Latest News

Pickleball Tourney Coming to Jasper Jasper Man Gets 30 Years For Child Molestation Effective Immediately: Burn Ban Issued for Martin County MHHCC is Hosting a Friday Community Health Screening on September 29th Saint Meinrad Seminary is Hosting the 32nd Annual John S. and Virginia Marten Lecture and Workshop in Homiletics

Dubois County Leadership Academy is sponsored by the Leadership Pillars, a county-wide initiative that gives participants lessons in leadership essentials, problem solving, public service, communications, religious and civic leadership, business principals, entrepreneurship, problem solving, and more.

Participants are required to attend six, four-hour sessions to learn these skills, along with dedicated time outside of these sessions. The participants graduate the program by presenting a capstone project that serves as a “tangible” display of the teachings of the DCLA course. Many groups of this year’s participants opted to reach out to local non-profit groups to help create a sustaining contribution to their cause, that will ultimately stand as a testament to their education while at DCLA.

When determining which non-profit to create a project for, the group of Alison Neal, Jane Chambers, Evan Englert, Peyton Mattingly, and Joyce Murrell, decided that The Dove House Recovery Center for Women of Dubois County was the ultimate choice.

Megan Durlauf, the Director of Operations at the Dove House location for Dubois County, met with this group of DCLA students and provided a tour of the Dove House facilities. During their visit, Durlauf shared a “Horticulture project by Indiana University students” that explains the benefits of outdoor exposure, specifically, outdoor seating and gardening areas, to mental and physical health. This information, applied to The Dove House, would promote a healthy stay for the “Doves” residing at the home.

The DCLA group took this idea, and with the proper research and planning, they are now in the fundraising stage of the process:

Budget provided by the DCLA group.

With a $5,000 goal, this DCLA group is intending to provide The Dove House with a fire-pit conversational area, sensory plants throughout the property, provide private fencing throughout the backside of the property, install a gazebo, create a pathway to navigate from areas, and provide other supplies for whatever needs are necessary inside The Dove House.

This DCLA group is currently seeking out financial donations to help fund this project. Donations to the Dove Recovery House for Women are tax deductible, with the group providing forms upon request.

Donations are asked to be made in check form, payable to “DCLA” or “Dubois County Leadership Academy”.

Drop-off locations include:

DC Broadcasting Inc. at 458 3rd Avenue in Jasper

Attention: Joyce Murrell


The Dove Recovery House for Women at 1480 Knust Street in Jasper.

This project is projected to be completed by the DCLA graduation, on August 16th, 2023.

For more information, please contact Joyce Murrell at or by phone at (812) 634-9232.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *