August 2015

Monthly Archives

  • The Steps One Homeless Teen Took To Get A Full Ride To Yale

    Viviana Andazola Marquez ranks getting into Yale as the single proudest moment of her life. Her frank personal statement about growing up homeless was published by The New York Times as part of a collection of college essays about money. Being selected was as much a symbol for her as it was an accomplishment. “It was affirmation that […]

  • In search of stability

    Jason came to Indiana after years of wrestling through relationship with a mentally unstable mother in an already difficult urban environment filled with crime, substance abuse and discouragement. Jason was often kicked out of the house during one of his mother’s fits, and rather than risking death on the streets at night, he would stay […]

  • Slow and steady…and working hard

    Last week John and I drove to the license branch, so he could take his permit test.   I stayed in the van while he took his test.  The next thing I know I see John waving and giving me a thumbs up sign.  He passed his permit test!  Even though it took him a few tries, […]

  • The journey of a homeless high school graduate

    Our hope at Outreach is to truly help these young adults achieve life transformation.  This is the story of one young lady we got to know through our GOAL Program … Lisa* was born to a sixteen year old mother.  She lived with her mom until 6 months of age.    Lisa’s mother struggled to care […]

  • Cocktails & Crepes

    COCKTAILS & CREPES FOR A CAUSE Thursday, August 27th Nicky Blaine’s | 7:30PM – 9:30PM All proceeds to benefit Outreach Join Outreach, along with Nicky Blaine’s, Pipers Hospitality Group, Windsor Jewlery and Au Bon Pain for a fun-filled evening of “Cocktails & Crepes.” All proceeds to benefit Outreach and its mission of transforming the lives […]