Women’s Fund donates $4,000 to Dove Recovery House in wake of fire

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The Women’s Fund of Central Indiana donated $4,000 to Dove Recovery House last week following a Jan. 5 fire that damaged its basement and displaced 17 residents and a staff member. The funds are being used to defray emergency expenses to allow the women to live at an extended stay hotel while repairs are made to the house.

Founded in 2000, Dove Recovery House provides supportive transitional housing for women recovering from substance abuse. The women who live there are given wraparound support in order to become clean, sober and ultimately self-sufficient.

Women’s Fund is an endowed special interest fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation. Since 1999, the fund has distributed 324 grants totaling more than $4.9 million to 104 women and girls serving nonprofit organizations in central Indiana.

“Women’s Fund has emergency funding to allow us to be responsive to women and girl serving organizations with an immediate and unforeseen need in our community,” said Executive Director Jennifer Pope Baker. “I am grateful we were able to respond quickly to the needs of Dove Recovery House as they work to recover from this fire and keep the women they serve safe during this time of transition.”

Donations of money and nonperishable food and supplies are being accepted at the Marion County Jail, 40 S. Alabama St.

For more information call (317) 634-2423 or visit their website.