Crawford II Open House

Crawford II Open House

About This Campaign

LIFEDesigns and Shalom Community Center invite you to attend this opening reception to be the first to get a tour of the new building and learn more about how permanent supported housing helps the community. Crawford II would not have been possible without YOUR support! We're so thankful, and more importantly the residents are thankful for your help in making this dream a reality.

This new building offers an additional 36 units for permanent supportive housing in Bloomington, IN. Crawford II also has some unique features that promote health and wellness, such as a community kitchen for healthy cooking on a low budget classes, a garden maze for stress relief and quiet meditation, and a community room for social engagement. We are already seeing changes in the residents who have moved in! Thank you!

(For those who are less familiar with the project...) Within the first year alone (Crawford I), residents were able to decrease their emergency room use by 85%, and incarcerations by 65%. Additionally, all residents have improved their income, and twice as many residents had health insurance at the end of the first year. Crawford I is permanent supportive housing, and has 25 apartments for people experiencing chronic homelessness. This housing is permanent, for as long as the person needs it, and supportive with case management and various human services supports within the building.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 2446 S. Henderson St.
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Mar 01, 2018 01:30 pm to
  • Mar 01, 2018 02:30 pm
LIFEDesigns, Inc.

Campaign to Support LIFEDesigns, Inc.

LIFEDesigns  believes that everyone should be included in their community and everyone has talents and abilities. We exist to provide the support and opportunities that people with disabilities need to achieve their goals. This is reflected in everything we do, from our in home support services, community education, supported employment, to Housing by LIFEDesigns.

Our organization was founded in 1982 by a group of parents who had children with disabilities. They believed that everyone deserved to live a life of purpose, and  there should be a better life for their children than living in an institution. Our values remain focused on community and inclusion. We choose to see the positive attributes that everyone possesses and  define people by their abilities rather than the challenges we all face. We strive to support our customers to find valued social roles, which connects them with their highest purpose—using their strengths for something greater than themselves.

LIFEDesigns along with the Monroe County Parks and Recreation Department and many other partners, built the Accessible Playscape at Karst Farm Park in Bloomington, Indiana. This is a truly unique project in the area, featuring a wheelchair accessible playground with a splash pad, and ramps that lead up to slides. LIFEDesigns is also a housing developer, and has built several projects focusing on Affordable Housing that is both accessible and stylish. Crawford Apartments is permanent supportive housing, a truly unique development providing permanent homes for people who are chronically homeless and have a disability.  Crawford Apartments was recognized with an award from the Lt. Governor of Indiana in 2014 for Community and Economic Development.

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