Matt Harrington

Difficult decisions in a difficult time – an update from Matt Harrington

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 LOGAN Friends & Family, I write today to make two difficult announcements. It has been my hope that making these announcements would not have been necessary. However, developments in the past days and hours – including executive orders from Governors Holcomb and Whitmer –  necessitate my communication of these deeply disappointing decisions. First, we have decided to suspend all programs beginning tomorrow March 25, 2020 to April 13, 2020 except the following: Residential Services including Group Living, Supported Living and Family Supports Community Employment Pre-Employment...

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COVID-19 webinars for families and caregivers

The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services is hosting a series of webinars for families and caregivers to inform and assist during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are greatly appreciative for the partnership with The Arc of Indiana, Family Voices Indiana and IPMG in their work and efforts to assist us in bringing this much needed information to the families and caregivers who are managing the challenges during this time to meet the support needs of their family and loved ones. Please see the following for more information and how to register: Monday, March 30, 2020, 2-3 p.m. EDT, BDDS family update BDDS...

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A message from Maureen McFadden

Maureen McFadden, emcee for the Great LOGAN Nose-On luncheon, with breaking news regarding this year’s event! ?? Watch “Oh My LOGAN! A Nose-On Musical” below! Inspired by the 32nd annual Great LOGAN Nose-On keynote speaker, Ali Stroker, who won a Tony Award for her role in Oklahoma and who’s the first Broadway performer who uses a wheelchair, LOGAN held open auditions for a production of their very own titled “Oh my Logan! A Nose-On Musical”.      Click to make your donation for the Great LOGAN Nose-On! ShareTweetShare

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Watch “Oh My LOGAN! A Nose-On Musical”

Inspired by the 32nd annual Great LOGAN Nose-On keynote speaker, Ali Stroker, who won a Tony Award for her role in Oklahoma and who’s the first Broadway performer who uses a wheelchair, LOGAN held open auditions for a production of their very own titled “Oh my Logan! A Nose-On Musical”.      Click to make your donation for the Great LOGAN Nose-On! ShareTweetShare

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Online Art Auction to Benefit LOGAN

Artists use auction, all on Facebook, to benefit LOGAN Center in South Bend (Reprinted from The South Bend Tribune – March 22, 2020) By Joseph Dits South Bend Tribune Full-time artist Ellen Brenneman paints animals in bright, vivid colors and sells most of her art in her South Bend home, a work-in-your-jammies gig that many of us have learned to do in the COVID-19 world. No storefront there. She mostly sells her art online at Etsy.com. So, it’s natural that she and four other artists will hold an art auction Tuesday through Thursday of about 50 pieces — with 20% of proceeds to...

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Nose will go on

Message from Matt

Dear LOGAN Friends & Family, The safety and well-being of our clients, our staff and our community friends is always our top priority, so we’re adjusting our remaining March activities to comply with recommendations from state and local officials, in response to COVID-19. Although we can’t gather and celebrate in-person as friends and family of LOGAN on March 23, the NOSE must go on! That’s right, the Great LOGAN Nose-On will go on this year, but not with a luncheon. Yes, at this very moment we’re planning a virtual celebration that’s guaranteed to be a showstopper! And you’re...

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We Love Our Sponsors!

It’s a simple truth: we couldn’t do what we do without help from our community supporters. Your support for our mission speaks volumes about the quality of people, businesses and organizations in our community.  The generosity of our donors enables us to bring renowned disability advocates and speakers to South Bend. We are excited to announce the keynote speaker for the 2020 Great LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon will be Ali Stroker, winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She played the role of Ado Annie in the Broadway production of Oklahoma! and made history...

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Jr. Irish Soccer Club partners with LOGAN to begin a TOPSoccer program

SOUTH BEND, Indiana – (March 6, 2020) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Jr. Irish Soccer Club is pleased to announce a partnership with LOGAN to start a TOPSoccer program.  TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training program for all athletes with intellectual, emotional, and/or physical disabilities. The program strives to provide soccer opportunities (the opportunity of playing soccer) for players to develop at their own pace in a safe, fun, and a supportive and inclusive environment. The program will begin this spring and be held at the Hannah and Friends neighborhood...

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Gibson launches Sara Smiles Campaign for LOGAN

For Immediate Release SOUTH BEND, Indiana (March 3, 2020) – After 35 years with Gibson, Bob Sturtevant will retire at the end of the year. To honor him, his colleagues decided to try something a little different. Instead of giving him the usual gold watch or new golf clubs, they started a fundraising campaign for his favorite nonprofit. Gibson partnered with LOGAN, a local provider of disability services, to create the “Sara Smiles Campaign” in honor of Bob’s daughter Sara. The company set a high goal – $100,000 – with funds raised going toward the recreational programs at LOGAN...

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