Renewed Partnerships

Lifetime.Education is pleased to announce that we have officially renewed partnerships with two of our closest partner facilities in Fort Wayne – Cedars HOPE – a facility providing long-term supportive care for women living with serious mental illness and Hope House, a division of YWCA of Northeast Indiana -a home for chemically dependent women on their way to recovery.

Lifetime.Education has long offered our services at both partner locations in Fort Wayne.

At Cedars HOPE, we debuted our first Nutrition and Personal Wellness Course in Fort Wayne – a new version of which, with emphasis on hands-on cooking experience, begins next week. Cedars HOPE is also home to a Lifetime.Education full-service computer lab that residents use both during our Digital Skills Course taught each week and also to practice on their own time.

Hope House, a division of YWCA of Northeast Indiana, has been an instrumental partner for Lifetime.Education since our begining. We’ve held many Financial Skills Courses, Adult Basic Education (HSED/GED) Tutoring, and on-going Digital Skills classes that take place each Wednesday.

We believe strongly in the mission of our partner facilities and excited to continue our journey and work together into the next year.

Click the picture below to view the Certificate Ceremony from one of our graduating Financial Skills Classes from Hope House.

Free Flu Shot Clinics in Fort Wayne

It’s that time of year, again!

Lifetime.Education is organizing no-cost Community Flu Shot Clinics throughout Fort Wayne. Clinics have already been scheduled with our partner sites Redemption House Ministries and The Carriage House.

How it works:

Visit our site at clinics.lifetime.education and fill out our request form and we’ll schedule a day and time where a Registered Pharmacist will come to your location and administer the flu shots. There is no cost for our services, or the clinic. Vouchers are provided for anybody unable to pay, so nobody will be turned away.

Click the link here or the image below to visit our sign-up page and schedule your clinic today.

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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.

 

“Longest Night” walk honors the memory of those that have perished while experiencing a homeless crisis.

Channel 10 was on location yesterday evening to cover the “Longest Night” walk, hosted by the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. The walk honors the memory of individuals that lost their lives over the past year while experiencing homelessness in Fort Wayne. The Homeless Coalition was represented by founding Board of Director Officers Dmitriy & Alex Usher. Scroll down to watch the video from wane.com or visit their page by clicking here. Untitled      

Fort Wayne Area Planning Council on Homelessness; December 2014 Meeting

The Fort Wayne Area Planning Council on Homelessness held a meeting today at Citizen’s Square in the Omni Room. Individuals from organizations throughout Fort Wayne serving individuals experiencing homelessness came together to be part of a dialogue on how we, as a city, can move forward. This particular FWAPCH meeting had record attendance – everyone from agency leaders, to city department heads, the Deputy Mayor, and even a representative from Senator Donnelly’s Office attended to listen, offer suggestions, and learn. In addition to record attendance, this FWAPCH meeting was also featured on wane.com and Channel 15.  You can check out the video by clicking here, or look at the pictures by clicking the photograph below.

Agency Heads from across Fort Wayne participated in today's meeting.

A generous donation

We’ve received the first part of a very generous donation from Parkview Health.

This generous donation from Parkview Health will help us towards our ambitious goal of equipping every partner site we tutor at with a full-service lab for classes and for the residents to use for everyday tasks as well.

The latest facility to receive a computer lab is Cedars Hope, a home for women living with serious mental illness – where instruction will begin the first week of September.

The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne, Inc. formally thanks you for your generous support of our community initiatives.

Donated equipment
Donated equipment

 

Computer Lab at Cedars Hope

We’re excited to have set up a full service computer lab at Cedars HOPE, a home for women living with mental illness.

In addition to instructor – led training, the computers will be open for the residents to use on their own time.

In today’s world, it’s vital to have access to the possibilities the Internet and digital skills bring.

HCFTW computers at Cedars Hope, a home for women living with mental illness.
HCFTW computers at Cedars Hope, a home for women living with mental illness.
HCFTW computers at Cedars Hope, a home for women living with mental illness.
HCFTW computers at Cedars Hope, a home for women living with mental illness.