Human Services

Noble, Inc.

Dream it. Live it.

aka dba Noble

Indianapolis, IN

Mission

Noble expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families through individualized services.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Everyone, without exception, is deserving of the opportunity to achieve their dreams, whatever those dreams may be and however they may be defined. Good, fulfilling jobs. Friends. Life partners. Achievements. Success. Love. Happiness. Growth. Security. Large or small, grand or simple, our dreams are part of what define who we are as individuals and who we will be throughout life. It's not for anyone to establish a standard for those dreams. They are as unique as each and every one of us. It is our sole focus at Noble to help the people we serve achieve their dreams and live fulfilling lives defined by their dreams.

Ruling Year

1955

President and CEO

Ms. Julia Huffman

Main Address

7701 E 21st Street

Indianapolis, IN 46219 USA

Keywords

developmental disabilities, autism, inclusion, early intervention, supported employment, Down syndrome, developmental delay, disability

EIN

35-0924720

 Number

5679935883

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Too often, people with developmental disabilities like Down syndrome and autism face significant and largely unspoken societal barriers to fully participating in our community. They are often judged before they even have a chance to demonstrate their unique gifts, skills and ability to enrich the world in which we live. Each one of us has gifts in some areas, while facing challenges in others. In that respect, people with disabilities are no different. Defining a person by their ability or "disability" does a disservice to both the individual and to the many people who could be impacted by the skills that could be put to good use on their behalf. We are all people first; a disability is one of many characteristics that can be used to describe a person. It is not what defines them. Helping our community, friends, neighbors, schools, businesses and public officials appreciate the impact that people of all abilities can make on our world is the essence of our mission.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Program

Community Employment

Career Discovery Experience

Community Integration

Adult Day Services

Community Exploration

Music Therapy

Recreational Therapy

Behavioral Services

Community Living Residential Services

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of children with disabilities receiving early intervention services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Infants to preschool (under age 5),

Parents

Context notes

Early intervention therapies are key to helping babies and toddlers catch up on vital developmental milestones and reduce the need for special education services when they enter school.

Number of volunteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Families,

People with intellectual disabilities

Context notes

Investing in our community does not always mean a financial contribution. Also critical to Noble is the time invested by our wonderful volunteers who enrich our services.

Average wage of clients served (in dollars)

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People with disabilities,

People with intellectual disabilities

Related program

Community Employment

Context notes

Diversifying the workforce by hiring people with disabilities makes good business sense. Companies gain a skilled, loyal employee, and the people we serve become independent, contributing taxpayers.

Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Families,

People with intellectual disabilities

Context notes

Over the past five years, Noble has nearly doubled the number of individuals served, increased the number served in the community to 92%, and expanded our reach into 23 Indiana counties.

Number of customers reporting satisfaction with program

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years),

Families,

People with intellectual disabilities

Context notes

Noble services evolve with the changing needs of the individuals and families we serve. We constantly solicit feedback on how we are doing in order to better meet the needs of our community.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

As noted above, we are committed to helping our community recognize and embrace the many contributions people with disabilities can make each day when barriers to them doing so are lifted. However, our work goes well beyond advocating for change by helping equip the people we serve with the tools, skills and confidence to realize that change themselves. At Noble, we see our role as helping each person we serve live the life they choose to live: one filled with friends, a rewarding career in a field they enjoy, opportunities to gain new skills, and the achievement of personal growth. We are here to provide whatever individualized supports are needed for each person to pursue what they personally find meaningful. "Dream it. Live it" is not just our tagline. It is the promise we make to each person we serve that we will work with them and their loved ones as a team to help them live the life they choose.

Our person-centered approach means we start by getting to know the person: their hopes, dreams, goals and aspirations. This meeting often includes family members and others who are important in their lives. Together, we map out some strategies for how we can support the individual on their journey toward living the best life possible. That kind of teamwork approach characterizes everything we do, and allows us to harness the talents and resources of each member of the team while keeping things flexible so we can meet the ever-changing nature of living a full life. Of course, we can't pursue our mission alone. That's why we partner with hundreds of businesses, schools, organizations and public entities, stretching our resources further and maximizing the strengths that each of us bring to the table. In turn, we help our partners enrich their own services and unique culture by supporting their efforts to diversify their culture and commitment to our community.

Throughout our 65-year history, Noble has been building its foundation on the experience, expertise and passion of the Board Members who guide us, our staff members who work with the people we serve, and the individuals and families who rely on us. That combined level of expertise and commitment drive us to learn from each other, implement the best practices of our industry, and challenge ourselves to discover new ways to meet the ever-changing needs of the children, adults and families who ask for our help. By mentoring new staff and employing ongoing training for our more experienced team members, we ensure a high quality of service and customer satisfaction. We are proud to hold the highest level of CARF accreditation, and to earn the affirmation of community organizations like United Way. We never rest on our accomplishments. With new challenges to overcome, fresh ideas to explore and more people who may benefit from what we have to offer, we must embrace the future.

We measure our progress in many ways. At the organizational level, we look at the number of lives we touch each year, the conversion of our services to community-based rather than at one of our locations, the growing number and expansion of community partnerships that enrich everything we do. At a programmatic level, we look at metrics like the number of jobs landed by the adults we assist, the average wages these adults earn, or the percentage of toddlers leaving our early intervention therapies who still need special education services. From a quantifiable perspective, the list of metrics by which we measure our progress toward achieving our mission is endless. What truly matters, however, is that each person who connects with Noble feels that their life has become more meaningful for having done so, that the supports we provide are helping them take steps toward living the life that they've envisioned for themselves.

Over the past year, we are proud to report that we served over 2,800 children and adults (a number that continues to grow). We now serve people in 23 counties in Central and Eastern Indiana. Having been founded as a school and then grown as an organization providing site-based services, we are proud to report that 93% of our services are now based in the homes, schools and other parts of our community. We continue to provide a variety of employment services that meet the varying needs of the adults we serve, including entrepreneurial options and ways to give back to our community through volunteerism. In fact, they volunteered over 11,300 hours at dozens of community organizations last year. In short, we are pursuing our vision of a world in which children and adults of all abilities live our their dreams in a community that embraces their contributions and recognizes them as full participating members of our society--and will not rest until we've realized this vision.

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

CARF

Affiliations & Memberships

The ARC of the United States

Financials

Noble, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes