“Celebration Night to Shine” to Benefit Valparaiso’s Family House

By: Family House of Porter County Last Updated: April 1, 2013

Celebration-Night-2013Enjoy a fun-filled evening at “Celebration Night to Shine”, the annual fundraising event to benefit Family House. The evening’s festivities include a lively Corn Hole Tournament, silent auction, and samplings of specialty wines and brews along with a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres.

The “Celebration Night to Shine” will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Strongbow Inn, 2405 U.S. 30, Valparaiso.

Family House, located at 610 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, serves Northwest Indiana families by providing a safe, home-like environment where non-custodial parents can spend supervised time with their children. The organization also provides supervised transfers when parents may share custody or visitation of children.

Tickets for the benefit are $40/each; two for $75; and 10 for $300. Advance tickets are available by calling 219-464-4160. A limited number of tickets can be purchased at the door. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

We look forward to this event every year,” shares, Christine Kostbade, Director at the Family House. “Not only is it fun, but it helps raise awareness of the unique services Family House provides throughout Northwest Indiana."

All proceeds from this fundraiser will assist us in the providing additional services to our clients,” Kostbade said.

Event sponsorships are also still available. Businesses and individuals can obtain sponsorship information by calling the Family House (above).

Each year, Family House serves more than 600 families, managing some 2,000 supervised visits and 1,000 visitation transfers. Families are directed to Family House through the courts or the Department of Child Services. Family house was established in 1981 by a group of community leaders who recognized a need to strengthen families.

When a family is struggling with a parent’s substance abuse or poor decisions, often the children suffer most,” Kostbade said. “Family House is there for these children, providing a safe place to visit with noncustodial parents and an opportunity for these parents to reconstruct their lives. We are here to strengthen those relationships for the children.”