Help us Build the Village

Village of Merici  

The Village of Merici is growing, and we need your support!

Your donation will help renovate an abandoned, historic building into independent housing for adults with disabilities. Every dollar will impact the lives of those who live in the community, while also bringing new life to a building that has stood for over one hundred years in Fort Harrison.

Your contribution toward our $2.5 million goal will revitalize the building and transform the space into thirty-eight, ADA compliant apartments that will serve 40 additional adults with disabilities. The new building will allow us to expand our community and serve 40 more adults with disabilities, providing them the chance to live independent, self-directed lives in the Indianapolis community.


Double your impact!

Thanks to the incredible generosity of Dan and Betsy Brunette, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $1 million. 

That means that every $1 dollar you gift to Build the Village will count for $2 dollars, a $100 donation would provide $200, a $500 donation would provide $1,000, and so on until we collectively raise $2 million!

But don’t delay! The match challenge ends on October 1. This is an incredible opportunity to extend the impact of your contribution at a time when your donation counts for double.

Why now?

The building is located on the beloved Lawton Loop in Fort Harrison, and has been vacant since being decommissioned in 1991. It is currently in need of significant renovation. According to the National Association of Home Builders, lumber prices skyrocketed 375% between April 2020 and May 2021, making your support essential.

The Village of Merici provides independent housing and support services that enable adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. With a continual and overwhelming waiting list for new residents, the 38 new apartments will serve an extreme need for our community. These 40 new residents will gain skills for self-advocacy and employment while living independently.

Our family exists because of your support! Thank you for your gift.

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