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Non-Emergency Housing

Catholic Worker (St. Peter Claver)
  • Temporary residence for men and women

  • Accepts pregnant women and their children on case by case basis

  • Very limited space


518 S. St. Joseph Street, South Bend, 46601

744 S. Main Street, South Bend, 46601 (daytime drop-in center)

(574) 287-7734 (women’s house)

(574) 235-0623 (men’s house)

Center for the Homeless
  • Transitional housing program

  • Program offers peer support groups, job search and retention, saving 75% of income, debt reduction

  • Personal development programs


813 S. Michigan St., South Bend, 46601

(574) 282-8700

Hours: 24 hours

Dismas House of Michiana
  • Reentry program for individuals who have been released from incarceration less than one year ago

  • No children


521 S. St. Joseph Street, South Bend, 46601

(574) 233-8522

Office hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Habitat for Humanity
  • Builds and restores homes and sells them at no profit to partner families

  • Includes home and financial management training

  • Must attend an information session in February or August (dates available via link above)

  • Application process is three months long

  • Families must invest hundreds of hours preparing their home


402 E. South St., South Bend, 46601

(574) 288-6967

Hope Ministries Family Life Center
  • Two year program providing shelter, shower, meals, caseworker, drug/alcohol classes

  • Childhood Development & parenting support “Hope4Kids”

  • Center on Michigan St. provides food

  • Call for next tour of facility to begin application process and acquire spot on waiting list


432 S. Lafayette, South Bend, 46601

532 S. Michigan, South Bend, 46601

(574) 235-4150

Office hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm​

Housing Assistance Office
  • Section 8 rental assistance (administers vouchers)

  • Rental properties – 5 complexes

  • Owner-occupied rehabilitation program (up to $5k rehabilitation for existing home)

  • Provides services for St. Joe County residents, but South Bend residents should contact South Bend Housing Authority


2410 Grape Rd. Ste 2, Mishawaka, 46545

(574) 256-9444

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Porch Light Transitional Living Program
  • Five apartments for young mothers up to age 21 and their children

  • Women may stay up to 18 months

  • Women are given counseling, job skills, self-sufficiency skills, and education

  • Connected with Young Moms’ Self-Sufficiency Program


Youth Service Bureau

2222 Lincolnway West, South Bend, 46628

(574) 287-6182

(574) 287-6204 (fax)


Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm​

Probona Legal Program
  • Assists with issues on family law and guardianship

  • Does intake over the phone

(574) 277-0075

South Bend Housing Authority
  • Administers section 8 vouchers

  • Provides public housing

  • Home ownership program

  • Eligibility determined by income and family size and waiting list


501 Alonzo Watson Dr., South Bend, 46601

(574) 235-9346

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Transitional Living program Family & Children’s Center
  • Apartments for pregnant women and their children and any other homeless/runaway youth ages 16-21 (with or without children)

  • Housing for up to 18 months

  • Reserve right to turn away clients

  • Short waiting list

  • Independent living skills program

  • Clients meet with individual mentor and peer groups once a week

  • Other referrals and therapy offered


1509 Liberty Dr., Apt #6, Mishawaka, 46545

(574) 252-2803


YWCA of St. Joseph County
  • Transitional housing program (18 mos) for women with children who are working full-time and/or going to school, based on individual income, required participation in classes (call for application)

  • Permanent housing program for women with mental and physical disabilities (call for application)


1102 Fellows St., South Bend

(574) 233-9491

(574) 232-9558 (domestic violence crisis hotline

Office hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:00am – 5:00pm

                       Fri, 8:00am – 2:00pm​