Wyandotte House and Corydon Ramsey Youth Services Home are residential homes for children ages of 10 to 18 and serve as emergency shelters and long-term care facilities.
Youth are referred from the Department of Child Services and Indiana juvenile probation departments. The homes provide supervision 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, individualized tutoring, counseling and physical and mental health assessments when needed. Services at Corydon Ramsey are designed specifically to meet the needs of children with intellectual or developmental disabilities. For more information, please contact Liz Tyree, Director of Youth Services, at 812-738-3198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe Place was developed by and is a national program of the YMCA of Greater Louisville, Kentucky. The program was brought to Harrison County by the Leadership Harrison County Class of 2005 and is administered locally though Blue River Services, Inc.
Safe Place is a national youth outreach program that educates thousands of young people every year about the dangers of running away or trying to resolve difficult, threatening situations on their own. This easily replicated community initiative involves the whole community to provide safe havens and resources for youth in crisis.
Safe Place is creating a network of "Safe Place Sites," which also include Crawford County. These sites are youth-friendly agencies and businesses, such as Harrison County EMS stations, Public Library, the YMCA, and others appropriate marked by the distinctive yellow and black Safe Place sign. Harrison County Hospital ambulances serve as mobile Safe Place sites.
In conjunction with the Safe Place program, Blue River Services also partners with the Indiana Youth Services Association to help identify and provide comprehensive servicves to youth victims of trafficking or sexual expoloitation as part of the Indiana Trafficking Victims Assistance Program.
For additional information, please call 812-738-4902.
Indiana Gaming Commission Holds Donation Drive to Support Youth
Blue River Services staff in Corydon welcomed two special visitors February 3 from the Indiana Gaming Commission. Agent Jason Gallman and Agent Jeff Barger brought bags of clothes, coats, shoes, toys, office supplies, toiletries and some incredibly snuggly stuffed animals. Organized by Kristy Snider, Gaming Enforcement Supervisor, and Chad Daggy, Assistant Supervisor, at the local commission office stationed at Caesars in Elizabeth, IN, the charitable donation drive was held during January.
“Since we work in Harrison County,” said Snider, “we wanted to give back to our community.”
She and her team worked all month to collect the things that will now be appreciated by the young adults served by Blue River’s youth shelters and permanent supportive housing. There were even some items for younger kids that will be shared with the agency’s in-school therapeutic program and Jill’s Hope, transitional housing for victims of domestic violence and their children.
Thank you Kristy Snider, Chad Daggy, Jeff Barger, Jason Gallman, Brad Graves, Josh Gallman, Jeremy Arnold, Larry Hawkins and Ty Eblen for your generosity!
Blue River Services Safe Place Coordinator Receives 2018 Indiana Individual Achievement Award
In recognition of her leadership and dedication, Sheila Bobay-Singh, Safe Place Coordinator, received the 2018 Indiana Safe Place Individual Achievement Award. The award was presented by Robin Donaldson, COO of Indiana Youth Services Association, at the December 6 annual meeting in Indianapolis. The Individual Achievement Award also honors Bobay-Singh for efforts to ensure that youth in Harrison and Crawford Counties have access to immediate safety and resources. In presenting the award, Donaldson said Bobay-Singh singlehandedly provided information to 54% of the youth population (ages 10-17) in her two-county service area. “She is an invaluable resource and support to other Safe Place Coordinators in the state,” said Donaldson. “I am pleased to announce the first recipient of the Indiana Safe Place Individual Achievement Award goes to Sheila Bobay Singh.”