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Learn to swim with LOGAN

Just in time for spring break, LOGAN Child & Adolescent Services will be offering free group swimming lessons at the YMCA in South Bend. The classes, taught by certified swim instructors, begin Feb. 26 and continue for seven weeks. A Registered Behavior Technician from LOGAN will assist with the lessons, and additional lifeguards will be on duty. Two classes will be offered, Swim Starters for 2- and 3-year-olds and Swim Basics for 3- to 12-year-olds. In Swim Starters, toddlers will learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness. A parent must go in the water with each...

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Finding friendship: disability awareness

Ryan Bear, a young man who attends The Studios at LOGAN Center, is featured in a story in the December 8, 2019 edition of Today’s Catholic. The article focuses on the friendships he has formed with students at St. Anthony de Padua School. We’ve reprinted it here, with permission from Today’s Catholic. By Jill Boughton Photos provided by Lesley Kirzede Today’s Catholic / December 5, 2019) Susan Bear sees her son Ryan as an ambassador. Although the chromosomal abnormality Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome has limited his learning, speech and mobility, Ryan loves to be around...

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Help needed to cover funeral expenses

William and Tanyette McCormick died in a housefire. Family lost everything. One of LOGAN’s family members, William McCormick, died in a fire at his home on Thanksgiving Day, along with his sister Tanyette. Their mother, Loretta Page, a brother and a niece escaped the fire. The family is now coping with the tragic loss of their loved ones, their home and all their belongings. Sadly, their most urgent need right now is funds to pay the funeral expenses for William and Tanyette. Palmer Funeral Home is working with the family to work out payments and is accepting donations on their behalf. Click...

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Message from Matt

Dear Friends,  I am pleased to announce LOGAN Community Resources, Inc. has acquired Hannah & Friends Neighborhood, Inc., the organization founded by Charlie and Maura Weis for their daughter Hannah.  At a press conference this morning at the Eck Rec Center on the Hannah & Friends campus, I shared that although LOGAN and Hannah & Friends operated independently for about 10 years, there was always some overlap of programs and clients served in our region, and it became pretty clear to both LOGAN and Hannah & Friends that doing things together would benefit clients. As you...

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LOGAN acquires Hannah & Friends Neighborhood

Founders Maura and Charlie Weis “entrust LOGAN with their dream” SOUTH BEND, Indiana (November 13, 2019) – Matt Harrington, CEO and President of LOGAN Community Resources, Inc. announced this morning that Hannah & Friends Neighborhood, Inc., the organization founded by Charlie and Maura Weis for their daughter Hannah, was recently acquired by LOGAN. The announcement was made at the Eck Rec Center on the Hannah & Friends campus in South Bend. “Although LOGAN and Hannah & Friends operated independently for about 10 years, there was always some overlap of programs and clients served...

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Do all your holiday shopping at LOGAN’s Holiday Bazaar

First Saturday in November It’s starting to feel like fall y’all, so that means it’s time for the sixth-annual Holiday Bazaar. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, November 2, 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. Mixed media canvases, jewelry, greeting cards, ornaments, painted...

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LOGAN’s Run just 2 days away

LOGAN client to experience the thrill of crossing the 5K finish line at LOGAN’s Run MEDIA ADVISORY (August 1, 2019)  – Please join us Friday (August 2, 2019) from 4 to 6 p.m. at LOGAN Center, 2505 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, to meet Ryan Bear and other members of Team LOGAN in advance of LOGAN’s Run Saturday morning, August 3. Friday evening is packet pickup for LOGAN’s Run and also a time for people to register. Ryan, age 25, will be “running” the 5K with a little help from the Fleet Feet Ambassadors. Joe Fitzhugh, Running Club Manager for Fleet Feet, will push Ryan...

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Registration Open for LOGAN’s Run

16th annual LOGAN’s Run coming up first Saturday in August SOUTH BEND, Indiana (May 31, 2019) – Register today for the 16th annual LOGAN’s Run, which takes place on Saturday, August 3. Each year, more than 1,200 runners and walkers take part in the event to raise awareness, advocacy and support for children, adults and families living with the challenges of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The race features chip-timed 10k and 5k runs and a 1-mile Fun Walk, all on a trail weaving through the northern edge of the Notre Dame campus. “LOGAN’s Run has become a tradition and...

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New series of autism Social Skills groups starts in May

Three new, age-specific, social skills groups begin in May at the LOGAN Autism Learning Center – Southwest Michigan. The groups will meet one day a week for a total of six weeks at the center, 1651 E. Nickerson Avenue, Benton Harbor The cost is $10 per session or $55 for the six-week series. Please make checks payable to LOGAN Center. Two separate groups for adolescents Two of the groups will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning May 14, 2019. Additional dates for these two groups will be May 21, 28; and June 4, 11, and 18. The intermediate group will be geared for children in...

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Dan Ryan, Jim Whitfield Appeal

Better Together

Jim and Dan share a lifelong friendship In 1975, a 17-year-old named Jim was living in a state-funded facility for children with disabilities. A kind young man, Jim loved the Boy Scouts and his friends. One of his friends was Dan Ryan. Dan worked at the facility where Jim lived and the two shared a special connection. Only a few years older than Jim, Dan was learning to navigate adulthood, just as Jim would soon do. Back then, when people turned 18, options were few for those with intellectual or developmental disabilities. In all likelihood Jim would live the rest of his days in a state-funded...

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