Community Outreach

Caring for Everyone

Visiting Nurse provides compassionate care to all persons, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, economic status or religion. Visiting Nurse provides trained medical interpreters for limited-English speaking patients to ensure effective communication. Visiting Nurse is proud to have the mission statement translated into Arabic, Burmese, French and Spanish and displayed in our facility.

Visiting Nurse is committed to inclusiveness and removing barriers so all residents of our service area will have the opportunity to be represented in every aspect of our agency. This includes any group subject to prejudice or discrimination on the basis of culture, gender, ethnicity, religion, race, exceptionality, language, nationality, sexual orientation, age, economic status, or education.

Our inclusiveness is reflected in patient care, service to families, community awareness, employment, volunteering, and agency governance.

Visiting Nurse recognizes our success as a community agency is directly linked to our success in inclusiveness, so we monitor our status continuously.

Community Resources

Visiting Nurse is proud to work cooperatively with the following agencies to meet the diverse needs of our patients and their families.

Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana
2927 Lake Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Phone: (260) 745-1200
Fax: (260) 456-1066
www.agingihs.org
AIHS is a social service organization serving seniors and persons with disabilities of all ages.


Brightpoint (formerly CANI, Community Action of Northeast Indiana)
227 East Washington Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: (260) 423-3546
Fax: (260) 422-4041
www.mybrightpoint.org
Brightpoint is dedicated to removing the causes and conditions of poverty in Northeast Indiana.


Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
6316 Mutual Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Phone: (260) 484-9560
Fax: (260) 484-9572
www.cancer-services.org
Provides resources, education, and support to individuals diagnosed with cancer, to their families and the community.


Community Transportation Network (CTN)
Phone: (260) 420-3280
www.ridectn.org


Compassionate Friends – Fort Wayne Chapter
Supporting Family After a Child Dies
For grieving parents, grandparents & siblings
1st Tuesday of each month
7 p.m.
Held at First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne IN 46802
and the following Thursday each month
7 p.m.
Held at Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center, 5920 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne IN 46814
www.compassionatefriends.org


Erin’s House for Grieving Children
5670 YMCA Park Drive West
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Phone: (260) 423-2466
Fax: (260) 432-5089
www.erinshouse.org
Erin’s House for Grieving Children provides support services for children, teens and their families, who have suffered the death of a loved one.


Fort Wayne – Allen County Department of Health
200 East Berry Street, Suite 360
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: (260) 449-7561
www.allencountyhealth.com


The League
5821 South Anthony Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46816
Phone: (260) 441-0551
Fax: (260) 441-7760
www.the-league.org
The League, formerly known as the League for the Blind and Disabled, Inc., is a Center for Independent Living that serves people with disabilities and communities in Northeast Indiana.


The Lutheran Foundation Look Up Initiative
In 2016, The Lutheran Foundation announced the launch of Look Up, a website-based initiative designed to provide mental and behavioral health information, and reduce the stigma associated with these serious health issues. At LookUpIndiana.org, visitors can search for providers throughout northeast Indiana, read information, browse recent news and blog posts, check for upcoming events and find 24/7 help. By connecting those touched by mental and behavioral health issues with life-changing resources, Look Up is a valuable regional clearinghouse delivering community-wide hope and healing. LookUpIndiana.org


Positive Resource Connection (formerly AIDS Task Force)
525 Oxford Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46806
Phone: (260) 744-1144
www.aidsfortwayne.org


St. Joseph Community Health Foundation
347 West Berry Street, Suite 101
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: (260) 969-2001
www.sjchf.org
The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation exists to steward resources that strengthen, improve and sustain long-term community health in Allen County, Indiana by collaborating with other community agencies to improve the physical, mental and spiritual health of the poor and underserved.


United Way of Allen County
334 East Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: (260) 422-4776
Fax: (260) 422-4782
www.unitedwayallencounty.org
Dial 2-1-1 for free, confidential, 24-hour information and referral assistance for: housing, shelter, food, legal aid, clothing, education, counseling, utility assistance, health care and transportation.