Faith Community Resources

CICOA is the resource to turn to when your community members are grappling with caregiving, aging and disabilities.

Because people of faith recognize the intrinsic value of each person, you play an integral role in improving the lives of the congregants and communities you serve.

That makes you a natural ally in CICOA’s service to older adults, those with a disability, and family caregivers. Many in this population are forgotten. Many struggle with chronic conditions, lack of transportation, and food insecurity. As the number of older adults in Central Indiana doubles over the next two decades, we must find new partnerships to better care for an aging population.

How CICOA Can Help You Assist Others

Workshops and Speakers Bureau

CICOA offers speakers on a wide range of topics including community resources for older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers; long term care options; fall prevention; legal guardianship; end-of-life issues; Medicare/Medicaid questions and more.

Become a Dementia Friend

CICOA offers a one-hour educational session to help staff, congregants and the community better understand how dementia affects individuals and their families. The session also opens a dialog about small steps you can take to reduce stigma and help people impacted by dementia to feel more welcomed and included.


Get involved with CICOA! We need volunteers for our Senior Buddies telephone reassurance program and Handy Heroes home repair program.

CICOA Solutions Guide

A guide to Central Indiana community-based resources to help seniors and people with disabilities live with independence and out of institutional care.

Central Indiana Community Resources

For Faith-based Communities Serving Older Adults, People with Disabilities and Family Caregivers

As CICOA learns of community events and educational opportunities that may be of interest to faith-based organizations, we will update the list below.


Visit the Research page for open research studies and surveys that may be applicable to older members or caregivers in your faith community. Some studies provide compensation.

Community Events

Annual Family Conference
Nov. 5, 2022 – 10AM-3PM
at Martin University Gathertorium
presented by Indiana Healthy Marriage and Family Coalition
Join CICOA at 1:45 p.m. session: REAL TALK: Across Generations on Parenting – Raising our Future
Register for the Family Conference

Grandparents Ministry - CICOA Services Overview
Nov. 7, 2022 – 6:30 PM
on Zoom
presented by First Baptist Church North Indianapolis
Email to register.

Veterans Day Celebration
Nov. 11, 2022 – 11AM-1PM
at 1102 E. 30th St., Indianapolis
presented by Consistent Care Transit

Harvest Festival 2022
Nov. 19, 2022 – 8:30AM-1PM
at 2253 Dr. Andrew J. Brown Ave., Indianapolis
presented by Trinity CME Church
Join CICOA for a workshop on Rhythms & Seasons: Celebrating Life's Journey.


Radio Next featuring CICOA
2nd Saturday every month at 9:00 a.m.
Stream online

Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana

Dementia Friends Indiana

Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Food Assistance

Indiana Food Assistance Availability Map

CICOA Meals for Seniors - home-delivered meals can begin within 48 hours of calling

Indy Hunger Community Compass Finder

Mental Health

Mental Health - A Guide for Faith Leaders

COVID-19 Resources

CDC Considerations for Faith Communities

Get to Know CICOA

Learn more about some of CICOA's services for your faith community.

Featured video: Dementia Friends Indiana

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Contact CICOA

Faith Partnership Coordinator
(317) 803-6283

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Request a Caregiver Presentation
(317) 803-6002

“Many at Purpose of Life Ministries have found themselves juggling responsibilities at work and home while also caring for aging spouses, parents or grandparents. When looking for community resources to help, many caregivers turn first to their places of worship, where they have longstanding, trusted relationships. CICOA has been a perfect partner for us as we seek to support these vulnerable families.“

Rev. David Greene