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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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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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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Thomas designs LOGAN’s holiday card

Nothing says winter quite like a snowman with a carrot nose. Add a red heart, a dusting of snowfall, and a few evergreen trees, and the scene becomes a holiday landscape. Thomas Hullihan brought this snowman to life in The Studios at LOGAN. His design was chosen for the cover of the 2018 LOGAN holiday card. Congratulations, Thomas, for making us all smile, and for spreading the joy of the season! Thomas’ favorite subjects to paint are landscapes and seascapes. His mixed-media canvases depict travel and the journey of life, two subjects he knows a lot about. Here are a few of our favorites...

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Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon honors five from LOGAN

Five men from LOGAN were among those honored Wednesday at the 30th annual Disability Employment Awareness Luncheon in South Bend. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of South Bend, the luncheon spotlights employees with disabilities and their employers. Joseph Lee Wingo, the keynote speaker, shared his story about overcoming hardship and discovering his life’s purpose. LOGAN Community Employment Honorees Those honored from LOGAN, and their employers were: Sedric Andrews, Applebee’s; Bobby Hatten, South Bend WoodWorks; Zach Timberlake, Texas Roadhouse; Andy Szalsi, McDonalds; and Cade Clark...

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LOGAN Industries voted one of the Best Places to Work

The votes have been counted, and we are a winner! Readers of The South Bend Tribune voted LOGAN Industries one of the “Best Places to Work in Michiana.”  Congratulations to all the staff for making this recognition possible! LOGAN Industries placed first in the category of “Most Positive Work Environment.” In a recent employee survey, someone wrote, “I enjoy working at LOGAN Industries for many reasons, including communicative leadership, supervisory staff and center leaders.” That type of operational excellence contributed to the award. A huge thank you to everyone...

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LOGAN All-Stars take the field

LOGAN Night at Four Winds Field coming up August 13 It’s time once again for the LOGAN All-Stars to take the field with the South Bend Cubs. On Monday, August 13, join staff and volunteers at 4 p.m. to watch this annual exhibition game. Then, stay to see the South Bend Cubs take on the Lake County Captains. The exhibition game is free, but you must have a ticket for the evening game. Thanks to generous sponsors, LOGAN employees who signed up in advance get free admission to watch the South Bend Cubs play Lake County. Friends and family may purchase tickets at the Box Office. “This is...

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