Stone Soup Community delivers services in a responsible, consistent manner without reference to gender, race, religion, ethnicity or income. There is never a fee for any of our services. We attempt to maximize dollars in the community by networking with other agencies.
A program for individuals and families facing a “crisis” with basic needs such as housing, utilities, medication, job-related issues, and transportation. We provide emergency assistance through referral, networking, advocating and financial aid. Together clients and volunteers may contact case managers, landlords, trustees and utility companies on behalf of the client. We work with these patrons to resolve the immediate crisis, set goals, and move toward self-reliance.
Are you just barely getting by living “paycheck-to-paycheck”? Do you end up short each month and not all the bills have been paid? Have you had trouble deciding between “wants” and “needs” each month? A monthly household budget can help. We have a professional budget counselor available to help you set up a budget. Appointments for this free service are available Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - call (574) 246-0364.
Resumes and Job Search
We have one volunteer job search counselor available on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. to help you while you are looking for employment. Walk-ins are accepted if time allows, however it is best to call for an appointment.
Ready for Work Program - Coming Soon!
A program for individuals who have an employment offer but need some assistance with a small item, such as a monthly bus pass until the first paycheck, work boots, uniform, etc.
Be a participant in one or more of our programs:
- TEAM HEAT
Our Team Heat program helps individuals stay current on their gas or electric heating bill from November through March. In this matching program, Stone Soup Community clients commit to pay $50 of their heating bill each month and then Stone Soup will match it with an additional $50. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - Noon for more information.
- STAY CONNECTED
6-month program where the client pays $40 or more on their electric, water or gas bill and Stone Soup helps with an additional $40 each month. Having your bill up-to-date by the end of the 6 months is the goal of Stay Connected.
- CRAFTING YOUR BEST SELF
Ongoing support group where participants learn to do arts and crafts, talk about interesting topics, share their thoughts and talents, make new friends and learn new skills. This group meets 3 Tuesdays every month from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon.
- GETTING AHEAD IN A "JUST GETTING BY" WORLD
The goal of this 16-week program is to help you create your own path for making a stable, secure life for you and your family. Participation benefits include financial incentives for weekly goals and program completion.* The next program will start January 14, 2016. Limited space is available so sign up now!