July 2015
 news and notes

2015-16 Board Members and Officers
New Officers for Family Ark's 2015-16 Board of Directors have been announced. For the second year, Board President is Paul Kichler, Executive Director of the Bluegrass Center for Autism. Cathy Blair, Retired HR Executive, continues as the Vice President. Lori Lewis, Executive Director of The Hazel and Walter T. Bales Foundation has been elected Secretary.

New to the Board this year is Kate Miller, Group Medicare Underwriter - Humana; Cheryl Martin, College and Career Center Coordinator at Greater Clark County Schools; and Michael Osterkamp, Retired Kroger's Executive.

Cheryl Martin 
Kate Miller 
Michael Osterkamp 

Returning Board members include Brittany Blau, Mary Sanchez, Saundra Gordon, Staci Flispart, and Honorary Lifetime Members - David Hillman and Nathan Wolfe. 
Family Ark Receives WHAS Crusade for Children Grant
Family Ark was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the 62nd Annual Crusade for Children! Grant funding will be used for kitchen renovations and security lighting for our on-campus Day Reporting and Treatment Program. A total of $5,674,721 was collected during this year's Crusade and was distributed to 191 agencies, hospitals and schools. Thanks to all who gave to this year's Crusade and thanks Crusade for continuing to support Family Ark's children!


Family Ark Announces New Behavioral Health Center
In mid-August, Family Ark will open a community outpatient Behavioral Health Center on the Family Ark campus! The Center will be available to current clients and the community at large, offering services for children, adolescents, and adults. Treatment options include: Counseling (individual, family and group), Substance Abuse Treatment (individual and group), Diagnostic Services (clinical assessment, psychiatric), and Medication Management. Services will be provided by an experienced staff which includes a licensed psychiatrist, psychologist, and a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Counseling staff includes clinical social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and clinical addictions counselors. The Behavioral Health Center is located at 215 Rainbow Way, Jeffersonville, Indiana, on Family Ark's 83-acre campus. Call (812) 284-1760 for more information.
Need a Speaker?
Are you looking for a speaker for your church group, school, business, civic organization or other community group? Family Ark speakers will provide quality presentations to your group and can address topics that meet your needs. We would love to share how Family Ark's vision of strengthening families to create a healthy community is making such a difference! Call (812) 288-6800 or email for more information. 
Wish List Items!
Throughout the year, Family Ark is always in need of non-perishable food items, diapers (all sizes), children's backpacks (all ages) and school supplies. Of particular need at the current time is new or gently used teen clothing - seasonally appropriate. Call (812) 288-6800 email for more information!
Development Office Internship/Volunteer Position

Family Ark's Development Office is looking for a volunteer or student intern to work up to ten hours per week providing assistance in a great office environment! Do you want to work for a great cause - supporting children and families in Southern Indiana? Your office skills and attention to detail are needed! Call with questions to (812) 288-6800 or email. We need enthusiastic, talented volunteers like you!