MSW student Cortney Owens named the 2013-2014 Joseph Fahy Fellowship Recipient.

Cortney Owens, a Master of Social Work student from Indianapolis, has been named the 2013-2014 Joe Fahy Fellowship recipient.

Cortney OwensCortney received her undergraduate degree at Purdue University and has worked for the Department of Child Services and health Families. She is interested in working with individuals and families in need.

Cortney is the second MSW student to be named a Fahy Fellow. The fellowship was created in partnership with the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) and the Indiana University School of Social Work. It was named for Joe Fahy, who in his career as a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh and planning director at CHIP, Joe was a champion of society’s voiceless and vulnerable.

The Joseph W. Fahy Graduate Fellowship carries a $5,000 stipend paid for by a gift from D. William Moreau Jr., a board member and past chair of CHIP’s Board of Directors, and his wife Ann. Cortney will work with CHIP’s paid staff and volunteers to implement the Blueprint, the first comprehensive plan adopted by a large U.S. city. Chip is a nonprofit organization leading the implementation of the plan addressing needs of people trying to overcome homelessness.

Fahy died at the age of 54 in 2008. He was a friend to people society often overlooked. He was an earnest and soft spoken newspaperman whose religious faith inspired his passion for aiding the poor and the powerless in society. Fahy treated everyone he encountered with uncommon courtesy, dignity and respect.

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