Children’s Bureau Unveils New Residential Facility

by Joy Coordinator

Children’s Bureau, Inc. prepares to reopen the Rachel Glick Courage Center, a residential treatment facility, with two open houses on April 1, 2015.

Courage Center closed for major renovations that have more than doubled its capacity to serve young people aged 10-17 who suffer from emotional/behavioral disorders caused by traumatic events such as physical abuse, sexual abuse and domestic violence.

The modernized building features an onsite school and an additional residential unit. Most importantly, Courage Center is now conducive to implementing a new clinical treatment model called “Teaching Family,” which is evidence-based, strength-focused and optimistic in its approach. The goal is to teach youth to take personal responsibility for developing needed skills and to identify how those skills will benefit them now and in the future.

The $1.6 million project has been accomplished through support from the United Way of Central Indiana Capital Improvement Fund, The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, individuals and corporate gifts.

A playground built last September by the Indianapolis Colts, with partners Ingredion, Farm Bureau, Lucas Oil and Rebuilding Together Indianapolis, marked the beginning of the renovation project.

Courage Center is located at 2115 N. Central Avenue and is open for tours/interviews 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

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.