September 2015
 news and notes

Family Ark's Friday the 13th Trivia Night Fundraiser!
Change your luck on Friday the 13th!
Family Ark is hosting the second annual Trivia Night Fundraiser at Wick's Pizza on Stat
e Street in New Albany on Nov. 13th from 6:00-9:00 pm. Your team could be the lucky (and smartest!) winner! Ticket prices for our fundraiser are $20 per person or $150 for a team of 8. If you registered alone or with several people, you will be assigned with others to form a team.

The evening will include great giveaways and a grand prize for the winning trivia team. Attendees are free to order scrumptious food/drinks from Wick's pizza and we're excited that local auctioneer, Lincoln Crum, will be our Emcee/Trivia caller! For info, or to register, call (812) 288-6800 x207 or email.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Family Ark's child and family programs.

Family Ark President/CEO Elected to IARCA Board
Photo courtesy of Extol Magazine and
Jeanean Jacobs, President/CEO of Family Ark, Inc., was recently elected to the IARCA (Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy) 2016-18 Board of Directors. The mission of IARCA is to promote cooperation, communication, development and mutual support among organizations and systems providing services to children and their families, and to advocate for the establishment and maintenance of the highest quality, most effective, and most appropriate services possible to children and their families. Congratulations Jeanean!
Family Ark Behavioral Heath Center
Family Ark is pleased to welcome Dr. Ora Frankel, M.D. and Dr. Kathleen Gallagher, PSYD., H.S.P.P., to our team! Dr. Ora Frankel will serve as the
Dr. Ora Frankel, M.D.
Psychiatrist at Family Ark Behavioral Health Center and Dr. Gallagher will serve as Clinical Psychologist. Family Ark Behavioral Health Center is now taking appointments for mid-October and will offer medication management, out-patient services
Dr. Kathleen P. Gallagher, PSYD., H.S.P.P.
including counseling, substance abuse treatment, and diagnostic services for children, adolescents, and adults. Family Ark Behavioral Heath Center is open to the community and will initially accept Indiana Medicaid.The Center will expand to accept many private insurance carriers and private pay in the near future. The Center is located on the Family Ark campus at 215 Rainbow Way, Jeffersonville, Indiana. 

For more information about Family Ark Behavioral Health Center, including scheduling informational meetings, tours, or literature, please contact Laura Keeney, Community Outreach Specialist.  
Help Us Restock Our Commissary
In-Kind Donations. Family Ark provides no-cost shopping to the families we serve in our Commissary, which houses donations of food, clothing, toys, and other essential items. Cold weather and the holidays are fast approaching and we are in critical need of:

Diapers (all sizes)
School supplies (all ages)
Non-perishable food items
Socks/underwear (all ages- infant through 18 years)
Pajamas (all ages- infant through 18 years)
Coats/outerwear (all ages- infant through 18 years)
Children's clothing (all ages- infant through 18 years)
Household goods such as laundry detergent, towels, toiletries, paper goods, etc.

Can you or your group/business help? Please call (812) 288-6800 or email. Thank you for thinking of Family Ark!  

2015 Annual Fund Campaign Kickoff!
This year marks our fourth Annual Fund Campaign and we are excited to announce our goal of $55,000 that will provide funding to support Family Ark's programs for children and families. The Annual Fund Campaign helps to fill the gap between revenue and actual operating costs which are increasing every year.

Here at Family Ark, we couldn't do the valuable work we do without generous giving from our donors, volunteers, and the community around us. By donating to the Annual Fund Campaign, you are validating the importance of the programs we provide to those in need. That person could be your neighbor, your child's school friend, a co-worker, or the man in front of you at the grocery store. Our diverse services touch on many in our Southern Indiana region. To give to this year's campaign, mail your donation to Family Ark, Inc., 101 Noah's Lane, Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130 or give online. To request a remittance envelope, call (812) 288-6800. Thanks for helping local children and families!
Family Ark Welcomes New Development Intern!
Family Ark's newest addition is Tatum Cole, who is interning this semester in the Development Office. Tatum is a student at Ivy Tech, studying social services and plans to transfer to the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville next year. Tatum is lending a hand on several projects and is helping to coordinate the restocking and marketing of our Commissary, a no-cost shopping option for Family Ark's families. Welcome Tatum!