Success Stories

Community Connections Empower Indy Mom to Break out of Homelessness

March 22, 2023
Amber, Indianapolis mom of 7

Building a healthier, flourishing community for all is a vision that requires many individuals and community partners working together. Consider the case of Amber, a mother of seven children, including…

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Way2Go Transportation Reduces Worry for Cancer Patient

February 8, 2023
Way2Go Transportation Client Janillia

In a routine checkup last March, Janillia’s doctor observed that she had lost a lot of weight over the previous year—about 40 pounds. Had she been dieting? No, in fact,…

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Facing Eviction, Senior Finds New Home After Life-changing Call

January 18, 2023
Ron Hicks CICOA client who found assisted living housing after nearly being homeless

Last December, Ron was in deep trouble. A year earlier, he’d lost his wife. The radiation and chemotherapy that helped him beat oral cancer left him weak and bedridden. And…

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Meal Delivery Has Been a Godsend for Franklin Woman

November 9, 2022

There have been days Rosemary just didn’t have the strength to make dinner. The 87-year-old Franklin woman has always been good about eating healthy, but over the last few years,…

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I’m Keeping You

October 12, 2022
Pat and Rafik Bishara

“I walked into the kitchen one day, about five years ago. My husband and daughter Janine were talking, and they stopped when I came in,” said Pat Bishara. “Are you…

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Stroke Survivor Gets Help To Stay Safe At Home

September 13, 2022

Something was bad wrong. Bonnie shakily pulled herself up off the kitchen floor, leaned against the side door window, and waved one arm at the neighbor’s house across the driveway.…

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Alzheimer’s Rocked Their World; CICOA is Helping Them Stick Together

August 9, 2022
Mike and Lana

Theirs is a story of love that began with a bank deposit. Several bank deposits, really. In the 1980s, Mike worked for an electronics company in Lawrence. He also owned…

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Heat Can Be Deadly for Older Adults

July 20, 2022
Older women trying to stay cool in hot summer temperatures

Record-breaking temperatures are baking Central Indiana this summer. For many of us, this can be uncomfortable, so we wisely limit our time outdoors. For older adults, extreme heat not only…

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Better Housing Means Better Quality of Life for Indy Senior

May 10, 2022

What does “home” mean to you? For Indianapolis native Paul Martin, home is not a place, but a person. “To be honest. I haven’t felt like I’ve been at home…

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How One Woman’s Drive To Survive Made Local History

April 13, 2022
Mildred playing the harmonica

Yodeling earned her a blue ribbon; electroplating made this Indy woman a trail blazer Mildred Juanita Rebennack says her claim to fame is winning a talent competition for singing, yodeling…

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