Interfaith Community PADS

10 Resources for the Homeless in Our Community

One of the great things about our community here in Michigan City, La Porte County, and Northwest Indiana is how we’ve really come together to help disadvantaged populations.  In fact, we have a strong network of organizations that offer various forms of support for our homeless guests, including housing, food assistance, counseling, health services, GED …

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Celebrating National Volunteer Month With 7 Reasons to Volunteer!

April is National Volunteer month—30 days set aside to recognize the importance of volunteering and honor the contributions of volunteers. Here at Interfaith Community PADS, we couldn’t wait to jump into the celebration. After all, volunteering is embedded in our story. In this blog post, we’re going to talk a little about that and then …

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Coordinated Access: The Chance to Start Again

Here at Interfaith Community PADS, we provide warm meals and a safe place to stay each night for homeless guests in Michigan City and LaPorte County. This is important work and we are honored to do it.

But there is more to it than that, which is what we want to discuss today.

Most people are familiar with our work in providing meals and shelter–vital work that offers temporary solutions for homeless guests in need. What many people don’t understand is that we are also involved in helping our homeless guests find permanent solutions so they get the resources they need to rebuild their lives.

This is an organized process called coordinated access.

Since spring is the time of growth and renewal, we thought now would be a wonderful time to explain more about coordinated access in our community and ICPADS role in it. Answers come from an interview with our Director, Harrison Holtkamp. As you will come to understand after reading this article, coordinated access is the joint effort of many local agencies that give our homeless guests the chance to start again.

Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:18-19)

5 Spring Cleaning Tips + Our Most-Used Cleaning Supplies!

Spring is around the corner, and, love it or hate it, that means it’s time for the annual tradition of spring cleaning. According to Wikipedia, spring cleaning is “the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime,” a practice which is “especially prevalent in climates with a cold winter.” Yup, that certainly includes northern …

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Board President Jessica Hoffmaster Shares Goals and Priorities for 2022

Did you know that Interfaith Community PADS got a new board President in December 2021? Her name is Jessica Hoffmaster, and she has been a dedicated board member and volunteer for three years. We’d love for you to get to meet her, so recently we spoke to Jessica about her experiences with the ICPADS organization …

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