SOUTH BEND, Indiana (December 14, 2017) LOGAN Community Resources, Inc. will begin providing residential and adult day services March 1, 2018 at Hannah & Friends Neighborhood in South Bend.
“Many of the adults who participate in programs at Hannah & Friends, also take part in LOGAN programs and services,” commented Matt Harrington, President and CEO of LOGAN. “So, this is a natural and mutually beneficial evolution of our relationship. LOGAN and Hannah & Friends want the same thing. We want women and men with intellectual and developmental disabilities to realize their full potential in life.”
LOGAN will provide support by trained staff for the men and women living in the four homes in the Hannah & Friends Neighborhood. Support includes assistance and training in daily living skills, and access to community and recreation activities. LOGAN also will provide adult day services.
“Hannah & Friends is proud to be partnering with LOGAN, which has been a fixture in the disability field for nearly 70 years,” said Kayle Sexton, Director of Operations for Hannah & Friends Neighborhood. She also serves on the board of directors for its parent agency, Hannah & Friends. “LOGAN feels the same way we do about providing quality of service and life for individuals who have different abilities – including their families.”
LOGAN currently operates 28 residential homes throughout the South Bend/Mishawaka area for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Adding the four homes in the Hannah & Friends Neighborhood will bring the total number to 32.
“Charlie and I are thrilled about the collaboration between Hannah & Friends and LOGAN,” said Maura Weis, Founder, Executive Director and Chair of the Hannah & Friends board of directors. “Working together on this project will lead to great things in the future.”
LOGAN will expand its Studios at LOGAN program to provide adult day services on the Hannah & Friends Neighborhood campus. The Studios, currently offered at LOGAN Center and LOGAN Industries in South Bend, is a weekday program through which age and skill-level appropriate activities engage men and women creatively, socially and mentally.
“It’s exciting to expand The Studios at LOGAN onto the campus of Hannah & Friends Neighborhood,” added Cheryl Schade, Vice President and Chief Program Officer for LOGAN. “This partnership will create more opportunities and enhance the quality of services for individuals and families served by both agencies.”
LOGAN is a not-for-profit organization that offers resources and opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they, and their families, may achieve their desired quality of life. Since 1950, LOGAN has reached out to friends and families with help and hope through advocacy, resources and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization invites people in our community to join in this mission by opening their doors and their hearts to Discover the Potential in all of us. For more information, visit www.LoganCenter.org.
About Hannah & Friends Neighborhood
Hannah & Friends Neighborhood is a non-profit organization located on a 40-acre residential community along Hollyhock Road, north of South Bend, Indiana. Maura and Charlie Weis founded its parent organization, Hannah & Friends, in recognition of their daughter Hannah. The mission of Hannah & Friends is to improve the quality of life for children and adults with special needs. Hannah & Friends offers recreational and life skills programs for children and adults, as well as residential services for adults, all at the Hannah & Friends Neighborhood in South Bend. Hannah & Friends also operates a grant program, Hannah’s Helping Hands, to provide quality of life grants for families with individuals with special needs in Indiana, the Michiana area, New York, Rhode Island, and Florida. For more information, visit www.hannahandfriends.org.