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Childcare
St. Joseph County Childcare Resources

Brighter Futures Indiana

  • Help finding local childcare

  • Childcare assistance vouchers

)  Phone: 1.800.299.1627

¸  Hours: M-Th: 8a-7p | F: 8a-5p

Brightpoint

  • Childcare assistance vouchers

  • Free pre-school for four year old children whose families qualify

)  Phone: 260.423.3546

:  Email: childcare@mybrightpoint.org

l  Address: 220 W. Colfax Ave, Suite 150, South Bend, IN 46601

¸  Hours: M and W: 8a-4:30p | T and Th: 10a-7p | Second Saturday of Month: 8a-4:30p

Childcare Development Fund - Indiana

  • Childcare assistance for working parents and foster parents who meet monthly income eligibility guidelines

)  Phone: 800.299.1627

:  Email: earlycare@fssa.in.gov

Division of Family Resources - Mishawaka

  • Employment and training services

  • Establishes eligibility for Medicaid, SNAP, and TANF

  • Provides low-income Hoosier families with child care resources 

)  Phone: 800.403.0864

l  Address: 102 N. Center St., Suite 500 Mishawaka, IN 46544

Division of Family Resources - South Bend

  • Employment and training services

  • Establishes eligibility for Medicaid, SNAP, and TANF

  • Provides low-income Hoosier families with child care resources 

)  Phone: 800.403.0864

l  Address: 401 E. Colfax Ave., Suite 375, South Bend, IN 46617

Head Start

  • Cognitive, social, and emotional development skills for children up to five years old

  • Services for low-income families located in St. Joseph and Elkhart County school

)  Phone: 574.393.5864

:  Email: enrollment@headstartesj.digitalhill.com

l  Address: 245 North Lombardy Dr., Door 1, South Bend, IN 46619

REAL Services

  • Childcare resources

  • Family development programs

  • Housing and home ownership guidance

  • Rental assistance

  • Energy assistance

)  Phone: 574.233.8205

:  Email: info@realservices.org

l  Address: 1151 S Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601

¸  Hours: M-F: 8a-12p | 1p-4:30p

Page Index

All resources are listed here in alphabetical order. 

  1. Brighter Futures Indiana​

  2. Brightpoint

  3. Childcare Development Fund - Indiana

  4. Division of Family Resources - Mishawaka

  5. Division of Family Resources - South Bend

  6. Head Start

  7. REAL Services

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