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History of SWIRCA & More

History of SWIRCA & More

SWIRCA & More was designated as an Area Agency in July 1974 to serve Gibson, Posey, Perry, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties, known as Area 16 in Indiana. Area Agencies are designated by the Indiana Division of Aging as focal points responsible for planning and coordinating a system of services for Older Hoosiers in each of the 16 regions of Indiana.

SWIRCA & More's network was built by establishing Councils in each county of its area. The councils serve as assessors of needs for Older Hoosiers, clearing houses for proposed projects in that county and providers of services when necessary. SWIRCA & More's mission is to develop a comprehensive array of services which will prevent inappropriate institutionalization and encourage self-sufficency among adults 60 and over as well as disabled youths and adults. Establishing this network and building bridges between it and other agencies with existing services has been the primary goal of SWIRCA & More and the County Councils.

SWIRCA and More Mission and Vision

SWIRCA and More Mission and Vision

The Mission of SWIRCA & More is:

Enhancing opportunities for independent living and a better quality of life for those who are aging, people living with disabilities, and caregivers in Southwestern Indiana.

The Vision of SWIRCA & More is:

To service our mission with enthusiasm, positive energy and encouragement

Core Values of SWIRCA & More:

StewardshipThe trustworthy care of our resources that include gifts, talents and funding provided by donors, partners, volunteers and staff.
EmpowermentThe ability to motivate the use of the skills of others in order to develop and accomplish goals.
Strategic ThinkingThoroughly focused planning and decision making to achieve lasting results.
CompassionA sincere concern for the suffering of others with strong commitment to assist them in overcoming life's challenges.
AccountabilityIn adherence to evidence-based practices, documented results, and measured reviews for continuous quality improvement.
IntegrityCommitment to professional and ethical standards.