YFC is committed to pursuing teenagers in their world, sharing with them the hope and love that God has for them. In pursuing teenagers, YFC will consistently strive to develop safe, bridge-building relationships with middle school and high school students through the different programs that we have to offer. As students come to know the hope and love that God has to offer, our belief is that a teenager’s life will be impacted eternally.
The Euell A. Wilson Center is a Christian organization designed to enrich the hearts and lives of children and strengthen the family through the love of Christ. We will do this through educational, social, performing arts and spiritual development to empower youth and their families for success immediately. We will work to transform the lives of our juveniles through using this time for academic enrichment, wholesome fun, and community service. We strive to protect both kids and adults from becoming victims of crime, reduce teen pregnancy, eliminates smoking and drug use. This strategy helps youth to develop values and skills needed to become contributing citizens and productive leaders.
Smith Academy for Excellence uses strong academic, character, and service learning curricula to develop young men into lifelong leaders which will create an opportunity for superior academic growth and holistic long term success. In addition, SAFE is committed to cultivating each child’s unique personality by instilling honorable moral principles.
While the children are in the host home, family coaches help parents get back on their feet by providing mentorship and accountability. Host families and placing families are supported by a team of volunteers who provide help such as transportation, meals, resource donations, mentoring, and employment assistance.
Fort Wayne and surrounding area churches play a significant role in recruiting and supporting their congregations to serve and reach out to parents who are in a crisis situation. Churches of all sizes and various denominational or non-denominational backgrounds are active partners with Fort Wayne Safe Families for Children. Our volunteers come from the smallest to largest congregations, as followers of Jesus are awakening to the urgent need to minister to struggling families in our own cities.
We have a “Wheels-for-Work” Bicycle Ministry which provides bicycles for people in need of transportation so that they can work. We provide DeKalb County Indiana with a Christmas Bureau and a Shop-4-Christmas Program, which provide Christmas gifts for the children of families in financial crisis.
We ask for your continued prayers, in guidance and funding, so we may continue our mission of “Offering light and hope through the storms of life.”
“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”
To provide, through the power of Jesus Christ, a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future.
Life House- Provides men immediate relief from hunger and homelessness.
Restoration House- Meeting spiritual, emotional, physical & educational needs both in the short and long term for men.
Charis House- Meeting spiritual, emotional, physical & educational needs both in the short and long term for women & children.
Treasure House- A Thrift Store whose proceeds help to fund The Rescue Mission programs.
County Line Ministry
Our initiatives work with churches throughout their life cycles, including:
- Consultations—helping churches identify and address barriers to their mission
- Multiplication—we believe the future of the church will only be realized if we shift to a culture of
- Leadership Development—we must build into the leaders in the Church today and the upcoming leaders for
- Coaching—it’s hard to change without help so HGC coaches provide encouragement, accountability and
direction for both churches and leaders as they seek to get healthier.