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Passages prepares to celebrate 65th year

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Local nonprofit, Passages, Inc., invites the community to help celebrate its 65th year as an organization. Passages, Inc. is dedicated to leading people with intellectual and developmental disabilities into thriving and meaningful lives. The organization provides support to individuals through an array of programming such as life skills training and creative arts; they provide employment services and support; housing options-group homes and supported independent living; and more.
 
The 65th anniversary celebration and annual meeting is slated for Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Ceruti's at Eagle Glen Event Center in Columbia City (129 S. Eagle Glen Trail, Columbia City, IN 46725). Doors open at 6 p.m., heavy appetizers will be served at 6:30 p.m. and a program will follow at 7 p.m.
 
In celebration of this milestone, and as a thank you to the community, Passages welcomes anyone to attend the event. Passages kindly requests that guests RSVP by September 10, 2019 to Michele McCoy: [email protected] or 260-244-9331. The event is free of charge.
 
"Since our humble beginning in 1954 as the 'Opportunity School' serving 12 youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we've grown to serve 200 individuals while employing 130 staff," said Passages President and CEO Jason Meyer.
 
If you're unable to attend the event, you can support Passages in other ways. 

"If you have a desire to help people and want to make a difference in someone's life, we're always looking for volunteers," said Meyer.
 
You can also make a financial gift to Passages by visiting: www.passagesinc.org (click donate). Or gifts can be mailed to Passages, Inc. at: P.O. Box 1005, Columbia City, IN 46725.

"If you're passionate about a specific program at Passages, we can help direct those dollars. We want you to make a difference in ways most meaningful to you," said Meyer.  
 
Want to get involved with Passages? Visit www.passagesinc.org, contact 260-244-7688, or connect with Passages on social media (FacebookInstagram & LinkedIn). 

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