OB/GYN of Indiana Announces Partnership with The O’Connor House
The O’Connor House is a non-profit charitable organization that provides housing and care for homeless pregnant women in crisis and their children.
“We provide food, shelter and a secure and loving environment. We also provide critical resources to help support the young women,” Development Director Nancy Imhoff said. “These resources include transportation to doctor appointments/work/school, counseling career planning, job skill building, resume writing and job search assistance.”
Chief Executive Officer, Tim Dykema said Obstetrics and Gynecology of Indiana is glad to partner with The O’Connor House on their 2018 Celebration of Life event. “They represent care and compassion for women in our community with common values that OB/GYN of Indiana supports,” Dykema said.
“The Celebration of Life event will be on February 24 at Lindley Chatham Farms in Westfield. To attend, you can go to www.theoconnorhouse.org to register for the event,” Imhoff said. “This is the largest fundraiser of the year and provides approximately a third of our resource expense. This includes items like shelter, transportation, counseling, life skill classes, mentoring and education.”
Working together with OB/GYN of Indiana, The O’Connor House hopes to create a positive community impact. “We want to create a positive impact on society and increase awareness of OB/GYN of Indiana’s health services,” Imhoff said. “We are so appreciative of the support from OB/GYN of Indiana!”
Dykema said OB/GYN of Indiana wants to extend support to The O’Connor House. “We want to support their mission of mercy and loving support to transform the lives of homeless pregnant women and their children,” Dykema said.
Since it started in 2005, The O’Connor House has served 225 women and their children including Briahnna, mother of two. “I’m growing here. I can have a second chance and I can do this,” Briahnna said. “The O’Connor House is helpful to people who want to be helped. They don’t do things for you, but help you learn to do things for yourself, so when you leave, you know what to do.”
To make a donation to The O’Connor House, learn more about the residents or fundraising events, visit www.theoconnorhouse.org