"It's Possible Inc, will provide Quality Services by improving lives through programs that stimulate Self-Esteem, Self-Sufficiency and Independence by providing our clients the tools necessary to become productive and responsible citizens." - Mission Statement
Mr. Bill D. Anderson Jr./MSW
I have worked in the Social/Criminal Justice System in New York City for over 15 years. I strongly believe that relying solely on imprisonment as solutions to crime are costly, counterproductive and unsuccessful approaches to reducing recidivism.
The It’s Possible service model is based on the understanding that success in different areas of our participants lives is interconnected. The family problems affect work and school, the IPI Contract is a process that helps participants achieves their goals in different areas of their lives by creating a concrete plan for success. There are six important areas of this contract (e.g. education, employment, family, spirituality, mental/physical health and community services. During this five day orientation, participants work to develop goals in every area, we also work with participants to list concrete steps necessary to complete each objective. By completing this process, each participant creates a decisive plan to transform their lives. Following a plan is critical for our participants to avoid repeating behaviors or activities that will result in incarceration. Our participants have many obstacles placed on them by society, but absent is a plan of success that makes it easy to lose hope. As participants begin to implement their plan, they are able to see a future. Upon enrollment at IPI, participants are matched with a (ICS) Individual Care Specialist, who works with them to help develop their plan and tracks their activities towards transition. IPI will service formerly incarcerated males who reside in Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Bristol and other surrounding cities in Elkhart County.
Phil Keller, MA
"My life has taken some very winding roads, from family man - managing a business, to being a prison inmate for 17 years. Upon my release eight years ago, I was determined to combine my prison experience with more education by earning my Masters Degree. I was given the unique privilege of returning to the prison as a college professor, Director of an Adult Education Program and a volunteer for several ministerial programs for those behind bars. In the midst of my accomplishments, I have also encountered huge obstacles due to my felony conviction but I never gave up on my purpose in life, " To have a positive impact on the lives of others." Phil will be responsible for the planning, oversight, implementation and direction of all programs. Phil brings "REAL" first-hand knowledge of the challenges that formerly incarcerated people face, maybe through our shared experiences we can bridge the gap to a new and better life for "returning citizens."
IPI New Facility Donation Campaign
New Building Size: main floor 1914 sq ft. consist of 4 offices, 2 handicap restrooms. 1 large meeting or training area, and kitchenette. Lower level 1914 sq ft.it has three areas, open uses, one area has a small room for computer server equipment.
Reason we need facility - With impending growth IPI will need a more sufficient facility to accommodate the clients of the program, staff, programs and meetings. Hence we are looking to purchase this building. We are looking to raise 140,000.00 dollars, we would be ever so grateful if you would donate an amount between one and five dollars. If you should choose to donate more you may do so.
Each donor will have their embedded on a small name plaque and put on our wall Contributed to Building People and Strengthening Communities. Currently the Elkhart County Sheriff has provided IPI with an office until we are able to secure our own.
"Bill Anderson helped influence my life and those around me in a greatly positive manner. Working as my sports coach over 25 years ago, the lessons he taught me have stuck with me through my entire life. A few of my friends ran into trouble and Bill's posivitive influence got them back on track and they are now leaders in thier communities" - Ken Levandoski, President LionSky Media