Homeless Programs
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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
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 Martin Luther King Center 
4802 Melville Avenue
East Chicago, IN 46312 
Monday-Thursday 11am-2pm 

We also accept donations at our main office:
 200 Russell Street Floor 8
Hammond, IN 46320


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.