On-line classes!

We love technology.

Starting this month, select FortWayne.Education courses in Health, Nutrition, English language skills, and more will be available on-line.

What started as a program to provide grammar brush-up courses to our tutors and students at the Carriage House has become a platform capable of providing our services to our partners throughout the city.

You can visit our online classroom at http://elearn.fortwayne.education

FortWayne.Education computers
FortWayne.Education computers

Digital Skills at the Carriage House

Today, FortWayne.Education launched our Digital Skills group training program at the Carriage House.

Digital Skills instructor, Janeann, leads the group each Friday at 10:30 am.

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Digital Skills

The Homeless Coalition is proud to be launching two new Digital Skills courses this month with partners here in Fort Wayne.

Janeann, who has been with the Homeless Coalition since February of last year, will be training members and staff of the Carriage House to prepare them for teaching Digital Skills to other members. In addition to serving the Homeless Coalition at such facilities as Hope House and Carriage House, Janeann is a professional trainer of digital technologies and operates her own company – KeyPoint Training, in addition to contracting for Microsoft.

Today, the Homeless Coalition has doubled the size of its computer lab at the Carriage House in preparation for what we are sure is going to be a very successful course!

Dave, a computer professional and teacher by trade, has been with the Homeless Coalition since April of last year. Dave has served at Wellspring Interfaith Social Services through the Homeless Coalition as well as helping out with our Community Flu Shot Clinics. Starting this month, Dave will be instructing residents of Hope House in Digital Skills.

HCFTW tutors, Dave and Janeann, with HCFTW founder Dmitriy Usher.
HCFTW tutors, Dave and Janeann, with HCFTW founder Dmitriy Usher.


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.

IPFW Students Create Mobile App for Homeless Coalition & FortWayne.Education Volunteers

We’re at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne.

A team of Computer Science students are showcasing their capstone project – a mobile app for the Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne & FortWayne.Education volunteers to check email, report volunteer hours, and more.

We’re excited to see their progress.



HHAW 2014: “Real Change” Pop Up Arts Event

We had a wonderful time at the “Real Change” Pop Up Arts Event. Click on the image below to look at a few shots from the event held during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2014.

It successfully captured the synergy between the arts and the social services sector in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was organized by the Fort Wayne Area Planning Council on Homelessness and held at Wunderkammer Company.

A special night

We’d like to give a special thanks to Cirque du Soleil for graciously reaching out to the Homeless Coalition of Fort Wayne and providing tickets to their show, Dralion, here in Fort Wayne.

Thanks to their generosity, we were able to bring together the HCFTW family for a night of wonderful entertainment. — at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum