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Hoosier mom receives help from Habitat for Humanity, lawmakers

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – One single mother from Indianapolis never expected that the bones of a home would be built on the Statehouse lawn, by Hoosier lawmakers – just for her.   Eight years ago, Ebony Duffy applied for housing help through Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that helps low-income families build […]

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Suicide awareness training bill passes House by unanimous vote

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would require all teachers and other staff members who have regular contact with students to be trained in youth suicide and prevention awareness passed through the House with a unanimous vote 93-0. Author of the bill, Rep. Julie Olthoff, R-Merrilville, asked her fellow lawmakers to vote […]

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Youth suicide training bill moves forward after change to frequency

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill requiring teachers and other staff members who have regular contact with students to be trained in youth suicide and prevention awareness passed committee unanimously Tuesday. Rep. Julie Olthoff, R-Merrilville, who authored House Bill 1430, met with the Department of Education after education committee members voiced their concerns […]

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Mother who lost daughter supports youth suicide training in schools

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —  On a rainy night in May 2012, Lana Swoape came home to find her daughter’s body. Just two weeks shy of her 16th birthday, Swoape’s daughter Tori had used a scarf to hang herself using her bedroom doorknob. “I blame myself. I was with her every day,” she said. […]

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30 Laws: New fund fuels new life for sexual assault survivors

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Kelly Vates’ life mission day-in and day-out is to talk to as many people as possible about sexual assault. “I am a survivor of many […]