Men's Basketball Tours New Middle Way House Project
May 29, 2010
Bloomington, Indiana - Four members of the Indiana University men's basketball team had a chance to learn more about their community when they took a tour of The New Wings Development which will enhance the capacity of Middle Way House and the women and children it serves.
Sophomore's Jordan Hulls, Maurice Creek, Derek Elston and Bobby Capobianco were among those who joined Joani Crean and Project Development Coordinator Cynthia Brubaker to learn about the services Middle Way House provides.
"It makes you step back from your every day life and realize there is so much more than just basketball," said Elston. "You feel like a better person when you can give of yourself with your time to make a difference for others."
Middle Way House envisions a community where individuals live free from violence and the threat of violence; a community characterized by equality between women and men and social and economic justice; a community where everyone's contribution is honored and individual and group differences are valued; a community where everyone is adequately fed, housed, educated and employed; a community that provides opportunities for meaningful participation, personal growth, and creative expression.
"I think its an honor to be able to help others and make people aware of what is available in their community," said Creek.
"Middle Way House benefits from having student volunteers in all of our programs. It's great to seestudent athletes participating in this important community partnership as well," said Brubaker.
The New Wings Development will help transform a historic downtown property and enable Middle Way House to build a strong foundation for the future as one of the nation's most effective organizations addressing domestic violence by offering ...
Emergency shelter and 24/7 crisis intervention
Legal and personal advocacy and case management
Secure and affordable transitional and permanent housing
Affordable housing and compact urban form
Quality child care and youth programs
Employment and training for low-income women heads of household
Environmental integrity through green construction and sustainable systems
Local food production and promotion
For more information about Middle Way House visit www.Middlewayhouse.org.
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