Community Education & Training

Our highly-experienced staff can come to your school, church, community center or employer and provide engaging and educational presentations on various topics that can be tailored to your needs.

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The importance of families can't be overstated. Families are the first nurturers, educators, protectors, and caregivers in our society. When our families are strong and healthy, our community thrives.

But no family is problem-free. Stresses are part of life, and hardship strikes every family at some point. While no one is immune to the strains that accompany family life, not everyone has the resources to deal effectively with family crises, and some problems are just too difficult to handle alone. It is during these times that many families can benefit from the support and guidance of a professional counselor, who can help them find solutions and navigate changes and transitions.

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Help us continue to provide low-cost services to families and individuals in Central Indiana.

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Check out our diverse range of volunteer opportunities.

Crisis & Suicide Intervention

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, are concerned about a loved one, need referrals, or just want someone to listen, our Clinical Associates are available 24 hours a day to provide support for any problem you may be facing.

Call or text now to speak with someone. We want you to know you’re not alone, and we can help you get through whatever it is you’re facing.

Call (317) 251-7575 or Text CSIS to 839863.


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January 11, 2018

50 Family Activities That Don't Involve Screens

For many of us, back to school means back to the after-school rush—getting off work, making sure homework...

January 9, 2018

Building a Better Brain: Early Childhood Development and Mental Health

How building better brains makes a better future for all. Families are the first nurturers, educators,...

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