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ICF Leadership Team’s Statement on Racial Injustice

ICF Leadership Team’s Statement on Racial Injustice

Our country is in pain. The deaths of so many…George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others are sad reminders of the racial injustice that is so common in our communities and, perhaps, experienced by some in the Indian Creek family. At Indian Creek we celebrate our diversity and the Leadership Team wants you to know that we stand with those who are fighting for justice and equality.

It is the responsibility of all of us to fight against systems of oppression. The unity of our nation depends on everyone being treated equally under the law. The Leadership Team is committed to recognize and resolve inequalities within our organization and the communities in which we serve.

We stand in solidarity with our black community in the fight for justice and equality.

Roll, Stroll & Run – NEW DATE – SEPT 12, 2020

Roll, Stroll & Run – NEW DATE – SEPT 12, 2020

After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the 29th Annual Roll Stroll & Run to Saturday, September 12th, 2020.  It is our hope that we will be able to offer a fun, safe event for all of our participants, staff, consumers, and families by that time.

Indian Creek Foundation’s 29th annual Roll, Stroll & Run will take place on Saturday, September 12th, in Souderton. This charity ride/walk/race typically draws nearly 300 participants and volunteers from all over Southeastern PA and NJ. With scenic and challenging courses of 62, 40, 20 and 10 miles, this event has something for cyclists of all skill levels. There are also 5k and 1k courses for walkers! This year’s 5K race will feature prizes in several age groups, ranging from youth through seniors!  Afterwards, participants can enjoy an all-you-can-eat picnic buffet, live music, games, tours of our campus, and many other fun activities. This event is sure to be fun for the entire family.

In addition to being one of the biggest community events of the year, it is also Indian Creek Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser. Indian Creek Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to make necessary renovations in several of our 24 residential care homes.  After registering, you will have the opportunity to create your own fundraising page to encourage your friends help us reach our goal of a new kitchen.

By participating in Roll Stroll & Run, and by encouraging others to sponsor your efforts, you are making a difference in the lives of the individuals that Indian Creek Serves.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Urgent: Contact Congress Today about the Interim COVID-19 Funding Bill

Today, Congress announced it is working on an interim COVID-19 funding bill to sustain small businesses while it works on a larger relief package that we anticipate will be debated in May. This represents an additional opportunity to reassert to Congress that funding disability supports is a matter of life or death.

The Ask: Use this tool to ask that interim COVID-19 small business relief legislation include funding for providers of I/DD supports.

The Details: Specifically, we need you to ask Congress to support funding that would:

  1. Stabilize Medicaid-funded supports so they remain operational during the crisis.
  2. Retain essential community supports currently suspended due to social isolation, to ensure they can reopen after the crisis.
  3. Supercharge staff stabilization, retention, and recruitment.

As reported by Politico:

Congress and the Trump administration are quickly nearing a deal on more than $400 billion in emergency funding for small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with the Senate expected to vote on the legislation on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday.

Word of the impending deal came after Congress allowed the small-business rescue fund it set up to exhaust its $350 billion funding capacity on Thursday, amid a standoff over Democrats’ demand that the package include aid for hospitals and state and local governments. It appears Democrats will get some of their new demands, but will have to fight for the state and local funding in the next round of aid.

Please speak up today! Your continued pressure was effective in encouraging Congress to include policies that strengthen disability supports in previous COVID-19 legislation. Now, more support is critical to address the needs of people with disabilities and those who support them during this crisis.

Ways to help during the pandemic

Ways to help during the pandemic

Since the stay-at-home order was issued last month, Indian Creek Foundation’s Residential & Community Based Program staff, with the support of staff from other departments, have been providing care to over 100 individuals in 24 homes.

So that we can keep delivering care in a safe manner, we are seeking donations of the following items from the community:

Face shields/eye protection
Gloves
Cleaning supplies
Toilet paper
N95/KN95 Masks
Surgical masks
Surgical shoe covers
Surgical hair covers

Some of our DSP staff are now staying in the homes to reduce risk of exposure to them and our residents. We are also in need of:
Bottled water, Gatorade, Powerade
Gift cards to purchase gas
Snacks
Bath Products, Lotions etc.

Cash contributions can be made by check or online (www.indcreek.org/donate).  Please note if your gift is restricted to our COVID-19 efforts.

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact our Director of Development, Brett Wells, at bwells@indcreek.org or 267-203-1500 x 120.

ICF COVID-19 UPDATE

In accordance with Governor Wolf’s orders regarding COVID-19, Indian Creek Foundation has undertaken the following measures:

Day Services is  closed until further notice.

Changes have also been made to the Behavioral Health Services Department schedule.
    • Outpatient Appointments are resuming next week, as appropriate, via Telehealth platforms.
    • Peer Support appointments are resuming, as appropriate, via Telehealth platforms.
    • BHRS & ABA appointments are resuming, as appropriate, via Telehealth platforms.
    • TASP and TAY are closed until further notice.

Indian Creek Foundation is considered to be a life-sustaining business by the commonwealth and will continue to provide residential and administrative support functions for as long as this situation persists.

If you have questions about Day Services, Behavioral Health, or Residential programs, please contact the respective department director.  Contact information can be found by clicking THIS LINK.

 

Security upgrades – effective February 3rd

Security upgrades – effective February 3rd

The safety and security of our consumers, staff, and visitors has always been a major concern of our leadership team. We recently conducted a security assessment with the Franconia Township Police Department which highlighted some areas that we are taking steps to address. The first, and most obvious, change you will notice is the addition of video access controls at our main entrance, TASP door, and Outpatient Center. This will provide an additional measure of safety for the benefit of all staff members, volunteers, and the individuals whom we serve.

Beginning on February 3rd, all visitors must be granted access to the building by ringing a buzzer, located at each of the above-mentioned doors. The operator at the other end of the system will view the visitor on a monitor, ask for their name and the reason for their visit before granting access to the building. Signs will be posted at each door to clarify the procedure and hours of operation.

The new system will work in coordination with our existing key fob system, so all employees will still have normal access to the building.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this transition period as we move to improve the security of our facility.

Painting With A Purpose – March 5th, 2020

Painting With A Purpose – March 5th, 2020

Explore your creative side at Painting With A Twist and support Indian Creek Foundation at the same time!

Painting with a Twist will donate a portion of the registration fees and there will also be basket raffles the night of the event.

BYOB 21+ – Ages 15+ welcome with adult painter.

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Time: 6:30-9:00 (Painting starts @ 7p)

Where: Painting With a Twist – 1240 Bridge Road (Rt 113) Skippack

Cost: $37-$45 depending on project style selected

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

If you’re coming with others, but making reservations separately, give us your group’s name or point person in the Special Request box. We’ll seat you together!

Arrive 10-15 min early to get uncorked, smocked & in your seat! If you desire more time to unwind, visit with friends & breathe before we get started, we invite you to arrive up to 30 min prior to start time- it’s your Happy Half Hour!

Spread the word to family, friends, and neighbors. Spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Come out for a night of fun, laughs, 50/50, and raffle baskets. **This is a BYO Food & Beverage event **

16×20 canvas = $37 ** Shiplap pallet (staggered pallet) =$39 ** Real pine boards (lined up) =$45