Bona Vista Programs

Enriching Lives… Enhancing Abilities

Bona Vista’s CEO is retiring

Jill Dunn, Bona Vista Program’s CEO/President for the last 42 years, is retiring effective July 2. I wrote the introductory line to this article many times in different ways, but I figured it was best to rip the Band Aid... Continue Reading →


Helping high school students prepare for the working world!

If you have read very many of my articles, you have probably picked up on the fact that we help children and adults in North Central Indiana reach their maximum potential (in whatever form that takes). Did you know that... Continue Reading →

Life is short. People are valuable.

Confession (it’s good for the soul, right): I wrote a ablog, and then promptly deleted the entire thing. I was afraid it was too harsh. I was afraid that people who don’t know my heart would read it and not... Continue Reading →

Tugging on my heart strings

Hearing personal stories of lives that have been changed by the work being done at Bona Vista Programs will NEVER get old. As we celebrate our 60th year in Howard County this year, I hope to share many of those... Continue Reading →

1958: Humble beginnings

“What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Do you remember who said those famous words? Or when? For some (like yours truly), you may... Continue Reading →

Social media isn’t all bad

Earlier this week, I posted this on our Facebook page: Hey, friends! We need some help! Who do you know that might be willing to donate ANY of the following items for our AIM program: Rotary cutter for fabric, fabric... Continue Reading →

WorkForce Diversity puts people in dream jobs

I’ve talked a lot about our community partners. The businesses and volunteers who come in, make a difference and leave us a better organization than the way they found us. Some businesses, though, support us year-round by employing adults in... Continue Reading →

That time I wrote a blog…

Full disclosure: I used to write a blog. I stopped. I didn’t stop because I ran out of things to write about. Goodness sakes. There are a millions things I could write about working at Bona Vista. From the adults... Continue Reading →

Troy Bowers: The man. The myth. The legend.

Troy Bowers. The man. The myth. The legend. If you’ve toured, worked for or had a United Way Loaned Associate presentation from Bona Vista in the past 15 years, you’ve probably met Bona Vista’s Community Education Coordinator Troy Bowers. His... Continue Reading →

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