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Do you think Elkhart County has enough resources to help its homeless community?

We recently published a story about local organizations banding together to build apartments for homeless people in the area. It got us wondering whether there are enough shelter and housing options available to the area's homeless community.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 10:04 p.m.

Thanks to efforts by several area organizations, Elkhart County's homeless community now has more options for escaping life on the street.

Six groups, including LaCasa Inc. and Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, banded together to construct 16 apartments dedicated to housing homeless people in the community. This serves as the third phase of a project that has created 34 apartments like this around the area.

When The Elkhart Truth's story about the apartments was posted on Facebook, the community had a very positive response to the organizations' work – 35 people had liked it as of 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 14. 

The story got us wondering what other temporary and long-term housing resources are available to the area's homeless community. Here are some of the other local organizations that provide shelter and housing aid to the homeless:

Do you think the area has enough resources offering housing and shelter to its homeless community? What else do you think should be done to help homeless people in the area find safe places to stay?


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