The HealthCare Group supports Shepherd Community CenterFebruary 24th, 2016 by Encore
Indianapolis, IN—As part of its 30th anniversary initiative, The HealthCare Group, LLC (Encore Health Network) is announcing that Shepherd Community Center will be the center piece of its 2016 community support programs.
Both THCG and Shepherd Community Center are celebrating their 30th anniversaries in 2016. “In this 30th anniversary year for both organizations, it seems even more fitting that our theme for the celebration campaign is ‘30 and 30,’’ said Bruce Smiley, president, The Healthcare Group. “Encore Health Network has served as a provider network to the health benefit plans of hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers in that time, and extending our support for Shepherd Community Center was an easy decision,” added Smiley.
Shepherd was founded in 1985 by Westside Church of the Nazarene, but is now supported by individuals, organizations, businesses, foundations, and many different churches and serves approximately 5,000 people per year. Shepherd is a 501-c-3 organization. Gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law. Its annual budget is about $4.5 Million and 75.6¢ out of every dollar goes to program services. Shepherd is a BBB “Accredited Charity” and a member of the ECFA.
“We appreciate these partnerships. The families we serve are the beneficiary of the compassionate partnership,” said Jay Height, Executive Director of Shepherd Community Center.
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, THCG will host a variety of events throughout the coming year, including a charity golf outing on July 14th, in which Shepherd Community Center will be the primary financial recipient. THCG is also in process of expanding its relationship with Shepherd to further support their community oriented goals and mission.
About The HealthCare Group, LLC
The HealthCare Group, LLC (THCG) is one of Indiana’s largest managed care organizations. THCG delivers unique value to its clients with competitive health care cost savings and unparalleled access to doctors and hospitals. THCG offers its services through the following network products: Encircle, Encore and Encore Workcomp. THCG also offers a range of high value regional, travel and national network options. THCG’s ever-expanding catalog of value-added cost savings programs gives employers and members much more than just a PPO network. To learn more, visit www.encoreconnect.com or call (888) 574-8180.
About Shepherd Community Center
Shepherd Community Center works with neighborhood youth and their families “to break the cycle of poverty on the near Eastside of Indianapolis by engaging and empowering the community to cultivate healthy children, strong families, and vibrant neighborhoods through a Christ-centered approach that meets the spiritual, physical, emotional, and academic needs of our neighbors.”
Shepherd is a faith-based, non-profit organization established in 1984 with a simple but staggering goal: to break the cycle of poverty on the near east side of Indianapolis. Located centrally within the community it serves, Shepherd offers programs for children, teens, adults and families, helping
to meet their physical, emotional, academic, and spiritual needs.