Caring at UUI

UUI seeks to be a caring community that supports its members and friends through all of life’s joys and challenges, celebrating one another’s successes and being there for one another in difficult times.

 

Pastoral Care

To schedule a pastoral appointment with our Director of Ministry, please email Jamie Hinson-Rieger at ministry@uui.org.


Community Connections

If you would like to share news of a significant life event (for example, a birth, death, move, new job, graduation,  retirement, etc.) with the UUI community through our Community Connections newsletter, please email uuicommunity@uui.org.

To subscribe to the Community Connections newsletter (delivered via email), please send your name, email and phone number to announcements@uui.org.


Caring Team

If you have a caring need, please email our Caring team at caring@uui.org.

The Caring team at UUI:

  • Sends out cards and emails acknowledging people’s joys and sorrows

  • Makes or arranges for hospital visits

  • Arranges for meals to be brought to your home (for example, while recuperating from an illness or after a new baby is born)

  • Assists with one-time or short-term transportation needs (for example, a ride to a doctor’s appointment)

We can always use help with this important work! To join the Caring team, please email caring@uui.org.


Medical Equipment

If you have a short-term need for medical equipment, the following items may be available to be borrowed by members and friends of UUI:

  • Canes

  • Crutches

  • Walkers

  • Toilet seat insert / arms

  • Wheelchair

Please email caring@uui.org to request to borrow an item.


Supportive Services in Indianapolis

Please call 211 to be connected to supportive or emergency services available in Indianapolis. You can also search online at http://www.connect2help211.org

Emergency Housing:

A full listing of shelters and other housing support is available here: https://www.shelterlistings.org/city/indianapolis-in.html

 Food Pantries:

For a complete list of food pantries in Indianapolis, please click here: https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/in-indianapolis

UUI Supports the Boulevard Place Food Pantry at 4202 Boulevard Pl, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

Boulevard Place is open at the following times:
Mornings: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30-10:30 AM
Afternoons: Monday and Thursday 2–4 PM
Evening: Wednesday 5:30–7:30 PM
Weekend: Saturday 9 AM-Noon

We collect donations of canned goods and staples for the Boulevard Place Food Pantry every Sunday in the Social Hall.

To learn how you can volunteer at Boulevard Place, please go to  http://www.svdpindy.org/i-want-to-help/boulevard-place-food-pantry-volunteer-opportunities/