is a delicate health concern requiring the support and compassion of an
On Tuesday, Centier
Bank continued its long-standing support of The Caring Place as associates
presented a $25,000 donation to support the construction of organization’s
new $2.8 million facility.
“The Caring Place
has been an important resource for thousands of women and children over the
years, and we are thrilled to see they are able to help more people in need
with a project like this,” Centier President and CEO Mike Schrage said.
“Culture and values come first at Centier, and we are proud to be involved
in this milestone project that will safeguard victims of domestic violence
for decades to come.”
The Caring Place is
a nonprofit social service organization serving victims of domestic violence
and sexual assault in Porter, Lake, and Starke counties. Currently, The
Caring Place operates a 24-bed, 3,000-square foot shelter in Northwest
Indiana. The new 8,000-square foot facility will double its capacity to 48
beds, allowing the organization to serve more women and children in need.
Centier’s donation of $25,000 will allow The Caring Place to construct one
of the rooms in the new facility.
support of community-focused organizations like Centier Bank, we would not
have been able to help so many over the years,” said Mary Beth Schultz,
executive director of The Caring Place. “This donation is going directly to
putting a roof over the head of thousands of victims of abuse in the coming
years. Thanks to Centier’s contribution, we are now closer to our goal of
opening our new facility.”
1977, The Caring Place has been a safe shelter for women in Northwest
Indiana. In addition to the shelter, The Caring Place provides services
including awareness and educational opportunities, support groups, advocacy,
support, legal counseling, and more.
“We understand the
importance to create an environment for people to feel happy, fulfilled, and
above all safe,” said Anthony Contrucci, vice president of community
relations for Centier. “A strong foundation and a sense of safety are
extremely important, and that is why we are proud to support The Caring
Place. If you cannot feel safe at home it is hard to feel safe anywhere. The
Caring Place is that support system in our community and that is why the
Schrage and Centier family are pleased to be able to aid in their mission of
providing a safe environment for the women and children of our community.”
To learn more about
The Caring Place, visit