Center for the Homeless - South Bend, IN
813 S. Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46601
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Description: Our Programs
1. Emergency Shelter:
When a guest first comes to the Center Crisis Intervention, Orientation and Assessment are provided.
Guests who will go on to programming at the Center have a Coach who assists in developing and implementing a self-sufficiency plan. The following services are available as needed throughout the stay: Adult Basic Education, Relationship Counseling, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Peer Mentoring, Abuse Counseling, Debt Reconciliation and Budgeting.
2. Personal Development and Education: Starting Over/Stepping Higher Program (SOSH)
Curriculum includes: stress management, living an integrated life, team leadership, goal setting and daily programming addressing the whole person (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual).
3. Job Training and Placement: STAR (Skilled, Trained, Able and Ready)
Curriculum includes: job readiness, externships, job retention and job search.
4. Transitional Housing: On-site
Opportunities Include: After Five and Breakfast Club (peer support groups), job search and retention, saving 75% of income, debt reduction.
5. Housing in the Community
Guests secure affordable housing, participate in outreach case management, volunteer in the community and mentor guests at the Center.
Guests move into stable neighborhoods with low mortgage payments and serve as community volunteers and mentors.
Volunteers Requests by Center for the Homeless: Volunteers from the community are the lifeblood of the Center - they outnumber our paid staff members 10 to 1, putting in an average total of 60,000 hours annually. Interested in getting involved at the Center on a regular basis? We have a wide range of volunteer placements and we ask that everyone attend an orientation and training session held here. We have a number of orientations scheduled to accomodate returning students! During orientation, we\'ll go over the scope of services we offer, the mechanics of our programs, and the available placements we have.
Donation Requests by Center for the Homeless: The Center is a registered 501(c)3 organization and all gifts are tax deductible. One of the realities that we face each day at the Center for the Homeless is the challenge of raising money. Helping the homeless requires individuals like you to make a commitment to help those among us who are in the greatest need. This is particularly true at the Center, where less than 20% of our annual budget comes from government grants.
If you have pictures of the shelter, I will upload them on this page. Please email me with the name of your shelter and the pictures to: HomelessSupport@gmail.com
Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.
Do you have items to donate? Contact Center for the Homeless at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.