Celebrating 50 Years of Hope

Church Community Services is celebrating its 50th year of providing hope to our Elkhart neighbors in need. We’ve come a long way from our little house on Benham Avenue where we focused on tutoring in the public schools, children’s camps, emergency financial services and providing a few loans to those who would otherwise not be able to obtain them. Today Church Community Services has grown into a campus that still provides emergency financial assistance, but also houses our client choice food pantry and Soup of Success, our job and life-skills training program for women who want to take life changing steps to move their families out of poverty.

Moving forward, our focus remains on breaking the grip of poverty that restricts so many families. We are actively pursuing initiatives to expand the availability of food and to tackle the larger barriers to self-sufficiency such as reliable transportation, affordable childcare, and adequate housing.

Hayley Tessier