Geminus Community Partners Northwest Indiana Events


Older Youth Services Summer Picnic

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 12 – 2:00 PM CDT

Wicker Memorial Park
8554 Indianapolis Boulevard
Highland, IN

-Live DJ
-Enjoy free food!

The road to adulthood is challenging. For those in foster care, it can be especially complicated and uncertain. We prepare teens and young adults, who are expected to age out of foster care, with the independent living tools necessary to flourish.

Join us for:
-Foster care resources onsite
-Live workshops

1.5 CEU's available for foster parents in need of continuing education credits.

Older Youth Services is a continuum of care beginning at age 16 with an extension of foster care until 21 years of age—and voluntary services as a safety net from age 21 until age 23. Event is free and open to current, voluntary, and former foster youth in Lake County, IN, upon verification of wardship.

Please register to attend at:


Jasper County Back to School Backpack Giveaway

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 12 - 2 PM CDT

Indiana Dept. of Child Services
105 E Drexel Pkwy
Rensselaer, IN

The Jasper County Back to School Backpack Giveaway will be from 12 - 2 p.m. CDT or while supplies last.
We're giving away backpacks filled with supplies! Free carryout lunches for the family! Simply drive up for a backpack and lunch.
Families must be residents of Jasper County, IN, and must show valid ID. Maximum of (2) backpacks per vehicle. Child must be present to receive a backpack. Backpacks and lunches available, while supplies last.


Event Safety

Your health and safety is our top priority. We are taking every precautionary measure as outlined by ISDH and the CDC very seriously.

To keep us all safe and healthy at our in-person events:

  • For drive-thru events, stay in your vehicle at all times.
  • We will monitor social distancing.
  • Face coverings or masks, placed over your nose and mouth, are required.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If soap and water are not available, CDC recommends an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • We ask you take all giveaways to enjoy at home.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.



Lake County, please call: 219-757-1822

Benton, Porter, La Porte, Jasper, Pulaski, Starke, and Newton Counties, please call: 219-575-7143

Community Partners, a family service program of Geminus, finds agencies, professionals, support groups and assistance programs that keep families healthy, happy and together. These programs may include job counseling, parenting classes, and advice on how to make better use of the community services.

Geminus supports early childhood education, family services, and prevention programs in Northwest and Northern Indiana. Our network of partners includes community-based health care and social services, welcoming Indiana residents of all ages and income levels with fully integrated, streamlined services.

Contact Form

First Name*
Last Name*
Phone Number*
Email Address*
Street Address:
City: State:
Zip Code*
Sign me up for Newsletter
* Required fields.