Michigan City, IN – Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent grant awarded to Opportunity Enterprises (OE) in the amount of $5,000. The funds will be used toward their respite center build.
The new Lakeside Respite Center is located at OE’s Lake Eliza property, near the border of Lake and Porter counties. This build will increase their capacity to serve adults and children with disabilities along with their caretakers. The center will provide a valuable opportunity for caregivers to schedule time for themselves while giving their loved ones a sense of community, independence and time to interact with peers and friends. The new Center will feature separate adult and children wings, a kitchen with wheelchair accessible countertops, multiple living rooms and a multi-sensory therapeutic room.
Per the CDC, one in six children are reported to have a developmental disability. Locally, over 11,700 individuals under the age of thirty-four are diagnosed with a cognitive disability, while seventy-five percent of people with a disability are living with an aging parent or caregiver.
“I am proud to represent Horizon Bank and present Opportunity Enterprises with a donation to help further their amazing mission. It is incredible to see the positive difference they have made in the lives of the individuals they serve,” said John Freyek, Horizon Bank’s Market President of Lake County and Board Chair for Opportunity Enterprises.
About Opportunity Enterprises
For 55 years, Opportunity Enterprises has worked to maximize the self-sufficiency and enrich the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. OE is in the business of amazing people serving more than 1,000 people annually with disabilities in Northwest Indiana with over 360 staff and many volunteers. To learn more about OE, take a tour, or make a gift, visit oppent.org.
About Horizon Bancorp, Inc.
Celebrating 150 years, Horizon Bancorp, Inc. is an independent, commercial bank holding company serving Indiana and Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary, Horizon Bank. Horizon Bancorp, Inc. may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC
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