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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 4, 2015) — A group of women from around central Indiana teamed up to help smaller, growing nonprofits and organizations. Tonight, you have the chance to see their work at a home helping women battle substance abuse.

The Dove Recovery House started in 2000, providing transitional housing for women trying to stay clean from drug use.

The program has grown thanks to grant money from Impact 100 Greater Indianapolis. The charitable giving circle of women is able to do more with their donations. By pooling their money, each year they give out one big grant, and some smaller gifts.

“That’s a lot of money to a smaller or a building organization,” said Beth Thomas, the Impact 100 president. “We consider them to be transitional grants. It tends to take an organization from where they are to their next step.”

The members of Impact 100 vote on which projects they’ll support, and one is the Dove Recovery House. Impact 100 members did more than just give grant money to the home. They volunteered to do some work.

“We tore down a garage, we built a playground and a garden in their backyard,” said Thomas. “So it was beyond the money it was the sweat equity, the transformation, the impact as we like to call it.”

If you’re interested in seeing the work done at Dove Recovery House, 14 N. Highland, or to sign up for Impact 100, you can attend a meeting at the home at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Just email to reserve your spot.