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At Progress House, what we do is nothing short of amazing… but we don’t do it alone.

Behind every one of our success stories – every life that is changed, every family that is healed, and every man who breaks free of chemical addiction through our treatment programs – is a network of concerned and committed donors. Without your care and gifts, we could not provide the assistance we do to so many in Indianapolis and across the state of Indiana who don’t know where to turn.

They need our help. We need yours.

Whether you are able to give a little or a lot, we sincerely thank you for your donations. They allow us to continue operating, and for people struggling with addiction to find assistance and hope. Progress House and Next Step is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all gifts are tax deductible.

Give the gift of recovery - Giving Tuesday

This year, we are asking for your help in giving the gift of recovery! Knowledge is power in finding recovery from addiction. When individuals enter the Progress House recovery program, they are given a set of educational materials including books and workbooks. 

Just $10 will cover an individual’s Big Book, and $75 will cover all 12 Step materials for one resident. Your generous support helps keep our program affordable for residents and saves and transforms lives!

Donate Today

Browse the list below and discover all the different ways you can give back to Progress House to help the next generation of graduates!

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Amazon Smile

You can help support our mission just by using Amazon Smile. Just go to and select Progress House as your chosen organization. 

Each time you shop using, a portion of your purchase will be donated to Progress House.

Monetary Donations

Donations can also be made online. Checks can be mailed to:

Progress House
ATTN: Darrell Mitchell
201 Shelby St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Progress House General Fund

We have been leading others from Addiction to Recovery since 1961. Progress House is home to 150 men in recovery from substance use disorder. Our resident’s typical length of stay ranges from 90 days to 2 years. The mission of Progress House is to save lives and serve others by providing a safe, sober living environment and tools for developing long-term recovery and self-sufficiency.  

Please help us save lives and reunite families by making a one time or recurring gift. Thank you!

Gifts of Appreciated Assets

Since we are a registered 501(c)(3), we can accept gifts of assets that have appreciated over time. These donations can come from stocks, bonds, IRA rollovers, or other assets that have value. The benefit of these types of gifts is two-fold. One is that the donor will receive a tax deduction and second they will avoid capital gains taxes. Each and every asset will have to be evaluated, but in most instances, this option can give the donor the opportunity to support Progress House without immediately taking money out of their pocket. 

For more information please email Darrell Mitchell, Executive Director at

Gifts of Life Insurance

Naming Progress House as your life insurance beneficiary can be a wonderful way to help our organization.

Matching Gifts

Under a corporate matching gift program, gifts made by a company’s eligible employee to non-profit organizations which meet the company’s guidelines are matched with company or corporate foundation funds.

Planned Giving

Depending on your individual circumstances, these plans can increase your income, reduce your taxes, unlock appreciated investments, relieve you of investment worries and ultimately provide very important support.

In-Kind Donations

We welcome in-kind gifts of men’s clothing and shoes, shoes, socks, hygiene products, AA Big Books, and pillows (which must be new due to health regulations). No other donations will be accepted. Your donations go directly to our clients.

Specialized Donation Drives

If your business or organization is interested in conducting a drive, please email us. Please feel free to contact us at any time to discuss any giving options or to make a cash donation over the phone.



The Indiana NAP offers tax credits of up to $2.5 million as an incentive to help nonprofits leverage contributions to help economically disadvantaged areas or people. Each year, the Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) offers up to $2.5 million in NAP (Neighborhood Assistance Program) tax credits to be distributed by 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporations. These organizations, including Aspire Indiana, can offer the credits to donors in order to help boost contributions.

IHCDA NAP tax credits work like a rebate from the state. By giving to Aspire Indiana through this program, you will reduce your state tax liability by 50% of your donation. Any person, business, or organization that has Indiana income tax liability are eligible to give through the program. Donors can also give over a period of time within the same calendar year to build up to a larger contribution.


Contact us to see if there are credits still available for Aspire.

Download and fill out the required forms below: 

Then scan and return them via email or print and mail them to us with your gift to 9615 E. 148th St, Noblesville, IN 46060. If you give online, be sure to check that there are still tax credits available, and then indicate in the online giving form that you wish for your gift to be processed through the IHCDA NAP program.


Kevin Sheward
Director, Grants, Resource & Fund Development