Southeast Community Services was organized in 1972 through Mayor Richard Lugar's office as a consortium of area agencies and neighborhood groups to deliver needed services to the near southeast side of Indianapolis. Originally known as the Southeast Multi-Service Center, the organization shortened its name to Southeast Community Services in 2000.
Since our founding 50 years ago, we have been committed to addressing the diverse needs of residents, from youths to seniors. Our goal is to help residents lead dignified, fulfilling, and self-sufficient lives through the promotion of financial stability.
At Southeast Community Services we believe that everyone is "naturally creative, resourceful, and whole" and that belief shapes the way we interact with our neighbors. As a Center for Working Families, Southeast Community Services provides bundled services to help support our neighbors in multiple areas while they work to make a change in their lives. Our services help our neighbors break away from living paycheck to paycheck by connecting them to the resources they need to change their lives. We use the co-active coaching model to help our neighbors understand the opportunities available to them and make informed decisions about ways they can manage their finances, advance employment options, and participate in educational classes and trainings.
Promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion is core to our business. Equality is about creating a culture where everyone can participate and have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, removing or reducing unfair discrimination and breaking down barriers for people in particular groups.
Diversity is about including everyone, having a better understanding of the diverse needs of our community and valuing differences in individuals by allowing people with different backgrounds, perspectives, and views to use their unique blend of skills and character to improve the quality and performance of the agency.
In accordance with the principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion, no applicant , employee, or constituent will receive less favorable treatment on the grounds of:
Race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origins
Sex, marital status, civil partnership, sexual orientation, or gender identity
Religion or belief
Membership or non-membership of a trade union
Employment status (ie: permanent, temporary, fixed term, full or part time, long term unemployment)
Pregnancy, maternity, or paternity