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Center for the Homeless

For more than twenty eight years, the Center for the Homeless has been the leading homeless services provider in St. Joseph County. Everything that occurs in the Center serves to further its mission, which is threefold: break the cycle of homelessness; bring together disparate groups so that each can discover the worth, dignity and potential of the other; and pioneer a service model worthy of replication. Today the Center is responsible for the housing of more than 250 people each day in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing scattered within the community. Collectively, the Center has served more than 55,000 individuals, not only by providing them with food and shelter but also by linking them up with the programs, agencies and people in our community who can help them break the cycle of homelessness. In 2011, the Center opened the Robert L. Miller, Sr. Veteran’s Center, a separate residential facility on the Center’s campus whose program caters to the unique needs of the 24 homeless U.S. veterans who live there. The Center embraces a Continuum of Care model, through which it addresses guests’ needs holistically. In addition to providing for basic needs of food and shelter, we provide a wide range of services according to the individual’s needs, including coaching/case management, mental health and addiction counseling, job training and education services, and developmental services for children aged 0-18.
The money raised for the Center for the Homeless will help support the life saving programs that serve our guests each day: Veteran's services, adult basic education, job training, counseling, early childhood education and other programs that help lead guests to self-sufficiency. 70% of the Center's budget is privately funded by individual donors and local grants.

813 S. Michigan St.
South Bend, IN 46601

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