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.

Walking-Home 2015

As you may or may not have seen, the Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne is a participating agency in the upcoming Walking Home 2015 event. Walking Home, formerly known as Homeward Bound, is a charity walk that benefits the agencies throughout Fort Wayne serving the homeless in our city.
The event is Sunday, April 26th, 12:00 pm  at Headwaters Park.
We need your help.
We’re asking all of our volunteers to come and walk for us. More than that, we’re asking you to invite your friends, family, and fellow community-minded citizens to come out and help support the work we do.
Whether you walk and donate, or just walk, we are so very thankful for any support you can give us.
Registering to walk does NOT require a donation.
Please visit http://walking-home.com/registration/ to sign up today.
When you register, please be sure to pick ‘Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne’ from the list of agencies. This will ensure our agency is credited with your support!

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.

 

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.

Cedars HOPE Digital Skills Course

Yesterday, our first Digital Skills class at Cedars HOPE, permanent supportive housing for women living with mental illness, concluded.

It was a pleasure meeting with the ladies and we look forward to having more Healthy Living and Digital Skills courses there as our partnership grows.

Click the photo below to see the full album or check it out on FaceBook.

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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.

Personal Wellness & Nutrition graduates from Cedar’s Hope

The Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne is pleased to acknowledge the accomplishments of the newest group of graduates.

A group of ladies from Cedar’s Hope graduated from a class focusing on personal health, fitness, wellness, and nutrition on June 6th.

 

The ladies learned the importance of a healthy lifestyle from counting and understanding calories, to making healthy physical and life choices. One participant even lost 40lbs through the duration of the course!

Click the picture below to check out the entire album.

Again, congratulations, ladies!

 

Jenn, a tutor, with a Nutrition class graduate.
Jenn, a tutor, with a Nutrition class graduate.