Goshen warming Center

Thanks to the generosity and partnership of the organizations below, we were able to open our warming center in January 2019. These groups have joined us in working together to serve those most vulnerable during the winter weather. For 2019, the center will remain open through February, then needs will be reevaluated for March.

We open our location at 105 S. Third St. to all who may need a warm place to stay the night between the hours of 8pm and 8am. Volunteers and staff from the nonprofits below are on duty from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. to check in the homeless on the nights our center is open. Then, from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. a security guard provided by Faith Mission oversees the center.

Unlike standard screening methods used at homeless shelters to admit clients, low-barrier standards are used since this housing is temporary during cold nights. As long as guests can come in and not cause issues, they are allowed to stay.

To our partners...

Thank you to Faith Mission of ElkhartThe City of GoshenOaklawn Psychiatric Center, The WindowThe Elkhart County ClubhouseFaith Mennonite ChurchCornerstone Christian Fellowship, Mayor Jeremy Stutsman, Grace Community Church, Goshen Police Department, Goshen Fire Department, Goshen Salvation Army, and Extend Missionary for their support of this important initiative.

If you want to help us keep the warming center running, please visit our donation page. The full story on the warming center can be seen in The Elkhart Truth.

Stay warm, Goshen!