under the umbrella of Case Management May 2, 2018 for partner referrals and walk-ins. The Weatherization and Emergency Services Programs relocated to the first floor offices for easier client access at 3266 N. Meridian Street at the 33rd Street entrance. To address food crisis (emergency only), CAGI has added a dry food pantry on its first floor.

Click Here to print the new application and process or visit our website at  www.cagi-in.org .

CAGI frequency receives customer satisfaction feedback on the services it provides from clients. Following is one such response received via email on March 1, 2018:

"Hi, my name is Tamara Attyberry. I'm a single mom and I  received assistance from CAGI’s Emergency Services Department to help with my car repairs and I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this assistance. I have a son that has a disability and he goes to the doctor once very two weeks. But he also sees a behavior clinician once a week. I lost my job about two months ago so its been a challenge for me to get my son to his appointment's. My son and I are both enrolled in Ivy Tech Community college and we have two classes together I'm going part-time and he is a full time student. I'm trying to further my education at age 54 and this is his first semester of college. When my car broke down I had problems getting him back and forth to the doctor as well as getting us to our classes on time. So this assistance has helped our family during our time of need. Also we are both actively looking for employment and with my car up and running now, nothing can stop us. It's programs like this that really make you appreciate the word 'help'! Thank you so much for your help and support and my son thanks you as well."

Another from training participant enrolled in Love Life Vocational Training December 2017:
Through "Love Life Outreach Vocational" and the Community Action Agency, I now have hope and further desire to reach out of my past and touch my future. They have given me an opportunity to reinvest into my life and rekindle a fire and passion not only to change my life for me and my family but also to become a more positive role model for the community .

Our Mission: 
To empower those we serve to become
self-reliant and self-sufficient.

Partner Collaboration 

Collaboration with Gleaners Mobile Food Pantries - November & December 2017

NeighborLink Indianapolis
This wonderful volunteer program gives an opportunity for trade contractors to give back to their community. CAGI in collaboration with NeighborLink Indianapolis assisted 23 senior or disabled citizens households with home repair during quarter period. All labor work was provided by licensed contractors or handymen and CAGI provided most of the materials needed.

Indianapolis Urban League
In collaboration with the Indianapolis Urban League, 23 young men and women received job training and earned certifications either or combination thereof in: Forklift, OSHA, CDL, Welding, CPR and Phlebotomy. 

Love Life Outreach Vocational Training
In collaboration with Love Life Outreach Vocational Training (LLOVT), 8 young men received job training and have received their National Center for Construction Education (NCCER) certification.
In addition, CAGI partnered with LLOVT’s for its First Annual Holiday Hiring Fair! Employers and attendees alike were please with the hiring fair held on December 14th. There were 23 companies and service providers present and over 115 attendees. Ten people were hired on the spot, over 50 interviews were scheduled, and 173 applications or resumes were accepted by employers .

To learn more about CAGI partnerships, programs and services or view photos visit our website at www.cagi-in.org

Our doors are always open!

317-396-1800       askcagi@cagi-in.org       www.cagi-in.org
All services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.