Flanner House Farms  

Working Farm

Flanner Farms will sprout next year on the 2½-acre campus of Flanner House, 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. It's not a community garden, but rather a 1.3-acre working farm... LEARN MORE

Flanner House Farms concept plan  

Justice Initiative

The Flanner House Food Justice initiatives seek to rebirth and maintain our long tradition of providing equitable food access to marginalized communities... 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

Join us at the  Flanner House Annual Meeting

Flanner Community Writing Center


Flanner House and the Marian University Writing Center are excited to announce the creation of the Flanner Community Writing Center, a public access writing support center open to all Central Indiana residents. 

The Flanner Community Writing Center hopes to facilitate social justice and support strong communities through individual written literacy development, rhetorical problem solving and participatory action research...(read more)


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Flanner House 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.

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:

317-925-4231 ext. 245


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.