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SEPTEMBER STORMWATER TOOLBOX NEWSLETTER

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Stormwater is the only growing source of water pollution in our nation and adding illicit discharges to the mix just doesn’t help. A big thank you to City staff and departments for helping prevents, identify and at times clean up a handful of illicit discharges over the past month. Remember,... more

COMMUNITY SURVEY

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The following is a press release from the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership: The South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership, in collaboration with numerous community organizations, is launching a Brand Development Project for the region. The goal of this project is to develop a brand and marketing... more

INTERSECTION CLOSURE: JACKSON AND 9TH STREETS

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The City will close the intersection of Jackson and 9th Street beginning Friday, Sept. 20 around noon, to install a table top intersection. This is where the trail crosses from one side to the other and the table top intersection will make this crossing more visible to the traveling public. The... more

Upcoming Events All »

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, September 23, 2019, 7:00pm

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 4:00pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, September 30, 2019, 2:00pm

Homelessness: Resources

New policy, to be enacted immediately (May 8, 2019), addresses concerns over the growing encampment along the Millrace and other public properties in the city. Click here to read it. 

The following are local and national resources for those in need of shelter or a home:

Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network: A flexible, cooperative ministry providing an opportunity for our community to be actively involved in caring for the needs of homeless families.

Bashor Children's Home Shelter: A  secure temporary or emergency home for teenagers in Elkhart County

Oaklawn: Oaklawn provides mental health and addiction treatment for children, adolescents and adults in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties. Specialized services range from skills training and case management to outpatient therapy and inpatient care.

The Window: Providing services to meet the essential needs of anyone with limited income

Faith Mission Elkhart:  faith-based programs and services that minister to the homeless and other individuals so they may have positive life-changing opportunities.

Elkhart County Women's Shelter: The Elkhart County Women's Shelter (ECWS) is the only domestic violence shelter in Elkhart County.  One of the largest programs of iFiT, the ECWS serves nearly 400 women and children annually.  The 40 bed shelter is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year to provide crisis intervention and safe shelter for victims of domestic abuse.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Homelessness assistance

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Resources for Persons Experiencing Homelessness

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Homelessness programs and resources