Contact: Nancy Riley

United Way of Scott County Indiana is pleased to announce that we are continuing our grants from the COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant, made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which United Way of Scott County Indiana is a member. These special funds will be used to boost the efforts on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

United Way of Scott County Indiana has been a key convener and coordinator of our community’s response to meet human needs for decades. Without a robust local safety net, those in need are bound to become even more dire. “Thanks to generous support from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., we are now more strongly positioned to help our community deal with the immediate and long term impact of Covid-19,” said Michelle Matern, Board Chair for United Way of Scott County, IN.

The COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant calls for United Ways that receive funding to leverage partnerships and relationships to better meet Covid-related essential and basic needs, and to address other Covid-19 critical issues as they emerge. Interested organizations should consult Nancy Riley, Executive Director at 

nancy.unitedway.scottco@gmail.com

 or call 812-752-2586 for guidance on funding intent and application instructions.

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THANK YOU FOR LIVING UNITED!!!!

Lilly Endowment Inc. is a private philanthropic foundation supporting the causes of religion, education, and community development focusing its work in Indianapolis and the State of Indiana. For more information, contact Judith Cebula, Communications Director at 

communications@lei.org

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Indiana United Ways is the state association for United Ways in Indiana that supports thriving United Ways through capacity building, shared services, and partners. For more information, contact Maureen Noe, President & CEO at 

Maureen.noe@iuw.org

Scottsburg, IN — The Scott County Family YMCA has kicked off its Annual Campaign, with a goal of $75,000 this year – an increase over last years goal. To date, over $33,000 has been raised.

“The annual campaign helps to sustain the YMCA so we can continue to provide a wide offering of programs for youth, families and seniors, as well as provide some of the financial assistance dollars for people of all ages and all income levels to join the YMCA and participate in our programs. “Y memberships and programs are available on a sliding scale so all Scott County residents can participate” said YMCA board of directors chairman Greg Prince. “We increased our campaign goal because there is a greater need due to challenges caused by outside issues, especially the Covid 19 pandemic resulting in a 2-month closing and increases in operating expenses.”
Member Joe Smith was one of several people who said the YMCA has changed his life for the better. He commented that exercising and staying healthy are important to his quality of life. “ I like the Y because I can visit with old friends and make new friends. The Y is just not a building, it’s based on a mutual need by everyone who comes to the Y. The Y is all about the relationships I’ve established. The Y is the place where I can get out of the house in a safe place, where you are taken care of and can bless people. It’s important for both my mental and physical health.”
CEO Jon Hill, who has worked for various YMCAs for 30 years, stated “A successful campaign will help keep the YMCA running smoothly and keep its sliding-fee scale low income families intact for the next year. Hill, who became CEO in February of 2020 has seen the local Y grow from a store front operation using community facilities to the present building. “I have seen kids grow up in the Y and I see adults working out today who were in Y programs as kids. Four generations of families have been served by the Y and this will continue for future generations. Currently, 51 percent of YMCA members and up to 65 percent of children in its programs receive assistance with their fees, he said.”
Rhonda Stephens is the Campaign Chairman and has been a board member for two years. “The YMCA is more than a gym,” she said. It’s a community. It brings people together, and lifelong friendships are made.” “No one understands more than we do that it’s uncomfortable and sometimes hard to ask people for money, but to ask them to help send a child to camp, or to help support after-school programs so that children don’t spend the afternoon unattended, well that’s an easy ask.” Stephens said one of her greatest concerns for the community is the health problems of the county. “Currently 40 percent of children are overweight. Just as disturbing is that Scott County rates 90th in over all health out of 92 Indiana counties. Also, diabetes in adults is a huge concern.”
Stephens commented further that, “Y Volunteers have begun giving their time and money to help raise the $75000. All of our Volunteers make a personal donation themselves.”
“Our goal is to contact over 700 YMCA friends, participants, and businesses, said Stephens. The theme of this year’s campaign is “The Y: Building Brighter Futures” “This campaign makes it possible for our YMCA to ensure that everyone who wants to improve their mind, body, and spirit, regardless of their income level, can become a Y member.”
Campaign volunteers include Greg Prince, Lyndi Hughbanks, Kathy Dodds, Rhonda Stephens, Richie Buchanan, Gary Hubbard, Drew Hyden, Terri Buchanan, David Starnes, John English, Donald Conner, Shane Bowling, Joie Bukowski, and Lois Bukowski. Additional volunteers are welcome.
For more information, to volunteer or to make a contribution, call Jon Hill at 812-752-9622.

