Director's Report


Leslie Wesley

Stone Soup Community is excited to announce it's merge with Indiana Parenting Institute Inc. of Saint Joesph County.

The mission of Indiana Parenting Institute is to deliver evidence-based, skill-building, parenting education programs that offer practical and relevant information, instructional guidance, inspiration, encouragement and hope to today’s 21st Century family relationships.

Their goal is to deliver parenting education programs, support services and resources, and public awareness initiatives that educate and engage parents and the community in advocating for the prevention of the parental maltreatment of children, a precursor of the social, health and behavioral outcomes that prevent children from reaching their full potential. Their vision is to be the preeminent authority on Parenting Education for Urban Families.

The active collaboration of these organizations makes sense and will only increase the chances of triumph for St. Joseph County. IPI has been serving clients for 11 years. They have been extremely effective. At this point they also offer professional development to local agencies and businesses. SSC who has been also serving clients for 11 years is excited to bring these services in addition to enhancing their already successful programming for clients. We are ecstatic to be in the position to offer such valuable curriculums to our community

What does that look like?

Home visits with parents
School visits with parents, teacher and administrators
After school programming
Intense supportive services for families
Parenting classes
Our training consists of Strengthening Families with Memorial Hospital, Nurturing Parenting with Family Development Resources and field training.
Newly formed partnerships with the Department of Child Services Coordinated Care Solutions

We Need Your Help

Stone Soup Community needs to raise at least $20,000 to match our grant application for direct services. Your gifts will go for direct assistance to our clients and for our administrative costs.

Year to Date

We have served 1844 individuals and families with your gifts and contributions. Approximately 2000 children have been kept in warm homes with electricity and water. These services have come to $87,587.30.


If it had not been fro the hard work and dedication of our 30 plus volunteers we would not be able to offer assistance to so many. We are grateful for their support and consistency.