Welcome to Blue River Services, Inc.

Blue River Services, Inc. (BRS) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1959 by six families that believed that all people are capable of learning when given the opportunity and appropriate support services. With this guiding philosophy for more than 58 years, BRS has consistently expanded its services to meet the needs of community members and help people with disabilities and the general public overcome barriers to independence.

BRS strives to reach its motto of “People Serving People” by providing exceptional services for all ages, from infants to seniors, in all areas of life and levels of ability.  The agency offers services through 13 departments, and in fiscal year 2017, served 17,000 individuals in 33 Indiana counties.

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Happy Birthday Sharon Chumley!

Sharon Chumley, book keeper in the Fiscal Department and a 17-year veteran of Blue River Services, Inc., celebrated her 75th birthday today. Surrounded by colleagues (and food), it was obvious that she is an inspiration to many and clear why she is a two-time nominee for this year’s Spirit of Blue River Awards! Another highlight of the day was calls from several consumers who serenaded her with a round of “Happy Birthday to You.”

There is no doubt – Sharon is special.

Thank you for keeping us humble and letting us share your day!

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SGL Team Helps Raise Funds for Neighboring Non-Profit

Blue River Services, Inc. adapted its motto of “People Serving People” to “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” for a day in support of Rauch, Inc.’s inaugural Rauch & Roll event July 8 to help raise funds for services that support people with disabilities and the WHAS Crusade for Children.

The Blue River Services team, led by Nona Besendorf, BSW, social service liaison in the Residential Supervised Group Living Department, raised $350 for the cause and walked a mile around the Industrial Park in New Albany where Rauch is located.

“The residents all enjoyed the walk,” said Besendorf, who was recently recognized for her 30 years of service at Blue River. “We enjoyed music, food and everyone was given a t-shirt for participating. It was a great day.”

Rauch & Roll is a non-competitive walk/roll (by wheelchair, stroller, etc.) around the one-mile course at Rauch, Inc., followed by music and a cookout.

 

BRS group home residents Tom Davito, Stephen Ledford (white sunglasses), Randy Beckett, left, and Donald Fancher participate in Rauch and Roll.

 

From left, Pat Borho, Stephen Ledford, and Nona Besendorf, BSW, share a laugh during lunch following their 1K walk.

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