With almost 13,000 square feet of space, HFL’s new building is home to HFL’s offices, Conference & Learning Center (C&LC), and nonprofit incubator space.


HFL’s C&LC provides state-of-the-art facilities for La Porte County nonprofits and HFL partners to meet, learn, retreat, and plan. Space is offered free of charge to HFL partners, government entities, and health and wellness related activities and programs. HFL envisions the C&LC to be a hub for nonprofit and community partners to collaborate, learn, and grow. This hub plays a crucial part in accomplishing HFL’s vision for La Porte County to be one of the top ten healthiest communities in Indiana by 2030.

The C&LC offers flexible space with three separate conference rooms divided by operable partitions that when combined can hold 223 occupants. Each of the single conference rooms is just over 1,000 square feet and features state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment, Wi-Fi, video conferencing, and more. All of the conference rooms lead out to an outdoor patio. In addition, a conference room that seats 10, warming kitchen, and coat room are available.

Located at 140 East Shore Parkway in La Porte, the natural, tranquil setting by the

La Porte Chessie Trail provides the perfect backdrop for the new C&LC. Natural wood, limestone, and brick are featured throughout the interior and exterior structure. Upon entering the building through the main entrance, you are welcomed by an open space that incorporates seating areas, high ceilings, ample natural light, and a tall fireplace that invites you to sit down and take in the view of Fishtrap Lake.

HFL’s building also features an incubator space that is dedicated to the development and growth of La Porte County nonprofits. Providing a space to work and connect with mentors, colleagues, and service providers, this space has the potential to remove barriers that many nonprofits face.

Situated on HFL’s property, a trail rest area was created for community members to use while enjoying the Chessie Trail. The trail rest area features a bike repair station, fresh water available for people and pets, picnic shelter, and a plaque recognizing the leadership and vision of HFL’s first Board of Directors.

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Click on the C&LC brochure to learn more about our facility.

 

About the Conference & Learning Center

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Eligibility

HFL Grantees, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, government entities, and health-related activities and programs are all eligible to use the C&LC free of charge.

 

The C&LC is not available for fundraising, political events, social events, religious ceremonies, media conferences, or parties. For-profit businesses are not eligible to use the C&LC to conduct meetings, seminars, or any other activity, unless the activity is related to a HFL grant.

 

Organizations are not permitted to charge attendees to participate in meetings or events; however, organizations can recoup their out-of-pocket expenses (such as catering fees) for a meeting/event.

 

Reserve a Meeting Space

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to learn more

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To request meeting space at the C&LC, click here

Reservations may be requested up to 6 months in advance and are considered in the order received. Reservation approval is contingent upon completion of the Facilities Orientation.

 

Please note: HFL reserves the right to cancel or modify reservations.

If your request is outside hours of operation, please contact HFL to discuss at contact@hflaporte.org or call 219.326.2471. Please note that the C&LC is closed on Friday evenings and Sundays.

HFL may require a visiting organization to provide a Certificate of Insurance for general comprehensive liability insurance. Please contact HFL for additional information.

HFL prioritizes the health and safety of our staff and C&LC guests. We continue to maintain enhanced policies and procedures for the safety of guests, staff, and other partners. Precautions include requiring masks for ALL guests (except children under 2 and guests with special medical conditions), social distancing, and enhanced cleaning procedures before and after meetings.

 

Amenities

Clear Lake, Pine Lake
& Stone Lake

  • Wired and Wireless Presentation

  • Videoconferencing 

  • Teleconferencing

  • Podium

  • Lapel Microphones

  • Tabletop Microphones

  • Recording Capabilities (Pine Lake)

  • Music Capabilities

  • Outdoor Patio Speakers

  • Coffee makers, hot water dispensers, thermal carafes, and coffee mugs

  • Filtered water dispensers and water glasses

Pine Lake Conference Room - From Front
Pine Lake Conference Room - From Front

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Pine Lake Conference Room
Pine Lake Conference Room

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Conference Center 3

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Pine Lake Conference Room - From Front

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Lily Lake Conference Room

  • Wired and Wireless Presentation

  • Videoconferencing

  • Teleconferencing

Lily Lake Small Conference Room
Lily Lake Small Conference Room

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Lily Lake Small Conference Room 2

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Lily Lake Small Conference Room
Lily Lake Small Conference Room

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Important Information and Additional Amenities

  • A facilities orientation is provided and mandatory for first-time C&LC users.

  • Organizations planning to use wired or wireless presentation and/or videoconferencing must bring their own laptop. HFL does not provide laptops for guests' use in the conference rooms.

  • Easels are available on a first-come, first-serve basis (bring your own markers and paper).

  • Internet access is limited to standard websites (not permitted: custom ports, custom services, or VPNs.)

  • Only laptops, tablets, and phones may be connected to our wireless network. Wired or wireless hubs, switches, routers, etc., may not be connected.

  • Organizations must bring any office supplies they plan to use.

  • Warming Kitchen equipped with full size refrigerator, two microwaves, ice maker, coffeemaker, and two dishwashers.

 

Catering

Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) maintains a list of approved caterers. Organizations requiring catering services are responsible for making all catering arrangements. This includes initiating contact with approved caterers, selecting menu items, confirming services, payments, accepting delivery on site, and ensuring caterer has picked up all catering items from the C&LC in a timely fashion.

HFL provides filtered water, ice, and coffeemakers and thermoses at the CL&C. Water glasses and coffee mugs are available for use. Please be aware that organizations must bring their own ground coffee and condiments (creamer, sugar, stirrers, etc.) and that HFL does not provide serveware, except water glasses and coffee mugs. Please note that alcoholic beverages and homemade food are not allowed at the CL&C. 

Please click here for a list of approved caterers.