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Just Neighbors IHN

Address
2925 E. State Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN - 46805

Provide shelter, meals and case management for homeless families.

Just Neighbors IHN's mission is to serve homeless families by uniting religious congregations,  community volunteers and local agencies in a cooperative effort to provide shelter, meals, and compassionate, professional  support.

Families have private rooms and share common space in the family center for the duration of their stay at Just Neighbors IHN. While the previous model worked and served families very well, being able to remain in one location has made it easier on the families being served, especially the children. Host congregations still come to the family center to provide evening meals, fellowship, and programming for the families we know as our guests.

What is the average length of stay in the shelter?
Our goal is to transition guests to stable housing and employment through participation in our program.  Our average length of stay is 30 days, down from 40 days just last year, meaning we are connecting our residents to their next steps in life even faster than before.
What do school-age children do while at the shelter?
All minor children attend their school while residing at the shelter.  Fort Wayne Community Schools will assist with transportation for the students, if needed.
Do your guests receive training?
Just Neighbors offers budgeting, job search, household management and other supportive services to help guests return to self-sufficiency.
 
How do volunteers help?
Annually, more than 800 volunteers from 30 local congregations provide volunteers as well as donations of food and other items that families need.  Daily, volunteers prepare home-made meals, and share friendly conversation and after-dinner activities with our children and families.

Do you offer tours of the shelter or speakers for programs?
We are pleased to provide a speaker for programs about homelessness and how the community can get involved.  We can offer a tour of our shelter to small groups.  Contact us for information.

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