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DOWNTOWN OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Within our Ambassador program we’ve created a position to specifically engage with homeless people, discovering individual needs and working through local outreach agencies to connect these individuals with the right services.

CHRIS ANDERSON

Downtown Outreach Specialist

574-309-6853  |  outreach@downtownsouthbend.com

TRAINING & OWNERSHIP FOR ALL

You never know who will form a bond with a person in need. All our safety and cleaning ambassadors are trained in social service issues and how to communicate and connect individuals with any help needed. The Outreach Specialist serves as a coordinator for the overall team efforts and works with local outreach partners to provide strategic pathways for homeless people in our districts.

CONTRIBUTE TO A SOLUTION

 

When approached by a panhandler, consider not giving any money. Please consider

contributing to the solution by giving to one of the officially recognized organizations listed below. These organizations provide invaluable resources to those in need and offer lasting help, instead of a temporary fix.

HOW TO SAY “NO”

 

Be intentional, confident and calm when interacting with a panhandler.


Acknowledge – make eye contact, do not break your movement and verbally give a succinct “no.”

Most panhandlers will recognize your firm stance and move on.

Give alternatives – panhandling will decrease if people stop giving. Instead, consider donating to a local charity. Several charities work nationwide to feed the poor, aid those struggling with addiction and provide shelter, education and resources to those in need.

 

 

Report Aggressive Panhandling to the Police (non-Emergency number) 574-235-9361

RESOURCES IN OUR COMMUNITY

Help is available to all who need and want it.  If you are approached by a panhandler, it’s okay to say “NO” - Point them to any one of these downtown organizations!

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE

Berean Community Services Food Pantry

601 W. Colfax 

(574) 234-2784

Hours: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month (3 PM – 5 PM)

 

Broadway Christian Parish

1412 S. Carroll St. 

(574) 289-0333

Hours: Monday – Thursday (9 AM – 10:30 AM)

 

City Chapel Evangelical Free Church Food Pantry

101 S. Main St.

(574) 237-1913

Hours: Sunday (1 PM)

 

Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County

702 S. Chapin St.

(574) 232-9986

Hours: Monday – Wednesday and Friday (9 AM – 2:30 PM) Thursday (Noon – 6PM)

 

Downtown Soup Kitchen
333 N. Main St.
(574) 233-9463
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (11:30 AM – 12:15 PM)

 

Doulos Chapel

608 South St. Joseph St.

South Bend, IN 46601

(574) 298-0110

Emergency assistance available

Clothes/Food Giveaway 1st Sat. of every month 12p – 2p 

 

First United Methodist Church – South Bend Food Pantry

333 N. Main St.

(574) 233-9463

Hours: Tuesday (10 AM – 2 PM)

 

Hope Ministries Soup Kitchen

532 S. Michigan St. 

(574) 235-4150

Hours: Lunch Monday – Friday (11 AM – 12:30 PM) Dinner Monday – Friday (6:30 PM – 7:30 PM)

 

Monroe Circle Community Center

526 W. Western Ave.

(574) 243-3506

Hours: Second Saturday of the month (9:30 AM – 11 AM)

 

Michiana Five for the Homeless

2206 Miami Street

(574) 607-3483

Hours: 12- 4 PM MONDAY-THURSDAY

 

On Angels Wings Gethsemane Church of God Food Pantry

308 S. Walnut St.

(574) 289-8102

Hours: Call for appointment

 

Our Lady of the Road Soup Kitchen

744 S Main St

(574) 850-9822

Hours: Friday – Sunday (8 AM – 11:30 AM), hot breakfast served at 9:30 AM

 

Salvation Army South Bend Food Pantry

303 Chapin

(574) 233-9471

Hours: Monday – Friday (9 AM – Noon)

 

Southgate Food Pantry

3717 S. Michigan St.

(574) 291-5230

Hours: Last consecutive Monday and Tuesday of the month (9 AM – 3 PM)

 

St. Paul’s Memorial United Methodist Church Food Pantry

1001 W. Colfax Ave.

(574) 234-6940

Hours: Last Thursday pf the month (10 AM – Noon)

 

Sunnyside Presbyterian Food Pantry

115 S. Frances St.

(574) 287-1524

Hours: Monday and Thursday (9:30 AM – 11:30 AM)

 

 

MEAL PROVIDERS

Broadway Christian Parish
1412 S. Carroll St. 
(574) 289-0333
Hours: Monday – Thursday (9 AM – 10:30 AM)

 

City Chapel Evangelical Free Church Food Pantry
101 S. Main St.
(574) 237-1913
Hours: Sunday (1 PM)

 

Downtown Soup Kitchen

333 N. Main St.

(574) 233-9463

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (11:30 AM – 12:15 PM)

 

Hope Ministries
532 S. Michigan St. 
(574) 235-4150
Hours: Lunch Monday – Friday (11 AM – 12:30 PM) Dinner Monday – Friday (6:30 PM – 7:30 PM)

 

Our Lady of the Road Soup Kitchen (Women)
744 S Main St.
(574) 850-9822
Hours: Friday – Sunday (8 AM – 11:30 AM), hot breakfast served at 9:30 AM

 

Peter Claver House (Men)

518 S. St. Joseph St.

(574)235-0623

Hours: Monday – Sunday (after 5 PM)

 

REAL Services

1151 S Michigan St.

(574) 233-8205

Hours: Monday – Friday (8 AM – 4:30 PM)

 

St. Margaret’s House (Women & Children)

117 N. Lafayatte Blvd.

(574) 234-7795

Hours: Daily Continental Breakfast (10 AM – 11 AM), Daily Hot Lunch (Noon) 

 

HOUSING

Center for the Homeless
813 S Michigan St.
(574) 235-4150
Hours: Daily (6 AM – 9 PM)

 

Dismas House

521 S. St. Joseph St.

(574) 233-8522

Hours: Monday – Thrusday (10 AM – 8 PM) Friday (10 AM – 3 PM)

 

Hope Ministries
532 S. Michigan St. 
(574) 235-4150
Hours: Lunch Monday – Friday (11 AM – 12:30 PM) Dinner Monday – Friday (6:30 PM – 7:30 PM)

 

Life Treatment Centers

1402 S Michigan St

(574) 233-5433

Hours: Monday – Friday (8 AM – 4 PM)

 

Our Lady of the Road Soup Kitchen (Women)
744 S Main St.
(574) 850-9822
Hours: Friday – Sunday (8 AM – 11:30 AM), hot breakfast served at 9:30 AM

 

Peter Claver House (Men)
518 S. St. Joseph St.
(574)235-0623
Hours: Monday – Sunday (after 5 PM)

 

St. Margaret’s House (Women & Children)
117 N. Lafayatte Blvd.
(574) 234-7795
Hours: Daily Continental Breakfast (10 AM – 11 AM), Daily Hot Lunch (Noon) 

 

HEALTH CARE

Indiana Health Centers at South Bend

1901 W Western Ave. # B

(574) 234-9033

Hours: Monday – Wednesday (9 AM – 8PM), Thursday (1 PM – 8 PM), Friday (9 AM – 4 PM), Saturday (9 AM – 2 PM)

 

IHC at South Bend Project Homecoming

701 S Main St

(574) 235-7990

Hours: Monday – Wednesday (8 AM – 4 PM), Thursday (12 PM – 4 PM), Friday (8 AM – 3 PM), Saturday (8 AM – 1 PM)

 

Memorial Neighborhood Health Center – Southeast Clinic

1708 High St

(574) 647-1400

Hours: Monday – Thursday (8 AM – 5 PM), Friday (8 AM – 3 PM)