Erv Derda never stopped fighting for the underdog

Memorial tribute to Ervin Derda May 3, 1924 – February 5, 2018 Sometimes a laundry list of life accomplishments just doesn’t tell you what you really need to know. What you really need to know about Erv Derda, an amazing gentleman who had no children with disabilities of his own, is that he fought against injustice as a pilot in World War II. And when that battle was done, he spent the rest of his life fighting injustice on behalf of children and adults with special needs. Erv was a man of the greatest character.  He believed in right, wrong, and the idea of not wasting life.  “Not...

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Save the date for the 2018 Great LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon – March 27, 2018

Mark your calendars! LOGAN’s signature fundraising and awareness raising event, The Great LOGAN Nose-On takes place annually during the month of March. Green dot yard signs, green foam noses and lots of fun events take over our community each year. Please join us Tuesday, March 27 for the 2018 Great LOGAN Nose-on Luncheon, hosted by WNDU-TV news anchor, Maureen McFadden. This event is the culmination of LOGAN’s annual month-long campaign to raise awareness for people with disabilities. This year for the 30th anniversary of The Nose, we’re featuring an encore performance by one of our...

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Flame the Band making encore appearance

Flame the Band returns to South Bend March 27, 2018 for an encore performance at The Great LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon. The band first performed at a Nose-On Luncheon in 2010. Audience members still talk about the party atmosphere their music created. It was so festive, an impromptu conga line formed and danced around the banquet hall. “We wanted something festive, something celebratory for our 30th anniversary,” said Jill Langford, LOGAN Chief Development Officer. “We all had the same thought at once — ‘Bring back Flame!'” About Flame (from their website) Flame is...

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Emily’s snowman becomes LOGAN holiday greeting

Emily Holub, 27,  didn’t know she was an artist until she started painting about two years ago. During a work break at LOGAN Industries, she picked up a paintbrush in one of the Studios classrooms. Following the direction of Studios art instructor Ann Rudasiacs, Emily caught on quickly and discovered a talent she didn’t know she had. She’s been painting ever since. “Ann offers ideas. I pick the ideas out I like and go with it,” Emily explained. LOGAN turned one of Emily’s original paintings, a laid back snowman, into a holiday greeting card. It sold out quickly. ...

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Stick your nose in!

Be a Nose-On Sponsor We love the way The Great LOGAN Nose-On has grown into an all-encompassing community event involving businesses and schools, children and adults, and entire families. Each year, we add new supporters and partners to our Sponsor  list. Each year, we fill up the Century Center with more than 1,000 guests to enjoy the signature event, The Great LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon. Join the party  this year as a sponsor or donor. Please consider the sponsorship opportunities available and choose one that works best for you and your organization. We have a range of options, from Presenting...

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Exciting news about a new partnership

Message from Matt Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce LOGAN Community Resources, Inc. will begin providing residential and adult day services March 1, 2018 at Hannah & Friends Neighborhood in South Bend. As you may already know, many of the adults who participate in programs at Hannah & Friends, also take part in LOGAN programs and services. So, this is a natural and mutually beneficial evolution of our relationship. LOGAN and Hannah & Friends want the same thing: to see women and men with intellectual and developmental disabilities realize their full potential in life. In this...

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Stuck in a job rut? Get moving again at LOGAN

Join the LOGAN Residential Team as a DSP and earn up to $875 in sign-on bonuses the first year! Working hard but getting nowhere? Tired of the daily grind? If you answered yes, then it’s time to make a job change. And the timing couldn’t be better! Opportunity is knocking at LOGAN, so open up and see what we have to offer.  At LOGAN, going to work means helping someone discover and fulfill their potential. Jobs matter at LOGAN. Employees matter. They matter to the people they serve and to the agency and its mission.  Here’s what one employee says about working at LOGAN: “LOGAN...

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A miracle for Aurelia

“You don’t want her. She’s deficient.” I lived in an orphanage in Romania and no one wanted me. The Embassy official told my adoptive mom “You don’t want her. She’s deficient.” But mom said “I do want her. She’s for me. And I’m for her.” Now, I’m 28. I walk with a cane and have developmental disabilities. But I graduated from Mishawaka High School and I have a purpose. I want to work like everyone else. When I looked for a job, I couldn’t find one. Years went by. The job coaches at all the other places couldn’t...

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Shop ’til you drop at LOGAN Holiday Bazaar

Find unique gifts, cards and more   Artists in The Studios Adult Day Services at LOGAN are on a deadline. They’re putting the finishing touches on their projects for the fourth annual Holiday Bazaar. From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, November 4, the public is invited to LOGAN Center to walk our gallery and browse through the artwork. Everything on display will be available for purchase or special order. All proceeds benefit the artists and The Studios program. Don’t miss your chance to buy truly beautiful items handmade by participants of The Studios Adult Day Services at LOGAN....

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150 families needed for new research project

Want to be part of a research project designed to improve programs for all LOGAN families? Now’s your chance. We’re looking for 150 families in the greater Michiana area, including southwest Michigan, northern Indiana and even Fort Wayne, to participate in the Supporting Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Communication project. The study will evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention program for families with an individual with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Over the course of several months, families will receive information about communication, conflict resolution...

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