Connection is vital
Whether it’s electricity or human development, connection powers our world and helps us grow. Oaklawn plays an important part in connecting our community – and you help our community flourish through your support.
Check out the stories below to see a few ways you’ve impacted our community through your giving. And on behalf of our entire organization and all of our clients, thank you!
– Laurie Nafziger,
President and CEO
The Hagelgans feared for their son’s future. He was getting in trouble at school, at home and at the Boys and Girls Club of Middlebury. If his behavior didn’t change, he would end up facing legal consequences. Then the family was referred to Partnership for Children. The difference has been life-changing!
Sarah Rospenda is the kind of person you want to work with – compassionate, skilled and genuinely helpful. She’s one of five nurse practitioners who have received assistance from the Oaklawn Foundation in getting their degrees. These employees are dedicated to our community and passionate about serving clients!
Healing for Children
Joey was 5 when his dad left. He didn’t understand why, and for years, he blamed himself. Then he attended Camp Mariposa, a free weekend camp for kids who are impacted by the substance use disorder of a loved one. The camp helped Joey to stop blaming himself and to understand his dad’s addiction is an illness – one he didn’t choose.
Access to Vital Medicine
Zachary Stults has overdosed more times than he’s had birthdays: 31 overdoses at 30 years old. After completing inpatient detox, Zach got a Vivitrol shot, an opioid blocker that costs about $1,200 a month. For Zach, that medication was the difference between life and death – and he’s seen enough overdoses to know that’s not an exaggeration.
Make an impact
Donations from people like you change lives in our community. Thank you for considering making a secure, tax-deductible contribution.
Clients served in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties
That’s 27,000 children, teens and adults getting the help they deserve, living healthier lives and finding wholeness.
Clients served through partnerships with local jails
That’s 5,100 people accessing addiction treatment, skills training, psychiatric services, therapy and preparing for a better future when they re-enter society.
Calls answered by our Access Center
That’s 12,000 people – many in crisis – getting connected to services, whether that’s with Oaklawn or another agency.
Clients served through partnerships with HealthLinc and Indiana Health Centers
That’s 1,900 children, families and adults getting help when they need it, where they need it.
Distribution of Oaklawn Services