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WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19th.

WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19th.

WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19th:

Due to road conditions in parts of our service area, the Cowpath Road campus will open at 10AM. All programs are delayed and staff should not report until then. All scheduled staff training is canceled.

INVITATION FOR BIDS

INVITATION FOR BIDS

INVITATION FOR BIDS

The Indian Creek Foundation of Souderton, PA will receive sealed Bids for the removal of architectural barriers in a handicapped facility bathroom as delineated in the plans and specifications until 10:00AM. (prevailing time) on the 25th day of October, 2019, at the Indian Creek Foundation Main Office, located at 420 Cowpath Rd, Souderton, PA 18964 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

Contract Documents, including Technical Specifications, are on file at the Indian Creek Foundation Main Office, located at 420 Cowpath Rd, Souderton, PA 18964 where they may be inspected at any time during working hours.

Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained through the Indian Creek Foundation Main Office or via email.
A certified check or bank draft, payable to the order of the Indian Creek Foundation of Souderton, PA, negotiable U.S. Government Bonds (at par value), or a satisfactory Bid Bond executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to ten (10%) of the total bid amount shall be submitted with each Bid.

The successful Bidder will be required to furnish and pay for Satisfactory Performance and Payment Bond and Labor and Materialmen’s Bond.

This Contract is subject to the requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, which provides that training, employment and other economic opportunities generated by HUD assistance or HUD-assisted projects covered by section 3, shall, to the greatest extent feasible, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly persons who are recipients of HUD assistance for housing.

Attention is called to the fact that not less than the minimum salaries and wages as set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project, and that the Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
The Indian Creek Foundation of Souderton, PA reserves the right to reject any or all Bids or to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bidding when, in the opinion of the CEO or his designee, such rejections or waivers shall be to its interest or advantage.

Prior to awarding the contract, bids may be held by the Indian Creek Foundation for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of bid opening for the purpose of reviewing the Bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders.

All bidders are invited to attend a Pre-bid Meeting to be held at 10:00AM. (prevailing time) on the 11th day of October, 2019, at 634 Old Skippack Rd., Salfordville, PA 18958.

By: Brett Wells
Director of Development

A Special Thank You!

A Special Thank You!

A SPECIAL THANK YOU!!

The Residential Director and management staff appreciate all of the Direct Support Professionals who worked during the recent snow and ice storm and spent many hours away from their families.

Their tremendous commitment does not go unnoticed, and reinforces our belief more than ever that we work with many shining stars.

Thank You,

Dwayne Gilliland

Director of Residential and

Community-Based Services

There’s Still Time to Support ICF in 2018

There’s Still Time to Support ICF in 2018

Dear Friends of Indian Creek Foundation,

There are still a few days left for you to make a gift that will open doors to new opportunities for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Throughout the organization, our consumers are taking part in meaningful volunteer and work experiences in the community. Our homes have opened their doors to congregations and service organizations who are providing friendship and social interaction to our residents. Our behavioral health programs continue to encourage community engagement.

Our consumers are out in the community every day. They are gaining experiences like never before. As a result, many organizations throughout the area have benefited from increased volunteer participation. Of all of these, we are particularly excited about our growing partnership with Integrate for Good.

In November of 2017, our Day Services Department began a partnership with Access Services to provide the Integrate for Good program to seven individuals. Integrate for Good is a creative initiative designed to expand opportunities for people with disabilities to contribute their time and talent through participation in local volunteerism and civic engagement.  In short, it opens doors to the community for those who participate.

Since this modest start, Integrate for Good has become a strong and vibrant part of our outreach efforts. In 2018, ten individuals took part in activities that connected them with organizations, people, and projects throughout Montgomery County. They regularly attend activities at the Senior Adult Activities Center in Norristown, the Indian Valley Library in Telford, and the Lower Providence Community Library in Eagleville. The group recently began creating sleeping mats for homeless people who are not in shelter programs. These mats are made from recycled plastic grocery bags and provide a degree of comfort and insulation from the cold ground.

This project is having a remarkably positive impact for all involved. This account of a recent visit to the SACC in Norristown by the Integrate for Good coordinator captures how special this program is:

I just had to tell all of you how AMAZING today was at the Senior Adult Activity Center in Norristown! There was absolutely no distinction between people with and without disabilities. The three individuals supported by Indian Creek (Murph, Jules and Codey) were doing three different activities based on their areas of passion and ability, all connected with our Sleeping Mat Project. They’ve been with us for a few weeks and didn’t need any retraining or instruction! They jumped right in with confidence!!

Mixed into the group were two wonderful seniors from the center. One senior, new to the center this week, is dealing with short term memory loss and depression. The Volunteer Director, Michele, our incredible ally in this work, said the project was incredibly beneficial for her. This is one of the ways we add value to our nonprofit partner sites. She lit up when she met our guys and can’t wait to come back. 

Murph remembered the senior who had joined us the previous week and asked me to find Lily for him! When I spotted her sitting alone in the lobby, she got so excited when I said Murph was looking for her. She joined us for the full session and was full of energy.  They shared stories about their families while we did the project and we laughed a lot! Indian Creek staff provided just the right amount of support…they are outstanding…we were all teaching, sharing and laughing with each other…Jules told us she crochets, so I am going to learn how to crochet myself this week so I can teach her to crochet the mats! I think she will be teaching me way more than I teach her!

The true highlight was the lunch we all share together every Friday. On Fridays, some of the seniors entertain with music and jokes. It was a show you could have paid a lot of money to see! It turns out two of the seniors are retired professional musicians and have played together since they were teenagers! They came off the stage to give Murph the microphone and he joined the band! It was the best rendition of “Ain’t No Sunshine” I’ve ever heard and I’m a huge blues fan! It was exquisite. We had a great conversation and the seniors said Murph is now an official member of the band. For the hour after lunch, he kept saying “I fit right in! I just fit right in!” 

Doors are being opened, and our participants are walking through them into new community experiences and meaningful relationships. Your gifts to Indian Creek Foundation are making this happen for more people than ever before.

If you have already contributed to this effort, please accept our thanks. If not, you can still make a difference in the lives of our individuals by clicking on the button below and making an online gift.

Thank You,

Brett E. Wells

Director of Development

Indian Creek Foundation

bwells@indcreek.org