Redemption House partners with a variety of organizations and agencies. Here are a few.
LSSI Works (Lasting Stability and Success for Individuals) is the workforce development program of Lutheran Social Services of Indiana. It provides personal and professional skills to help students find a career, not just a job.
In addition to cosponsoring LSSI, Lutheran Social Services provides classes on financial literacy and money management.
HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) is a collaboration between Parkview Health and the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation. Through eight weeks of classes, the residents learn about healthy eating in low-income situations.
Blue Jacket Career Academy
Blue Jacket’s Career Academy is a four-week, 60-hour training program for adults who face barriers to employment, like a criminal background. It offers, among other things, job preparedness, transitional jobs, job placement, vocational training, interest assessments, and personal and professional development. It even offers a clothing bank so people can look the part in a professional setting. Persons who graduate from their four-week program have a 66% employment rate within three months of graduating.
Indiana Department of Child Services. Judge Charles Platt is in charge of the family court, which deals with such issues as child custody, parental rights, and visitation. This is not a criminal court. Our residents sometimes have a family court case going on at the same time as their criminal case. We work closely with the family court system. If a woman comes before Judge Pratt or one of the other magistrates, being a resident of Redemption House is in her favor.
Purdue University Fort Wayne provides training on parenting and cooking, and also provides some interns.
Indiana Tech and Ivy Tech
Both of these local colleges provide interns to work for a period of time as staff at Redemption House.
Whitington Homes and Services serves at-risk and in-crisis children and families. Case managers and therapists go into homes to support and stabilize families through therapy, parenting education, abuse recovery, conflict resolution, and other therapeutic strategies.
SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) protects children, prepares parents, strengthens families, and educates our community to Stop Child Abuse and Neglect.
Churches. We greatly appreciate the support of many churches in the Fort Wayne area. More than 50 churches have been involved in supporting the ministry of Redemption House. They have helped us in so many ways, including ongoing financial support, furnishing rooms, providing food and meals, leading Bible studies, and much more.
I love the new me
“I know God is in my life, because look at me know—I’m brand new! I have people who love me. I have a job. I get to see my kids. I have a good team I can call on–people who love me, people I can talk to. I have a lot of goals to achieve in life. And most of all, I’ve been clean and sober for nine months. I love the new me.”
“Brenda,” 2018 graduate
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