Blue River Services Inspires at Annual WCCF Event

As Blue River Services helped the Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) celebrate at its 25th Anniversary dinner, agency leadership also got to meet with more than 300 community members and dignitaries.

BRS Centerpiece“We have a strong presence in Washington County with more than 12 programs and services,” said Daniel J. Lowe, President and CEO of Blue River Services, Inc., who attended the dinner with several other agency leaders. “This annual event was a great opportunity to showcase those services and all the ways Blue River, and partners like the WCCF, are helping residents lead independent, healthy lives, no matter the challenges they may face.”

The annual event, held at Cornerstone Hall in Salem, also included an information session for the first time this year. Non-profits set up displays to help bring community awareness to their missions and compete for a $25,000 endowment.

Even though Blue River Services did not win, it was not a bleak moment of defeat to lose to the cutest guests in attendance – kids from a local STEM program dressed in lab coats who could recite the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics responsible for making a banana light up with a laptop.

New Non-Emergency Medical Transportation for Medicaid Participants Begins June 1

Following a decision by the State of Indiana to contract with an outside transportation broker, Blue River Services, Inc. and its Southern Indiana Transit System (SITS) will no longer be providing transportation to Medicaid participants.

Effective June 1, 2018, Southeastrans will be the designated non-emergency medical transportation provider for fee for service Medicaid members.

All Medicaid recipients who live in the four-county SITS service area, which includes Crawford, Harrison, Scott and Washington Counties, and need non-emergency transportation for medical appointments or treatments, must call Southeastrans at 855-325-7586 to schedule a ride on or before June 1, 2018. The toll-free number will be active on May 14, 2018, if you need to speak with customer service prior to June 1.

Southern Indiana Transit System, a Division of Blue River Services, Inc., is the largest and in some cases, the only transportation provider in the rural Indiana counties of Crawford, Harrison, Scott and Washington. The rural public transportation system will continue its fixed-deviated and demand-response routes for seniors, people with disabilities, children with special needs and the general public. Current transportation schedules will be maintained by SITS Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about public transportation, including routes and times, please visit our Blue River Services Transportation Page.

BRS Recognized for Service to Families

Blue River Services, Inc. received the Outstanding Family-Friendly Business Award from the Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County at its 84th annual meeting held April 4 at Horseshoe Southern Indiana. The 14th largest non-profit in the Louisville metro area, Blue River Services received the award in recognition of its programs benefitting families in Harrison County and beyond.

“It is their passion for improving people’s lives by providing the opportunity to succeed and the support to make it happen,” said Jason Copperwaite, Chairman of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County, in presenting the award. “They continue to find solutions to support the people and communities they serve. Please join me in congratulating the 2018 Outstanding Family-Friendly Business Award recipient, Blue River Services – People Serving People.”

Daniel J. Lowe, President and CEO of Blue River Services, Inc., second from left, accepted the award,  presented by, from left, Copperwaite, Lisa Long, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County, and Jeff Shireman, previous Board Chair.

Happy Birthday Sharon Chumley

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!