Homeless Programs
Home Away From Home
The Caring Hearts Homeless Outreach Program
The Caring Hearts Homeless Outreach Program delivers mobile street outreach to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in East Chicago. Outreach workers seek out individuals in need living on the streets, under viaducts, and other places not meant for human habitation. The team offers basic survival items, food gift cards, blankets, coats, and other necessities. Through consistent contact, the outreach team works to build trust in order to learn about the needs of those served. Outreach workers offer referrals, care coordination, and transportation to services in the community. By means of our agency's Claudia's Closet, a collection site for donated new and gently used clothing items, warm coats, blankets, and shoes, we are able to help those in the homeless community to survive the various dangerous street elements especially during our frigid winter months.
We Care For Our Community Mobile Outreach Program is a homeless program committed to helping our homeless population stay warm during the frigid winter season. With your help we can provide care packages and warm attire. Click We Care For Our Community above to learn more about this program. 

Donations are being accepted at the Pennsylvania Center 3550 Pennsylvania Ave. East Chicago, IN 46312, Tuesday-Friday 1pm-5pm. We also accept donations at our main office 5272 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN 46320  
                    Special Thanks To


Alan Chesen                
Brenda Welch
Cedric Diamond
Cynthia Cave
Ladella Whitaker
Ms. Sharon Perkins
Patricia Counsard
Sophie Zdrojeski
Steve Wilson
Yolanda Rodgers
Sarah Mack
Leoia Woods
Allison Lloyd
Eric Gastevich
Goerge Vondrak
Kristen Diehl
Sharon Scott
Shirley Green
Carolyn Keith
Dunkin Donuts - Indianapolis Blvd, Hammond
​Dunkin Donuts - Calumet Ave, Hammond

Family Design
Frank Caputo
Fresh County Market
Habitat Humanity
Hammond Salvage & Resale
Jerry Woak
La Rancherita
Laly's Florist
Last Chance Overstock
Maureen Boss
Ms. Patricia Coubnard
Paw's Resale Shop
PAWS
Robert Backe
Sharks Chicken & Fish - Euclid, East Chicago
Sharks Chicken & Fish - Indianapolis Blvd, East Chicago
Starkwood Furniture
Things and More
White Castle
Tiffany Wysowaty
United Steelworkers of America
William Reed
Wal-Mart
Phillip Squall's Safe Haven

We are pleased to announce the opening of, Phillip Squall's Safe Haven, located in the Harbor of East Chicago, Indiana. This is a non-referral safe haven for those who are invited to live here. Click Phillip Squall's Save Haven to see its new residents and how we provided hope for them.

Donations such as clothing, gift cards, furniture, linen and etc. are currently being accepted. Please call us at 219-933-7111 if you would like more information on how you can help. 











CARING HEARTS HOMELESS PREVENTION AND COMPLIANCE INITIATIVE PROGRAM

Our Caring Hearts  Our program is designed to help eradicate homelessness by identifying and addressing the barriers that negatively impact the quality of life for our city’s residents and families who are at risk of eviction leading to their becoming homeless. This unique program brings together community partners with their distinct areas of expertise to focus on implementing outreach, health and supportive service programs to assist at risk participants to remain housed, thereby reducing the number of homeless individuals on our streets and transforming their lives by helping them to attain self-sufficiency and to live a productive and healthy life.  

We are currently operating this program in the City of East Chicago, sponsored by The Foundations of East Chicago.

For more information on this program or to make a donation, please call our office at (219) 933-7111.