Love Your Neighbor Center
Imagine if you didn’t have a home, a house or any shelter. Imagine having to find places to get out of the weather. And imagine having to find food—every day. In Indianapolis, nearly 2,000 people who currently live on the street don’t have to imagine. It is their reality. Many have been chronically unhoused, while others have recently lost their homes to eviction or other uncontrollable life events.
The worsening state of homelessness had compelled the SVdP Indianapolis Council to ask, “What more can we do?”
The answer resulted in the purchase of a residential housing facility with 24/7 support for those experiencing homelessness.
The facility—to be known as the Love Your Neighbor Center—will include:
On average, we expect residents to stay at the facility for 8-9 months as they learn/relearn life skills and find employment and longer-term housing.
Residents will participate in our Changing Lives Forever (CLF) program as well as other classes to help develop life skills. We’ll also partner with the State’s IMPACT (Indiana Manpower Placement and Comprehensive Training) program as well as the John Boner Neighborhood Centers to develop jobs skills training.
Residents will also be connected with various community and state social services as needed.