Walking for Dreams

Fundraiser for St. Elizabeth| Coleman

14th Annual Walking for Dreams - An annual fundraising Family and Pet Walk to help local Indianapolis and Evansville non-profit organizations to be held on May 20, 2018.

Registration begins at 1:00 and the walk starts at 2:00 p.m.

All checks written by participant and contributors will go directly to St. Elizabeth| Coleman and should be made payable to St. Elizabeth| Coleman. The mailing address is 2500 Churchman Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203. Please add walking for dreams in the memo.

If you would like to walk with us please Register to Join Team Here!
Join our team: Team Hope- St. Elizabeth| Coleman
Team Leader: Christine Higginbotham

If you would just like to donate please CLICK HERE!
***When doing this method make sure to select Higginbotham, Christine or put St. Elizabeth|Coleman in the Personal Message box to make sure funds are directed to our organization.***

Event Schedule

1:00 – 1:45 Registration
1:45 – 2:00 Greetings and Announcements
2:00 – 3:00 Family Walk
3:00 – 3:30 Awards, Prizes and Final Announcement of Funds Raised Family Walk

If you have any questions feel free to contact Christine Higginbotham at (317) 787-3412

Birthmom Journey, Our Birthmother Support Group

RSVP to Cheryl (

WELCOME to the Birth Mom Journey (Support Group). This is a "Secret", closed Facebook group, so your confidentiality is maintained. Only women who have placed children for adoption through St. Elizabeth's, Coleman or St. Elizabeth / Coleman are invited to participate in this group. We will use this secret Facebook Group as a way to have discussions and support each other, as opposed to meeting face-to-face. We have weekly topic suggestions. We currently have over 40 active members, who use this Group to support each other and relate to one another.

If you'd like to be invited to our Online Support Group, please email a request to Cheryl Garlinger at

Birthmother Luncheon

The Birth Mother Luncheon is an annual event that honors the women who have placed a child for adoption through our agency (either St. Elizabeth’s, Coleman or St. Elizabeth / Coleman) throughout the years.

This event gives us an opportunity to honor and celebrate these women; acknowledging their courage, love, and strength. This event also gives the women an opportunity to share their stories with other women who have gone through this journey. Each year we have a tasty lunch, entertainment, speakers, sharing time, and gifts.

One of our favorite traditions is our balloon release ceremony. We write names, notes and memories on our balloons and then release them together honoring our loss and love for children placed for adoption.

If you'd like to receive more information and an invitation to the 2018 Luncheon, please email Cheryl at

See photos from the 2016 Luncheon here.

Fall Festival

(Coming Fall 2018)

St. Elizabeth | Coleman invites you to celebrate Adoption Awareness Month with a family-friendly Fall Festival, in our agency's backyard (at 2500 Churchman Ave.)
Bring your family and friends and enjoy FREE activities, such as face painting, games, and more. We will also offer food, smores, and drinks for a small fee. Come and spend an afternoon with our staff; meet new and old friends and discover their connection to Adoption.

Join us to bring together our adoption community.

For questions, please call Christine at 317-787-3412

Everett's Drive for Hope

A fundraising drive in memory of Everett Eric

Click Everett's photo to go to the fundraisers Facebook group

My name is Stephanie Ralich, and I work for St. Elizabeth| Coleman in the International Adoption Program and am also the coordinator of the Donations and Volunteer Program. On 8/11/10, my family’s life changed forever as I delivered a very anticipated and very loved stillborn baby boy. Our son, Everett Eric, had a cord accident at the end of my pregnancy. We were completely devastated.
My husband and I have decided to start “Everett’s Drive for Hope” to continue helping numerous women and children, through St. Elizabeth| Coleman, in honor of Everett’s 7th birthday. There are many items the agency needs, to serve families effectively. You can help with this cause in several ways.

1. Purchase items through our Amazon Wish List, and have them shipped directly to the agency (2500 Churchman Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46203). Click here.
2. You can submit a check to the agency, for us to purchase needed items. Make the check payable to St. Elizabeth| Coleman, and write “Everett” in the memo line.
3. You can go to this link to make an online monetary donation to the drive.

You can collect items on the Amazon Wish List (generic items are welcome) and deliver them to St. Elizabeth| Coleman.

Thank you for your participation in Everett’s Drive for Hope. We are excited to see how many women and children will be helped because of Everett!

With love,

Stephanie Ralich
International Adoption Coordinator
Volunteer & Donations Coordinator
(317) 787-3412

Bob Coffman Memorial Golf Scramble

The Bob Coffman Memorial Golf Scramble is an annual golf outing and fundraiser. A portion of the proceeds directly benefit our agency.

  • Hole Sponsors:Becoming a hole sponsor lets you directly contribute to the outing without having to swing a club

  • Outing Location: Bluff Creek Golf Course

  • Teams of Four: So you can spend the day golfing with family and friends.

  • Fees are $60/person: This includes green fees, cart rental, and a delicious steak dinner.

  • Door Prizes: There is a drawing for incredible door prizes that golfers have a chance to win.

    View photos of last year's Golf Scramblehere Thank you to everyone that participated and made the event a success!

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