News & Updates All »

PUBLIC NOTICE

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

On Saturday April 27, 2019 starting at 8:30 a.m. the Community Relations Commission will be holding its planning retreat at the Rieth Interpretative Center located at 410 West Plymouth Avenue, Goshen, Indiana. Let this serve as further NOTICE that members of the Goshen City Common Council, may individually... more

PUBLIC NOTICE

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

On Thursday April 25, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Goshen High School, the Community Relations Commission and Goshen Community Schools will be hosting a “Community Conversation.” Let this serve as further NOTICE that members of the Goshen City Common Council, may individually or severally... more

CITY TAKES OWNERSHIP OF MAIN STREET

Friday, April 19, 2019

The west side of the 200 block of South Main Street. The City of Goshen took ownership of Madison Street and Main Street, between Madison and Pike streets on Friday, April 19, as the designation of US 33 moved to the new overpass. Changes will not be immediately noticeable, but plans to modify Main... more

Upcoming Events All »

Arbor Day

Friday, April 26, 2019, 4:30pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, April 29, 2019, 2:00pm

First Fridays

Friday, May 3, 2019

Homelessness

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman's statement on Homelessness in Goshen

I want to thank those who have reached out to the City for their passion and concern regarding those in our community who don’t have shelter. This is an issue the City of Goshen takes very seriously, especially when we experience extremely cold temperatures. In the past several years we have opened warming stations and directly notified those who we know are homeless about this special program. Unfortunately we never had anyone utilize the warming areas, so we shifted our approach to try and better serve this population.

Goshen Police Department and other City employees do our best to provide support to those in need. When we have severe weather, Goshen PD will notify those in need of their options. That can range from connecting them with local churches, Interfaith Hospitality Network, and even transporting them directly to the shelter in Elkhart if they wish. We will never leave anyone out on the street who is seeking shelter.

Members of the Goshen community have an important role to play in protecting the homeless.

If you are aware of someone in need during severe weather, here are some things you can do:

  1. If you feel comfortable, reach out to the person directly. Ask them if they are OK and need someplace to go.
  2. Notify Goshen Police Department by calling the 24 hour non-emergency number 574-533-4151. It is very important to call and not send an email or other as those messages are dependent on someone being in front of a computer. Phones calls to the 24 hour line are answered immediately. Goshen PD will contact the person and perform a life safety check, let them know of their options, and offer them transportation if they want it. If there is a medical emergency Goshen PD will notify the Goshen Paramedics immediately to get the individual the help they need. In times when Goshen PD is already experiencing high call volume, Goshen FD is there to respond as well.
  3. Contact Interfaith Hospitality Network at 574-534-2300, currently a 24 hour line.
  4. The City of Goshen is always interested in new ideas of how to better serve our residents. Please don’t hesitate to contact the city if needed. 574-533-9322

Thank you again for working to help those in need. Please share this information with your friends and family. Together we will be able to make a bigger difference!

Click here for a list of resources for helping the homeless population in Goshen.