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Crisis Center seeking volunteers to expand Crisis Line hours

GARY | The Crisis Center’s Crisis Contact telephone listening and suicide intervention lines plan to expand service hours of operation. The recent death of actor/comedian Robin Williams brought suicide to the nation’s attention.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Martinez exhibits dedication, leadership

WILLIAM NANGLE: Martinez exhibits dedication, leadership

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of periodic columns based on interviews with Northwest Indiana leaders.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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BOB HEISSE: War on Poverty coverage should spark discussion

BOB HEISSE: War on Poverty coverage should spark discussion

Consider this as you read our special report, "The Price of Poverty": Are cuts to social service agencies and education the right move as poverty increases in Northwest Indiana? What more can or should be done?

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Licensed clinical social worker Brenda Comer conducts a group counseling session with teenagers at the Crisis Center in Gary.

April 25, 2014 4:42 pm
Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Licensed clinical social worker Brenda Comer conducts a group counseling session with teenagers at the Crisis Center in Gary.

April 25, 2014 4:42 pm
Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

The boy's recreation and television room at the Crisis Center in Gary.

April 25, 2014 4:42 pm
Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

A teenage girl's bed sits in a dorm room at the Crisis Center in Gary.

April 25, 2014 4:42 pm
Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Schools grapple on front line with homeless children

Licensed clinical social worker Brenda Comer conducts a group counseling session with teenagers at the Crisis Center in Gary.

April 25, 2014 4:42 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Tomorrow starts today for America's youths

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Tomorrow starts today for America's youths

A total of 327 boys and girls came through the doors of Alternative House last year. They came because their chances of success and safety were better at the Crisis Center’s runaway and homeless youth shelter than at their home.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Kennedy's inspiring words remain a call to action

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Kennedy's inspiring words remain a call to action

On Nov. 22, we remembered the life but primarily the shocking death of President John F. Kennedy. People reminisced over where they were or how they heard. Everyone seemed to have some connection to the day the president was killed 50 years ago.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: When greater good outweighs personal freedom

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: When greater good outweighs personal freedom

America is a nation that has elevated individualism, the belief that all values, rights and duties focus on self-reliance and personal independence. Do we have a responsibility to the greater good? Does our right to act for our personal good carry responsibilities for the greater good? And h…

July 02, 2013 12:00 am

Portage schools to continue teen court

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will continue with the teen court program for high and middle school students during the 2013/14 school year.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: What does it mean to be truly safe?

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: What does it mean to be truly safe?

Tragedies like the shootings in schools, movie theaters, factories, post offices, homes and on the streets remind us. We would like to control situations. We would like to eliminate risk. We know it’s impossible to be perfectly safe. But how do we help ourselves be relatively safe?

January 27, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: What future to you believe in for our children?

How often have you heard, “Kids are our future?” But do we invest in them? And what does that mean? Does that mean we save only some?

August 05, 2012 12:42 pm

Former foster youths share experiences

MERRILLVILLE | Gavin Mariano and Jake Garcia grew up in different areas, but the two men led similar lives as children.

May 26, 2012 7:12 pm
Women executives honored by casino for Mother's Day

Women executives honored by casino for Mother's Day

GARY | Majestic Star Casino hosted its annual Pre-Mothers Day Reception on May 11, honoring the executive directors of three organizations making a difference for women and children, in recognition of Mother's Day.

May 16, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: DCS needs new direction, new director

Before James Payne took over, the Indiana Department of Child Services was a troubled agency. It remains troubled. It's time for major changes.

April 13, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Indiana's children are a promise

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Indiana's children are a promise

Each Indiana child is a promise and a hope. Our job as citizens of our great country is to help fulfill their promise to us from us for us.

February 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Crisis Center celebrates 40 years with dinner

GARY | Crisis Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a dinner for supporters, donors, board members, staff and volunteers.

December 10, 2011 12:00 am
Crisis Center’s Wine Fest Helps Mark Center’s 40-year Anniversary

Crisis Center’s Wine Fest Helps Mark Center’s 40-year Anniversary

The Crisis Center's 16th annual Wine Fest, Live & Silent Auction-"Northwest Indiana's Biggest Night" is slated for Thursday June 9, 2011, 5:30pm - 9:00pm, at Chesterton Indiana's premier, private Sand Creek Country Club. The event is attended by the "who's-who" of Northwest Indiana and a…

May 23, 2011 10:47 am
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