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Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships allow us to provide supportive services to our residents as well as further development of affordable housing. Our residents may require assistance in areas other than housing. Community Partnerships allow us to address those needs and move our residents toward self-sufficiency.

Community Partners, we could not do this without YOU.

If you are interested in partnering with HACR - please call 765.966.2687

Our Community Partners:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County
Serves approximately 125-150 kids.


To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.


To be a leader in addressing the growing needs of young people through exceptional programming, staff, facilities, and strategic partnerships and collaborations.

Every Child Can Read

In 2007, concerned citizens led by Rick Ahaus and Vic Jose formed an independent, voluntary, community-based program with a single focus: to have all third-grade students in Richmond reading on grade level by the time they enter the fourth grade. They created a 501 (c) 3 organization to fund the first Third Grade Academy.

Head Start Program
Serves approximately 75-80 children.

Head Start is a free, comprehensive program for children ages 3 years to kindergarten eligible whose families meet income guidelines (100% of Poverty). Children with diagnosed and suspected disabilities receive added consideration for enrollment. Furthermore, Head Start partners with the local school districts (LEAs) to ensure that each child with a diagnosed disability obtains the needed supports established in the child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) to learn and grow in preparation for kindergarten. Funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Head Start has 306 enrollment slots with part-day (128 days/year), full-day (146 days/year), and full-day extended year (174 days/year) options. Currently, CAECI Head Start operates four days per week with classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Interlocal Community Action Program

ICAP changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.
ICAP, a not-for-profit agency, was established in 1965 under the Economic Opportunity Act. President Johnson's "Great Society" program included a War on Poverty, and community action agencies were created to empower the poor by helping this group regain a voice in our democratic system.

We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other. As a Community Action Agency, ICAP will design, sponsor and administer programs that provide help for today and hope for tomorrow.

Primex Plastics 

From our start with one machine in 1965 to our expanding network of facilities and state-of-the-art equipment today, the core of our business remains meeting customer needs with high-quality, completely tailored solutions.

Wayne County Area Chamber

We exist to foster an attractive, welcoming community that is rich in enterprise and growing in population and prosperity. The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce is your unifying link to the Wayne County Community! We exist to foster an attractive, welcoming community that is rich in enterprise and growing in population and prosperity.

We Promote, Lead, Unite and Serve our members, our businesses, and our communities (PLUS) through:

  • Advocacy & Awareness
  • Professional Development & Training
  • Networking & Engagement
  • Benefits & Support

Wayne County Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools of Wayne County (CIS) is part of a larger, national organization that ensures every student, regardless of race, zip code, or socioeconomic background has what they need to realize their potential in school and beyond. In Wayne County, we work directly inside all five local school districts to connect students to caring adults and community resources that help them see, confront, and overcome the barriers that stand between them and a brighter future. Together, we build a powerful change movement made up of peers, students, and alumni committed to building an equitable path to education for future generations.

Wayne County Foundation

The Wayne County, Indiana, Foundation, Inc. exists to foster and encourage private philanthropic giving, to enhance the spirit of community, and to improve the quality of life in the Wayne County, Indiana, area now and for future generations.

To accomplish this mission, the Foundation will:

Serve as a catalyst when Foundation leadership is necessary to focus attention on critical needs in Wayne County. This includes grantmaking and providing counsel and assistance that will have a significant impact on recipients and will address community needs.