Help Change a Life Forever!

Changing Lives Forever Program Information:

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Changing Lives Forever is a 16-week class to help individuals living in poverty to find resources and develop a plan to improve the quality of their lives.  Once participants have a plan, mentors will work with each participant for a year to help them to achieve their goals.

Become a Mentor

“A Mentor can make the difference when change gets really hard – the difference between giving up or moving forward with hope and faith!”

Graduates will need a Mentor to offer a listening ear and practical help, someone who can be a cheerleader and a sounding board for ideas and problem solving.  Women and men from IHM are needed to work one-on-one with a graduate 4-6 hours a month.  Training, resource materials and ongoing support will be provided to help mentors in their role of empowering others.

Important Dates:

Information Session:

Tuesday, September 12th 7:00 pm IHM Gathering Space

Mentor Training:

Tuesday, September 26th –  6:15-8:15 pm, IHM Gathering Space

Tuesday, October 3rd – 6:15-8:15 pm, IHM Gathering Space

Poverty Simulation and Systemic Change Retreat: (Optional) Saturday/Sunday, October 14 & 15th – Benedict Inn (You are welcome to attend any portion of this retreat)

Contact Molly Cripe at  (317) 730-3243, or Mary Lou Cox at  (317) 255-8628 with questions or to let us know you are coming to the information session.

Provide a Meal

Beginning Wednesday, September 6th, dinner for 20 participants in the IHM Changing Lives Forever Program will be needed on a weekly basis through December.  Food should be delivered to the Martin Luther King Center at 40 W. 40th Street by 4:30 pm.

Log onto Sign Up Genius to sign up.  Contact Mary Ann Yates with questions at (317) 443-5028.  Sign up on Sign Up Genius at