Hearten House Gospel Rescue Mission


Because homeless individuals are not visible on every street corner, we may be deceived into believing it is not a problem in our town. But there are hundreds of individuals who live in dangerous housing situations, sleep on other’s couches temporarily, or share housing with other families in crowded and stressed conditions. Experts estimate as many as 2,500 men, women and children living in DeKalb County are dangerously near or experiencing homelessness. Housing insecurity creates a host of problems and a cycle of poverty that is very difficult to break free from.
​Families are often torn apart, and the fabric of the community is weakened.


Hearten House Gospel Rescue Mission is a shelter providing restorative care for women experiencing a homeless crisis.
Some women are fleeing domestic abuse; others are pregnant with no support network; many just need a safe place to stay and encouragement as they rebuild their lives.​Using proven strategies, Hearten House staff and trained volunteers will walk alongside women who are ready to overcome  trauma, addictions, and destructive habits, on their way to self-sufficiency.

Together, we can help women find hope, healing, and the love of Christ.

A facility for Hearten House was purchased in 2017 and is now OPEN!
Your prayers and financial contributions to this ministry are vital. 
Please consider supporting the Hearten House in 2021.
A quick easy way to help is by directly ordering needed items from Amazon.com and they will be sent right to Hearten House. Click here for their WISHLIST to order.
Those wishing to make donations or volunteer services to Hearten House are invited to contact
​Hearten House 1-260-333-7223

E-mail    heartenhouse@dciconline.org


For more information about Hearten House Gospel Rescue Mission visit their website at www.dciconline.org/hearten-house.html



Inspiration Ministries, Inc. was founded in March 2012 in an effort to meet the individual needs of those in DeKalb County, IN, lacking resources and skills to access addiction recovery, housing, employment, transportation, and mentoring that are necessary to fully assimilate people back into the community.

Inspiration Ministries exists to reach the Least, the Last and the Lost. We specialize in prison ministry, substance abuse disorders and life control problems. Our ministry currently consists of the Plus One Program which is a residential/non-residential Christ-centered recovery program, The Cupbearer Cafe, Living Waters Farmers Marketplace which includes a Thrift Store, Farmers Market & Garden Center, Plus ONE Vocational Auto Repair Shop, Upword Living Bookstore, and Behind The Walls prison ministry.
  • MISSION- Inspiration Ministries exists to help people transform their lives in times of transition.

  • CORE VALUES- Extending Grace, Teaching Truth, Transforming Lives.

  • VISION- Create and sustain programs that allow opportunity for people to identify that their pasts and presents do not have to define their future.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT INSPIRATION MINISTRIES, visit their website at inspiration-ministries.org


Homeless Mission Needs

Each first Friday of the month a group from StJoeCofC go to Ft. Wayne and provide a meal to the homeless through the mission The Blessed Portion Ministry.

The items needed for the Friday night meal, to serve 150-200 people, are: sturdy plates, napkin/paper towels, to-go containers (talk to Jen, Jason or Vicki) and aluminum foil. Monetary donations to help fulfill costs of food and supplies also. 

Below is a list of items needed to for the men through this mission.

Clothing: Men’s Clothing, Men’s Shoes, Men’s Boots, Socks, Men’s underwear, jackets

Shelter: Sleeping bags, Blankets, Big thick black trash bags, tarps, tents

Toiletries/Health Items: Toilet paper, Baby wipes, Hygiene items, Cough Drops, Chap Stick, finger nail clippers, combs, brushes, razors, shaving creams, bug spray, poison ivy medicine, Advil, Tylenol,

Food/Water: Pop-top canned goods, Water, individually wrapped snacks (pop tarts, cookies, crackers, soft granola bars, etc), Instant coffee, Low dollar food gift cards, fresh fruit,

Books: Christian devotionals, Bibles, word search books, crossword puzzle books, history books or magazines

Misc.:Batteries of all sizes, Fort Wayne Bus passes , Small radios, Reading glasses, Small Flashlights, Candles, Adult sized book bags, Gift certificates to thrift stores or grocery stores to help buy what we don’t get donated, 7×7 tents, thick comforters, sternos, THICK black trash bags, candles, Bibles, NA books, AA Books, men’s watches, men’s wallets, ponchos, book bags, toilet paper, brown or camo colored tarps, 5.00 fast food gift cards, all day bus passes.

Nights are starting to get cooler. Staying warm is key. So if your cleaning out your closets here are some needs: 



~BLANKETS, sleeping bags, tarps, tents

~MENS 10, 11, 12 tennis shoes/boots

~napkins, paper towels, paper plates, unscented baby wipes
~Devotion Book- Jesus Is Calling: Enjoying Peace In His Presence
If you are able to provide any of these items please bring them to the church and place them in the adult classroom, or bring them through the week to the church office. If you have any questions about this great mission of love, please contact Jason & Vicki Holman or Rod & Jen Laux.
These items can also be brought to the church and they will be taken to the mission.
To visit Blessed Portions website, click here.    



Golden Years Homestead, Inc.

8300 Maysville Road • Fort Wayne, IN 46815-6619
Phone: 260-749-9655

A Continuing Care Retirement Community

The mission behind Golden Years Homestead’s Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is to ensure your peace of mind for today and tomorrow. For decades, our non-for-profit, Christian foundation has allowed us to hold our aging in reverence by providing multiple care options from independent living; short-term rehabilitation stays to long term care and memory care.

Each living and care option enables residents to age in place while remaining near family and friends in a familiar, safe and loving environment. At Golden Years, we do things a little differently. We have taken great care to combine innovative design and superb care with indulgences and comforts for the ultimate experience.


