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 2016, served more than 22,000 individuals in 32 Indiana counties.

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Fiscal Department’s Angie Wyman Celebrates 30 Years with BLUE RIVER SERVICES

Angie Wyman, fifth from left, celebrated 30 years at Blue River Services, Inc. with colleagues at the administration building on March 30. The celebration included a beach-themed luncheon and tribute to her many years of dedication.

Wyman, who joined the agency in 1987, started out in accounts receivable, but quickly transitioned into payroll, where she has worked ever since. In response to what has kept her around all these years, Wyman said it’s the agency’s mission to help people with disabilities and “good people.”

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Where the Pinwheels Grow

If you have driven along Old Highway 135 in Corydon in April, chances are something shiny and whimsical has caught your eye. That’s because every year, Prevent Child Abuse Harrison County, sponsored by Blue River Services, Inc., plants a pinwheel garden in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month and the council's commitment to making sure all children have the great childhood they deserve.

Pinwheels

Whether through early education and intervention, tutoring, mentorship, social development or specialized care for children with disabilities, Blue River Services has played an important role in children’s lives since its inception more than 58 years ago. In fact, caring for children with special needs is the very heart and founding premise of the agency, which emerged from the determination of six families who believed everyone is capable of learning when given the opportunity.

Surprisingly, Harrison County has more cases of substantiated abuse and neglect than in surrounding counties, even those with much higher populations. That’s why we encourage and challenge other agencies, organizations, groups, community partners and individuals to join us as we support the Pinwheels for Prevention movement, a grassroots campaign of Prevent Child Abuse America. By raising awareness, we are one step closer to prevention.

If you would like to get involved or learn more, please join us Thursday, April 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the YMCA of Harrison County pavilion. Harrison County Prevent Child Abuse, in collaboration with Harrison County DCS, will host a community awareness event highlighting the importance of child abuse prevention efforts. County Prosecutor Otto Schalk and local foster parents also will share their knowledge and discuss the community’s role in prevention.

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