A big thank you to start the week!

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.

Visit our web page by clicking this line, to see how YOU could change someone’s life, with one hour from your week!

Erika, a Lifetime.Education Volunteer does a ton for her community. Thank you!
Erika, a Lifetime.Education Volunteer does a ton for her community. Thank you!

Our end-of-year report.

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.

A PDF version of this report is also available by clicking here.

 

My Money graduates at Redemption House Ministries

Last night, October 1st, the Homeless Coalition joined our tutor Katie, at her My Money class graduation at Redemption House Ministries.

It was a wonderful dinner and certificate ceremony with the ladies and out tutor, Katie.

We’re thankful for our special tutors, like Katie, who go above and beyond and make a world of difference in the lives of the students they tutor.

Click on the picture below to see the full album.

HCFTW Tutor, Katie, with her My Money students
HCFTW Tutor, Katie, with her My Money students

Education lasts a lifetime.

What impact would like to make?

Nothing in this world outlasts education. A meal is quickly digested and material items wear out.

Education is the ultimate tool to advance a persons life, well-being, and opportunity for a brighter tomorrow.

This is the reason we are passionate about education.

We’re in this for the long haul and a quick fix just won’t do. Join us and help us change the world, one opportunity at a time.

Education lasts forever.
Education lasts forever.

Finance Class Gradutes from Hope House, Inc. visit Junior Achievement’s Lincoln Finance Park

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.

Click the picture below to check out the entire album.

HCFTW tutor, Kyla, receives her certificate from a graduate.
HCFTW tutor, Kyla, receives her certificate from a graduate.

 

 

Grand opening of The Coutyard, a facility of SAFY

On Thursday, July 10th, The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc. joined SAFY to celebrate the grand opening of their new facility “The Courtyard” located at 2828 Fairfield Ave, here in Fort Wayne. The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc.  has formed a partnership with SAFY and will be providing educational services at The Courtyard.

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.

Click the picture below to check out pictures from the event.

Donna Bollinger, with honored guests, including the Mayor of Fort Wayne, cut the ribbon for The Courtyard
Donna Bollinger, with honored guests, including the Mayor of Fort Wayne, cut the ribbon for The Courtyard

Homelessness & Fort Wayne – 1st episode of television round-table

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.

The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne will be hosting a monthly round-table on Access Fort Wayne and discussing different issues determined by the Fort Wayne Area Planning Council on Homelessness Outreach and Advocacy Committee

You can check out the rest of the photos here.

On the set of HCFTW's "Homelessness & Fort Wayne"
On the set of HCFTW’s “Homelessness & Fort Wayne”

Lincoln Finance Park, Hope House, 4-15-14

We went to Lincoln Finance Park this evening with our tutor, Dominique, and her Financial Skills students from Hope House.

Lincoln Finance Park is a wonderful learning tool, where people are assigned an identity – complete with career, income, kids, and circumstances as they walk in the door.

All individuals must then make their way from shop to shop – insurance, food, clothing, etc – and learn to live within their means.

Click on the picture below to see the whole album or click here.

 

Homeless Coalition students from Hope House, a home for chemically dependent women, attend Lincoln Finance Park
Homeless Coalition students from Hope House, a home for chemically dependent women, attend Lincoln Finance Park

 

 

Financial Skills Banking Course Graduates

We’re proud of our tutor Dominique and of the graduates from the first Financial Skills course at Hope House.

Check out this picture from the certificate ceremony today.

Dominique, a HCFTW tutor, with her financial skills graduates from Hope House, a home for chemically dependent women.
Dominique, a HCFTW tutor, with her financial skills graduates from Hope House, a home for chemically dependent women.