EMCC in the news

January 12, 2018
Tight Job Market Opens Doors for Ex-Offenders.

"The city, through a new program called HIRED, has added the option for businesses that apply for and earn a tax abatement to receive an enhanced benefit if they commit to hiring and retaining an ex-offender....

"The city of Indianapolis selected four social services groups to help run the [HIRED] program: Step Up Indianapolis, RecycleForce, PACE and Edna Martin Christian Center. Those groups will act as a sort of staffing agency for companies that participate and will help the workers acclimate to life outside jail or prison throughout their first months of employment." 

Click here to read the full article.

January 6, 2018
Wilma Faye Taylor 

The Biographer of our founder, Dr. Edna Mae Barnes Martin, passed away on January 6, 2018. She was 84. Wilma Faye Taylor was an Indianapolis native and a teacher and award-winning writer. As a young woman, she was seriously involved in the American Baptist Church and was mentored by Edna Martin herself.

Her biography of Edna Martin, Sister of the Solid Rock, was published in 2002. She also wrote four other books, notably This Train Is Bound for Glory and The Valley of the Blue Heron.

A faithful supporter to the last, her family requested that, “In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made … to the Edna Martin Christian Center” Click here to read the full obituary.

portrait of Wilma Faye Taylor

November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving, thanks to Darius Butler and the Colts Defensive Backs, was better for families at Edna Martin Christian Center.

One Hundred families had a better Thanksgiving thanks to Indianapolis Colt Darius Butler. 

Using their own funds, Butler and several of the defensive backs have donated enough to buy all the ingredients for full holiday meals--including turkeys--for one hundred families associated with EMCC. 

The Indianapolis Star covered the event. Click here to see their photos and a video on their website.