Outreach Programs

Provided below are other community resources readily available to you

Foster Grandparents

  • Are you age 55 or older and on a limited income? Do you need just a little extra income to make ends meet? Do you like working with children?

  • Benifits Include:
    • 15 hours per week (or more)
    • Hourly stipend (that won’t affect your other benefits)
    • Transportation & Reimbursement
    • Helping children learn: colors, numbers, the alphabet, motor skills, how to read and write, self-esteem and social skills
  • Call Real Services For More Info: 574-284-7102

Senior Citizens Food Bank

    • What:
    • Monthly commodity food box
    • Where:
    • Northern Indiana Food Bank
    • Address:
    • 702 Chapin Street South Bend
    • Who:
    • Must be 60+ years old to apply
  • Monthly Income guidelines
    • 1 person ---- $1580
    • 2 People ---- $2130
    • 3 People ---- $2680
    • 4 People ---- $3230
    • 5 People ---- $3780
    • (Add $550/person)
  • Must have proof of age and address

    Sign-Up Now! Limited to 450 House Holds!

  • Contact Food Bank at 574-232-9986

Senior Services

  • Senior Fit Program

    Free physical fitness exercise program classes are taught at the following location:

    • Martin Luther King Junior Recreational Center 574-235-9445
    • O'Brien Recreation Center 574-299-3482
    • Saint Paul's Senior Living 574-284-9000
    • Holy Cross Senior Living 574-247-7500
    • Pinhook Park 574-335-3891
  • Free Educational Programs:

    St. Joseph Health Systems offers periodic FREE public health fairs, health screenings, and seminars through the year.

    State Health Insurance Assistance Program (S.H.I.P)

    Volunteer Counselors help you if you are already receiving Medicare benefits or are preparing for your first enrollment into Medicare.

  • Call A Senior Service Navigator (547) 335-3891

Senior Helping Seniors

  • In-Home Senior Care Services

    Seniors Helping Seniors, non-medical in home care services, brighten the lives of seniors who can benefit from a helping hand and a friendly smile. You, as one of our caregivers (who are seniors themselves), make life easier by providing compassionate care. Duties as one of our home care senior employees might included: companionship, light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation, yard work, house maintenance, and home repairs

  • 631 Rivers Edge Court Mishawaka, IN 46544

  • Call (574) 257-7544 to see if this would be a nice part-time job for you.

Catholic Charities

  • Senior Aides Program

    Senior Community Service Employment Program For Individuals 55 years and older

    • Provides job training
    • Interview, computer, and resume skills
    • Part-time employment
    • GED completion
  • Food Pantry Hours:

    (M & Th) Closed (Tu) 2 pm - 4:00 pm (W) 5 pm -7:00 pm (F) 9 am - 11:00 am

  • Must bring ID showing proof of St. Joe County residency

    1817 Miami street South Bend IN, 46613

  • Ask for Dorothy at 574-234-3111 ext. 27 OR Rebecca at ext. 34

Center For the Homeless

  • The center closes it's doors each night at 9:30 pm

    Client Must Be:

    • At Least 18 years old (unless with parent)
    • Able to pass a drug and alcohol test
    • Not a convicted sex offender
  • South Bend Homeless Shelter
  • 813 South Michigan St. South Bend, IN 46601 (Corner of Sample Street)

  • Contact Center For the Homeless at 574-282-8700

The Salvation Army

  • Christmas food box and Toys for Tots
    • Program Start and End Dates: October 25th through November 6th
    • Sign Up Times: 9:00 am - 11:30 pm and 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm (St. Joe County Residence only)
  • You Must Bring With You:
    • Picture ID and social security card for each adult in household
    • Proof of income for everyone in household (includes: pay stubs, child support, TANF, food stamps, social security, disability, section 6, WorkOne print outs, etc)
    • Proof of address: utility bill (no older than 30 days), renter's lease, or other official mail
    • Birth certificate and social security card for each child in the household 17 years of age and under
  • Appointment for financial assistance:

    Call on Wednesdays from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

  • The Kroc Center

    900 W. Western Ave. South Bend, IN

  • Contact the Kroc Center at 574-233-9471

Forclosure Prevention

  • Is your home in foreclosure or in danger of being in foreclosure?

    Get free professional advice and amp; information to help you KEEP your home

  • Don't wait! Call the numbers below today:

    IN Foreclosure Prevention Network

    877-Get-Hope
    www.877gethope.org

    Indiana Foreclosure AND Prevention Network

    877-438-4673
    www.gethelp.com
  • Contact IN Foreclosure Prevention Network at 877-Get-Hope or Indiana Foreclosure AND Prevention Network 877-438-4673

Little Flower Church

  • Food Pantry:
    • Hours:
    • Monday & Friday: CLOSED
    • Tuesday &Thursday: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Wednesday: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm & 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Financial Assistance

    Deacon Gahred or Karen Saverin: Call on the 1st two business days at the beginning of each month. Can help up to 3 times per year (every 4 months).

    54191 Ironwood Road South Bend, IN 46635 (3 blocks north of SR 23 intersection)

  • Contact Direct Services at 574-243-3437

Help For Disabled

  • Vocational Rehabilitation

    100 W South Street, Suite 100 South Bend, IN 46601 (in the Transpo Bus depot building, downtown South Bend)

  • 574-232-4861

    Hours: (M-F) 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

    A.W.S

    888-558-2554

    926 E. Wayne Street South Bend, IN 46615

    www.Awsemploymetservices.com
    888-558-2554

    Job coaching

    Vocational training

    Employment Support Services

  • Contact Vocational Rehabilitation at 574-232-4861 or A.W.S at 888-558-2554

ST. Vincent De Paul

  • Hours:
    • Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Hours:
    • Tues - Thurs 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • For Emergency Assistance

    Call first for appointment and food delivery

    520 Crescent Avenue South Bend, IN 46617

  • Contact St. Vincent De Paul at 574-234-6211

Mental Health

  • Oaklawn (Formerly Madison Center)

    710 N. Niles Avenue South Bend, IN 46617

    • Adults:
    • Physician’s Clinic 574-283-1270 (Call 574-283-1234 to make 1st appointment)
    • Children:
    • Oaklawn for Children 574-283-1370 (Call 574-283-1150 to make first appoinment)
  • Family & Children’s Center

    611 Lincoln Way East South Bend, IN 46601 1411 Lincoln Way West Mishawaka, IN 46628 Call Tracy at 574-232-2255 ext, 2221

    Catholic Charities

    1817 Miami street South Bend, IN 46613 Call Lillian at 574-234-3111 ext. 22

    Samaritan Center

    17195 Cleveland Rd, South Bend, IN 46637 Call 574-277-0274 and ask for a "Client Assistance Fund" form

  • All these programs have a SLIDING FEE SCALE that is based on your income

Advocacy Center

  • Assistance with:
    • Birth and death certificates
    • State ID cards
    • Utilities
    • Transportation for the homeless and workers
    • Prescriptions
    • Eye glasses
    • Rent
  • Hours:

    Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

    501 N. Main Street South Bend, IN 46601 (Ivory house on the corner of Marion Street near Memorial Hospital)

  • Call 574-282-2397 to make an appointment

Legal Aid Clinics

  • 401 E Colfax Avenue, Suite 116 South Bend, IN 46617 Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 574-234-8121 or 800-288-8121

    Notre Dame Legal Aid

    574-631-7795

    Volunteer Lawyer Network

    574-277-0075
  • Must call 1st to make an appointment