Concord’s mission is about serving near-Southside families. Sometimes, that isn’t always through normal program engagement. We offer a variety of initiatives, classes, and resources to support households like yours.
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) with the YMCA of Indianapolis
The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will debut their evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program at Concord and offer classes on Thursday afternoons beginning in late August 2023. The year-long program is designed to help adults who are pre-diabetic manage their health and prevent a diabetes diagnosis. To enroll, please contact 317.269.6004 or email email@example.com
The Dynki Deli
Incepted as a snack counter for children and youth, the Dynki Deli has evolved into an on-site lunch service that provides warm, nutritious lunches weekdays. It is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features a signature entrée that rotates each day. Through the generosity of friends and corporate partners, older adult program participants are able to eat free. The general public is also welcome to join us at the Dynki, though we ask for donations in order to sustain the deli and provide affordable meals to all residents.
Concord is helping to administer IndyRent, the city’s $30 million COVID-19 relief effort that provides up to three months rent to eligible families. Households must begin by filling out an application online at indyrent.org. If you need help submitting your application online, please call us at 317-637-4376.
In partnership with the Indianapolis Art Center, Senior ArtReach is being offered at Concord on a seasonal basis. The weekly classes, taught by trained artists, focus on a variety of different art topics and media. Classes meet in two-hour sessions, and they are beginner friendly. The next series of classes will begin Winter 2022. There is no cost to attend, and participants can pick and choose which sessions to attend. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Niki to sign-up: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center is hosting a weekday playgroup for families of young children. It’s an opportunity for children–and their adult family members–to make new friends, play new games, and begin to develop their gross motor skills. Programming is scheduled from 9a to 11a on six consecutive Tuesdays, beginning 09/12/2023. To register, please visit: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdXTPH4WXoQ2q…/viewform
In 2015, the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health published ground-breaking data about differences in life expectancy among residents of the Indianapolis Metro area. The first report found that residents in zip code 46225 had the shortest life expectancy of all zip codes included in the research. Since that time, the Center has formalized a partnership with the RFSOP and the lead professor, Dr. Weathers, to examine underlying causes and explore promising solutions to improve quality of life in the neighborhood. You can read more, at Worlds Apart. To read more about our work with RFSOP and the resources that can support positive health outcomes, please click here.
A 2GEN Strategy
As a part of United Way of Central Indiana’s Family Opportunity Fund, Concord has begun providing whole, household-level case management to child and youth participant families. Through this initiative, 2GEN, staff meet with parents/caregivers to provide child development, mental health, and parenting resources, extra-curricular and enrichment activities, and comprehensive case management.