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LOGAN to Provide Services for
 Hannah & Friends Neighborhood


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



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


#GivingTuesday – December 1, 2015

Hannah & Friends will be joining ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ hoping to channel the generous spirit of the holiday season and to inspire action around charitable giving. On December 1, 2015 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving with purpose. This #GivingTuesday we ask for you to support Hannah & Friends. Stay tuned for more information!

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Hannah & Friends Celebrates 6th Anniversary of First Residents

By WNDU Staff Kasey Chronis

Hannah & Friends celebrated its sixth anniversary Tuesday since its first residents moved into the neighborhood. The nonprofit is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adults with special needs. In September 2009 the organization’s first four residents moved into the 40-acre community in South Bend. Balloons were released Tuesday afternoon to celebrate. Hannah & Friends aims to create a fun, safe and nurturing environment for kids and adults to grow.

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Hundreds take strides in support for Hannah and Friends

By NewsCenter 16 Staff

St. Joseph County – Hundreds spent Saturday morning taking steps to better the lives of those living in our community.

Those participating in the Hannah and Friends 5K and Fun Walk hope their efforts this morning will help take the ‘dis’ out of disabilities.

Former Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis, and his wife Maura created the Hannah and Friends charity and living community.

“We wrote the idea on a napkin when we were down in South Carolina in 2003,” said Charlie Weis.

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Car Show Raised $7,500 for “Hannah & Friends”

By NewsCenter 16 Staff

A classic car show that was held today raised $7,500 to help improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities.

Van Horne Jewelers in Granger hosted the “Fathers for Hannah and Friends Cruise-In” this afternoon.

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Dress Drive Helps Women be the Belles of the Ball

By Lisa Kochanowski in Today’s Catholic

SOUTH BEND — “I got involved with the dress drive because I wanted to help the girls feel special. Just as we feel special when we go to prom or midwinter, I wanted to help give them a special day, just as we have our own,” said Saint Joseph High School student Rita Pillai, co-organizer of a Dress Drive recently held at the school.

Students Rita Pillari and Lexi Harmacinski have been collecting dresses for Hannah’s Belles, a project to collect and distribute dresses to girls and women with different abilities for Hannah and Friends.

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