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 locally and globally through five key service areas of disaster relief, health and safety services, international services, support to military families, and 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 engage youth in educational activities that prepare them to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Law and Scout Oath.
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.
Legal Services and Advocacy

Casa Program of St. Joseph County

Focus: 
To 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. Our goal is to alleviate poverty and strengthen families.
Housing and Homelessness

Catholic Worker House

Focus: 
To practice the "works of mercy" by offering hospitality (overnight shelter and dinner 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 medical and 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.
Education

City of South Bend

Focus: 
To deliver services which empower everyone to thrive.
Education

Clay High School

Focus: 
Clay High School is South Bend’s magnet high school for the arts. Located in an urban setting, the focus is to prepare the students for a successful transition to adult life.
Disability Programs

Corvilla, Inc.

Focus: 
To provide homes, employment services, and educational and training programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties.