Morning Light

Morning Light, Inc., fosters non-profit community programs in Indiana for the terminally ill, seniors, families and the homebound who are without means and in need of health, wellness or end of life care.

Abbie Hunt Bryce Home

About the Home

The Abbie Hunt Bryce Home first opened its doors in July 2004 after a group of concerned Indianapolis citizens recognized the need to create a home that addressed the needs of the dying poor. The Home was built to allow its residents to live out the last chapter of their lives in dignity and with respect.

The Abbie Hunt Bryce Home is not a nursing home, a hospice center, or a medical facility. Rather, it is truly a home – a home for those who have no other place to call their own.

To get a glimpse of life inside the home, read some personal stories from Abbie Hunt Bryce Home residents, compiled by University of Indianapolis students. Contact Meredith Slavens if you would like to order your own free copy of the book. 

Who We Serve

Since its inception in 2004, the Home has served over 320 residents.  These individuals are low-income or homeless and would have no other home to go to during their last days or months of life.  The Home is free of charge and is available to those with a terminally ill diagnosis.  

What We Do

The Abbie Hunt Bryce Home is a fully functioning home which includes: 

  • Private single rooms with semi-private baths, kitchen facilities, living rooms and family room space
  • Trained staff and volunteers who provide emotional, physical, and spiritual support to each resident, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Medical assistance from community Hospice teams
  • Full collaboration with other providers of homeless services in the community
  • Leadership by a committed group of community volunteers, dedicated to providing the means necessary to carry out the mission

Home Referrals

The Abbie Hunt Bryce Home accepts referrals from hospitals, hospice programs, charitable organizations including other shelters and social service agencies, physicians, faith-based organizations, family and direct referrals. Take a look at the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home Referral Guide for all information and necessary paperwork.  Please contact Home Administrator Renita Johnson or Operations Manager Lenox Madubansi or call the Home at 317.860.0484 for more information.

How You Can Help

Donations

The Abbie Hunt Bryce Home was built through generous private contributions of individuals, foundations and corporations. No government dollars are used or ever have been used for the building or for the program. This means that the Home relies solely on generous contributors like yourself. Please consider donating today

In addition to monetary donations, the Home also benefits from donations of food, household supplies, and cleaning supplies.

Volunteering

The Abbie Hunt Bryce Home is always looking for committed volunteers to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Home. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Home Administrator Renita Johnson at 317.860.0484 or rjohnson@morninglightinc.org.  

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