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Support

Life is full of joy, but we know that it also has its share of hurts. At Cornerstone Lutheran Church, we have a heart for loving people through their pain, whether they are in our church or our community. Hope can be found in support groups like GriefShare, DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K), caregivers, employment needs, or for those with disabilities. And, support can also be found in creating homemade comfort shawls for those in need. Find out more, below.

Supporting Each Other

  • Mental Health Resources

    Our pastors want you to know that you can always contact them if you are in need of pastoral care. If you need to contact a pastor for an after-hours emergency, call 317-814-4252 follow the prompts.

    Sometimes however, the help that you need goes beyond what our pastors can provide. So, we also want to provide you with a list of resources -- places that you can contact to ask for help. 

    Don't go through your hardships alone. Reach out and find the help that you need. We care about YOU!


    To download this list that's below, CLICK HERE

     

    Spiritual Care

    Cornerstone Lutheran Church - 317-814-4252

    • In an after-hours emergency, listen for the prompt for a message to be sent to a pastor


    Mental Health Treatment

    Suicide and Crisis Hotline - 988

    • Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    Dr. Randall Schroeder - 260-348-8777

    • CLC Based Counselor

    Crosswinds Counseling - 877-594-9204

    • Christian Based Family Counselors

    Care to Change - 317-790-9396

    • Christian Based Family Counselors

    Aspire Indiana

    • For children and adults with serious mental illness, and for substance dependence treatment
    • 800-560-4038 (crisis number)
    • 317-587-0500 (general number)

    Adult and Child Mental Health Center

    • For children and adults with serious mental illness, and for substance dependence treatment
    • 877-882-5122 (crisis number)
    • 317-882-5122 (general number)


    General Help

    Good Samaritan Network - 317-842-2603

    • Hamilton County-based organization offering help with food/shelter, financial/medical assistance, life-skills, and education

    The Salvation Army - 800-517-7766

    • Substance dependence /financial assistance

    Findhelp.org - Enter Zip Code for help with:

    • Food, housing, goods, transit, health, money, care, education, work, legal

    Wheeler Mission - 317-635-3575

    • Christian social services organization providing critically needed goods and services to individuals experiencing homelessness, poverty, and need.

    Indiana 211 - 211

    • Call to be connected with resources including health care, financial assistance, food stamp assistance, housing, etc.

    Alcoholics Anonymous Helpline - 800-839-1686

    Gambler's Anonymous Helpline - 855-222-5542

    The Merciful H.E.L.P. Center - 317-663-4039, ext. 6

    • A service of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, offering assistance with food, clothing, furniture, baby items, financial, and more: mercifulhelpcenter.org

    Trinity Free Clinic - 317-819-0772

    • Offering free, high-quality medical, dental, and health services to the uninsured, underinsured, and low-income residents of Hamilton County: trinityfreeclinic.org

     

     

  • GriefShare

    If you’ve lost a spouse, child, parent, or friend, it can be a confusing time—you may feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. Don’t go through it alone. Join a caring group of people that will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. The GriefShare recovery support group meets for 13 weeks and will help you face these challenges so you can move toward rebuilding your life.

    For information on our next class series, contact Kristy Long (click here to email or call 317.690.1194).

  • DivorceCare for Kids

    DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K), a biblically-based program for children grades K-6 struggling with the hurt caused by divorce and separation, will be on Monday evenings starting February 14, 6-7:30 pm, at CLC Carmel room 214 (upstairs from door 6).

    DC4K is a 13-week, hands-on, interactive, kid friendly support system to assist children in maneuvering through divorce or separation. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), contact Megan Pritchard (click here to email).

    For more information on the program, visit https://www.dc4k.org/ 

  • Caregiver Support

    Third Tuesday of the month
    1:30 PM
    Carmel, Room 100

    If you are caring for or making care decisions for loved ones facing health issues associated principally with aging or memory loss, find support, encouragement, and resources through our Caregivers Support Group.

    For more information, email Chris Doron or call 317.339.6808.

  • Disabilities Ministry

    Friendship Bible Class

    Tuesdays (begins September-May), 7-8 pm
    CLC
     Carmel room 102

    This Bible class ministers with adults with intellectual disabilities through fellowship and spiritual enrichment. Participants praise God with song, prayer, and Bible stories. High school age and adults are encouraged to join in the fellowship!

    Contact: Kim Orr

    Friendship Saturday

    First Saturday of every month (October 1, 2022 through May 6, 2023), 9 am-1 pm.
    CLC Carmel, room 123

    Friendship Saturday, a day of fun for developmentally challenged adults (and a day of respite for those who care for them), needs helpers (14 years old and up) for their games, crafts, Bible studies, and play time. You’ll get the chance to share the love of Jesus with these wonderful friends while experiencing fun, laughter, friendship, love, AND a free lunch! Friendship Saturday meets the first Saturday of the month through May. (March will actually meet on the second Saturday--March 11, 2023.) For more information, please contact Morgan Bell.

    • Can your small group/family help with lunch? Volunteers are needed to provide lunch for these friends each month. To help and for more information on providing these meals, contact Karen Morris (or call 317-716-0227). 
  • Employment

    The Cornerstone Lutheran Church Employment Ministry is a faith-based outreach ministry that provides support and assistance to individuals and families through different phases of career transition. This group is open to anyone seeking to improve their employment situation.

    Volunteer your expertise

    We are looking for volunteers to provide mentoring and support specific to their field. You would be committing to:

    • Sharing your expertise in coaching on career paths or the job search process specific to your occupational industry.
    • Connecting fellow Cornerstone Lutheran disciples with others to aid in their spiritual or occupational growth.
    • Partnering with other volunteers to share your experiences to broaden the outreach of the Employment Ministry.

    To provide support, email Cheryl Schaefer.

    Schedule an appointment

    Our team of volunteers is passionate about serving anyone who is unemployed, under-employed or considering a career transition. If you'd like to meet with one of us individually email Cheryl Schaefer.

  • Creating Comfort Shawls

    Our knitting/crocheting group makes comfort shawls for local cancer patients and others needing a little bit of comfort. If you know how to knit or crochet, or would like to learn, then join us every Monday night, from 7-8:30 pm, in the Carmel Seniors Lounge, as we have fun making them together! Bring a friend! We do have some yarn and knitting needles/crochet hooks, but if you have your own items, please bring them. Questions? Contact Robin Wong (click here) or Cindy Koelsch (click here).