Our Promise

It is our promise to provide you with exceptional living in a charming and spacious home with numerous services to assure your comfort and satisfaction. Your fulfillment of enriching your social, spiritual and lifestyle needs is important to us. Whether it’s making new friends at one of our many social events, sharing a meal in our Garden’s Cafe, or tending to your personal garden, you have the opportunity to do more at Golden Years Homestead. Welcome Home.
For more information visit their website at goldenyearshome.org



Lake James Christian Camp and Retreat Center is more than just a summer camp. During the summer, we host a full summer of fun-filled, life-changing experiences for campers of all ages.

During the non-summer months, we offer a meeting place for various retreats for adults and children. These programs offer ample opportunity to get away to the peaceful surroundings of Northeast Indiana. Lake James Christian Camp and Retreat Center is a ministry that for over seventy five years has sought to glorify God through Christian camping. Whether you join us at our renowned facilities for a spectacular week, weekend, or day, it is our desire that you leave Lake James refreshed and changed… all for His glory!


Lakes James Christian Camp promotes community and spiritual transformation in a natural setting through physical activities, Biblical teaching and life testimony. The Christian camping experience is fun with lots of time for swimming, boating, basketball, sand volleyball and other sports. Lake James Christian Camp is a non denominational Christian Camp and Retreat Center. 

 Delicious food with 2 salad bars daily
 Experienced adult leadership
 FREE camp T-shirt if registered by May 1
  • 97 Campers
  • 521 from supporting churches
  • 176 from non-supporting churches
  • 21 Baptisms here at camp
  • 11 Commitments to Full-Time Christian Ministry
  • 223 Faculty Volunteers
  • 32 Campers attended camp through the Treesh Memorial Camper Scholarship Fund totaling $4,208
For more information about Lake James Christian Camp & Retreat Center visit their website at ljca.org




​     We are a non for profit ministry that helps meet the spiritual and tangible needs of the homeless by being the hands and feet of Christ to those in Fort Wayne Indiana. Each Friday night we take a team of volunteers and head out with a van full of tangible items, food, water and meet our friends on the streets. We spend time listening and praying for them and by doing so we have developed some wonderful friendships from being consistent and have worked hard to gain and keep the trust of those we serve.
​     We truly love what we do and love how we see God work in the lives of so many. We understand that there are those who are broken, hurt and have seen many reasons for homelessness. Our job is not to judge those who are homeless, but are called to love on them where they are…physically, mentally and spiritually. We are not about enabling one to stay homeless but understand it may be a slow process for many. Our role is to consistently offer hope through Jesus Christ, encourage those who need help to overcome addictions, repetitive cycles of wrong thinking to seek help through many programs that are available. We also every Sunday morning we pick up people who are wanting to go to church–we tend to have about 20-25 each week which is a blessing to see so many wanting to worship.
— Our Mission —
To meet the spiritual and tangible needs of the homeless by being the hands and feet of Christ. We do this by going each week to the homeless community in our area. We bring with us a team of volunteers who are ready to listen, pray and encourage those we meet.We also bring, food, clothing and most important the love and hope of Jesus Christ each week and meet people right where they are.. It’s easy.
For more information about THE BLESSED PORTIONS MINISTRIES HOMELESS MISSION visit their website at www.theblessedportionministries.org



Our vision at CCH is to be a community on campus empowering students to impact the world for Christ. We are excited about your interest in this ministry that is seeking to bring students together, invest in their lives, equip them to serve, and then mobilize them into personal ministry.


We love to describe ourselves as a family, and our picture above captures it all. We are by no means the perfect, photogenic family, but we are a family who loves one another and seeks to extend that love to those around us. As a family, we desire to seek more of God’s heart for his people, and embrace that in the way we live our lives. Our Rep Group, who we hope you will take the time to learn more about, have come up with a vision called “After God’s Own Heart” It’s all about learning more about what matters to God, making those things matter to us, and living them out as we love each other and the world around us. So we hope you will join us as part of this big family and get involved here at the Christian Campus House at Trine University.

If you check out our Events page, you’ll find that we are constantly doing something that you can get involved in! On our Connect page, you can find a number of different opportunities to get plugged in and begin growing in your faith. You will have chances to worship, be fed by the word, grow spiritually with other students, and serve others on campus.

We hope you’ll check out our video link to hear from students and staff just what we are all about! Find us on our social media in the footer to follow along with what is happening and get the latest updates. We don’t want you to miss a single opportunity to come together, hang out, and grow with the family.

If you have any questions, contact us or stop by the CCH House. We look forward to meeting you soon!
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For more information about CHRISTIAN CAMPUS HOUSE OF TRINE UNIVERSITY visit their website at cchtrine.org




​Since 1972, Woodburn Christian Children’s Home has provided a Christian family environment for children who are homeless or who have other special needs. This State-Licensed Residential Child-Care Ministry provides a Christian family environment. We receive no federal, state or county funds. Our mission is to provide a Christian home for children… to minister to families on physical, educational, emotional and spiritual levels.

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  1. WCCH, a ministry of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, is broadly supported by the Christian community throughout the tristate area.
  2. WCCH accepts no public funds but is entirely funded by private donations.
  3. WCCH accepts only private placements referred primarily through churches.
  4. WCCH provides a home to children regardless of their ability to pay.​
  5. WCCH integrates the Christian faith into every-day life. No part of our daily life will be separated from the expression of our faith.
Our vision is to live out the commission given in James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
For More information about Woodburn Christian Childrens Home visit them at www.wcchonline.org