INDIANAPOLIS - The Lucille Raines Residence stories will be told during the agency's 30th anniversary celebration and open house on Monday, April 30 from 1 to 7:30 p.m. Special presentations about this ministry are scheduled for 2 and 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Churches and districts are encouraged to bring bus loads of people to experience firsthand this unique ministry.

Come hear testimonies of lives changed and tour the facility that is home to all who enter its doors. Meet the staff that works diligently to assure a warm welcoming environment that offers hope and wholeness that is manifested in transformed lives. Yes, God continues to bless the ministry at Raines. Come witness what a powerful ministry Hoosiers are involved in through this residence.

Lucille Raines Residence, located at 947 North Pennsylvania Street in Indianapolis, serves as a facility owned and operated by Indiana Area United Methodist Women. Many of the men and women, who are residents, are actively engaged in rebuilding their lives from substance abuse, some are parolees; others are visually impaired. They all share in learning to function independently and as whole people in life.

For more information and answers to question about this ministry, contact Carolyn Marshall, executive director, at 317-636-3328 (phone), 317-636-0073 (fax), or e-mail at Information is available online by logging on to