Homelessness Resources

Here are some local and national resources that can help if you are experiencing homelessness.

Table of Contents
Food Assistance, Meals and Personal Care
Winter Amnesty
National Resources

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Call 574-282-4646
Email library@sjcpl.org
Visit any library location


St Peter Claver Catholic Worker
515 S St Joseph St.
(574) 235-0623 (Men’s house)
518 S St Joseph St
(574) 287-7734 (Women’s house)

Center for the Homeless
813 S Michigan St.
Emergency and Transitional Housing Weather amnesty November 1 – April 30, 8:00 pm – 8:00 am
Men, women, and families.
(574) 282-8700

Foster Youth the Independence (FYI) Initiative
For young adults between 18-24 who are currently or at one time had been in foster care can be fast tracked for available housing vouchers with DCS. DCS will pay for up to three months rent and also offer utility and deposit assistance as well.

Contact Christine Singleton christine.singleton@dcs.in.gov

Hope Ministries
432 S. Lafayette Blvd.
(574) 235-4150

MotelsForNow Voucher Program
(through March 2023)
Contact Jon Schommer at Our Lady of the Road to be added to the waitlist
744 S. Main St.
(574) 234-2330

(domestic violence center, women and children only)
1102 Fellows St.
(574) 233-9491

Food Assistance, Meals and Personal Care

Berean Community Services
601 Colfax Ave.
Food Bank 1st and 3rd thursday: 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
(574) 234-2784

Broadway Christian Parish Church
(breakfast, food pantry, showers, mail, and telephone)
1412 Carroll St.
Food Pantry: Tuesday-Thursday 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Breakfast: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 10:00 am and lunch on Sunday
Showers: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
(574) 289-0333

Catholic Charities of Ft. Wayne-South Bend
1817 Miami St.
Food Pantry Wednesday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
(574) 234-3111

(food provision resources)
1403 Prairie Ave. South Bend, IN 46613
(877) 725-2016

First United Methodist Church
333 N. Main St.
Downtown Soup kitchen
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Food pantry
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
(574) 233-9463

Community Food Pantry of SJC
702 Chapin St.
Monday and Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm; Wednesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
(574) 232-9986 ext.129
List of county food pantries: www.feedindiana.org/food-pantries

God’s Grace Food Pantry at Layman Chapel
303 S. Kenmore
Second and Fourth Saturday: 11:00 am -1:00 pm
(574) 344-8295

Hope Ministries
532 S. Michigan
Soup Kitchen Monday – Sunday
Daily Lunch: 11:45 am – 12:30 pm;
Daily Dinner: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
(574) 235-4150 ext. 221

Monroe Circle Community Center
526 Western Ave.
Food pantry fourth Tuesday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am; second Saturday: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
(574) 243-3500

Our Lady of the Road
744 South Main St.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 8 am – 11:30 am; Wednesday: 11 am – 1 pm
(574) 235-0623

Salvation Army Family Center
Food pantry, utility bill assistance
900 W. Western Ave. (The Kroc Center)
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
(574) 233-9471 ext. 2205

Southgate Food Pantry
3717 S. Michigan St.
Food pantry last consecutive Monday and Tuesday of the month: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(574) 291-5230

St. Margaret’s House
Day shelter for women and children only – showers, lunch, laundry
117 N. Lafayette
Monday-Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
(574) 234-7795

St. Paul’s Memorial United Methodist Church
1001 Colfax Ave.
Food pantry last Thursday of the month: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
(574) 234-6940

Sunnyside Presbyterian Church
115 S. Frances St.
Food bank Monday and Thursday: 9:30 am -11:30 am
(574) 287-1524

City of South Bend Resources/Winter Amnesty 2024

Center for the Homeless
(574) 282-8700
813 S Michigan St.
The Center for the Homeless is open 24 hours for anyone who needs to get out of the cold, even if a bed is not available.

Hope Ministries
432 S. Lafayette Blvd.
(574) 235-4150
Hope Ministries is open 24 hours a day for anyone who needs to get out of the cold.

Howard Park Event Center
219 S. St. Louis Blvd.
(574) 299-4765
Monday – Thursday: 8 am -9 pm, Friday: 8 am -10 pm, Saturday: 10 am -8 pm, Sunday: 1 pm- 8 pm

O’Brien Fitness Center
312 E. Walter St.
(574) 299-3482
Monday – Friday: 5am – 9pm, Saturday: 7am – 4pm, Sunday: 9am – 2pm

Charles Black Community Center
(574) 235-9446
3419 W. Washington St.
Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm, Friday: 9 am – 3 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
(574) 235-9445
1522 Linden Ave,.
Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm, Friday: 9am – 6:30pm


Indiana Health Centers at South Bend
1901 W Western Ave. # B
(574) 234-9033
Hours: Monday – Wednesday 9 am – 8pm, Thursday 1 pm – 8 pm, Friday 9 am – 4 pm, Saturday 9 am – 2 pm

IHC at South Bend Project Homecoming
701 S Main St
(574) 235-7990
Hours: Monday – Wednesday 8:00 am – 4 pm, Thursday 12:00 pm –  4:00pm, Friday 8 am – 3 pm, Saturday 8:00am – 1pm

National Resources

Homeless Shelters Directory

National Alliance to End Homelessness
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to end homelessness in the United States.

National Coalition for the Homeless
The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To end and prevent homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights are respected and protected.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is the premier national organization working at the nexus of homelessness and health care. Grounded in human rights and social justice, the NHCHC mission is to build an equitable, high-quality health care system through training, research, and advocacy in the movement to end homelessness.

National Homeless Information Project (NHIP)
The National Homeless Information Project (NHIP) is a grassroots effort to increase sharing and understanding of homeless services data in order to increase knowledge in the field. The cornerstone of the NHIP effort is to foster a collaboration of professionals working in the field to improve the collection of homeless services data, to increase the sharing of homeless services data and to promote a greater understanding of homeless services across the country.

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