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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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 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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Matt Harrington

Message from Matt

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Difficult decisions in a difficult time 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...

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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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