We’d like to give a Monday morning shout out to a volunteer of ours who recently completed a Financial Skills course at Hope House, Inc. and is currently still serving as an ESL tutor with another great partner of ours, Crime Victim Care of Allen County.
Thank you for all that you have done and still do, Erika!
Volunteers, like Erika, through Lifetime.Education, give just 1 hour of each week, but make a huge difference in the lives of others.
Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne is proud to present our end-of-year report we presented to our tutors, volunteers, and students who attended our end-of-year get together.
We’ve blessed with amazing volunteers from all walks of life and are so thankful for the opportunity to live, work, and serve a community as soulful and inclusive as Fort Wayne, Indiana. This city really is a special place.
This evening we joined our ‘My Money’ finance class graduates from Hope House, Inc., a home for chemically dependent women, along with their tutor, Kyla, at Junior Achievement’s Lincoln Finance Park.
Lincoln Finance Park is a real-world simulation exercise where students are assigned a life role as they enter the building. This role includes life circumstances which include marital status, income, and other factors.
The facility includes mock restaurants, insurance, gas, electricity bills, and entertainment spending exercises to teach students how to budget and live within their income.
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The facility will house homeless youth as well as those aging out of the already overwhelmed foster care system.
Many gathered from all across Fort Wayne to celebrate the opening of a facility that is desperately needed and will surely be a tremendous asset to the community-at-large. For more information, visit the official SAFY page for The Coutyard.
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Yesterday, Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne was with Redemption House Ministries for the first monthly television round-table discussion show at Access Fort Wayne for the Fort Wayne Area Planning Council on Homelessness Outreach and Advocacy Committee.