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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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
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.
Housing and Homelessness

Hope Ministries

Focus: 
To support men, women, and children who are homeless through a variety of Christ-centered programs and services.
Housing and Homelessness

Life Treatment Centers, Inc.

Focus: 
To strengthen our community by positively impacting the lives of those men and women afflicted with various forms of addiction
Housing and Homelessness

Near Northwest Neighborhood, Inc.

Focus: 
To work in the near northwest neighborhood of South Bend to ensure the lasting success of our community by providing affordable housing, organizing and empowering neighbors, and promoting our neighborhood.
Housing and Homelessness

Our Lady of the Road (An Apostolate of the Catholic Worker Community)

Focus: 
To practice "works of mercy" through offering breakfast, laundry, and shower facilities to people on the streets of South Bend, with particular emphasis on rebuilding relationships in the South Bend community across divisions of race, class, and gender. Our Lady of the Road is an apostolate of the Catholic Worker Community.