Turning Point Counseling
Turning Point is a counseling center in North Webster, Indiana. We are a non-profit organization committed to relevance in our community and the surrounding areas. We believe in health, healing, hope, growth, recovery, and transformation as foundational goals for ourselves and those we have the privilege of serving. We believe in a biopsychosocial-spiritual theoretical approach. This means that we look at helping clients in all major domains of their lives. We respect and value the dignity of each individual. We value the beauty of difference and equality as we walk alongside our clients. www.myturningpt.com
Fellowship Missions provides a place of refuge through a homeless shelter and a transitional house for men, women and families in the Warsaw community. Community meals are an opportunity for personal connection. Friendships are forged and concerns are shared in a Christ-centered environment. Fellowship Missions has a continual need for volunteers and they have a separate application form that must be filled out by every volunteer in advance and needs 3-5 days to process once it is submitted. In addition, they prefer an individual or group leader contact them in advance to inquire about availability (serving meals) since they fill up their volunteer spots pretty quickly. To volunteer the best person to contact is Melissa Dimopoulos, who is their Community Relations Director, at: 574-268-9555; [email protected]. www.fellowshipmissions.net
The Heart Institute
The H.E.A.R.T. (Hunger Education And Resources Training) Insitute is an interdenominational traning center designed to prepare people to serve effectively in the thrid world. Located in sub-tropical Florida, HEART operates a village community that stimulates many aspects of third world living. Their goals are to provide internships for prospective students around the globe, scholarships and extend the program. www.heart-institute.org
Teens Parents Succeeding
The mission of Teen Parents Succeeding is to work in conjunction with the Wawasee School Corporation, the community and area churches to provide affordable child care enabling teen parents to complete their high school education. Participants are required to attend weekly support group meetings and parenting life skills training. These are preparing them to be responsible parents and productive citizens in the community after high school. www.teenparentssucceeding.org
Combined Community Services
The mission of Combined Community Services is to provide comfort, hope and tangible resources for neighbors in need. CCS is located in the Warsaw area and collaborates with local churches and individuals to encourage and enable self-sufficiency. CCS offers programs that are practical, giving a “hand up not a hand out” and continue to look for new ways to remove old barriers for low-income residents of Kosciousko county. www.combinedcommunityservices.org
In more than 90 languages and 190 countries around the world Gideons are actively distributing copies of God’s Word free of charge. The local Wawasee Gideon Camp distributes scripture to physicians, dentists, lawyers, nursing homes, hotels, Kosciusko jail, county fairs and the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. They also provide Bible mentoring and church service every Thursday night at the country jail for men and women. www.gideons.org
Kids Hope USA
Kids Hope USA helps meet the emotional, social and academic needs of “at risk” children by giving them a one-to-one, Jesus-with-skin-on, relationship with a mentor from our church. This is NWCOG’s ministry to children and families in our neighborhood. A mentor gives one hour per week to meet with the same child throughout the school year. Mentor training is provided to fully equip the volunteer to build a relationship with their assigned child. www.kidshopeusa.org
Life Care House
The Life Care House is an extension of North Webster Church of God and attempts to meet the basic household needs of those in our community. The LCH provides basic toiletry, health, and household items at a very affordable price. These items are donated from church members. Learn more about the Life Care House.
Boomerang Backpacks is a program that assists to nourish low-income elementary students on weekends by providing backpacks full of food, and to inspire high school students to experience community service through project-based learning and student internships. Their tagline is, “Helping to fight childhood hunger one Boomerang Backpack at a time.” The program currently serves over 3,700 students in 36 elementary schools. Specifically, we support the elementary schools in the Wawasee school district.
The Rose Garden Recovery Community
The Rose Home is a transitional living home for women who choose to recover from drug and alcohol addictions. Their homes are places of hope, places where women can see the joy of new beginnings and a promise for tomorrow. Their program is 8 months long and includes a variety of activities and group discussions every week to equip and develop women spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. The women are encouraged to attend local churches and support groups while in the program such as Celebrate Recovery, Turning Point, and the Bowen Center.