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FACE COVERING DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidelines for using cloth face coverings and how-tos if you'd like to make your own. The CDC also emphasizes that people use cloth face covering instead of medical grade personal protective equipment (PPE), because surgical masks and N95 respirators... more

INTERURBAN TROLLEY GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The following is a message from the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG): The Interurban Trolley fixed route service and the Interurban Trolley ADA Access service will operate as usual in Elkhart and Goshen on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. Please be advised, the ADA Access Dispatch... more

CITY WORKING ON MOSQUITO CONTROL

Thursday, April 9, 2020

With warmer weather the last few days we saw some mosquitoes already. In an effort to reduce the populations the City is dropping larvicide tablets in areas prone to the propagation of mosquitoes. Community mosquito control programs can help to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent mosquito-borne... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, April 13, 2020, 2:00pm

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 3:00pm

CANCELED–Community Relations Commission

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 7:00pm

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