Hamilton Center, Inc. Announces 2nd Annual Wellness Fair for National Recovery Month

Indianapolis, IN-Hamilton Center, Inc. (HCI) welcomes the community to a free wellness fair from 10am-2pm on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 2160 N. Illinois St. The event is in observance of National Recovery Month. HCI is promoting healthy lifestyles in collaboration with local agencies and sponsors. The wellness fair is designed to provide basic health services and information to underserved individuals living in Marion County. The fair will offer 1,000 care packages, a free fruit market, free health screenings, resource information booths, health care navigation, and educational demonstrations.

All ages are encouraged to attend. Activities for children include: face painting, music, and door prizes. There will be over 50 booths with giveaways and demonstrations including:

  • Hamilton Center, Inc. FREE Fruit Market
  • Hamilton Center, Inc. FREE Care Packages
  • Sam’s Club, Vision Screening
  • Damien Center, HIV Testing
  • Costco Wholesale, Hearing Screening
  • Priority 1 Medical, Spinal Screening
  • Ciro 1st Physical Medicine, Posture Screening
  • Marsh Drug, LLC, Community Resources
  • Aspin HealthNavigators, Marketplace Special Enrollment Information
  • Hamilton Center, Inc., Mental Health “Ask a therapist”

For more information contact Tanisha Mayers at 317-937-3700 Ext. 7135 or tmayers@hamiltoncenter.org

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Hamilton Center Teams Up with Local Business for All Star Hoop Classic

On Saturday, August 8th, 2015, Hamilton Center, Inc. will partner with, Armondo Blakely, owner of Starting Lineup Barber and Beauty, to promote the fourth annual Starting Lineup Allstar Classic. The basketball tournament will be held at the Booker T. Washington Community Center in Terre Haute from 11 am – 5 pm.

Hamilton Center is the title sponsor for the event this year. Blakely started the tournament as a back-to-school event to showcase some of the Wabash Valley’s best basketball players from grades 6 through 8. But the event is not just about hoops: Blakely will be contributing to the community with a school-supply giveaway on a first-come, first-serve basis. The giveaway is from 9:30 to 10:30 am.

Blakely said that he always wanted an event like the Classic when he was growing up. “It means everything to me, this event helps kids to expand their horizon and gives the community a chance to show their support,” he said.

All members of the community are welcome to the tournament, and there will be a light breakfast served before the giveaway.

2015 Art Contest

Light the Way 2015

Hamilton Center, Inc. (HCI) is a community mental health center that provides behavioral healthcare, wellness and human development services for people from birth through older adulthood. Since 1971, the organization has been building hope and changing lives through a broad array of mental health and addiction programs and services.

Most people view having a broken arm, wearing glasses or having asthma as normal and routine conditions that no one is ashamed of. However, having a mental illness is not always viewed in the same light. HCI feels that it should be! Help is available to overcome mental illness just as it is for other physical ailments.

Mental health is an essential component of everyone’s overall health and well-being. Overall health and well-being is a balance between our emotional, physical, spiritual and mental health. Just as we check our blood pressure and get cancer screenings, it is a good idea to take periodic stock of our emotional well-being.

HCI’s theme this year has focused on removing the negative stigma that exists about mental illness. During the last several months, the organization has toiled to remove the negative stigma that surrounds mental illness by conducting numerous efforts to Light the Way to mental health services.

One such initiative involves community members who are invited to participate in an art, poetry and creative writing competition and exhibition. Categories for the competition will include students in middle school, high school and college and a general category for adults. Artists and writers from all counties served by HCI are encouraged. Those counties include Clay, Greene, Hendricks, Marion, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo.

The top winner in each category will receive an award package and will be invited to attend the Hamilton Center Annual Dinner – along with a guest—on October 27, 2015.

All Entries Must Comply With the Following Contest Rules:

  • All entries must be created upon the theme “Light the Way”. All entries will be displayed at the dinner and could be used in future HCI and or HCI Foundation publications, advertising and marketing efforts.
  • Participation is free. All artists and writers who submit entries must submit by the cut-off date—October 2, 2015. Entries may be limited due to the volume of submissions.
  • All entries must have the 2015 “Light the Way” entry form attached.
  • Artwork must be original, addresses the theme and is no larger than 8 ½ X 11 inches.
  • Poetry and creative writing must be original, created for this project and typed (preferred) or neatly and legibly handwritten on an 8 ½ X 11 inch paper.
  • An independent panel of HCI staff members will conduct selection of the award winners.
    The decision of the selection committee will stand. There is no appeal process.
  • All entries must be submitted either by postal mail or hand delivered to the HCI location in your county or by mail to:

Stacey Totten
Hamilton Center
Marketing Department
620 Eighth Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47804

Entries can be mailed or hand delivered to Stacey Totten at the address listed above.

Good luck!