With roots in the United Methodist Church, in 1872 Fletcher Place Community Center was started as a small outreach in the South side of downtown Indianapolis. Since then our dedication has been to ease the pain and struggle of poverty and hunger for families, the homeless, and youth.
58 years later our preschool program began so we could begin helping young children get an education when financial limits may have stopped them in other circumstances.
With an operating budget around $300,000, we're capable of doing a lot with a little. 8 full-time employees and 4 part-time employees along with thousands of volunteers handle all of our outreach programs, including 25,000 hot meals and 42,000 meals worth of groceries. 30 children were a part of our early childhood education programs and 75 youth participated in Art in the City.
Meet Our Current Board Members
Officers: President: Randy Sorrell, Vice President: Jillian Venci Fuhs Secretary: Katie Colden, and Treasurer: Ron Branson
Members: Jim Caughey, John Cusson, Robin Heldman, Ted Letherer, Ed Martin, Kathy McDonald, Lara Noren, David Owen, Ann Sumner, Bonnie Uber, and Lisa Wenzler Savin.
Join Us in Helping Families Throughout the Community
Every member of the community matters and we strive to provide the support, help, and encouragement some families need to overcome financial struggles. Visit our Services, Christmas Program, Culinary Collage, and How to Help pages to find out more about becoming a part of our efforts.
With roots in the United Methodist Church, in 1872, Fletcher Place Community Center was started as a small outreach in the South side of downtown Indianapolis. We have grown since then. Our staff attends ongoing training to be effective in helping the society.
Taking care of the community is something everyone can do. Work with us to help families who are coping with difficult times. From Christmas help to a free store, we work all year to support families throughout the community. Contact us
for more details.