Jackson County Project Spotlight 2023 Nominations

Anchor House

Anchor House: Investing into families and individuals through housing and resources, while fighting hunger in our community. Our shelters are a safe place for individuals or and families with children in times of need. By providing our clients with a safe home in a drug- and alcohol-free environment, we are guiding them to create a new path in life. The food pantry is open Mondays 10am-3pm and Thursdays 12pm-5pm.

The Arc of Jackson County

The Arc of Jackson County advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our programming includes a special needs classroom program called Achieving Right Choices, social events, resources to families with special needs children and adult children, and seek and provide donated items to direct service providers, group home environments, and special need classrooms.

Jackson County CASA of Indiana

Jackson County GAL/CASA is a volunteer-powered program which provides advocacy to child victims of abuse and neglect to ensure that they remain at the fore-front of the court proceedings and find a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible. The program is funded through a variety of ever-changing sources.

Jackson County United Way

Jackson County United Way assesses needs, secures resources and strategically invests those resources to create measurable, lasting change in the areas of education, health and financial stability.

Organization Bold Goal:

Move 1,000 struggling working families into stability by 2030.

Mental Health America of Jackson County

“I’m Thumbody Special” program is for preschool age children 3-4 years in age. We have presented to preschoolers in Crothersville, Medora, Brownstown, and Seymour. It promotes self-esteem, and how to deal with feelings and emotions. It is never too early to teach them how to open up to trusted adults about their feelings in hopes they will continue this through life. Mental Health Awareness is the key at an early age to prevent them as teens to not bottle up their feelings. We have been serving over 600 students this year. Our hope is to continue this program to the children of our future. May this be a continued program with growth into the elementary, middle and high school. No child left behind!

Special Olympics Indiana Jackson County

Special Olympics Indiana is a nonprofit organization that provides sports opportunities for individuals with special needs ages 8 and up. The program is free to athletes to participate thanks to year-round fundraising efforts. Sports offered in Jackson County include track and field, horseshoes, bocce, softball, corn toss, bowling and basketball.