Fountain Square will soon be the epicenter of diversity in Indianapolis. In December, the Immigrant Welcome Center relocated its offices from the John H. Boner Community Center to 901 Shelby St. in Fountain Square.
Please join us for a Community Open House at the new location on Dec. 14!
The move will position us to better assist Marion County’s burgeoning immigrant population. The number of immigrants in the county is expected to double by 2023, from 60,000 to nearly 120,000.
“Our job is to help Indianapolis prepare for and embrace our growing immigrant population,” said Terri Morris Downs, IWC executive director. “What better place to fulfill our mission than in the Fountain Square Cultural District where newcomers and new businesses are sprouting up daily!”
The new location is close to other community organizations and offers dedicated meeting and event space that can better accommodate our Natural Helper volunteers, educational workshops and other community outreach programs.
“Because transportation is often a challenge for new immigrants and refugees, it’s important for us to be in an accessible location,” said Downs. “Moving to Fountain Square will allow us to eventually expand the reach of our neighborhood and mobile branches and serve even more people in the community.”
The Center “welcomes” immigrants and connects them to services that will help them be successful in Indianapolis, whether it’s finding a job, legal services, transportation, housing, education, health care or nearly any other services. Visit immigrantwelcomecenter.org to learn more or to get involved.
The phone number, (317) 808-2326, remains the same. Please call us with any questions.