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Nicole's Story

Mar. 3, 2021

Young woman builds confidence through dog daycare job and vet tech program


Lauren Casey

Southside Opens

Sept. 3, 2020

They say when you love your job, you never work a day in your life. When you love dogs, how can you be anything but happy doing your job?


Alyssa Raymond

First Day

Aug. 28, 2020

“There’s a lot more people like Alex that want to be in the community and want to be giving back and contributing but the opportunities just aren’t there so we realized okay, we’re going to create opportunities,” she said.


Katie Wisely

Towne Post

Oct. 23, 2018

Team members, as the foundation calls them, are also gaining vocational training and practice by creating products for the boutique, such as jewelry and mosaic artwork.

Michelle Kaufman

Erin Feldmeyer

Creating Hope

Aug. 3, 2018

“There is very little for these young adults once they age out of the school system. Most of them end up sitting at home, watching TV or playing video games. But they want to show they can do more than that.”

Daily Journal

Ryan Trares

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Jefferson Award

Feb. 25, 2021

Mother creates job opportunities and safe environment for adults with developmental disabilities


Lauren Casey

Hiring Hoosiers

Sept. 1, 2020

A new doggy daycare opens today on Indy's south side, but this location is providing more than a comfy stay for your pets during the day.


Lauren Casey

Hiring Hoosiers

Feb. 5, 2020

"Some days, I'm running it alone," says Davis. "Sometimes it's quiet, but then other times it's like hey, I can do it. It helps me get more skills of learning how to run a business. And this is what it's all about."


Lauren Casey

Ray of Sunshine

Sept. 23, 2018

"Hope is 'A Ray of Sunshine because she just shows everybody that despite all of the obstacles, all the hardships, all the suffering that's she's been through, all of the things she cannot do she's not going to let that hold her back,"


Alyssa Raymond

My GC Icon

June 18, 2018

Using the tagline “Wonderfully Made/Perfectly Unique,” the foundation hopes to cosign art, pottery, glass, jewelry, home and bath products, pet items, specialty food items and clothing from individuals and  (read more)

The Southside 


Less Ruff

Winter 20-21

“They have so much value, worth and ability. They just need the right environment and support.." 


Jenny Elig


Aug. 29, 2020

"Dogs don’t expect you to say the right thing all the time; they don’t expect you to act a certain way. They just want you to give them attention and love.

Daily Journal

Ryan Trares

Perfectly Unique

Dec. 6, 2019

 "They just need the chance. They need the guidance. They want to work. They are so proud that they have jobs. They want to give back. They want to be relevant, and we're giving them that opportunity to be relevant."


Alyssa Raymond

The Hope Gallery

Aug. 5, 2018

"I want to work here a long time so I can help people out,” Liz  Layer said. The employees are learning everything from 

customer service to sales. Research has found that 35 percent of young adults with autism had no job plans of attending higher education.


Erin Lisch