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​

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​

Page Index

All Continuing Education resources are listed here in alphabetical order. 

  1. Catholic Worker (St. Peter Claver)

  2. Center for the Homeless

  3. Dismas House of Michiana

  4. Habitat for Humanity 

  5. Hope Ministries Family Life Center

  6. Housing Assistance Office

  7. Porch Light Transitional Living Program 

  8. South Bend Housing Authority 

  9. Transitional Living Program Family and Children's Center

  10. YWCA of St. Joseph County