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Painting With A Purpose – March 4th, 2021

Painting With A Purpose – March 4th, 2021

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

It’s time to get creative for a great cause! Once again, Indian Creek Foundation, along with Painting with a Twist Studio in Skippack, is holding a Painting with a Purpose event.

This year will be a hybrid event, so it will be a fun, creative evening whether you come out to Skippack or paint from home! Please invite friends and family to participate with you!

The event will be held on Thursday, March 4th, 2021 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm and is now open for registration. A percentage of your registration fee will be donated by PWAT directly to ICF. The project we have chosen is the Floral Home Pallet which can be personalized to say whatever word you would like (your last name, Family, Home, etc.) Using the links below, you can register to attend in person or virtually.

Virtual attendees can pick up their painting materials at 4 studio locations in our area: Skippack (1240 Bridge Road (Route 113), Andorra (8500 Henry Ave, Phila), West Chester (Marketplace at Westtown, Rt. 3 near 352 Int) or Exeter Township (4370 Perkiomen Ave, Reading). Please note in your reservation under special requests where you would like to pick up your supplies.

There is currently a maximum number of 24 people allowed to attend live in the Skippack studio so register ASAP if you prefer that option.

We will also be hosting an on-line gift basket raffle during the evening with products from the following businesses: Harleysville Ace Hardware, Michael Kropp Music, Thirty-One Bags, Crystal’s K-9 Cuties, Sarah Cornwell Jewelry, The Burger Shop, Caruso’s Brick Oven Trattoria, the Broad Street Theater, Flour Jar Bakery, Blueprint Brewery and more! You will receive a link to the raffle soon after registering to view the baskets.

Here are some ideas for even more fun:
• Invite friends to paint together at your home (socially distant), stream the zoom class to a big screen and share drinks and snacks.
• Gather your household members to join you for some fun and each can paint a different version of the project.
• Host an Outdoor/Garage party (socially distant) and paint outside with friend and neighbors.
• Catch up with friends and family at a virtual pre-painting party! After your pre-party, let the fun continue while everyone joins the zoom call and paints together.
• Organize a team building event at work! Colleagues can all participate on zoom and compare their creations at work the next day. You could even use a wide-open office space to paint live together.

Cost: $39-$60 depending on project style selected (includes painting supplies)

Register for your spot today!

in-studio: https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/skippack/event/2411445/
virtual: https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/skippack/event/2642802/

We’re looking forward to seeing you on March 4th. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Healy at 267-203-1500, ext. 205 or ehealy@indcreek.org.

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.

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.