Who We Serve
Vincent House is the only Transitional Shelter in Ft. Wayne that serves families that include men. Single dads, single moms, married couples and couples with biological children can stay at Vincent House so that the family unit can stay together in a time of crisis.
Clients Served in 2016
In 2016, Vincent Village housed and served a total of 333 clients. Vincent House served 54 families which consisted of 121 youth ages 0-17, and 62 adults. The Vincent Village Phase II program provided homes, privately subsidized, and intensive services for 38 families, which consisted of 82 youth and 57 adults.
- Vincent House Transitional Shelter for families moved out 96% of its compliant clients into permanent housing
- Phase II program kept 95% of clients housed or moving into other permanent housing opportunities
- $90,000 in private rental subsidy (allows a gradual increase in rent annual for families coming out of shelters)
- 69 Children participated in on site tutoring from FWCS
- 460 Hours of HOME Academy educational workshops monthly (duplicated, average 4 clients per workshop)
- We continue to decrease our average length of stay for our clients in Vincent House with intensive programming going from 173 days in 2013 to 103 days in 2016.
How does a family find Vincent Village?
Many families come to us from local emergency shelters including Just Neighbors (IHN) and the YWCA. We work closely with them to put families on our waiting list for the transitional shelter, Vincent House. We typically have 25-30 families on the waiting list at any given time.
Families and individuals also call the help line funded by United Way of Allen County “211” and are referred to the appropriate shelter that fits their situation.
Potential participants for the Phase II program must be graduates from a transitional shelter or treatment program with a referral from a current case manager. Most Vincent Village homes are in close proximity to the St. Hyacinth Community Center.