Emergency Tag

This piece was guests authored by Dana Jones, Wheeler Mission’s Bloomington Area Program Director. A dynamic community. A growing need. Nestled in the rolling hills of beautiful South-Central Indiana is the picturesque city of Bloomington—where I’ve loved working for almost 19 years. Just north of Lake Monroe...

This story is shared by William Bumphus, Director of Wheeler Mission's Shelter for Men.  People come and go, especially in this cold. It’s Winter Contingency at Wheeler Mission. And right now, our Shelter for Men (SFM) hosts upwards of 500 men every night. For thousands in Indianapolis,...

This piece was authored by Lisa Hoffman, LMHC, LCAC, and Program Director at our Center for Women & Children. Reflecting on concerns of substance abuse and mental health… A senior guest has a combination referred to as a "dual diagnosis." The sad thing about this is that...

Relief from the cold. Several years ago, we served a young woman named *Jill and her two small boys. Jill and her boys had been sleeping in her car because Jill was afraid that if it was discovered that she was homeless with her children, her...

Remember homelessness and hunger this Thanksgiving. This week, days before Thanksgiving, is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. I typically don’t take notice to national weeks or months, but this one in particular grabbed my attention. Thanksgiving is a season to acknowledge many blessings, gather with family and loved...