Call for Proposals to Implement Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Services

February 1, 2022

Merrillville, IN – Community Partners, a family service program of Geminus Corporation, requests grant proposals for child abuse and neglect prevention services. The call for proposals supports the Geminus Corporation’s partnership with the Indiana Department of Child Services to provide community-based, social services to families and children in Lake County, Indiana. Grant awards cover services between July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

Grant awards cover services between July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

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Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Bidder’s Symposium on March 9, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Chateau Banquets, 530 W 61 st Ave, Merrillville, IN. Geminus staff will be on hand to discuss the process and answer questions. Current grantees are required to attend. To register for the Lake County Bidder’s Symposium, contact Glenda Whickem at or (219) 757-1822 or Elizabeth Pustelnik at or (219) 757-1813. Symposium is limited to two people per agency. For the health and safety of our guests and staff, we are taking every precautionary measure as outlined by the Indiana State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention very seriously. Temperature checks and face coverings or masks, placed over your nose and mouth, are required to enter the Bidder’s Symposium. High-touch services will be cleaned and sanitized regularly. Attendees should stay at least 6 feet from other people—social distancing will be monitored. Please stay home if you are sick.


About Geminus Corporation

Geminus Corporation, a member of the Regional Care Group, partners with community-based health care providers, social service organizations, and early childhood education programs to help increase Hoosiers' access to high-quality care. As Northern Indiana’s largest nonprofit administrative service organization, Geminus also provides support services for health care nonprofits and human service organizations. For more information, visit

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