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Dec 01 2022

Press Release: Geminus Invites Families to Free Holiday Events

MERRILLVILLE, IN – Community Partners, a family social services program of Geminus, will host Evening with Santa events throughout December to give back to the community this holiday season.

Geminus, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Child Services, will provide families with meals and/or refreshments. Children will take free pictures with Santa, receive gifts and make holiday crafts to take home. No registration is required, but attendees must have a valid ID and live in the county of the event they attend. Events will be at the following locations:

  • LaPorte County: Evening with Santa, December 8, 2022, from 5 – 7 p.m. (CST) at Advancing Christ Kingdom Ministries, 1407 E. Michigan Blvd. in Michigan City
  • Porter County: Cookies with Santa, December 10, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (CST) at Living Hope Church, 2386 Willowcreek Rd. in Portage
  • Lake County: Evening with Santa, December 15, 2022, from 5 – 7 p.m. (CST) at Living Hope Church, 9000 Taft St. in Merrillville
  • Jasper County: Evening with Santa, December 20, 2022, from 5 – 7 p.m. (EST) at Jasper County Fairgrounds, 2671 W. Clark St. in Rensselaer

“Every year, with the help of our community, we give families something comforting, something that will bring them hope. People fall on hard times throughout the year, especially close to the holiday season. We offer these events so families can share a nice time together and not have to worry about going into the holiday season without having a gift for their child.” said Nicholas Neal, vice president of community services at Geminus. A gift will be available for children 14 and under while supplies last; children must be present to receive. For questions about the holiday events, please call 219-757-1822.

Through Community Partners, Geminus serves Benton, Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Pulaski, Porter, and Starke counties. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact Geminus at 219-757-1800 or visit


About Geminus

Geminus partners with community-based health care providers, social service organizations and early childhood education programs to help increase access to high-quality social health care for children and families across Northern Indiana. Geminus is a member of the Regional Care Group.