Adams County Foundation Continues Support for Families Facing a Crisis

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FORT WAYNE, Indiana (October 6, 2020)Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House (MACHH), located on the Lutheran, Dupont and St. Joseph Hospital campuses has received grant support from the Adams County Foundation. Every year the non-profit provides lodging and basic amenities to over 500 families from all over state and beyond who have a loved one receiving medical care at Fort Wayne area hospitals.

The Adams County Foundation, Inc. has awarded $2,000 to support Adams County families served at Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House in 2020. In 2019, 130 nights of lodging were provided to 51 Adams County residents. With the average cost of a hotel room near the hospital at $75/night, these families were able to save $9,750 in hotel costs. This is the 5th consecutive year the Adams County Community Foundation has provided support for families staying at the Children’s Hope House.

“Serving families from Northeast Indiana families is a privilege, and we are grateful to have the support of the Adams County Foundation which provides hope directly to families from their community,” said Melissa Dessaigne, Executive Director

Cathy Stucky, ACCF Grants chair, reports “The Adams County Community Foundation (ACCF) is happy to support the Adams County families that utilize the services of the Hope House in Ft. Wayne. We have often provided grants, and we anticipate we will continue to provide needed support in the future.”

Established in 1991, the ACCF has grown to $24M and offers four grant cycles and four scholarship cycles each year serving Adams County residents.  For donors, organizations serving Adams County residents, or students that are in need of financial assistance for college, please contact the ACCF at or visit our website for details: