Rebuilding Lives – Committed to Addiction Recovery

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The Love Lifted Me Campaign is Complete and the Elevator is installed

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Future Care & ministry at LRR is at-Risk

Lucille Raines Residence (LRR) is a 49-room residence in downtown Indianapolis offering persons in recovery their next step towards independent living. The 98-year-old former Nottingham Court Hotel desperately needs to address physical accessibility concerns.

The elevator is “on its last legs”. Permanent repairs are not an option. It must be replaced.

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Be the hope!

When it occasionally works, LRR’s ancient elevator is anxiety-inducing, lacks ADA accessibility, and must be entered after walking a flight of stairs.

An Urgent Capital Campaign

If this elevator is not replaced and ADA accessibility is not incorporated into this facility, it could proclaim the end of life for ministry and care through the LRR facility in Indianapolis.

When we remove obstacles for people in recovery, we will be partners in their success. 

Will you consider becoming their (and our) partner?

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Bringing Hope and New Life

From its inception in 1977, the Lucille Raines Residence (LRR) has sought to be one of God’s instruments to lift people up and help them rebuild their lives. LRR is a safe place for people recovering from addiction to establish a solid foundation from which to move forward in life. This is our primary mission and the reason we exist. Lucille Raines Residence has been and will continue to be one of the primary missional projects of The United Women in Faith of Indiana (formerly The United Methodist Women of Indiana), whose commitment to this transformational ministry of addiction recovery has brought hope and new life to thousands of people from all across Indiana.

Hoosiers are struggling with addiction.

Once a Lucille Raines Resident in recovery herself, Mariea is now the Program Coordinator at the facility.

Raines offers a safe place, a supportive network, and a community connection for the residents in order for them to take the next step towards reclaiming their lives.

Life At Lucille Raines Residence

Located in downtown Indianapolis at 947 N. Pennsylvania St., Lucille Raines Residence (LRR) is known as a “three-quarter house” for recovering addicts in transition after in-patient treatment. We offer 49 private rooms on five floors in the former Nottingham Court Hotel. Our location is within walking distance, or on public transportation routes, of several employment opportunities. We consistently host 46-48 residents, evenly divided between women and men, who represent a broad sampling of races and ethnicities.

We are very intentional in maintaining a nurturing environment of encouragement and accountability where hope is born anew, along with self-respect and restored dignity.

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Self Responsible

Residents work 40 hours per week and pay $130 per week for rent and utilities

Active In Recovery

Participate in weekly life-altering addiction support groups and stay accountable with their sponsor

In Community

Gather with others to interact and share in a supportive community which enables sustained recovery

Stick To The Plan

Residents stay a recommended 18 months to two years

Our Stories

We invite you to further explore the ministry and life-changing experiences at LRR through these video testimonials. 

Some things are best seen through the eyes of those walking through recovery. Watch their video testimonies so that you might better understand addiction and the road to recovery. 

Accessibility is not a problem that just goes away or solves itself in a building that dates back to the early 1920s.

Our Priority Need

The elevator is “on its last legs”. A common question asked when people enter the elevator is, “Who has a cell phone for when we get stuck again.” There are already individuals with a physical disability or with short-term limitations who struggle to access their rooms. Even a healthy individual will find climbing five flights of stairs to their home physically taxing and emotionally draining. Now, imagine fighting addiction recovery and navigating this hurdle.

The renovations required to address this problem are expensive and require your help and support.

8 Steps Required For Entry

Our 98-year-old building is not ADA Accessible. Residents and visitors must first climb a flight of stairs in hope of using the elevator (maybe).

The Elevator Issues

The elevator, which starts on the 2nd floor, is very unreliable and requires costly maintenance work-a-rounds that include hand-made parts as replacements are no longer available.

Your Opportunity

Our plan is to begin construction in 2022; our hope is that all contributions will be received by March 1, 2023.

Please pray and ask God what part you will play in rebuilding lives.

We will need gifts at these levels to reach our goal which will fund this development.

Lead Donors

Key Donors

Core Donors


Thank you for becoming a partner and supporter of the “Love Lifted Me” Capital Campaign. Your gift will be used to fund the construction of the new elevator and ensure the legacy of ministry and care through recovery at Lucille Raines Residence.


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Please send checks and requests for stock transfers to The United Methodist Foundation of Indiana, note: “Love Lifted Me Lucille Raines Residence Accessibility Campaign”.

United Methodist Foundation of Indiana
8401 Fishers Center Dr,
Fishers, IN 46038-2318

Foundation Phone:  (317) 788-7879

Life At Raines (continued)

LRR is located in the old Nottingham Court Hotel. It was built in the 1920s and while it definitely requires maintenance, repairs, and upgrades. It is a wonderful temporary home for healing and recovery. Each resident has their own private room and there are a few community spaces where they can relax together, workout, cook meals, and gather.