News In Brief

The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) named Dr. Chelsea Haring-Cozzi as the organization’s new executive director, effective Nov. 26. Haring-Cozzi succeeds Alan Witchey, who served as executive director until July 2018. Caleb Sutton has since served as interim executive director. The CHIP Board of Directors chose Haring-Cozzi after a three-month interview process that included 60 applicants. Haring-Cozzi currently serves as the senior manager of strategic initiatives at United Way of Central Indiana.

“I am eager to continue to build relationships, to facilitate cross-sector partnerships and to implement systemic solutions to homelessness and housing instability in our city, ” Haring-Cozzi said in a statement issued by CHIP.

Free legal advice

Indianapolis residents with legal questions can use the Indianapolis Bar Association’s free service Legal Line to speak to an attorney. will be available to help those with legal questions 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13. Lawyers who assist with Legal Line work for law firms, agencies and organizations and can answer questions pertaining to divorce, child custody, childhood support, landlord/tenet issues, personal injury, employment law, bankruptcy and more. All calls are confidential. Legal Line is available on the second Tuesday of every month.

Individuals seeking a lawyer may contact IndyBar’s Lawyer Referral Service 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit

Employees honored

American Senior Communities honored 29 Indianapolis employees during the 18th Annual Quest for Excellence event at JW Marriott. The event highlights employees who demonstrate a commitment to excellence, dedication, positive attitude and a passion for customer service. A total of 88 employees statewide were honored.

Private screening

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and 100 Black Men will show a private screening of the film “The Hate U Give” followed by a panel discussion with public safety representatives at noon Nov. 10 at AMC Showplace Theatre, 10280 E. Washington St.

The panel, which will include IMPD Chief Bryan Roach and Purpose 4 My Pain founder DeAndra Yates, will discuss opportunities to strengthen the relationship between the community and public safety officials.

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