Food pantry donations sought
St. Clare Health Clinic is seeking donations for its food pantry.
Needed are nonperishable food items, paper goods including toilet paper, laundry detergent, and personal care products such as deodorant, shampoo and soap.
The clinic, which is under the auspices of Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Crown Point, provides free primary health care for residents of Northwest Indiana who fall within established income guidelines, are uninsured and are not eligible for government assistance.
Donations may be brought to the clinic, 1121 South Indiana Avenue, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Franciscan St. Anthony Health’s Prenatal Assistance Program, which is at St. Clare, is in need of diapers, formula, baby items and new or gently used clothing, sizes newborn through 3T. The program provides free assistance to needy residents.
Handmade blankets distributed locally
More than a dozen people met at Hartsfield Village to create 30 fleece blankets for the Franciscan St. Margaret Health St. Monica Home in Dyer, Franciscan St. Clare Prenatal Assistance Program in Crown Point, and the Nazareth Home of East Chicago.
Ten blankets went to each of the three charities.
St. Monica Home is a mission work of Franciscan St. Margaret Health Dyer and is committed to providing a healthy environment for teen mothers during pregnancy. The agency also assists in educational programs, counseling sessions and prenatal services.
The St. Clare Prenatal Assistance Program, part of Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Crown Point, also received 10 blankets that will be given as a gift to new mothers. The clinic provides outreach services to expectant mothers in Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton counties.
The final 10 blankets were given to the Nazareth Home, founded by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ to provide protective and nurturing services for infants and toddlers who come from distressed homes.
New program targets substance abuse
Campagna Academy has added an Intensive Substance Abuse Treatment Program to its residential and community youth services.
The program, individualized for each client, includes up to 24 substance abuse treatment sessions, relapse prevention treatment sessions for 12 weeks and aftercare sessions for 12 weeks.
"Our mission is to provide comprehensive substance abuse recovery and behavioral health services to help individuals and families achieve and maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle," says Campagna Academy CEO Elena Dwyre. "The goal of ISATP is to achieve abstinence, strengthen the family system, and provide both the parents and adolescent with the tools for successful recovery."
Sessions for boys and girls 12 to 17 are facilitated by a licensed therapist and trained staff. Campagna partnered with Porter Starke Services.