Our Programs

We believe that every individual has strengths that can be developed when taken care of.

Emergency Assistance Emergency Assistance

Clients are welcome to walk-in hours 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Crafting Your Best Self Crafting Your Best Self

Clients have access to Emotional Intelligence workshops along with self-esteem building activities.

Healthcare Navigation Healthcare Navigation

Clients who are eligible will be provided one on one assistance with a healthcare navigator to assist with health insurance applications, as well as other agency applications including food stamps, TANF, and social security.

Family Development Family Development

Clients are encouraged to enroll in order to receive one on one counseling and case management services.

Getting Ahead Getting Ahead

Partnering with Brides Out of Poverty, we assist clients with becoming self-sufficient.

Thrive Thrive

This program facilitates mindful transition to thriving in life through gained information, experiences and support.

Team Heat & Stay Connected Team Heat & Stay Connected

By matching funds and offering budgeting classes, we assist clients in becoming current on their utility bills.

Ready for Work Ready for Work

Providing job search, resume building, work shops and other supportive services to clients.

Impact of Giving

Your generosity provides our clients peace of mind while they focus on set goals in order to return to the community successfully and self-sufficiently.

1 Month’s Utility

1 Month’s Utility

A donation of $40 will provide a client with one month's utility bill payment.

1-1 Case Mangement

1-1 Case Mangement

A donation of $80 will provide a client with 1-on-1 case management.

1 Month’s Rent

1 Month’s Rent

A donation of $250 will provide a client with one month's rent.

Featured Volunteer

Barb Booker

From the very start, Barb Booker has been an anchor of Stone Soup. After living in South Bend for more than three decades, Barb understood the needs of the community as well as the gaps in services for the most vulnerable families and individuals. Barb was instrumental in establishing Stone Soup and has been its most enthusiastic and supportive volunteer since it was founded in 2004.

Barb shares, “From the beginning, I grabbed it (Stone Soup) by the horns and wanted to see the organization succeed. Once you get involved, you can’t let go.” Barb has been tenacious in her commitment to serving individuals who she says other agencies, “can’t or won’t” serve. “At Stone Soup, we are committed to listening to our clients and removing barriers to needed support.”

Barb hails from St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to South Bend for the first time in 1968 with her husband, Frank, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame. The two raised six children while juggling work and volunteer commitments. Barb spends her time with her children and 13 grandchildren while volunteering with Stone Soup 25 hours each week providing free administrative support. When asked why Barb has devoted more than a decade of her life to Stone Soup, she explains, “We never turn anyone away. When families and individuals are in crisis, nothing is more important.”

Our Donors And Sponsors

We are grateful to the many donors and sponsors that support our cause and are honored to acknowledge them.