Community Partners Directory

Taking Education Beyond the Walls of the Classroom

The Center for Social Concerns invites you to push the boundaries of your classroom into the neighborhoods of South Bend and beyond. Come and enter the lives of those who live and study and work there. Indeed, consider the ways that you might begin to be a part of the world’s transformation.

Through the years, thousands of students have taken part in the numerous opportunities offered through the Center for Social Concerns and our many partners. Each student has made an important difference.

 
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Aging

Alzheimer’s Services of Northern Indiana/Milton Adult Day Services

Focus: 
To provide therapeutic activities to adults who need supervision during the day, many of whom have Alzheimer's disease or dementia
Disaster Relief

American Red Cross, St. Joseph County Chapter

Focus: 
To provide compassionate care to those in need, and to prevent and relieve suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: 1) disaster relief, 2) health and safety services, 3) international services, 4) support to military families, 5) biomedical services
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Ark Angels, Inc.

Focus: 
To illuminate inherent youth value (societally blinded by neglect and underexposure) and use the light of heroic human capital investment to restore great possibility thinking and inspire transformation
Food and Sustainability

Bertrand Farm, Inc.

Focus: 
To connect people to local food production in order to promote sustainable agriculture, health, and earth stewardship.
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph County

Focus: 
To offer one-on-one mentoring for school-aged children in St. Joseph County
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Boy Scouts of America—Lasalle Council

Focus: 
To develop character, leadership, and physical and mental fitness in the young men and women in our area in an outdoor setting
Children / Youth / Teen Programs

Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County

Focus: 
To provide holistic, high-quality, co-educational programming in after-school settings throughout the community
Poverty

Bridges Out of Poverty

Focus: 
To work across sectors, political parties, and economic classes in order to create and implement community solutions to help end poverty and build sustainability
Poverty

Broadway Christian Parish UMC

Focus: 
To offer a ministry of peace, justice, and hospitality to people who find themselves on the margins of society
Health Care

Cardinal Nursing and Rehab Center

Focus: 
To serve compassionately each resident with quality care and excellence through health solutions that foster independence and self-esteem
Legal Services and Advocacy

Casa Program of St. Joseph County

Focus: 
Recruit, screen, train, supervise, and support volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children who are wards of the Department of Child Services in St. Joseph County
Poverty

Catholic Charities

Focus: 
To serve those in need as Christ would have us do
Housing and Homelessness

Catholic Worker House

Focus: 
To practice the “works of mercy” by offering hospitality (overnight shelter and dinner at 6:30 p.m. nightly) to folks who find themselves on the street in South Bend
Criminal Justice

Center for Community Justice

Focus: 
To transform the communities of Elkhart County through Restorative Justice.
Health Care

Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.

Focus: 
To improve the quality of life both for persons facing the end of their lives and their families
Housing and Homelessness

Center for the Homeless

Focus: 
To offer life-changing services and programs for our 175+ guests (men, women, children, and military veterans) as they work to break the cycle of homelessness.
Disability Programs

Chiara Home, Inc.

Focus: 
To support families and caregivers by providing out-of-home respite care for individuals with special needs.
Disability Programs

Children’s Dispensary, Inc. (A Place To Be Me)

Focus: 
To provide a safe, accepting, and nurturing program environment for young people with developmental and/or physical disabilities where they can enhance their social interactions, learning, and creativity
Poverty

Christ Child Society

Focus: 
To offer personal service and clothing to all needy children and infants in the love and spirit of the Christ Child.
Disability Programs

Corvilla, Inc.

Focus: 
To provide homes and care for people with developmental disabilities