Thursday, July 18, 2019
The Goshen Community Relations Commission put out a request for proposals for a workshop for CRC members and elected officials to learn about the need for bystander training. Bystander training is based on social science principles that prepare individuals or groups to address a situation of... more
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The City of Goshen, in partnership with the Salvation Army, Maple City Chapel and Goshen Public Library, is working to provide resources for residents during the upcoming days with extreme heat. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Elkhart County from Thursday,... more
Monday, July 15, 2019
In this month's Newsletter read about how Indiana's stormwater regulations have only changed once since August 2003 and yet they are a way to keep America the Beautiful, beautiful. Lean about the beautiful and beastly sides of fireworks. Lastly, read about the 11 times the Elkhart River has reached minor... more
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