Glick Fund Awards $300,000 to Children’s Bureau

by Joy Coordinator

The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, has awarded a gift of $300,000 to fund significant upgrades to the Rachel Glick Courage Center, a residential treatment facility of Children’s Bureau, Inc., to make it conducive to implementing a new model called “Teaching Family,” to expand and modernize the onsite school, and to create an additional residential unit.

These renovations will more than double Children’s Bureau’s capacity to serve youth ages 10-17 who suffer from childhood trauma, making treatment possible for 50-60 youth a year. The total cost of the project is estimated at $1.6 million.

Known throughout Indiana for its philanthropy, the Glick family is integral to other Children’s Bureau locations, including Fay Biccard Glick Family Place and the Gene Glick Family Support Center.

This most recent gift from The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, is a continuation of the Glick family’s commitment to human services,” Tina Cloer, president and CEO of Children’s Bureau said. “The Rachel Glick Courage Center will be a safe place for young people to heal and grow,” she added.

Courage Center is located at 2115 N. Central Avenue and is set to re-open in March.

About Children’s Bureau, Inc.: Children’s Bureau is a well-established nonprofit working on behalf of abused and neglected children and families in Indiana. Through our more than 17 programs, we act as an advocate for all children and families focusing on those that are at-risk. We provide a full array of community based prevention and intervention services and work in partnership with the Department of Child Services and various other community organizations statewide. Currently, we provide child and family social services in over 40 counties throughout Indiana to nearly 43,000 annually. Learn more at childrensbureau.org.

About The Glick Fund: Gene and Marilyn Glick established The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), in 1998 to support a variety of causes in Central Indiana. Working with CICF staff, The Glick Fund Advisors proactively seek organizations that align with The Glick Fund impact areas and CICF’s three broader community leadership initiatives of: Family Success & Making Connections, Inspiring Places, and College Readiness-initiatives aimed at making Central Indiana one of the best places in the nation to live, work, and raise a family.