Do you know about THRIVE,  Scott County’s Recovery Engagement Center?

First Presbyterian Church Basement, 396 W. McClain Ave., Scottsburg

HOURS Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm

This ‘Resource Hub’ offers a variety of services including Treatment Referrals (inpatient/outpatient), HIV/HCV/STD testing, Care Coordination, Linkage to Medical, Mental Health, and/or MAT Care, and connecting clients to community services and recovery groups. Peer Recovery Coaches bring the lived
experience of recovery, combined with training and supervision to assist clients in initiating and maintaining recovery, as well as helping to enhance the quality of personal and family life in long-term recovery.

Contact:  ScottCountyTHRIVE@gmail.com 

Scott County Recovery Support Groups Meeting Schedule(rev 7/31/2020)

MONDAY AA Open Discussion: Presbyterian Church Basement, 396 W. McClain Ave. Scottsburg, 7-8pm

MONDAY CR (Celebrate Recovery): First Baptist Church of Crothersville, 305 E. Howard St.,

Crothersville, 6:30-9 pm

TUESDAY AA Closed Women’s Discussion: Maranatha House, 87 Washington St., Scottsburg, 11a-12p

TUESDAY WOMEN’S CR Step Study: Church of the New Covenant, 1054 Clay St., Austin, 6-7 pm

WEDNESDAY MEN’S CR Step Study: Church of the New Covenant, 1054 Clay St., Austin, 6-7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY AA Closed Discussion: Presbyterian Church Basement, 396 W. McClain Ave., Scottsburg,
8-9 pm

WEDNESDAY “Helping Hand” Peers Recovery Group: Cherry St. Building, corner of First & Cherry
St., Austin, 6:30-8 pm

THURSDAY “Chain Breaker” Support Group: New Frankfort Pentecostal Church, 3321 E. State Rd.
256, Austin, 12-2 pm

THURSDAY NA “Hope For Us” Open Discussion: Presbyterian Church Basement, 396 W. McClain Ave.,
Scottsburg, 7-8:30 pm

THURSDAY CR (Celebrate Recovery): Church of the New Covenant, 1054 Clay St., Austin, 6:30 pm

SATURDAY NA “Hope For Us” Open Discussion: Presbyterian Church Basement, 396 W. McClain Ave.,
Scottsburg, 2-3:30 pm

SATURDAY AA Closed Discussion: Heritage Station Train Depot, 90 N. Main St., Scottsburg, 8-9 pm

SUNDAY TEEN “Chain Breaker” Meeting: New Frankfort Church, 3321 E. St. Rd. 256, Austin.
Breakfast 9:30am, Meeting 10-11 am

SUNDAY CR (Celebrate Recovery): The Rock, 750 S. Gardner St., Scottsburg, 4-6 pm

SUPPORT GROUPS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS
(ALL CELEBRATE RECOVERY ABOVE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE WITH ADDICTION.)
Al-Anon: Friends and relatives OF alcoholics/addicts. Maranatha House, 87 Washington St., Scottsburg,
Wednesday 6-7 p.m.

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3 to stay COVID-free! You can help your family remember these three easy steps – the simplest and most effective ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

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It’s back to school day! Come in before or after school for our Bizza! We have a meat, veggie, or cheese! Come try yours today!
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Support you local food trucks. Proposed local ordinance could effect the operation of food trucks in Scottsburg.





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The Scott County Youth Grantmaking Council is pleased to honor Grace Christian Academy for “Treekeepers Documenting Scott County” project. The YGC greatly appreciates your work with youth in our community. Mary Jones accepted the grant at the 2020 Annual Dinner and Recognition Program at the Mid America Science Park at 2 pm on Sunday, August 9, 2020.



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Scottsburg City Council will meet on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Mi…

Scottsburg City Council will meet on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 6:30pm at the Mid-America Science Park.

The City has opted to hold Board of Works and City Council meetings at the MASP for the month of August in order to offer increased social distancing.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be made available for those who would like to attend in person.

Alternatively, the meetings will be live-streamed and shared to our Facebook page so that you may stay informed from the comfort and safety of your own home.

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We had lots of great volunteers at our Golf Scramble! Thank you so much for coming and spending the day with us ❤️




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