Flanner House serves the elderly and the disabled so they may remain in their homes instead of institutionalized care. LEARN MORE


Development Center

The Flanner House Child Development Center starts the cycle of lifelong learning, and we’re counting our successes one child at a time.LEARN MORE


for Working FAMILIES

Flanner House offers a variety of outreach programs that assist with developing and maintaining a strong family foundation. LEARN MORE

Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc. Responds to Elementary School’s Charter Revocation

Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc., a United Way agency, is disappointed and saddened to learn of the allegations involving attempts to enhance student scores on standardized tests. Though we share similar names, Flanner House Elementary Charter School is a completely separate entity, with its own Board of Directors and 501(c)(3) designation. Additionally, Flanner House of Indianapolis was in no way involved in or aware of the alleged misconduct that resulted in the revocation of Flanner House Elementary Charter School’s charter.

The allegations levied against Flanner House Elementary Charter School do not reflect the goals, missions and values of Flanner House of Indianapolis and its leadership.  For more than a century, Flanner House of Indianapolis has been committed to serving our community through various initiatives and programming, including pre-school, before and after-school care, social services, job training, economic development as well as supporting our seniors.  

As we strive for educational excellence and advancement in our community, we will continue to provide excellent programming that reflects our core values and mission.

Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc.




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  • Quality of Life (QOL) Plan for the NW Area

    A quality-of-life plan is a document created by a wide array of local stakeholders to map out the assets and challenges faced by the community and specific, measurable goals to improve the neighborhood.  These plans have been developed throughout the country and in various neighborhoods in Indianapolis including the Near East Side, and Mid-North.  The plans are crucial in establishing priorities and position neighborhoods and projects for clearer consideration for additional resources.   The Near East Side had completed their plan when the City was awarded the Super Bowl.  Many of the neighborhood visions were brought to fruition during the Legacy Project.  Essential ingredients in the Quality of Life Planning process are extensive community participation and follow up assignments to organizations to ensure the ideas are implemented.  The neighbors of the NW area have been discussing the need to come together to address the area’s challenges and to envision projects that will create a healthier, more vibrant community.  Flanner House is pleased to be convening a group of NW community stakeholders including neighborhood, business, church, educational, and health leaders to guide the Quality of Life Plan for the NW area.  We are also fortunate that Sam Odell will be facilitating the entire planning process. 
    A Visioning Summit where neighbors will be encouraged to come and express their ideas is anticipated in the early part of October.   Work groups will meet on a regular basis in the later part of the year to begin to implement the ideas from the Visioning Summit and then a plan will actually be written in the early part of 2014.  We will keep you abreast and encourage your participation to make a stronger and healthier neighborhood!   

    For more QOL info, contact:

    LaShawnda Crowe Storm

    317-925-4231 ext. 280


    Our Mission:

    To support, advocate for and empower individuals, children and families by applying educational, social and economic resources that move members of the community towards stabilization, and self-sufficiency.

    Flanner House has a rich history with housing development and support. (See video on "Housing").
    Over 180 homes were built in the 50's and referred to as the "Flanner House Homes".
    This was the precursor to the model that Habitat For Humanity uses today.
    To this day we are still involved with the acquisition of and development of housing and commercial
    projects that support the revitalization of the northwest area.