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Benchmark Awarded Contract to Provide Family Preservation Services

May 07, 2020
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Benchmark Human Services (Benchmark), a Fort Wayne headquartered social services organization that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and behavioral health needs, as well as children with disabilities/delays and those with chronic health issues, has been awarded a contract through Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) to provide Family Preservation Services.

The programs aims to keep children out of foster care and to maintain the family unit in a safe and healthy manner. Benchmark will hire case managers and clinicians who will work with at-risk children and families to provide support and resources that enable families to remain intact. Services will begin this summer, and Benchmark will provide these services in Fort Wayne, South Bend, Indianapolis and all the communities and counties in between.

“This is a new program for the state, and we’re excited to see the impact it has on families throughout Indiana,” said Karen Shollenberger, Benchmark Vice President who will oversee the program. “Benchmark has worked with at-risk and vulnerable populations for 60 years and our mission is focused on helping people realize and reach their full potential.”

Benchmark is currently hiring case managers and clinicians for this new program. Interested and qualified applicants can visit the website to apply at

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