Herald Bulletin-February

President and CEO Jenni Marsh

Almost two-thirds of Hoosier renters below the median rental income are considered “cost-burdened” – meaning they spend more than 30% of their income on rent alone. Minimum wage workers in Indiana would need to work 91 hours a week just to afford a two-bedroom rental, and 74 hours to afford a one-bedroom rental.

Friend to Friend Utility Assistance

President and CEO Jenni Marsh

Each year, frigid temperatures throughout the Heart of Indiana region produce large utility bills for residents. December’s extreme below-freezing temperatures produced even larger utility bills than normal.

Herald Bulletin- December

President and CEO Jenni Marsh

Deepening our understanding of race and equity doesn’t just happen overnight either. Yet, learning how to develop or strengthen our race equity lens is a key part of bringing equitable change.

Madison Women United

Join us for our first planning event and become an integral part of all we hope to do together. Bring your creativity, unique skills, and willingness to pitch in.
We’ll break into planning groups and you can decide which you want to help plan and make happen.

Herald Bulletin- November

President and CEO Jenni Marsh

Open Enrollment is here from November 1 to January 15. This year’s Marketplace offers more affordable coverage options and more consumer-friendly tools to assist with shopping for healthcare plans. People not eligible for Medicare, Medicaid or employer insurance can shop healthcare plans at Healthcare.gov.

Herald Bulletin- October

President and CEO Jenni Marsh

Nearly half of the households in Madison County struggle to meet their basic budget despite working. The 2020 Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, and Employed (ALICE) Report, a study of the socio-economic composition of the state of Indiana, highlighted the budgetary demands of the modern era and the challenges faced by those who are ALICE.

Herald Bulletin- September

Disaster Volunteer Reception Center Training

There is an economic and logistical value in working with volunteers in times of disaster. Effectively documenting volunteers’ activities is crucial for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) reimbursement and risk management. Situations like this call for a Volunteer Reception Center—a place to register volunteers, check their background, assess their skills, give them some safety training, give them credentials that show they have been vetted and trained, and then, assign them to the work that needs done.

Herald Bulletin- August

3 children reading

Children’s ability to read, and understand what they are reading, by the end third grade is the greatest predictor of community success. This pivotal time is when children transition from learning how to read, to being students who read to learn.

Herald Bulletin- July

Jenni and Nancy Hero

Are the challenges people in poverty face in Madison County impossible to solve? Can these challenges be solved if organizations remain intractable, doing the same old same old, year after year?